10/11 High School Football Player of the Week: Devon Willis

The NEWS10 ABC High School Football Player of the Week is Schalmont senior running back Devon Willis.

Entering week one there was no question if Schalmont senior running back Devon Willis would break the school's all-time rushing record — it was just a matter of when.

But injuries to his ankle in week two and again on a play in week four put that goal in jeopardy.

“The ankle is, it comes and goes some days I feel like I can play like I know I can play and some days it's just a nagging injury,” he said.

But Willis sucked up the pain Saturday night, only needing 27 yards to break the sabre rushing record of 4,402 yards held by Vince Gallo. He shattered that going for 250 yards, setting the new bar at 4,680

“Vinny was a great, great, running back and just to know that I'm up there with him as one of the greatest running backs in section two is just a great accomplishment,” he said.

 

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