ORLANDO — Another non-district game, another tough opponent for Jesuit. The Tigers responded with a solid win against Orlando Bishop Moore on the road on Friday.
The Tigers scored the game’s first and final touchdowns and used a ball-control offense to seal the victory.
“They weren’t 5-1 for nothing,” Jesuit coach Matt Thompson said. “The kids responded and played well.”
Jesuit scored on a 35-yard touchdown pass from Vincent Testaverde to Clarence Williams. However, Bishop Moore scored a touchdown in the first quarter to tie the game, then kicked a field goal to take a 10-7 lead into halftime.
Jesuit responded with a 5-yard touchdown run in the third quarter to take the lead for good.
With a 14-10 lead late in the fourth quarter, Jesuit was able to control the game on the ground by driving to the Bishop Moore 5. The Tigers then were able to run out the clock.
“There was no secret what they were trying to do on defense,” Thompson said. “They loaded up the box, but we were able to control the line of scrimmage.
“We are definitely battled tested.”
After a bye next week, Jesuit plays its final Class 5A-District 9 game Nov. 1 at home against Middleton. A victory would give Jesuit the district title and a home game in the playoffs.
- A staff report