TAMPA — Senior quarterback Deiondre Porter had a hand in six scores for Jefferson in an easy 6A-8 district victory over Lennard.
Jefferson wasted no time lighting up the scoreboard as Terrell Jackson ran the opening kickoff 55 yards into Longhorn territory. Four plays later Porter raced around left end on fourth down for a 30-yard score. Jefferson boosted its lead to 20-3, scoring on its next two possessions, on long TD passes to Chavez Pownell and Derrick Ingram, respectively.
Lennard lost fumbles on four consecutive drives in the second and third quarters. Jefferson scored touchdowns off of each turnover in building a 54-6 lead. In all, Porter completed 7 of 17 passes for 234 yards and three touchdowns. He also rushed nine times for 131 times and three scores.
Porter was helped by Mondreas Lofton. The sophomore running back scored on a 15-yard run in the second quarter and netted 98 total yards in the first half. Ingram, a senior, also scored twice.
"The game really allowed us to work on many elements of our game, specifically our vertical passing game and protection schemes," Dragons coach Jeremy Earle said. "Our team did a good job maintaining focus all night."
The victory moved the Dragons to 5-1 overall, 4-1 in the district. Lennard (0-8, 0-5) remained winless.
Lennard was lead by running back Darron Daniel. The senior tallied 119 yards on 17 carries, including a long run of 54 yards.
Matthew Geer, Times correspondent