ST. PETERSBURG — Brent O'Neal caught two touchdown passes from Desean Thomas, then Jeremy Dolan added two fourth-quarter rushing scores as Canterbury beat Boca Raton on Friday night.
The Crusaders' defense set up one of O'Neal's scores with an interception.
Early in the third quarter, Boca Raton's Charlie Cowley bulldozed his way into the end zone for his second touchdown to cut Canterbury's lead to 21-20.
But the Crusaders turned to Dolan, who finished with 75 yards rushing, in the fourth quarter, and Jake Holsinger picked off a Boca Raton pass and ran it back 50 yards to thwart a late drive.
"We didn't do our best this game," Crusaders coach Stephen Dudley said. "We need to cut back on the mistakes. But we have a young team. We have only two seniors, and I'm proud of the whole team."
Alton Edwards, Times correspondent