In a limited role, Jared Williams debut in a Southeast High uniform had to be called a success.
Barely more than 24 hours after he was approved by the FHSAA to play for Southeast, Williams carried the ball five times for 39 yards in the Seminoles 48-14 victory over Bayshore Friday night.
The former Bradenton Prep standout ran for 19 yards on his first carry, which came with 2:22 left in the third quarter.
It’s obvious he can add some quality depth to the Southeast offense, but head coach Paul Maechtle doesn’t know if the senior will be available for the playoffs.
Williams needs to receive a waiver from FHSAA Executive Director Roger Dearing to be eligible for the playoffs. That decision could come this week.