ORLANDO, Fla. - In Tallahassee (Fla.) North Florida Christian's 69-0 victory over St. Petersburg (Fla.) Admiral Farragut Academy in the Class 2A State Championship, senior quarterback Matt Dobson accounted for 282 offensive yards and four touchdowns. He looked to be a man on a mission to help bring a trophy back to the Capital City.
"It feels great to get one," Dobson said of winning. "My freshman year we won a state championship. Then we had the head coaching change after my sophomore year. Last year we were the first team that didn't make the playoffs in 18 years. We had something to prove this year. The seniors decided we wanted to make history and win a state championships. We were determined to do that. It has been a long season and a grind, but it really shows how hard work pays off."
Dobson, who was 7-for-9 passing for 200 yards and averaged 13.7 per carry, credits the well-oiled offensive attack of North Florida Christian to the coaching staff.
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"Our coaches do a great job," Dobson said. "Our offensive line really sets the tempo. They do a great job blocking, run blocking, pass blocking. If you get the ball in the hands of your playmakers, they make you look good. That is just what we do."
Now that his senior season has concluded, Dobson intends to sit down with his family and coach and figure out the next step.
"I am going to sit down and enjoy this for the next couple of days and then I am going to sit down with my parents and (NFC head) Coach (Robert) Craft and figure some things out. I will probably take a few official visits in January and then make a decision close to (National) Signing Day."
Dobson currently holds offers from five schools and they are the main ones drawing his attention for possible visits.
"I am looking at FIU, Navy, Georgia Tech, maybe Georgia Southern and Samford," Dobson said. "I am just going to wait for the visits and let them help me figure it all out."
Dobson said that most schools he mentioned are recruiting him for offense, but he won't rule out a school if they want to move him to defense at the next level.
He finished his senior season with 1,786 passing yards and 20 passing touchdowns on 136-of-243 passing. He also rushed for 645 yards and 12 touchdowns on 80 carries.