Football: Canterbury 57, Calvary Christian 14 (with video)



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Fri. September 23, 2011 | Bryan Burns

CLEARWATER — Canterbury superstar Brent O'Neal might not be the fastest running back to line up, but give him the opportunity and he'll fly by any defender.

O'Neal might not be the most powerful runner around these parts, but he'll put a hole in a cornerback standing in his path to the end zone.

O'Neal might get tagged often with the elusive label, but he has shaken off his fair share of defenders.

Brent O'Neal might not be the best running back in the bay area.

Then again, he just might be.

O'Neal put up Madden-like numbers against another overwhelmed defense. Friday night, it was Calvary Christian's.

O'Neal racked up 251 rushing yards on only seven carries and scored three touchdowns in Canterbury's 57-14 blowout win at The Rock, the new home for Calvary Christian.

"We're clicking on all cylinders," first-year Canterbury coach Bill Jones said. "… We're just really playing good football right now. I couldn't be prouder of the kids."

Canterbury (4-0, 3-0) scored on all seven of its first-half possessions and added a safety. After P.J. Franklin returned the opening kickoff 45 yards, the Crusaders punched it in on their third offensive play when quarterback Jake Holsinger found a wide-openDaSean Thomas for an 18-yard touchdown pass.

The few positive moments for Calvary Christian (1-2, 0-2) came in the second half. Junior Derek Barnes put the Warriors on the board with a 2-yard rushing touchdown to make the score 50-7. Freshman backup quarterback Jeremy Wood connected with Zach Hubbard on a 56-yard catch-and-score in the fourth quarter.


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