FLEMING ISLAND - Two-way star Jhace Edward dominated on both sides of the ball, scoring 30 points as host Fleming Island gave itself a chance at a Class 7A playoff berth with a 49-34 win over Oakleaf on November 6.
Edward ran for four touchdowns and three two-point conversions as a wildcat quarterback and had three tackles for loss and an interception in the red zone from his inside linebacker position. The junior was on the field for 90 of the game’s 126 plays from scrimmage, but said he was never tired.
“This game meant a lot to me,” said Edward. “I had not beaten these guys [Oakleaf] since junior high,” referring to the Knights’ two-game winning streak in the series entering the game.
Edward gained 83 yards on 14 rushes, much of it on a play that the Golden Eagles put in their playbook for the Knights. The formation featured a wingback behind each tackle, with a fullback lined up next to Edward in the shotgun. Both wingbacks and the fullback would plow through the gap between the guard and the tackle, with Edward following behind them.