LITHIA — After waiting through last year's cancellation, then Friday night's postponement, Jefferson and Newsome finally decided a winner Saturday, the Dragons 52-26.
Jefferson led by 15 with 6 minutes, 49 seconds left in the third quarter Friday night, but inclement weather forced a postponement to Saturday. A year after their matchup was canceled due to bad weather, the Dragons (2-0) beat the Wolves (0-2) under cloudy, but lightning-free, skies.
"This game seemed like it was two years old. Last night was kind of an extension of last year," Jefferson coach Mike Fenton said. "But it's finished. We finally got it out of the way, and we're going to move on."
The Dragons built their 15-point lead Friday due largely to their effective passing attack, as quarterback Quentin Williams threw three touchdown passes. Williams picked up where he left off on Saturday, tossing scores of 8 and 80 yards to receiver Chris Moore, and finished the game with five total touchdowns.
Newsome put up 10 points Saturday, on a booming 50-yard field goal by Harold Gussman and a 3-yard run by quarterback Will Worth. But the Wolves' wing-T offense simply couldn't muster the necessary yardage late in the game to mount a comeback.
"Offensively, we almost played flawlessly," Fenton said. "Defensively, we came back today and we made a few adjustments overnight. … We give them credit, but we were able to hold them when we had to and were able to put points on the board."
Jefferson 16 8 7 21— 52
Newsome 7 3 9 7— 26
Jef -- Russell pass to Wilson (Two point conversion run by Moore)
New -- Burnham 11 pass to Powers (Gussman kick)
Jef -- Williams 3 pass to McCord (Two point conversion run by Moore.)
New -- Gussman 37-yard field goal.
Jef -- Williams 6 run (Two point conversion pass by Moore to Wilson)
New -- Powers 26 run. (Two point conversion run failed)
Jef -- Williams 18 pass to Moore (Ruiz kick)
New -- Gussman a 50-yard field goal
Jef -- Williams 8 pass to Moore (Ruiz kick)
Jef -- Williams 80 pass to Moore (Ruiz kick)
New -- Worth 3 run (Gussman kick)
Jef -- Speights 2 run (Ruiz kick)