Derrick Jones from Lee (Jacksonville, Fla.) was all over the field and all over the stat sheet in one of the more memorable performances of the season Friday night.
Jones accounted for nine touchdowns and 685 yards in total offense to lead Lee to a 61-59 comeback victory against Bartram Trail in the Region 1-7A final.
Oh, and he threw the game-winner with 34 seconds to go, 16-yarder to Theodore Ingram IV.
“That last drive, amazing,” Jones told Jacksonville.com. “We always say we can’t give up; we won’t give up. We’ll fight until we see zeroes [on the clock].”
Lee (10-1) then batted down a Hail Mary attempt in the end zone as time expired.
Passing: 29 for 43, 486 yards, four touchdowns.
Rushing: 25 carries, 199 yards, five touchdowns.
More amazingly, Lee had 746 yards in total offense. That means Lee was involved in all but 80 of those yards. The game featured nearly 1,400 yards of total offense.
Lee (10-1) plays Tampa Plant (12-0) on Dec. 2 in the state 7A semifinals.