December 17, 2010

No. 35 Tampa (Fla.) Jefferson quarterback Quentin Williams had already etched his name alongside most of the state passing records this season.

But on a second-quarter touchdown pass, he claimed one more, setting the new mark for passing yards on a single season.

In the process, he helped his team earn its first-ever state title in convincing fashion over Miami (Fla.) Norland, 44-34.

"We've been wanting this since the eighth grade," Williams told reporters after the game. "It's a blessing to be called a champion."

Williams accounted for five touchdowns in the Class 3A championship game as Jefferson jumped out to a 22-0 first-quarter lead.

Norland crawled back into the game in the second quarter, scoring a late touchdown on a drive that began on a Williams interception - one of his few miscues of the game - to close the gap to 37-21.

But just when it looked like Norland had gained momentum, Williams led Jefferson down the field to score on its first possession in the second half to essentially end the Norland threat.

Norland did add a touchdown with less than 10 seconds remaining to make the final score appear much closer than the game actually was.

Williams finished his high school career as Florida's all-time leader in passing yardage (10,384) and passing touchdowns (109). As a senior, he threw for 56 scores, also a record. On Friday, he completed 11 of 16 passes for 151 yards and added 73 rushing yards on 15 carries.

As a team, Jefferson set a state record for points in a season with 746, eclipsing the old mark of 722 by Seffner (Fla.) Armwood in 2004.

"We sacrificed and everything. We've been through ups and downs," Williams said. "To go out as seniors with a 'W' is a great feeling."

Two more key games are on the schedule for Friday night, including a blockbuster in Florida 5A between No. 3 Ft. Lauderdale (Fla.) St. Thomas Aquinas and No. 49 Tampa (Fla.) Plant. Also, No. 13 Corona (Calif.) Centennial faces Palo Alto (Calif.) High in the night cap for the CIF Division I Bowl title.

For complete coverage of Florida high school football, visit FlaVarsity.com. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

