Thursday, April 19, 2018
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Football: Jesuit 49, Spoto 16

RIVERVIEW — Jesuit got many contributors on offense to lead the Tigers past Spoto in Friday's district matchup. Vincent Testaverde, Trent Wessel and Wesley Eveld threw touchdown passes in the 49-16 victory.

"I don't think I've ever been on a team where three quarterbacks came in and all threw a touchdown pass," Jesuit coach Matt Thompson said.

The Tigers also had success with the ground game. Kevin Newman ran for three touchdowns in the first half, earning him a second half of rest.

Defensively, Jesuit (3-3, 1-0) dominated in the first half as well. Spoto did not record a first down until less than four minutes to go in the second quarter and was unsuccessful on two fourth-down attempts, including fourth and inches.

In the second half the Spartans (0-6, 0-1) showed life. After kicking off to begin the third, Spoto linebacker Rafael Morales recovered a fumble after a hit on Testaverde's blind side. Quarterback Kevin Hobley made a huge play on fourth and 17, escaping a slew of Tigers pass rushers to convert a long throw downfield. The drive resulted in the first of Spoto's two second-half touchdowns.

Bobby Winsler, Times correspondent

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