TAMPA — It was billed as the biggest game in town on Friday night — Jesuit vs. Jefferson in a key Class 5A, District 10 clash — and it certainly didn't disappoint. Well, at least through a dead-even first half.After intermission it was all Jesuit, which went on to run away with a 44-23 victory.First-half highlights? Take your pick from either squad, which ended the first 24 minutes knotted at 23 points.Jesuit's first-half stars included: Travell Harris, who returned a kickoff 75 yards for a touchdown and caught a 53-yard pass for another touchdown; Larry Hodges, who caught a 55-yard pass for a touchdown; and quarterback Danny Boon, who completed 4 of 6 passes for 128 yards and two touchdowns.On Jefferson's side, the first-half bright lights included: wideout Tyrese Spain, who had a couple of nifty returns on kicks and caught a 12-yard pass for a touchdown; and quarterback Cade Weldon, who passed for 152 yards and rushed for another 95 and a touchdown.But following the break, it appeared the Tigers (3-0, 1-0) made the better adjustments.For starters, Jesuit star running back Malik Davis, who had only 50 yards through the first half, suddenly seemed to have bigger holes to run through. By the end of the game, Davis had 18 carries for 153 yards and three touchdowns.The biggest play of the night arguably came early in the third quarter when Davis broke free for his first touchdown run, a 60-yarder that made it 30-23.On defense, Jesuit cranked it up in the final 24 minutes, continually putting Weldon on the run, sacking him four times and intercepting him twice.Weldon still finished with 20 completions in 34 attempts for 248 yards. But every time he guided the Dragons (1-2, 0-1) past midfield, Jesuit came up with a big play.Two of the biggest defensive gems were by Dalton Garrett and Harris, who each picked off passes when the Dragons seemed to gather momentum.The victory places Jesuit firmly in the driver's seat in 5A-10, while Jefferson still has plenty of chances to reach the playoffs.