LMS' Williams plays in elite football all-star game

Friday, June 17, 2011
LMS's Peyton Williams (49) played strong side linebacker in the Middle School Futures All-Star game. Photos submitted

Lewisburg Middle School seventh grader Peyton Williams was recently nominated for the Tennessee Future Stars middle school all-star football team and after some grueling tryouts at David Lipscomb High School in May, Williams was selected to the Tennessee squad and invited to camp held at Carson-Newman College in early June.

The Future Stars Game is the premiere all-star football game for sixth, seventh, and eighth graders as hundreds of players throughout the Volunteer State try out to represent Tennessee in the Future Stars Game.

Along with Tennessee, teams from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, and South Carolina participated in the event.

The tryouts were conducted by some of the top high school and middle school coaches in the respective states and included local NFL greats.

After making the elite team coached by Maryville Middle School coach Jay Malone, Williams wowed the coaches running a 4.74 40-yard dash at the tryout combine.

The Tennessee squad with Williams playing strong side linebacker and donning the number 49 jersey, took on Kentucky this past weekend at Carson-Newman in a game won by the Tennessee 7th grade team in a thrilling 26-25 overtime win.

The Tennessee 8th grade team coached by former Vol and San Francisco 49'er Todd Kelly also won 41-6.

The rosters were based off the current 2010-11 school year.