Watertown High School senior running back Diamond Williams has verbally committed to play for Division I University at Buffalo next season, according to coach Vince Williams.
Coach Williams said Williams attended a camp at Buffalo this summer and came back impressed.
A 5-foot-10, 205-pound power back, Diamond Williams ran for 1,650 yards as a junior and scored 19 touchdowns while earning Times All-North first-team honors.
Coach Williams said his star back also had offers from Marist, St. Anselm and Stony Brook.
The Buffalo people really liked what they saw of Diamond at their camp, coach Williams said. Theyve offered a partial scholarship that could become a full one.
Fisher coaching Vikings
Steve Fishers latest football stop is just down the road from his last one.
After coming out of retirement to guide Alexandria to a 1-7 record in 2011, the longtime General Brown boss is now the head coach at Thousand Islands.
Alexandria was forced to cut its football program this year due to low numbers and a budget crunch. So Thousand Islands head coach Joe Gilfus, a longtime friend, asked Fisher if he would like to help out with the Vikings.
When Gilfus, also the high school principal at Thousand Islands, was given additional duties, he decided it was too much and decided to relinquish head coaching duties in football. So Fisher agreed to take over, with Gilfus assisting.
Thousand Islands is moving back up to Class C North this year after going 2-5 in Class D West a year ago.
Fisher posted a 252-113-8 record in his 43-year tenure at General Brown before stepping down after the 2010 season.
Tesak to Falcons
South Lewis, which did not field a varsity program last season because of low numbers, is back. And with a new head coach.
Mike Tesak, a physical education teacher in the district, will take over the Falcons program as it competes in the new Class D Central conference.
Tesak was the varsity ice hockey coach at Utica Proctor before the school dropped the sport in 2010.
South Lewis went 3-6 in its last varsity season in 2010.