Rayburn RB Latrone Williams killed in auto accident Wednesday night
Latrone Williams, a senior running back expected to be a key piece to Rayburn’s offense this season, died Wednesday night in an auto accident.
Williams was one of three passengers in a truck that flipped over in Pasadena.
A vigil was held Thursday evening as practice and a team meet-and-greet event were both cancelled.
“When I came in last year in April, he was one of the first kids that really approached me and welcomed me into the family here at Rayburn,” coach David Satcher said Friday. “He’s one of those – people are drawn to him and he has an infectious smile. Just one of those kids that no matter what is happening in the day, he’s a positive influence and one of those kids you love to have in your program.
“We talk about with our program: faith and family before football. We were tested the night before last.”
Williams ran 192 times last season for 956 yards and 10 touchdowns. He was an honorable mention on the District 22-5A all-district team. He also played basketball.
Rayburn scrimmaged Clear Lake on Friday.
“The captains met with the team for about 45 minutes and they decided they wanted to play this morning,” Satcher said. “They would rather be out on the field because that’s what they thought Tron would want them to do. He had so much fun on the field – not just in the games, but in practice. “
Rayburn is scheduled to open its season next Friday on the road against Porter.