Entering Friday’s game between Gainesville and North Hall, Red Elephants quarterback DeShaun Watson DeShaun Watson
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After Gainesville’s 55-15 thrashing of its rivals, there’s no question who shined brightest.
Watson finished with 351 yards and five touchdowns on 18 of 25 passing. He added 96 yards and three touchdowns on the ground.
When his receivers got open, he found them. Even when they weren’t, he fit a tight spiral between two defensive backs for his first touchdown pass. And if he couldn’t do that, he cradled the ball and ate up big chunks of yardage that had the Red Elephants constantly trucking toward the end zone.
It was an impressive show of force that left the Trojans with few answers.
Asked if it was the best game he’d ever played, Watson thought for a minute, smiled and said, “Probably.”
Clemson has already offered Watson for the 2014 recruiting class.