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Spring football at Jefferson

At Jefferson in Tampa

Spring game-breakers: Plant's offense looks even more efficient than it was last season, overpowering Blake. … Panthers QB Aaron Murray led six drives in two quarters, scoring on five of them. Murray, a University of Georgia commitment, completed 14 of 21 passes for 204 yards and five touchdowns. … Jefferson looked solid, answering Robinson's lone touchdown with three of its own. … With the score tied at 7 and Robinson ready to grab momentum, Jefferson's Lenthia Lewis returned a kickoff 97 yards for a touchdown to put the Dragons up for good. … Jefferson QB Quentin Williams connected on seven passes for 126 yards and three scores.

Did you know?: Murray completed passes to five receivers, and the Panthers used running plays just four times. Murray guided the Panthers to 12 first downs. … Plant ended its scoring when DB Eric Dungy (son of ex-Bucs coach Tony Dungy), playing in his first game for the Panthers, intercepted a pass and returned it 45 yards for a touchdown. … Jefferson's sideline was loaded with former Dragons standouts, including QB Stephen Garcia (South Carolina), TE Trent Pupello (USF) and lineman Daron Rose (FSU).

Audible: "We've been chomping at the bit. After months of just conditioning, these guys were ready to play football. Our offensive line played really well, and we've got some of those guys hurt right now. (Allen) Sampson was spectacular, and Dungy really did a great job on his play." — Plant coach Robert Weiner

Rod Gipson, Times correspondent



Spring football at Jefferson 05/23/08 [Last modified: Sunday, May 25, 2008 12:24pm]
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