Jake Rizzo threw five touchdowns in the first half to get St. Thomas out of the blocks early as the Raiders defeated Mater Academy 57-0 Friday in a Region 7A quarterfinal at Brian Piccolo Stadium.
Rizzo started the game by leading the Raiders (10-1) on two consecutive scoring drives consisting of one-play each, tossing scoring passes to Sam Bruce and Jawuan Harris to start the game. Rizzo threw another touchdown to Harris to make it three scores in four offensive plays on Mater (7-4).
Rizzo finished the night 8-of-10 passing for 246 yards and five scores. Harris caught three passes for 148 yards, all touchdowns.
St. Thomas will face Plantation next week in a regional semifinal matchup.