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Sickles football jamboree

At Alonso in Tampa

Jesuit 27, Alonso 25

Sickles 2, Leto 0

Spring game-breakers: Jesuit quarterback Bobby Eveld threw a 15-yard touchdown to Ben Gutowski with 28 seconds left. That drive was set up when Jesuit's Bryce Walker picked off a C.J. Bennett pass at his own 40 and returned it to the Alonso 34. … Gutowski had three catches for 90 yards and two touchdowns. … The 6-foot-5 Eveld missed on his first five passes before connecting with Donnardo Fields on a 66-yard pass for the Tigers' first score. He finished 9-of-17 for 209 yards. … Bennett was 15-of-24 for 246 yards and three touchdowns. … Alonso's Justen Davis caught five passes for 111 yards and a touchdown. … Sickles' D.J. Olusanya and Eric Taris combined for a safety to score the only points. … The Falcons' Luis Rodriguez was short and wide right on a 38-yard field-goal attempt in the closing seconds. … On its previous drive, Leto moved the ball from its 38 to the Sickles' 2 but couldn't punch it in. … John Hendrick and Jeff Wilton saw time at quarterback for the Gryphons. Hendrick threw just one pass and completed it for 8 yards. He also rushed six times for 48 yards. Wilton was 1-of-2 for five yards and had a 3-yard carry. … Leto's Jeremy Deering ran for 31 yards on six carries and had 16 yards on two receptions. … The Falcons' leading rusher was Brandon Toombs with 37 yards.

Did you know? Alonso and Jesuit combined for 501 yards of total offense in one half. … Sickles had only 32 players dress.

Audible: "We've had the same offense here for the last three years now, so the timing's there. We're just putting little things in place. … Last season we ended hot, and we wanted to pick right back up where we left off." — Alonso quarterback C.J. Bennett

Bryan Burns, Times staff writer

Sickles football jamboree 05/22/09 [Last modified: Friday, May 22, 2009 11:24pm]
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