TAMPA — Joe Severino's shirt was soaked with perspiration as Chamberlain kicked off Friday night. Jefferson junior quarterback Quentin Williams hardly broke a sweat after that.
Williams threw for 288 yards and five touchdowns as Jefferson rolled, spoiling the debut of Severino, who replaced legendary coach Billy Turner.
"We wanted to get off to a bang," Williams said. "We've been together since JV and our goal is to win a state championship."
Before the game, a Jefferson assistant coach said, "We're awfully young."
But it didn't show as the Dragons scored on six of their first seven series and piled up a 461-120 advantage in yardage behind Williams, who completed 14 of 20 passes. His scoring tosses covered 55 and 40 yards to Andre Davis (six receptions, 169 yards), 36 to Christopher Moore, 18 to Eric Royster and 10 to Fredrick Overstreet. Williams threw for 209 yards and three TDs in the first half as the Dragons bolted to a 27-0 lead. Demetrius Russell also scored on a 1-yard run .
Don Jensen, Times correspondent