Posted: 2:46 pm Monday, September 23rd, 2013
By Anthony Chiang
There were many candidates to choose from for “The Best Performance of the Week.” But after careful deliberation, PBGametime chose Boynton Beach quarterback Lamar Jackson. The junior led the Tigers to an easy win over Southwest Ranches-Archbishop McCarthy on Friday, improving Boynton Beach’s record to 4-0 this season.
Here is a breakdown of what Jackson did to earn the award:
Lamar Jackson, Boynton Beach, QB:
The performance: The junior threw for 216 yards and four touchdowns in the first half of a 48-0 victory over Archbishop McCarthy. Jackson also ran for 46 yards on four carries against the Mavericks. All of this came in the first half, as Jackson did not play in the second half due to the lopsided score. The dual-threat quarterback opened the scoring with a 38-yard touchdown pass to Kory Brown, following that up with a 13-yard pass to Brown for another score. Jackson’s third touchdown pass came on a 26-yard pass to Donte Sylenceux, and he capped off his big night with a 50-yard touchdown pass to Sylenceux.
Season stats: Jackson has thrown for 492 yards and seven touchdowns through four games this season. The junior has also run for 477 yards and seven touchdowns on 46 carries, averaging 10.37 yards per carry. Adding all of those numbers up, Jackson has accounted for 969 total yards and 14 touchdowns this year. In addition, he has thrown just two interceptions.
In the coach’s words: “We have really, really spent a lot of time in the past couple of weeks working on our passing game,” Boynton Beach coach Rick Swain said. “We know to be highly successful, you have to be balanced. Lamar is now showing that he is a balanced and efficient quarterback. If somebody wants to load the box, then we have the ability to take the ball and throw it. Lamar is continuing to improve as a quarterback. He wants to be a college quarterback and not noted as an athlete, so I think he’s progressing just fine.”
About the Author
Anthony Chiang began his writing career in Gainesville at the University of Florida’s student-run newspaper. At The Independent Florida Alligator, he covered the school’s golf, volleyball, baseball, and football teams. The Miami native has also written for the Sun Sentinel and MLB.com, following the Tampa Bay Rays.