PHOTO: Hillside football and baseball star Jimmyll Williams.
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By TOM SHANAHAN
DURHAM — Jimmyll Williams shuddered at the thought.
Hillside High’s multi-sport athlete sat for an interview at the head of a long table in a school conference room as the N.C. High School Athletic Association 4A playoffs continue. His top-seeded Hornets (13-0) face No. 12 seed Millbrook (12-1) at 7:30 p.m. Friday on the Hornets’ field, with the winner advancing to the East Regional final.
How, the running back was asked, would he feel if he wasn’t playing his senior season for the unbeaten football team?
“Of course, I’d feel sad because I’d be missing out on everything, but I’d still be giving the team great support,” Williams said. “This is about Hillside. It’s not about me. This is the 100th anniversary of our school. This is special. There is no selfishness on this team. It’s Hillside, Hillside, Hillside.
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