2010 Spring: Tampa Jamboree

After a little over three weeks of Spring, the Tampa Area hosted many Jamborees on Friday night. SunStateFootball.com was at Robinson high school where Plant squared off with Jefferson and the host Knights played Blake.

The first game featured Plant, who has won three of the last four state titles in their class vs. Jefferson. Jefferson was a state semi-finalist last year and showed why they are considered one of the favorites this year. The Dragon's won their half 26-20 behind the passing of quarterback Quentin Williams(238 yards). Wide receivers Chris Moore and Andre Davis were too much to handle on the outside, both have elite ball skills.

It is tough to get a read on Plant as they notoriously play very vanilla in the Spring. National recruit James Wilder played both ways and scored two TDs rushing while being everywhere defensively. Phillip Ely was sharp most of the night and youngster Antonio Crawford showed that he may be the next big time player for the Panthers.

In the second half Robinson jumped on Blake early and often. They won their half 27-7 and it is clear that this is going to be a team to be reckoned with this year. The Knight's were a state semi-finalist in 2009. Quarterback Blake Rice has his own pair of elite targets in Frankie Williams and Ruben Gonzalez, while running back J.J. Hubbard is a perfect fit for this offense. Williams housed a kickoff return picking up right where he left off last year. The defense was stifling as Blake could hardly muster a first down.

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