White comes up big for Aquinas

Updated: October 4, 2009, 3:04 PM ET
By JC Shurburtt
Running back James White (Fort Lauderdale, Fla./St. Thomas Aquinas) knew going into Friday night's 42-34 win against second-ranked Byrnes (Duncan, S.C.) that he would get the chance to have an impact.

Starting running back Giovanni Bernard was questionable heading into the contest with a sprained hamstring, and though the four-star running back played (12 carries for 37 yards), it was White who got the call when the game was on the line.

With the top-ranked Raiders ahead 35-28 and with the ball with 4:45 left, White was the key performer in a 7-play, 66-yard drive that ended in a 23-yard touchdown reception from quarterback Jacob Rudock to put STA up 42-28 and seal the win. During the drive, White also ripped off runs of 16 and 17 yards and had a 20-yard reception.