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In his first Varsity game, Willis - a Sophomore, rushed for 106 yards on 10 attempts.
In addition to playing Running Back Willis also started at Linebacker. He totaled 57 yards on 7 carries with a long run of 23 yards on offense and 5 tackles (4 solo; 1 assist) with 2 pass defenses.
Willis led the team with an all-round performance. Offensively, Willis rushed 3 times for 15 yards 2 touchdowns; 2 receptions for 41 yards 1 touchdown. Defensively, he had a total of 12 tackles (5 solo; 7 assists).
Willis lead all rushers with 144 yards on 16 carries and 2 touchdowns including a 55 yard run to cap the scoring for the Trojans
Willis along with LaVonte Carter are the Co-Offensive Players of the game. As a one-two punch, these young men carried the load for offense: rushing 27 times for 128 yards and 3 receptions (of 5) for 24 yards. They remind one of other great Running Back combos like: Eric Dickerson & Craig James (The Pony Express) and Lindale White and Reggie Bush (USC).
Willis led the team in rushing with 13 carries for 153 yards scoring 3 touchdowns; receiving he had 1 catch for 19 yards. In addition Willis played defense and came up with the crucial pass defense on a critical 2 point conversion, then scored the game winning touchdown on a 47 yard run.
Willis gets the nod as the Offensive Player of the Game. After sitting out the 2nd quarter with an illness, Willis returned in the 3rd quarter running with a vengeance. He carried the ball 10 times for 110 yards & 1 touchdown, with a 56 yard run in the 2nd half. Willis finished with 20 carries for 145 yards, 1 touchdown and 1 2-point conversion.
The Overall Player of the Game is Willis Anthony. Willis played an around game against the #2 ranked team in the state. He led all runners with 52 yards; 2 receptions for 29 yards; 1 completion for 70 yards & 1 touchdown; he filled in at Linebacker after an injury to the middle linebacker. Willis also had 5 punts for 125 yards.
The Offensive Player of the Game is Willis Anthony. Willis had 16 carries for 52 yards, 2 receptions for 29 yards and 1 pass attempt and completion for 70 yards for a touchdown.
Willis is selected as the Special Teams Player of the Game. Willis had 5 punts for 125 yards; a couple of those punts came after fielding wayward snaps.