ST. PETERSBURG — Canterbury came into Thursday's game as the overwhelming favorite against Bishop McLaughlin, but the Hurricanes put up some resistance in the 21-7 victory.
The Crusaders (5-1) marched down the field on their opening drive only to be denied by the Hurricanes' Mitch Ritter, who intercepted a Dominique Thornton pass. The Hurricanes (1-5) then put together a 12-play, 93-yard drive, and Ritter scored on a 5-yard run to go up 7-0 in the first quarter.
Canterbury tied the score at 7 in the second quarter after a 60-yard drive.
Midway through the third Canterbury pinned the Hurricanes in their own territory. Canterbury drove and Brent O'Neil scored on 5-yard run to make it 14-7. In the fourth quarter James Goodwin scored on a 5-yard run to put the game out of reach.
Goodwin had 102 rushing yards and a touchdown. Emery Ellinger's three catches for 74 yards led the Crusaders.
"We lost our composure early on," Canterbury coach Steve Dudley said.
"We went back to the basics in the second half, which helped us come away with a hard-fought victory."