Football: Admiral Farragut 48, Fort Myers Evangelical Christian 24

FORT MYERS — Rayshawn Jenkins could get used to this tailback thing.

In Admiral Farragut's 48-24 win over Evangelical Christian in the Class 2A-3 semifinals Friday, Jenkins ran for 356 yards on 14 carries and scored on TD runs of 76, 50 and 80 yards.

"Ohhhh, that's the best," said Jenkins when told his numbers. (He also ran for 249 yards in a playoff win over ECS last year.) "This is the first time I played tailback. Our offensive line is phenomenal. It all starts with 72, (Jonathan) Jun. When he's going, everybody's going."

After missing five games due to a rib injury, Jenkins, a recent Miami commit getting looks as a receiver and defensive back, is fully healthy.

"Our offensive line was outstanding," Farragut coach Chris Miller said. "I've seen Rayshawn Jenkins do a lot of good things. He's the man and we let him do his thing."

Napoleon Maxwell added 185 yards and TD runs of 75 and 46 yards as Farragut (10-1) ran for 597 total.

ECS coach Brian Lynch, whose team had its first unbeaten regular season, called it a great team against great athletes and the great athletes won.

"They're bigger and stronger and faster than we have talent to take care of," Lynch said. "They found a blocking assignment that gave them three long, long runs without getting touched. We just didn't see the adjustment quickly enough."

Football: Admiral Farragut 48, Fort Myers Evangelical Christian 24 11/19/11 [Last modified: Saturday, November 19, 2011 12:51am]

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