Jacksonville wins first ever junior varsity game 28-16

Sept. 23, 2007

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - There can only be one first game in any program's history, and the Jacksonville junior varsity football team announced their entrance into JU athletics in a solid fashion, defeating Webber International 28-16 at D.B. Milne Field on Sunday afternoon.

Kenny Thomas led the way with five catches for 163 yards and two touchdowns, including a 39-yard pass in the fourth quarter to seal the win. Jeremy Thornton got the start and was impressive, completing 13-of-23 for 208 yards and two touchdowns.

Wide receiver A.J. Bergman scored the first-ever touchdown for the junior varsity Dolphins, hauling in a 25-yard pass from Thornton.

After two touchdown receptions by Webber International wide receiver Chris Ferrira gave the Warriors a 13-7 lead, the Dolphins responded with a 55-yard touchdown pass from T.J. Paratore to Kenny Thomas late in the second quarter to give the Dolphins a 14-13 halftime advantage.

Warriors kicker Andrew Isabella put the Webber back in front 16-14, with a 31-yard field goal with 7:46 remaining in the third quarter.

After that it was all Dolphins.

Running back Bradley Grant scored from five yards out with 2:23 remaining in the third quarter to give the Dolphins a 21-16 advantage and finished the day with 78 yards on 21 carries.

The Dolphins will be in action again on Oct. 4, taking on Fork Union at D.B. Milne Field at 1 p.m.