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Football: Blake 27, Spoto 16

TAMPA — After surrendering a 75-yard touchdown to Spoto (1-2) on the second play of the game, Blake (2-0) responded with a touchdown and never looked back. The Yellow Jackets rallied for 27 unanswered points after the first score and held on to defeat Spoto 27-16.

Key drive: After taking the lead from Spoto in the first quarter, the Yellow Jackets opened things up after Edward Walker found Robert Overton for a 41-yard touchdown catch that featured Overton leaping over a Spoto defender. Blake led 21-8 at the half.

Player of the game: Walker led his team offensively with 99 passing yards and two touchdowns. He also showed his athleticism by rushing eight times for 59 yards.

Stat of the game: Six second-half turnovers doomed Spoto, including a fumble recovery for a touchdown in the third quarter. The Spartans had eight turnovers total.

Final word I: "Gradually, we're trying to lay a foundation of winning culture here at Blake High School. I just found out they've never been 2-0 before so it's building every week in practice, preaching to them to practice the right way and trying to turn things around." — Blake coach Adam Hill

Final word II: "The emotion is going to be high. We had Chamberlain here last year for Homecoming and we were 4-4 and we brought them in here and it was dead. We can't be worried more about Saturday night; we have to worry about Friday night." — Hill on next week's district match against Brandon

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