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Jesuit 35, Middleton 0

TAMPA — The Middleton Tigers’ hopes of forcing a three-way tiebreaker evaporated turnover by turnover Friday night.

Three first-half turnovers, and four for the game, opened the door and Jesuit powered through it to be crowned the Class 5A-District 9 champ.

The Jesuit Tigers’ (6-3, 2-0) district title couldn’t have felt more rewarding as they simply manhandled Middleton (2-7, 0-2) on homecoming.

After being held to eight points in the first quarter, Jesuit’s offense roared to life in the second quarter. The Tigers scored three touchdowns off the turnovers to take a 29-0 lead into halftime.

In the second half, the Jesuit reserves took over and the Tigers were able to kick two field goals, as the game went to a running clock.

Jesuit quarterback Vincent Testaverde went 6-of-17, passing for 51 yards and two touchdowns. Christian Williams’ 10-yard catch over a Middleton defender was the attention-grabber.

Jesuit’s defense was too much for Middleton. The Tigers managed just 122 total yards and got inside Jesuit’s 20-yard line once but failed to score.


Middleton 0 0 0 0 — 0

Jesuit 8 21 6 0 — 35

J - Williams 10 pass from Testaverde (Paulsen pass from Wessel)

J - Davis 26 run (Waldron kick)

J - Doan 40 interception return (Waldron kick)

J - Paulsen 3 pass from Testaverde (Waldron kick)

J - FG Waldron 27

J - FG Waldron 23

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