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Leopards' duo ink with ETBU

Leopards' duo ink with ETBU

May 16th, 2019 by Gazette Staff in Sports Prep

Shayne Porche

Shayne Porche

Dominique Williams

Dominique Williams

They were teammates during high school, and they will remain teammates at the next level.

Liberty-Eylau seniors Dominique Williams and Shayne Porche each signed a letter of intent to play football for East Texas Baptist University on Wednesday at Liberty-Eylau High School.

Williams will play cornerback, punt returner and kick returner for the Tigers. Porche will play wide receiver.

Williams covered the field for Liberty-Eylau's defense and got some time at slot receiver.

"Dominique was the general of our defense and knew where everyone was supposed to be," Liberty-Eylau coach Marlon Byrdsong said. "He is very football savvy, an explosive player, and is a very hard worker. People look at his size and underestimate him. East Texas Baptist knew they were getting a player that made up for his physical size with his heart.

Williams is in the top 25 percent of his graduating class and is a member of the National Honor Society.

Porche started some at safety along with his starting role as a receiver. He was also part of the third-place 4x100 relay team that set a school record with a 41.25 at the state track meet Saturday in Austin.

"Shayne is a very explosive receiver, has great hands and has deceptive speed," Byrdsong said. "He is a deep-ball and long-ball threat. He runs good routes and is fast. Shayne has the possibility of running track for the Tigers."

Williams and Porche were named first team all-district for 15-4A. They will graduate May 23.

"Both of these young men are high-character," Byrdsong said. "They take pride in doing things right and being productive young men. They are using football as a tool to get their education."

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