FULLERTON – While the Fullerton Warriors are battling on the football field this season, one of their teammates will be facing his own battle.
As he was preparing for the 2018 football season, Major Williams was diagnosed with leukemia. Fullerton head coach Ryan Haughton says that the first thing Major asked when he found out about his condition was if he would be able to play football this season.
Before the Warriors’ first game on August 24 against Arcadia/Loup City, the entire football team walked hand-in-hand in silence down the street from the high school to the football field, carrying Major’s jersey at the front of the line. It was an empowering scene for the Warriors and the town of Fullerton, as each and every member of the team was playing with Major in their hearts.
The team sent one of Major’s jerseys to Omaha for Major to have while in the hospital, and the Warriors have another jersey hung up in their locker room. The team will be taking the jersey to each one of their games as a source of inspiration this season, and to show their support for their teammate.
The Fullerton community will also be holding a fundraiser on September 7 at the football field, with all proceeds going to Major’s medical expenses. Both the team and the town of Fullerton has Major in their hearts, and are looking to send as much strength as possible as he continues to battle through his leukemia diagnosis.