ORLANDO – Seminole’s Jordyn Perkins stepped up big for his team early in the Noles 35-14 win over district foe Evans in a rare Thursday night game. Perkins intercepted Evans quarterback Chris Peterson’s first pass of the game and took it 24-yards to the endzone 90 seconds into the game.
“He’s a special, special player who made probably the best play of his career,” Seminole coach Karl Calhoun said. “It’s great to have him back after he’s been out with injuries.”
On the night Seminole’s defense kept the pressure on Peterson and the rest of the Evans. Especially Peterson who has been averaging 145 yards a game on the ground.
“We knew he was going to want to get outside (running), he’s a great runner,” Calhoun said. “We wanted to contain him, and other than a couple of little things we did a great job.”
Under two minutes after Perkins’ pick-six, Seminole’s Karson Siquerios-Lasky scored on a quarterback keeper, as the Noles took a 14-0 lead and never looked back.
“We wanted to start off strong, treating this like a play-off game,” Calhoun said. “We came out wanting to establish our will and I think we did that.”
The Noles quarterback finished the night 12-of-19 with 159 yards and two passing touchdowns to go with his rushing score.
Senior Treyvin Clark lead the Noles on the ground with 10 carries for 93 yards.
“He’s been running hard all year – really since his sophomore year,” Calhoun said. “Now he’s really starting to shine. We happy giving him all those carries and he’s taking advantage of it”
Justin Rosado had four catches for 66 yards and a touchdown to lead the Noles receivers.
The tests continue for the Noles as Seminole heads to Vero Beach Sept 22, followed by the Sept 29 Homecoming game against district foe Apopka.