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Williams, Farrow back home in Houston

HOUSTON – Trey Williams jogged down the sideline after making a play. The running back had a wide smile on his face.

He was in his hometown. The sun was out. He was playing football.

And in that moment, there was no place he would have rather been.

“It’s good to be back,” he said. “It’s good to be back.”

The Seattle Dragons opened minicamp Sunday at Delmar Stadium, and for Williams, it brought back plenty of memories. When he was about 12 years old, he attended a camp hosted by former University of Texas quarterback Vince Young.

“That’s how I remember Delmar Stadium,” said Williams, who played high school football at Dekaney and went to college at Texas A&M. “There are a lot of memories out here. It feels great to be back in the hometown and I’m ready to get this show on the road.”

But while the memories are nice, Williams was just happy to be back playing the game he loves.

“There’s nothing like it,” he said. “There’s no other feeling like playing football.”

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Williams wasn’t the only Texas native in the Dragons’ backfield happy to be back in his home state. Kenneth Farrow, who played college football at the University of Houston, is making the most of this homecoming of sorts.

“There’s nothing like this Texas weather, get to be out here in the sun and play some football,” he said.

It was Farrow’s first visit to Delmar Stadium, and he was impressed with the facility.

“It’s nice,” he said. “That’s statewide. You go to a high-school stadium it’s going to be a nice little venue. We’re excited to get to work out here every day.”

The Dragons held their first practice on a brisk, sun-baked morning. Farrow joked that he appreciated the weather, because he’s used to practices in Texas in the heat of the summer.

“We’re usually out here in August when it’s 105 degrees,” he said. “This is a nice little break from that.”

After spending a few weeks getting to know each other in Seattle during minicamp last month, the Dragons are now in the stretch run before their Feb. 8 opener at D.C. And with the official start of training camp, the intensity was dialed up.

“It feels good to get our feet wet, get back out there and show what we still have,” Williams said. “There’s a lot more to prove. It’s a lot bigger than right now. It’s a long journey, a long season ahead of us. I’m excited to get this show on the road.”

"Everybody is coming together," Farrow added. "Everybody is fine-tuning everything. It’s just about getting better each and every day and going about that the right way."