Sacred Heart Cathedral (San Francisco, Calif.)It's been a brutal week for
students and their football team — especially for Jamar Williams-Sheppard
The cousin of the junior tailback, Rashawn Williams, was fatally stabbed Wednesday after visiting a corner store in the Mission District. The suspect was identified as a teen-ager who attended middle school with Rashawn.
"It's been hard on everyone, but understandably Jamar has been pretty much inconsolable," SHC coach Ken Peralta said. "The whole thing is so senseless. We're just trying to get by day-by-day."
Williams-Sheppard and the Irish released a little energy Friday afternoon, opening their season with a 51-6 win at Galileo. Williams-Sheppard, a highly touted 6-foot-1, 200-pounder, rushed for 187 yards and three touchdowns, Peralta said.
"He definitely ran with a lot of passion," Peralta said.
Senior quarterback and third-year starter Logan White
, accounted for five touchdowns as the Irish breezed over the defending San Francisco Section champions.
"It was just good to get out and have a game and release some positive energy," Peralta said. "Jamar was very emotional by the time he came out. It was understandable."