- Tyler Harden
Sedrick Irvin Jr. leads Columbus with three touchdowns in 32-15 win over Tampa Jesuit
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In a game where the Columbus Explorers had a chance to take down one of the top teams in the state of Florida in Tampa Jesuit, Stanford commit, Sedrick Irvin Jr., led them to do exactly that.
Irvin, a 5-foot-10, 190-pound running back, scored three touchdowns in Columbus’ 32-15 win Friday night.
The Stanford commit was clicking on all cylinders from the start of the night. His first touchdown came on a catch in the second quarter, and he later scored another receiving touchdown to take the lead in the third quarter. But Irvin sealed the deal officially in the fourth quarter with a 1-yard touchdown run.
Irvin’s first touchdown got the rhythm going for Columbus. After Jesuit came up with an interception, the Explorers forced a turnover on downs, and took over at their own 46-yard line, allowing a solid drive to end with Irvin finding the end zone.
But Jesuit wouldn’t go away, as Jarriett Buie Jr. caught a pass and ran for an 85-yard touchdown to put the Tigers up 15-7.
However, Irvin’s second touchdown halted Jesuit. After the Explorers came away with an interception in the third quarter, Sedrick Irvin caught a pass and ran for a 50-yard touchdown to give Columbus their first lead of the game.
Columbus’ defense also had a helping hand in the win in the second half with two fumble recoveries. They then allowed Irvin to run in for his third touchdown of the game, securing a 32-15 win over a nationally ranked Jesuit Tigers.
Columbus is now 3-0, and they head into a tough matchup next week against Miami Palmetto, who is 0-2 thus far, but holds a lot of star power in the Robby and Bobby Washington, both Miami commits, and Dwight Bootle, a Nebraska commit. Jesuit looks to get back in the winning column in two weeks on the road against Armwood.