Thursday, December 14, 2017
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Football: Gibbs 53, Spoto 13

ST. PETERSBURG — Gibbs wasted little time jumping on Spoto en route to a 53-13 win Friday.

Quarterback Patric Jones started things off with a 44-yard gallop to set up a 2-yard touchdown run by Emmanuel Stewart, who finished with 112 yards on 12 carries. He also threw one touchdown.

Quincy Turner outran defenders for a 53-yard touchdown to put the Gladiators up 14-0 in the first quarter. The Gladiators were clicking on all cylinders as Jones hit Maurice Hall with a 40-yard strike.

Xavier Kirnes scored twice on the defensive side of the ball as the Gladiators went into the locker room with a 41-0 lead.

"I liked our execution and we cut down on our penalties," coach Antonio Knox said. "I was really pleased with our defense."

Phillip Haywood, Times correspondent

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