Hoffman Estates' Williams enjoying happy homecoming

  • Hoffman Estates' Quincy Williams carries the ball as Barrington's Jon Fier closes in during Saturday's game against Hoffman Estates.

      Hoffman Estates' Quincy Williams carries the ball as Barrington's Jon Fier closes in during Saturday's game against Hoffman Estates. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • Hoffman Estates' Aiden Cyr, left, carries the ball as he is tackled by Barrington's Joey Cheh, middle, and Ian Marderosian during Saturday's game against Hoffman Estates.

      Hoffman Estates' Aiden Cyr, left, carries the ball as he is tackled by Barrington's Joey Cheh, middle, and Ian Marderosian during Saturday's game against Hoffman Estates. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • Hoffman Estates' Anu Ajibulu catches a pass before being met by Barrington's Andrew Grosch during Saturday's game in Barrington.

      Hoffman Estates' Anu Ajibulu catches a pass before being met by Barrington's Andrew Grosch during Saturday's game in Barrington. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • Hoffman Estates' Stephon Sellers catches a pass for a toughdown ahead of Barrington's Jon Fier during the first quarter of Saturday's game against Hoffman Estates.

      Hoffman Estates' Stephon Sellers catches a pass for a toughdown ahead of Barrington's Jon Fier during the first quarter of Saturday's game against Hoffman Estates. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • Barrington's Dillon Fitzpatrick carries the ball as he gets past Hoffman Estates' JT Stevens during Saturday's game in Barrington.

      Barrington's Dillon Fitzpatrick carries the ball as he gets past Hoffman Estates' JT Stevens during Saturday's game in Barrington. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • The ball nearly pops loose from the grip of Barrington's Payton Soske, left, as he gets tackled by Hoffman Estates' JT Stevens during Saturday's game in Barrington.

      The ball nearly pops loose from the grip of Barrington's Payton Soske, left, as he gets tackled by Hoffman Estates' JT Stevens during Saturday's game in Barrington. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • Hoffman Estates' Quincy Williams scores a touchdown ahead of a tackle by Barrington's Soran Leahy during Saturday's game in Barrington.

      Hoffman Estates' Quincy Williams scores a touchdown ahead of a tackle by Barrington's Soran Leahy during Saturday's game in Barrington. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • Hoffman Estates' Stephon Sellers catches a pass during Saturday's game at Barrington. He was tackled just short of the goal line.

      Hoffman Estates' Stephon Sellers catches a pass during Saturday's game at Barrington. He was tackled just short of the goal line. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • Hoffman Estates' Damarion Anderson, second from left, recovers a Barrington fumble during Saturday's game.

      Hoffman Estates' Damarion Anderson, second from left, recovers a Barrington fumble during Saturday's game. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • Hoffman Estates' Quincy Williams stiff-arms Barrington's Reid Kraus during Saturday's game in Barrington.

      Hoffman Estates' Quincy Williams stiff-arms Barrington's Reid Kraus during Saturday's game in Barrington. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • Barrington runningback Dillon Fitzpatrick throws a pass during Saturday's game against Hoffman Estates.

      Barrington runningback Dillon Fitzpatrick throws a pass during Saturday's game against Hoffman Estates. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • Barringon's Andrew Grosch intercepts a pass during Saturday's game against Hoffman Estates.

      Barringon's Andrew Grosch intercepts a pass during Saturday's game against Hoffman Estates. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • Barrington's John Gurkis catches a pass and is immediately met by Hoffman Estates' Anu Ajibulu during Saturday's game in Barrington.

      Barrington's John Gurkis catches a pass and is immediately met by Hoffman Estates' Anu Ajibulu during Saturday's game in Barrington. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • Hoffman Estates' Quincy Williams, middle, scores a touchdown before Barrington's Andrew Grosch, left, can make a tackle during Saturday's game in Barrington.

      Hoffman Estates' Quincy Williams, middle, scores a touchdown before Barrington's Andrew Grosch, left, can make a tackle during Saturday's game in Barrington. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

 
By Dick Quagliano
Daily Herald Correspondent
Updated 10/1/2022 5:58 PM

Quincy Williams couldn't wait to get back to Hoffman Estates.

The junior running back had moved to Florida after his freshman year when his mother landed a job there. But when his mom got transferred back to the Chicago area, Williams knew he wanted to go back to Hoffman.

 

"It's home," Williams said. "They are like family. They have always taken care of me. They want me to be a better person on and off the field."

Hoffman is happy to have Williams and his family back at the dinner table. And with Williams running the football, the meals have been getting better with each serving.

Williams was eating like a king Saturday. The junior rushed for 184 yards on 31 carries with two touchdowns as Hoffman beat Barrington 20-7 in the annual Saturday homecoming game in Barrington.

"These coaches and these players push me in the weight room and on the field and in the classroom," Williams said. "I am feeling more comfortable each week. I am home."

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Williams began the season, gaining just 62 yards in the Hawks' first two games, both of which Hoffman lost. In the his last four games, Williams has rushed for 103, 63, 215 and the 184 that he gained Saturday. And it's no coincidence that Hoffman has won all four of those games.

"He is a beast," Hoffman Estates coach Tim Heyse said. "He is a monster and a workhorse. He knows the offense. He is a leader and it is great to have him back."

It was the second year in row that Hoffman Estates (4-2, 2-0) has beaten Barrington after losing the previous 20 consecutive meetings.

"Early on we could have closed it out," Heyse said. "A few drops and a few bad reads. So we grind it out. You know how it is in the West. You are going to need to grind it out one of these games."

Hoffman looked like it was going to run away with the game early.

Hoffman scored 20 points through the first 20 minutes. Williams scored on a pair of one-yard touchdown runs. Those touchdowns sandwiched a 33-yard touchdown pass from Aiden Cyr (12-of-24, 160 yards) to Stephon Sellers (6 receptions, 86 yards).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

The Hawks had an opportunity to put the game away, but Barrington's Andrew Grosch picked off a pass in the end zone to keep the Broncos close.

Barrington (2-4, 1-1) was stymied by a swarming Hoffman Estates defense. That defense, led by Nate Cleveland, Trendall Whiting, Aiden Coleman, Damarion Anderson and Xavier Martinez, forced four turnovers and kept the Broncos from scoring.

Barrington finally broke through with 8:51 to play on a 17-yard run by Dillon Fitzpatrick. The Broncos had an opportunity to climb back into the game later, but a fumble on one drive and four incomplete passes ended those threats,

"Unfortunately, anytime we had opportunities, we just couldn't seem to finish," Barrington coach Joey Sanchez said. "We would move the ball and there would be an unfortunate turnover or we couldn't get a conversion."

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