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