Palm Beach high school results and schedules

Once Jacoby Brissett put the much-anticipated announcement regarding his football future to rest Friday night, the Dwyer senior proceeded to show why he's also an outstanding basketball player.

Brissett, one of the nation's hightly touted quarterbacks, told a jam-packed crowed at Dwyer's Panther Pit during a pregame Senior Night ceremony that he was headed to the University of Florida on a football scholarship. Then he helped lead Dwyer to an 82-49 rout of rival Jupiter.

Despite a sluggish start, Brissett scored 18 points to complement the 20 points that senior shooting guard Vic Adams poured in, as the Panthers (22-2) flexed their muscles and showed why they're the county's top-ranked team.

Brissett joked to the capacity crowd during his announcement that he was going to "forfeit" his grades this year "and come back for another year at Dwyer." That drew as much applause and cheers as a few seconds later when he announced his intent to sign with Florida. A few minutes later when he introduced as a starter, he did a Gator chomp in front of the scorer's table.

Brissett showed some nerves early in the game, missing his first two shots from the field and also missing his first two free throws. His first field goal, however, was a crowd-pleasing slam dunk on a fast break that he ignited with a steal near mid-court. He swished his next shot from three-point range.

"I'm glad it's over and now I can concentrate on winning a [basketball] championship," Brissett said after the game.

Both teams had trouble scoring the first few minutes of the game before Dwyer went on a scoring binge that gave the Panthers a 24-7 lead at the end of the first quarter.

Dwyer led 52-27 at halftime and stretched the lead to 69-34 five minutes into the third quarter. By rule, the remainder of the game was played with a running clock after Dwyer's lead became 35 points.

Bobby Hain led Jupiter (17-6) with 12 points.

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