By Alyssa Barbieri
For Hometown News
MARTIN COUNTY - This spring has been good to the Jensen Beach High School football team.
The Falcons cruised to a 42-7 win over John Carroll last Friday night at Jensen Beach and in turn, answered some of the lingering questions that highlighted the spring, including who will start at quarterback, depth at the skill positions and on defense.
"The second half was a lot better than the first," Falcons Coach John Fey said. "I thought we really came out and established the physicality I was looking for. I was pleased to see that. It was good to see some kids that were improving come out and do some things. That was a positive."
With a large chunk of their seniors departing this year, Fey pointed out early in the spring the need for depth at the skill positions.
Senior running back Jordan Wilson, the brother of the departing Tevin Wilson, showed flashes of brilliance like his big brother.
Wilson got the Falcons on the board first with a 2-yard touchdown run early in the first quarter in what was the beginning of a blowout.
Wilson would add another touchdown in the second quarter on a 3-yard run up the middle.
Junior receiver Jordan Robinson showed off his big play capability, scoring two long touchdowns of 45 and 75 yards.
Senior Casey Glenn, who led Jensen Beach's offense to four scoring drives, all of which were touchdowns, solidified the starting quarterback job after a strong outing.
"He can look better," Coach Fey said. "That's the promising part. He's still not where I think he needs to be."
Coach Fey praised his defense, which held John Carroll scoreless until late in the fourth quarter. They also forced three fumbles on the night.
"They were very active," he said. "I thought they were very physical up front. The second level got better as the game wore on.
"The second half was way better than the first when it came to what we were looking for."
John Carroll Coach Kevin Wald said tackling is the main area of focus for his team, but he expected his team to get a good workout against this Jensen Beach squad.
"I play these guys to try to get us prepared for the regular season and the district games," he said. "We started a ton of freshmen on both sides of the ball, trying to get them some game experience."