TAMPA — Seffner Christian Academy dominated thanks to four interceptions and two fumble recoveries in the season opener for both teams. Seffner Christian running back/linebacker Karmi Mackey seemed to be all over the ball, scoring four of the team’s six touchdowns.
Drive of the game: Tyler Pettenger started the key drive by intercepting Lake Mary’s David Litchfield. SCA then drove ball 55 yards and Mackey finished it with a touchdown.
Stars of the game: The night belonged to Mackey and Pettenger. Mackey scored four touchdowns; Pettenger had two interceptions and a touchdown.
Stat of the Game: Six turnovers caused by the Crusaders.
Final word: “We were very proud of the team tonight. They had a tough week of practice. Our goal this season is to finish 11 games, and tonight was just one week through the journey.” — SCA offensive coordinator Travis Puleo