ST. PETERSBURG — Jesuit came out throwing early and often, and led by senior quarterback Patton Chillura, the Tigers (9-0, 6-0) rolled 52-7 in a district 2A-5 game at St. Petersburg Catholic (1-8, 0-6) on Friday night.
Chillura went 7-of-11 for 227 yards against a St. Petersburg Catholic defense that has given up 157 points in the past three games. The Tigers finished with 469 yards of total offense.
Jesuit held SPC to 83 yards in the first half, which included an 82-yard touchdown run by Ryan Green on the Barons' first play from scrimmage.
Jesuit responded with a seven-play, 57-yard drive capped by a 1-yard Anthony Harrell run to make it 10-7. Then Jesuit opened up the game. St. Petersburg Catholic had three turnovers in the first half.
Kerry Klecic, Times correspondent