The Cavaliers junior ran for 373 yards and six touchdowns in a 49-14 win over Scranton. He fell just 17 yards shy of the Lackawanna Football Conference single-game rushing record. Here’s more from his Athlete of the Week interview:
Family: Dad, Herb Williams; brother, Isiah Montgomery; step-mom, Angela Gray; mom, Diamond Montgomery.
Favorite food: Probably bacon.
Other sports you play: Basketball and track and field.
How about athletes you admire? Alvin Kamara and Saquon Barkley.
What do you like about them? Well Saquon, he’s a hard worker. He just came off an injury, he’s busting his butt. I like how he runs and everything. He’s just so big. And he hurdles, too. And with Alvin Kamara, I like how he shifts gears and everything.
Yeah, I feel like Kamara is kind of like you. Do you kind of try to model your game around him or any other athlete or anything? Yeah, I like to compare myself sometimes.
What’s your favorite music? I like rap, R & B.
Any artists in particular? Kid Cudi and Drake.
How about three people you’d like to have dinner with? My father and my step-mother. Can I have another person? Either my mother — my real mother — or my brother.
Do you have any superstitions or rituals before a game? No, not really.
Are you into fantasy football at all? Yeah.
Did you have your draft yet? Yeah, I had my draft.
Nice. How’d you do? Oh, I did pretty good.
Who’d you take with your first pick? I took Austin Ekeler.
Nice. What pick did you get him at? Number five.
So who’s the most famous person you’ve met? I mean, I went to a couple of football games. I never met anyone. Like, I’ve met … there’s a rapper named Lil Tjay.
Tell me about meeting Lil Tjay, how’d that happened? Oh, my mom. My mom’s husband brings rappers and singers around the area. My mom got us tickets to come see him. Yeah, I got to meet him and everything.
You’re a junior. Do you have any plans for after high school? I’m planning on getting a scholarship and going to college.
That’s cool. Do you have any idea where yet or anything? No.
You’re gonna play football? Yeah, or track.
You guys have had two great opening games. What do you think of this team as compared to last year? We lost a quarterback, Paddy Grady. But Sean Monahan has really stepped up to the quarterback spot and did really well. Our offensive linemen are back. They’ve been working their butts off in the weight room, they’ve been working hard in practice. So, I think we all got a little better since last year. And Robert Rossi, he’s put on some weight and muscle, too.
What are the team’s goals for the season? Take it one game at a time. With that, getting stronger, faster and bigger. And getting a district title. We have to go one game at a time and focus on what’s in between.
How about you individually? What are your goals the rest of the way? I was hoping to reach 20 touchdowns and 2,000 yards.
So aside from sports, do you have any other hobbies? Well, I like hanging out with my Scranton buddies. We just go to one person’s house and shoot hoops.