TAMPA — Jesuit coach James Harrell is as smash-mouth as they come, preferring the downhill running game to almost anything.
That's why his coaches almost had to convince him to come out throwing against Blake. Turned out they were right.
Tommy Eveld tossed a 73-yard TD on the opening play and finished with 288 yards and three TDs as Jesuit dismantled Blake 35-0.
"I like to come out and run the ball, but tonight we felt like we could throw it," Harrell said. "We were able to protect well and score some points."
Jesuit had 415 yards of offense and allowed 48. Blake had 86 passing yards but Jesuit's big defensive line held the Yellow Jackets to minus-38 rushing.
The Tigers had seven players combine for 153 rushing yards.
Todd Foley, Times correspondent