BRADENTON — Senior quarterback Ryan Cobb threw for 307 yards and three touchdowns, two to Sinclair Laskett, as the Panthers finished off the season with their first home victory in a Class 2A Urban, District 5 game on Friday night.
“The kids played well tonight,” Bradenton Christian coach Allan Gerber said. “I was ecstatic for our seniors. You ask yourself if you left the program better than you found it, and undoubtedly our seniors, despite their record, left this program better than they found it.”
The game was tied at 14 at halftime before Cobb found Austin Ferrer for a 47-yard touchdown strike to give Bradenton Christian (3-6, 3-5) the lead over the Crusaders (4-5, 3-5) for good.
Another senior, Avian Humphrey, gained 59 yards on the ground for Bradenton Christian.
The Panthers intercepted three Crusaders passes and recovered a fumble.