Saturday, April 21, 2018
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Football: Jefferson 39, Newsome 37

LITHIA — Deiondre Porter accounted for five touchdowns and the Dragons held off the Wolves.

"We knew we couldn't get complacent," said Porter, 17-of-27 for 285 yards and four scores and a 4-yard rushing score. "But they came out and hit us in the mouth."

There were three touchdowns in 16 seconds in the fourth. Porter hit Jonathan Moore (eight catches, 127 yards, two touchdowns) for 21 yards. After Newsome (0-2) recovered an onside kick, Joe Worth hit John Hendricks for 60 yards that left Jefferson (1-1) up 32-31.

After recovering an onside kick, Porter hit Derrick Ingram for 46 yards. Clint Carnell ran one in from 20 yards to cut the Dragons' lead to two with 3:22 left. Newsome held but failed on fourth down.

Brandon Wright, Times correspondent

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