At Robinson in Tampa
Jefferson 26, Plant 21
Robinson 27, Blake 7
Spring game-breakers: In what may have been the most hyped half of spring football this county has known, Jefferson QB Quentin Williams showed mid-October efficiency (8-for-11, 243 yards, three TDs). After the Dragons recovered Plant's onside kick attempt to open the game, Williams found 6-foot-2 Chris Moore on a fly route down the right side for a 50-yard TD. …Moore finished with three catches for 88 yards, while TE Ramik Wilson turned a short Williams pass over the middle into a 75-yard TD. …Phillip Ely finished 11-for-16 for 100 yards, but tossed a floater over the middle on Plant's final drive that William Watson picked off. …Two-way beast James Wilder Jr. (nine carries, 42 yards) had two short TD runs. …QB Blake Rice threw TDs to Frankie Williams (14 yards) and Tevin Newman (14) in the Knights' penalty-marred half. Williams had the night's most dazzling play, retrieving a punt that had sailed into his end zone, returning it for a TD.
Did you know? Scouts from FSU, USF, Cincinnati, Auburn, Liberty and Central Michigan, among others, attended the jamboree. Mingling with them were Bucs coach Raheem Morris; Knights alumnus (and former University of Florida and NFL QB) John Reaves; and Plant alumni (and current University of Georgia starters) Aaron Murray and Orson Charles.
Audible 1: "I think ESPN invited the wrong team to Texas." — Jefferson coach Mike Fenton in the postgame huddle. Plant backed out of its Sept. 16 contest vs. Jefferson for a nationally-televised game at Texas 5A champ Abilene.
Audible 2: "It was a comedy of errors, but I tell you what, you sit around for three hours and you get all jacked up and …there wasn't a lot of excitement after the first couple of minutes. I thought it was pretty lethargic myself." — Robinson coach Mike DePue
Joey Knight, Times staff writer