ST. PETERSBURG — With 2:20 left Shorecrest scored on a 7-yard run by Harrison Settle to get within 14-12. But a host of Crusaders stopped Alex Drexler on a 2-point conversion run, and the ensuing onside kick bounced off a Canterbury player, was picked up by Bryce Wilson and taken back for a 48-yard touchdown to ice it.
Canterbury got on the board early in the first quarter on Brent O'Neil's 49-yard touchdown run. After Shorecrest got within a point in the third quarter on Settle's 1-yard touchdown, James Goodwin broke off a 66-yard touchdown run to put the Crusaders up 14-6.
Goodwin finished with 120 rushing yards on eight carries. O'Neal had 67 yards on nine carries.
"We played a little sloppy, but made plays when we need to," Canterbury coach Steve Dudley said. "…The program has made huge strides."
Colby Cole, Times Correspondent