Tampa Jesuit used a balance attack on offense to capture a 27-24 double overtime win against Lakewood Ranch.
Sophomore tailback Malik Davis rushed for 174 yards on 22 carries and three touchdowns.
"My offensive line was just great tonight; they made my job easy," Davis said.
Davis scored on the first possession of each overtime, with the second one giving his team the game.
"The hole opened up on each run and I just took it to the house; our offense wanted it more," Davis said.
Both teams traded off on touchdown drives in the first quarter.
Tigers running back Kevin Newman pounded in a one-yard touchdown run, giving his squad an early 7-0 lead.
"Those two guys together are special. They are thunder and lightning," Tampa Jesuit head coach Matt Thompson said.
Mustangs quarterback Chad Rex answered with a gorgeous 19-yard stop-and-go pass to Trevor Losada down the sideline, tying the game at 7.
"I was proud of the way my guys fought, we made big plays and gave ourselves a chance to win," Lakewood Ranch head coach Mick Koczersut said.
Davis scored on a one-yard run of his own giving the Tigers a 14-7 lead just before the half.
Tampa Jesuit was on a drive into Mustangs territory in the third quarter just before settling on a Brendan Gonzalez 37-yard field goal that missed right.
On the next possession, Rex found his favorite target Losada for an 80-yard touchdown pass, the duo's second of the game, tying the contest at 14.
Rex accounted for all three of Lakewood Ranch's touchdowns, two through the air and one on the ground.
Mustangs safety Daymon Murray intercepted a David Marrero pass in the end zone, giving his team the momentum early in the fourth quarter.
Luckily for Tampa Jesuit, Jason Stokes was able to get the ball right back for his offense with an interception of his own two plays later.
In the first overtime Rex scored on a 10-yard quarterback keeper.
Davis answered for the Tigers the next play on a 10-yard touchdown run of his own.
"My guys made plays at the end for us, as a coach that's all you can ask for," Thompson said.
Atkins kicked a 20-yard field goal for the Mustangs but it wouldn't be enough as Davis closed them out with his second overtime touchdown run.