1. South Panola (Batesville, Miss.) : Season complete. Mississippi Class 6A state champion.
2. St. Edward (Lakewood, Ohio) : Season complete. Ohio Division I state champion.
3. St. Thomas Aquinas (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.) : State championship: Defeated No. 49 Plant, 29-7.
4. Northwestern (Rock Hill, S.C.) : Season complete. South Carolina Class 4A-II state champion.
5. Trinity (Euless, Texas) : State championship: Lost to No. 37 Pearland, 28-24.
6. Dr. Phillips (Orlando, Fla.) : State championship: Lost to No. 21 Miami Central, 42-27.
7. Butler (Matthews, N.C.) : Season complete. North Carolina Class 4AA state champion.
8. Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, N.J.) : Season complete. New Jersey Non-Public Group 4 state champion.
9. Servite (Anaheim, Calif.) : CIF Open Division Bowl: Lost to No. 12 De La Salle, 48-8.
10. Wheaton Warrenville South (Wheaton, Ill.) : Season complete. Illinois Class 7A state champion.
11. Armwood (Seffner, Fla.) : State championship: Lost to Tallahassee Lincoln, 17-14.
12. De La Salle (Concord, Calif.) : CIF Open Division Bowl: Defeated No. 9 Servite, 28-8.
13. Centennial (Corona, Calif.) : CIF Division I Bowl: Lost to Palo Alto, 15-13.
14. Bingham (South Jordan, Utah) : Season complete. Utah Class 5A state champion.
15. Hamilton (Chandler, Ariz.) : Season complete. Arizona Class 5A Division I state champion.
16. Daphne (Daphne, Ala.) : Season complete. Alabama Class 6A state champion.
17. Dwyer (West Palm Beach, Fla.) : Season complete.
18. Hoover (Hoover, Ala.) : Season complete.
19. Mullen (Denver, Colo.) : Season complete. Colorado Class 5A state champion.
20. Phoebus (Hampton, Va.) : Season complete. Virginia Division V state champion.
21. Central (Miami, Fla.) : State championship: Defeated No. 6 Dr. Phillips, 42-27.
22. Acadiana (Lafayette, La.) : Season complete. Louisiana Class 5A state champion.
23. Coppell (Coppell, Texas) : Season complete.
24. West Monroe (West Monroe, La.) : Season complete.
25. Mission Viejo (Mission Viejo, Calif.) : Season complete.
26. Harrison (Farmington Hills, Mich.) : Season complete. Michigan Division 2 state champion.
27. Goose Creek (Goose Creek, S.C.) : Season complete.
28. Junipero Serra (Gardena, Calif.) : CIF Division II Bowl: Lost to No. 47 Folsom, 48-20.
29. Ursuline (Youngstown, Ohio) : Season complete. Ohio Division V state champion.
30. Wayne (Huber Heights, Ohio) : Season complete.
31. Stony Point (Round Rock, Texas) : Season complete.
32. Chaparral (Scottsdale, Ariz.) : Season complete. Arizona Class 5A Division II state champion.
33. Guyer (Denton, Texas) : State championship: Lost to No. 80 Cibolo Steele, 24-21.
34. Meridian (Meridian, Miss.) : Season complete.
35. Jefferson (Tampa, Fla.) : State championship: Defeated Norland, 44-34.
36. Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas, Nev.) : Season complete. Nevada class 4A state champion.
37. Pearland (Pearland, Texas) : State championship: Defeated No. 5 Euless Trinity, 28-24.
38. Cocoa (Cocoa, Fla.) : Season complete. Florida Class 2A state champion.
39. Byrnes (Duncan, S.C.) : Season complete. South Carolina Class 4A-I state champion.
40. Dorman (Roebuck, S.C.) : Season complete.
41. Myrtle Beach (Myrtle Beach, S.C.) : Season complete. South Carolina Class 3A state champion.
42. Franklinton (Franklinton, La.) : Season complete. Louisiana Class 4A state champion.
43. Manatee (Bradenton, Fla.) : Season complete.
44. Bentonville (Bentonville, Ark.) : Season complete. Arkansas Class 7A state champion.
45. Katy (Katy, Texas) : Season complete.
46. East Grand Rapids (East Grand Rapids, Mich.) : Season complete. Michigan Division 3 state champion.
47. Folsom (Folsom, Calif.) : CIF Division II Bowl: Defeated No. 28 Junipero Serra, 48-20.
48. Greenwood (Greenwood, S.C.) : Season complete.
49. Plant (Tampa, Fla.) : State championship: Lost to No. 3 St. Thomas Aquinas, 29-7.
50. Hillside (Durham, N.C.) : Season complete. North Carolina Class 4A state champion.
51. Oaks Christian (Westlake Village, Calif.) : Season complete.
52. Westlake (Westlake Village, Calif.) : Season complete.
53. Glenville Academic Campus (Cleveland, Ohio) : Season complete.
54. Hilliard Davidson (Hilliard, Ohio) : Season complete.
55. Pickerington Central (Pickerington, Ohio) : Season complete.
56. Bishop Alemany (Mission Hills, Calif.) : Season complete.
57. Bergen Catholic (Oradell, N.J.) : Season complete.
58. St. Thomas More (Lafayette, La.) : Season complete.
59. Allen (Allen, Texas) : Season complete.
60. Grant (Sacramento, Calif.) : Season complete.
61. Trinity (Louisville, Ky.) : Season complete. Kentucky Class 6A state champion.
62. La Salle (Wyndmoor, Pa.) : State championship: Lost to No. 72 North Allegheny, 21-0.
63. Brookwood (Snellville, Ga.) : Season complete. Georgia Class AAAAA state champion.
64. Rockhurst (Kansas City, Mo.) : Season complete. Missouri Class 6 state champion.
65. Wayzata (Plymouth, Minn.) : Season complete. Minnesota Class 5A state champion.
66. North Augusta (North Augusta, S.C.) : Season complete.
67. South Pointe (Rock Hill, S.C.) : Season complete.
68. Northwestern (Miami, Fla.) : Season complete.
69. Davidson (Mobile, Ala.) : Season complete.
70. Centennial (Peoria, Ariz.) : Season complete.
71. Alcoa (Alcoa, Tenn.) : Season complete. Tennessee Class 3A state champion.
72. North Allegheny (Wexford, Pa.) : State championship: Defeated No. 62 La Salle, 21-0.
73. St. Bonaventure (Ventura, Calif.) : Season complete.
74. Lake Travis (Austin, Texas) : State championship: Defeated Denton Ryan, 27-7.
75. Good Counsel (Olney, Md.) : Season complete. WCAC champion.
76. West Point (West Point, Miss.) : Season complete. Mississippi Class 5A state champion.
77. Union (Tulsa, Okla.) : Season complete. Oklahoma Class 6A state champion.
78. Evangel Christian (Shreveport, La.) : Season complete. Louisiana Class 2A state champion.
79. Sandy Creek (Tyrone, Ga.) : Season complete. Georgia Class AAA state champion.
80. Steele (Cibolo, Texas) : State championship: Defeated No. 33 Denton Guyer, 24-21.
81. North Shore (Houston, Texas) : Season complete.
82. Stone Bridge (Ashburn, Va.) : Season complete.
83. Columbus (Miami, Fla.) : Season complete.
84. Solon (Solon, Ohio) : Season complete.
85. Fishers (Fishers, Ind.) : Season complete. Indiana Class 5A state champion.
86. Lakeland (Lakeland, Fla.) : Season complete.
87. Dowling (West Des Moines, Iowa) : Season complete. Iowa Class 4A state champion.
88. Lake Orion (Lake Orion, Mich.) : Season complete. Michigan Division 1 state champion.
89. Wichita Heights (Wichita, Kan.) : Season complete. Kansas Class 6A state champion.
90. Glades Central (Belle Glade, Fla.) : Season complete.
91. St. Louis (Honolulu, Hawaii) : Season complete. Hawaii Division I state champion.
92. Jenks (Jenks, Okla.) : Season complete.
93. Peach County (Fort Valley, Ga.) : Season complete.
94. West Rowan (Mount Ulla, N.C.) : Season complete. North Carolina Class 3AA state champion.
95. Maine South (Park Ridge, Ill.) : Season complete. Illinois Class 8A state champion.
96. Madison Central (Madison, Miss.) : Season complete.
97. Maryville (Maryville, Tenn.) : Season complete. Tennessee Class 6A state champion.
98. Everett (Everett, Mass.) : Season complete. Massachusetts Division I Super Bowl champion.
99. Palo Verde (Las Vegas, Nev.) : Season complete.
100. Hazelwood Central (Florissant, Mo.) : Season complete.




 

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