RAVENS 40 YELLOW JACKETS 18
TAMPA—Josh Andrews didn’t let a little bad weather ruin his Friday night.
A week after junior Dah’Mieyon Paulin rushed for three touchdowns in a 73-8 win over Freedom, Andrews found the end zone four times in a 40-18 home win over Blake (1-1). The sophomore’s four scores including outbursts of 65 and 50 yards.
Evening storms and lightning caused the start of Friday’s game to be delayed by more than an hour. Alonso didn’t waste time recording the night’s first splash play, blocking a Yellow Jackets punt and then finding the end zone on its first possession. Quarterback Terrell Russell Jr. capped the six-play drive with a 5-yard run.
Blake, which opened the season with a monster 72-0 win of its own last week over Leto, responded immediately. After quarterback Henry Kanu hit receiver Michael Colbert for a 42-yard reception, the senior signal caller tied the game with a 10-yard touchdown run.
About six minutes of game time after its punting mishap, Blake returned the favor. Alonso was forced to punt on its next possession, but the snap sailed high and the Yellow Jackets recovered at the Ravens’ 6-yard line. One play later, visiting Blake took a 12-6 lead on a Deshawn Neal run.
The first quarter ended with the Yellow Jackets leading, but it was short-lived.
Andrews scored his first on a 50-yard run around the right end that was sprung by a big block near the line of scrimmage.
The Alonso defense, led by big nights from Gavin Hughes (three sacks) and Owen Beach, forced a three-and-out on Blake’s next possession and the Ravens soon took the lead for good on Russell Jr.’s 21-yard scoring pass to Wesley Collins.
Alonso scored 34 straight points during the second and third quarters before Blake’s Quentin Deboue’s 11-yard TD run with 5:17 left in the game.
Alonso will look to get to 3-0 next week at Spoto, its first road game of the season.
Blake gets Brandon at home for a chance to get back in the win column.
B – 12 – 0 – 0 – 6 --- 18
A – 6 – 20 – 14 – 0 --- 40
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