LITHIA — Jesuit was down seven at halftime and Newsome’s Chris Bryant had ran for 95 yards. That’s when coach Matt Thompson said they made some adjustments. The defense stiffened and a much-practiced trick play in practice paid off as Jesuit prevailed.
Bryant was held to 5 yards in the second half and in a 2½-minute span the Tigers scored twice to come from behind.
Newsome controlled most of the game into the fourth quarter. With a little more than six minutes to go, the Wolves lined up for a field goal to expand their lead. As kicker Austin Cobb approached the ball, he slipped on the wet field, the ball did not get enough height and the kick was partially blocked.
On the next play, Jesuit’s Vincent Testaverde threw an 80-yard pass to Clarence Williams for a touchdown to tie the game at 21.
The defense then held Newsome to three plays and a punt.
After Ryan Black ran for 13 yards, Testaverde threw a lateral pass across the field to his left where backup quarterback Trent Wessel caught the ball. He then rotated left and threw 35 yards down the field where Kevin Newman caught the ball and scored a touchdown, his third touchdown of the game.
Jesuit 7 7 0 14 — 28
Newsome 14 7 0 0 — 21
N – Hempstead 11 run (Cobb kick)
N – Mills 19 pass from Preston (Cobb kick)
J – Newman 2 run (Waldron kick)
N – Bennett 16 run (Cobb kick)
J – Newman 4 run (Waldron kick)
J – Williams 80 pass from Testaverde (Waldron kick)
J – Newman 10 pass from Wessell (Waldron kick)