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Make It Eight

Make It Eight

Malik Davis ’17
scored five rushing touchdowns and the defense was once again exceptional Friday at Robinson as the Jesuit High School football team continued its run of dominance with a 44-13 win.

The Tigers improved to 8-0 overall and 3-0 in the District, and clinched a playoff berth.

After a bye week, Jesuit will close the season with two home games: a District matchup vs. Spoto on Oct. 30, and then the regular season finale vs. Tampa Catholic on Nov. 6.

Despite a slew of first-half turnovers, Jesuit staked a 27-7 lead at intermission, with Davis scoring on runs of 7, 6, 1, and 22 yards. Then on the first offensive play of the second half, Davis sprinted 47 yards through a gaping hole for his fifth score and the rout was on.

Meanwhile, the defense stifled Robinson (4-4) time and again. The Knights’ lone score before the final minutes of the game came on an 11-yard drive after a Jesuit turnover in the second quarter.

Christian Paredes ’16, Braden Gilby ’18, Parker Looney ’16, Cam Petrie ’16, and Nick Leone ’16 were among the many Jesuit defenders swarm-tackling Robinson ballcarriers.

Davis, knifing through holes forged by Maddux Corish ’16, Jake Moore ’17 and the rest of the offensive line, rushed for 212 yards on 31 carries to put him just over 1,000 for the season (1,047), with 15 touchdowns.

Davis was named the Player of the Week by the Tampa Bay Times.

View a photo slideshow below from Friday’s game:

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