TAMPA – On a perfect night for football, Jesuit beat visiting St. Petersburg Gibbs 28-6 in the spring clash.
Rising senior quarterback Danny Boon got all of his playmakers involved as Jesuit mixed things up with plenty of Malik Davis runs, wide receiver sweeps and play action passes.
The Tigers turned the ball over early on a Boon fumble, but he bounced back leading his group on a 13-play drive spanning over 80 yards. Davis powered in from five yards out and helped Jesuit move ahead 7-0.
Gibbs started to make its way down field, but a fumble after a long run by quarterback Mar’quan Harris gave Jesuit the ball back. Rising senior linebacker Dalton Garrett recovered and the Tigers put together another touchdown drive. Davis capped it off yet again with a 10-yard score to open the second quarter.
The Gladiators turned it over on downs and then two plays later Boon found speedster Travell Harris on a little flick which he took down the right sideline for a 66-yard touchdown.
After that, Gibbs went three-and-out and Jesuit got it going offensively for what turned out to be its final score of the night. Rising sophomore Matthew Pittman scored from one-yard out after Kendrick Torain and Kijah Kelly each came up with big gains to set up the goal-line situation.
With Jesuit playing mostly backups in the second half there were a couple plays here and there, but Gibbs had the only score over the final 24 minutes on a 48-yard fumble return touchdown by Christopher Keith in the fourth quarter.
Standouts from Jesuit
RB Malik Davis
Totaling 10 touches (nine runs, one catch) for 93 yards, the rising senior had two touchdowns. He appeared to be done for the night early in the first half before recording a 23-yard grab in the two-minute drill late in the second quarter. He had eight runs for 60 yards and a score in the first quarter alone. Davis looks even better than last season which is a scary thing for Jesuit opponents.
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QB Danny Boon
Props to Mr. Boon tonight, the rising senior overcame an early fumble to finish the night 11-of-16 for 231 yards and a touchdown. He also added 18 rushing yards. Boon spread it around the offense getting all of his weapons and looked very calm in the pocket. He’s a smart player with a nice arm and tremendous instincts. Video of his best throw can be seen if you click here.
WR Max Campbell
Let’s get one thing straight, no one expect Max Campbell to finish as the leading receiver in this game, not even Max Campbell. He earned all the praise after the game from coaches and teammates and rightfully so. The rising senior had seven grabs for 112 yards. Considering he had eight receptions for 120 yards all last season, that is a ridiculous performance from the undersized wideout.
WR Travell Harris
Harris always shows off his skills no matter how closely defenses cover him. He totaled 83 yards from scrimmage on the night which included a blazing 66-yard catch and run midway through the second quarter. It’s evident the Tigers are going to utilize him more this season.
DL Tyler Peterson
The rising junior played in only two games last season for Jesuit varsity. On Thursday night, Peterson made it clear he is going to be hanging around for a while with a two sack performance. He had a handful of tackles and showed off his non-stop motor.
LB Braden Gilby
Here’s another rising junior who is a major piece to the Jesuit defense. Gilby shined as a sophomore with eight sacks ranking only second to senior Zack Quilty. He has so much physiciality whenever he is around the ball. Gilby totaled five tackles in this one.
Honorable mentions: Cullen Corish, Kendrick Torain, Matthew Pittman, AJ Bryant
Standouts from Gibbs
WR Quandale Inmon
A rising senior, Inmon played the entire game on both sides of the ball as a wide receiver and defensive back. He did everything and more for the Gladiators totaling six receptions for 110 yards. Inmon isn’t the tallest guy out there, but he uses his breakaway speed to his advantage often.
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LB Darius Barlow
Another rising senior, Barlow was very active on defense gobbiling up five tackles (one for a loss) and a fumble recovery on the game’s opening drive. He plays with good range and isn’t afraid to get into the pile to bring the ballcarrier down.
DB Jermaine Ivery
There’s nothing that Ivery would say he did spectacular in this game, but he played solid on the back end at safety and came in as the quarterback in the second half. The rising senior is beyond athletic and serves as one of the best if not the best defensive backs for Gibbs.
DL Christopher Keith
The lone touchdown for the Gladiators didn’t come until the fourth quarter. Keith scooped up a fumble and hustled his way into the endzone on a 48-yard return touchdown. He had a couple of bright moments on the night, but nothing bigger than that play which got his team amped.
QB Mar’quan Harris
Jesuit brought pressure throughout the first half with the starters in and Harris did his best to allude it. He scrambled a good amount for positive yards and made some very nice throws. With a better performance upfront, Harris could be very productive when given ample time in the pocket.
Honorable mentions: D’wham Poole, Ladarius Henry, Lamar Harden, Trajan Trueblood
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