TAMPA — With leading rusher Ish Witter on crutches on the sideline and an ice pack on his right ankle, quarterback Brandon Hawkins put Alonso on his shoulders.
Hawkins drove his team 80 yards for the go-ahead score with 5:13 remaining, and Tampa Catholic quarterback Kyle Ploucher's pass on the final play fell incomplete in the end zone as Alonso (5-3) won 17-14 on homecoming.
TC (6-2) threatened on the final series, moving to the Alonso 35 with 10 seconds left. But Ploucher misfired on two straight passes.
Hawkins (14 of 30, 213 yards) accounted for both touchdowns with an 80-yard pass to Hunter Randolph and his short run.
"(TC) wasn't focusing on me running the ball," Hawkins said. "They were just getting back in their zones, not keeping their eyes on me. So I ran the ball and our receivers made plays when they had to."
Don Jensen, Times correspondent