Jesse “The Jet” Williams set to be honored

Jesse “The Jet” Williams set to be honored
Posted on 08/10/2021
AcuSport Stadium

One of Bellefontaine High School’s top male athletes will be posthumously honored next week.

Jesse “The Jet” Williams will be recognized moments before the Chiefs host Sidney in the season opener in football on Friday, August 20th at AcuSport Stadium.

Williams passed away in April 2020.

The 1969 grad set many school records at BHS.

Jesse holds school records in the 100 yard dash (9.8), 220 yard dash (21.7), 440 yard dash (50.0), and long jump (22’ 5”).

Williams was one of the greatest BHS basketball players of all time.

The four-year starter scored 309 points as a freshman and graduated as the leading scorer in school history with 1,183 points.

However, it was in football where Jesse “The Jet” really shined! He and teammate Gail Clark were known far and wide for their gridiron greatness.

Jesse burst onto the scene his freshman year scoring 118 points and graduated as the leading scorer in BHS history with 504 points.

Williams was also the all-time leading rusher with 4,347 yards on 542 carries for a spectacular 8 yards per carry. He caught 66 passes for 1,028 yards.

Jesse’s football honors included All Miami Valley League three times, All Dayton Journal Herald All Star Team, All Ohio, member of the North South All Star Team, and named All American by Coach and Athlete magazine.

Jesse and Gail were offered many Division I scholarships after their BHS football careers. Both accepted offers from Michigan State University.

In the 50 plus years since Jesse graduated, some of his records have been surpassed due to rule changes, number of games in a season, and many fine athletes.

In honor of his athletic accomplishments, the most outstanding BHS male athlete will be awarded the Jesse “The Jet” Williams Athlete of the Year each spring.

A plaque commemorating this award will be presented to Williams’ family on August 20th.

Many of Jesse’s high school and college teammates will attend the ceremony that evening.

The event will start at 6:30 p.m.

Bellefontaine City Schools only offers digital tickets. Anyone showing up to the gates trying to pay with cash will be required to use their mobile devise to purchase tickets or will be turned away. In order to purchase a ticket for these events, spectators will need to order their tickets online prior to entering the stadium. Tickets for all events will go on sale one week prior to the start of the event.

Below are steps to purchasing tickets to any event at Bellefontaine High School or Middle School this year:

1) Go to https://bellefontaineathletics.com/bhs-ticket-box-office.

2) Find the event you are wanting to attend and click on “Get Tickets”

3) Select how many tickets you need (Adult, Student, and/or Senior Citizen)….please note that gate workers will check to make sure adults have adult tickets (and not student). Any adults attempting to enter on a student ticket will be turned away. Once you have selected all of the tickets you need, click “checkout” - Enter your credit/debit card information and contact information and click “submit order” - Your digital tickets will be e-mailed to you immediately after clicking “submit order”…….if you do not see them immediately check your junk/spam folder. - You can print off your tickets or simply present your digital tickets at the gate where they will be scanned by a gate worker.

**New for 2021-22 – Hometown Ticketing now has an app (“Hometown Fan”) available for iPhone/Android. Purchasing tickets through the app will save time, and tickets will be stored in the app**
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