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LARGO — Indian Rocks Christian defeated Cambridge 35-15 on homecoming night Friday behind a balanced offense that passed for 168 yards and rushed for 159.
The Golden Eagles defense also contributed, forcing four turnovers — two fumbles and two interceptions.
“I feel good about our performance tonight, the kids gave a great effort,” Indian Rocks Christian coach Mark Buchanan said.
Vinny Cappabianca’s first-quarter interception setup the first touchdown, a 1-yard touchdown run by Ryan Williams.
Indian Rocks (3-3) followed with a defensive score on the following possession, with Ty Bates returning a Cambridge (4-3) fumble 55 yards for a touchdown.
Kyle Cleary also chipped in a second-quarter interception to halt a Cambridge drive.
In the second half, the Golden Eagles extended their lead, Williams rushing for a 10-yard touchdown on the opening possession of the third quarter.
Later in the third, Bates added an offensive touchdown on a 53-yard pass from Kyle Craichy. Craichy finished with five completions on six attempts for 104 yards.
Cambridge got on the board at the beginning of the fourth quarter when Michael McDermott threw a 7-yard touchdown pass to Robbie Robertson. McDermott finished the game completing 14 of 38 passes for 175 yards. He also ran for a 9-yard touchdown later in the quarter.
Indian Rocks scored its last touchdown on a 5-yard run by JL Monson in the fourth quarter.