TAMPA — Nelson Agholor returned the opening kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown and Destin Nichols threw for three scores as Berkeley Prep clinched a playoff berth with a 31-6 victory against Indian Rocks Christian.
Agholor's return was the game's only score until the teams combined for three touchdowns over the final 2:44 of the first half.
Nichols fired touchdowns of 28 yards to Agholor and 60 to Christian Hardegree (two catches, 94 yards) for the Bucs (6-2, 3-1 A-6). IRC (6-3, 1-3) got a 13-yard pass from Blake Farver to Sean Culkin (six catches, 93 yards).
Nichols threw his 15th touchdown of the year, a 13-yarder to Tyler Davis, in the fourth quarter. He was 6-of-12, his 151 yards raising his season total to 951.
Farver was 11-of-33 for 135 yards, and Matt Dowdle and Justin Vogel intercepted him in IRC territory.
Don Jensen, Times correspondent