Make us your home page

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Spring football: Jesuit 55, Dixie Hollins 19

at St. Petersburg

Jesuit 55, Dixie Hollins 19

Spring game-breakers: Running back Kevin Newman was the story of the first half for Jesuit. The 6-foot-1 junior rushed for 121 yards and four touchdowns before the break to give Jesuit its huge lead. Newman, who said he's put on 10 pounds in the weight room during the offseason, scored touchdowns on 65-, 30- and 4-yard runs in the first quarter, then again on a 2-yard run in the second. …Jesuit quarterback Trent Wessel was 12-of-16 passing for 192 yards and two touchdowns in three quarters of play, connecting with fullback Gage Holt for 113 yards through the air. …Dixie Hollins quarterback Tyrie Adams, who threw for nearly 2,500 yards last season, was 12-of-25 passing for 158 yards and three touchdowns. …All three of the Rebels' touchdowns were passes from Adams to junior wide receiver Davontae Harrington, who finished with 98 yards receiving in addition to his three scores. Dixie Hollins coach Shannon Brooks said he expects Harrington to have more catches this fall than the 46 he had in 2013. …Jesuit accrued 14 penalties for more than 100 yards, while Dixie Hollins had just five.

Did you know? Junior Gage Holt was just a backup fullback for last year's Tigers squad that finished 8-4, but he has made a name for himself in the spring. The 5-foot-10 player coach Matt Thompson refers to as a "hybrid guy" led the Tigers in receiving against the Rebels and had 10 yards on the ground. "He's always had good hands," Thompson said, "but he's getting his chances and he's stepping up."

Audible 1: "Tyrie is a good football player. He's going to make plays. Anything we do on offense is going to be because of him." — Brooks

Audible 2: "They're ahead of the game. Obviously the score dictates that. They made it a mission of theirs to do whatever it took to be the best offensive line in the county. They work out at six in the morning, they work out after school. …That's our heart right there." — Thompson about his offensive line that returns four of five starters

Kelly Parsons, Times staff writer

Spring football: Jesuit 55, Dixie Hollins 19 05/19/14 [Last modified: Monday, May 19, 2014 10:30pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Anthem protest, the latest: Jerry Jones joins Cowboys on field in show of solidarity


    As President Donald Trump continued tweeting Monday about his displeasure with NFL players for staging demonstrations during the national anthem, the Cowboys took a knee on the field just before the anthem was performed on Monday Night Football. Dallas players were joined by owner Jerry Jones, and they quickly …

    Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, center, joins the team in taking a knee before the national anthem Monday night. They stood and linked arms for the anthem.
  2. Bucs journal: Gerald McCoy says players who kneel have team's support


    TAMPA — Receivers Mike Evans and DeSean Jackson were the only Bucs players kneeling during the national anthem before Sunday's game against the Vikings, but DT Gerald McCoy said the team supports their protest "100 percent."

    Bucs tight end Cameron Brate pulls in a touchdown catch as Vikings safety Andrew Sendejo (34) hits him in the back of the head.
  3. Rays at Yankees, 7:05 p.m. Tuesday, New York

    The Heater

    Tonight: at Yankees

    7:05, Yankee Stadium, New York

    TV/radio: Fox Sports Sun; 620-AM, 680-AM (Spanish)

    Tampa Bay Rays' Blake Snell poses for a picture during the team's photo day at baseball spring training in Port Charlotte, Fla., Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
  4. Luke Del Rio regains UF starting job, for now


    GAINESVILLE — Luke Del Rio is once again the starting quarterback for No. 21 Florida.

    Luke Del Rio provided a needed spark when he replaced starter Feleipe Franks and rallied Florida past Kentucky.
  5. Four questions the Lightning still has to answer

    Lightning Strikes

    FORT LAUDERDALE — The Lightning made its biggest round of cuts Monday, with some of the big-name prospects heading out.

    Tampa Bay Lightning forward Steven Stamkos (91) looks on from the bench during a shift change at Lightning hockey training camp in Brandon on Monday (09/18/17). In background on right is Nikita Kucherov (86). DIRK SHADD   |   Times