TAMPA — Lennard outlasted Robinson on Thursday night in a game that featured several explosive plays by freshman phenom Devin Black and senior Diontae Johnson, but was marred by a plethora of penalties and numerous stoppages of play due to cramping. The Longhorns raced out to 7-0 lead on the first play of the game on a 72-yard strike from Black to Johnson and led 28-7 midway through the second quarter before the Knights fought back behind quarterback Malik Tyson
Key drive: After Tyson hit Jahrvis Davenport on a 69-yard bomb to cut the lead to 28-14, Johnson returned the ensuing kickoff 88 yards to put Lennard back up by three scores.
Stars of the game: Black was 10-for-20 for 302 yards, while Johnson caught four passes for 117 yards along with the 88-yard kickoff return. Josh Shelman added three rushing touchdowns. Tyson finished 21-of-34 for 325 yards while Davenport hauled in six passes for 143 yards.
Stat of the game: Lennard committed 12 penalties for 125 yards, while Robinson was flagged 19 times for 195 yards.
Final word: "Devin Black is just sensational. This was the first 300-yard passing game in school history. Our kids stayed composed tonight. I told them if they did that, then we would be fine." — Lennard coach Keith Chattin
Rick Cantor, Times correspondent