TAMPA — Jefferson's checklist heading into its season finale at Middleton was fairly simple.
Show up, keep everyone healthy and get out with a win.
Check, check and check.
Behind a stellar passing night from sophomore quarterback and emerging star Quentin Williams, Jefferson trounced Middleton 27-7 and heads to the postseason with a winning record (6-4).
The Dragons, who travel to face Bradenton Southeast to open the postseason next week, do so on the strength of 341 yards passing by Williams. He completed 21 of 28 for three touchdowns and surpassed 2,00 yards for the season; he is at 2,267.
"Quentin played well, he's has really been great for us as a sophomore," Jefferson coach Mike Fenton said. "And our defense is getting better and better."
Jefferson opened the scoring on its first drive, going 76 yards in nine plays, capped by an 18-yard touchdown from Williams to Fred Overstreet. Jefferson added another score on its next drive as Marcus Johnson finished a 96-yard drive with a 5-yard touchdown run.
Williams added touchdowns to Andre Davis in the second quarter and Devion Falconer in the third for the Dragons. Middleton (2-8) scored its lone touchdown in the third on quarterback Ricky Mann's 1-yard run.
Other than that, Jefferson's defense kept the Tigers in check. Jefferson allowed just 126 yards and forced two turnovers.
"We just wanted to tune things up and get ready (for the playoffs)," Fenton said. "We're peaking at the right time and I'm pleased with the way we're playing."