Lindsey, Williams had strong seasons for Baldwin football

Carmelo Lindsey had another strong year at quarterback for Baldwin.

Carmelo Lindsey had another strong year at quarterback for Baldwin.

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BALDWIN – Veteran Baldwin football coach Robert Watkins can’t wait for the 2022 season to start and for one reason:
Carmelo Lindsey.

The talented quarterback and defensive back has one season of eligibility remaining. His junior season was a good one In fact, all three seasons have been outstanding for the Baldwin signalcaller.

“You could tell that as a junior this year he played a little more defense than usual,”  Watkins said.  “He was able to help us in that respect as well. All I can do is wait and wonder what he’ll be like his senior year.”

Lindsey has improved every year, as far as Watkins is concerned.

“Especially in the aspect of leadership,” Watkins said. “He leads by action. His athletic ability kept us out of a lot of holes this year. And the kids look up to him. He’s able to run our offense better. He sees our plays better. He matured a lot. He started as a freshman.”

The top running back was Delonte Williams.

“He came on as a freshman,” Watkins said. “You look at our numbers and we were basically a JV squad playing varsity. Delonte helped us out tremendously. He, I think, would have helped us more out last few games even more. But he was out with COVID quarantine.”

It was just his first year but Williams proved to be a very capable running back.

“He has some speed and he’s coachable, Watkins said. “That’s one thing all coaches love is to have someone coachable.”

Williams also played cornerback and outside linebacker.

“He did a fairly decent job there as well,” Watkins said.