TAMPA — In a game featuring two of Tampa Bay's best all-around players — Leto's Jeremy Deering and Blake's Mike McFarland — it was the Falcons defense, with a touch of Yellow Jacket ineptitude on offense, that stood out Friday.
Blake quarterback Eugene Davenport threw two touchdowns late, but not before he was harassed and harried for three quarters by a Falcons defense that overwhelmed the Yellow Jackets offensive line in a 39-13 Leto victory.
Davenport rarely got more than a few seconds to throw, being planted for sacks by Justin McKeon, Barrington McNutt, Van Watkins and Lorenzo Laporte, to name just a few.
Leto's Dominic Marino showed he'll be capable of handling the quarterback duties — and allowing Deering to focus full time on being a wide receiver and running back — throwing three touchdown passes.
Deering scored on a 70-yard run and short pass reception, while McFarland caught a touchdown pass to account for Blake's final points.