ST. PETERSBURG — Shorecrest Prep was victorious on homecoming night, beating Bishop McLaughlin 40-0.
The Hurricanes’ opening kickoff went out of bounds and the Chargers started at their 35-yard line. They then produced a 65-yard drive capped by a 4-yard run by Chad Swindell.
Shorecrest then took advantage of a fumble by Bishop McLaughlin (1-5) early in the second quarter when quarterback R.J. Perciavalle missed a pitch. The Chargers recovered then went on another scoring drive, this one ending on a 7-yard pass from Travis Dugan to receiver A.J. Lanza.
Shorecrest (2-3) took a 21-0 lead into halftime after adding another touchdown late in the second quarter , as Dugan connected with receiver Aundre Fredericks on a 49-yard pass with just 14.6 seconds left.
The Chargers cruised in the second half. Midway through the third , junior quarterback Sam Grant came in for Dugan. Although he fumbled two of his first snaps, he recovered and later ran for a 4-yard touchdown.
Two backup running backs for Shorecrest also added touchdowns runs in the second half. Sophomore Aaron Stypinski had a 15-yard run in the third quarter. With three minutes left in the game, freshman Jonathan Dacres scored on a 14-yard run.
Swindell led the way for the Chargers, picking up 123 yards on 19 carries.