LARGO — Clearwater Central Catholic's Nick Newton had a 6-yard touchdown run with 40 seconds left to beat Indian Rocks Christian in a Class A, District 6 matchup.
Newton, a junior quarterback, and sophomore running back Justin Goodloe led the Marauders. Newton had 11 rushes for 25 yards and was 16-of-27 passing for 220 yards and a first-quarter touchdown to Goodloe. Goodloe also had 11 rushes for 48 yards and a touchdown.
Two seniors, wide receiver Tyler Ostheim and quarterback Blake Farver, led the Golden Eagles. Farver was 4-of-8 for 75 yards and rushed for a 6-yard touchdown. Ostheim had 23 rushes for 125 yards and a 90-yard kickoff return for a score in the first quarter.
"It was a great battle between two really good teams. When we got down, we bounced back quickly," CCC coach Mike Jalazo said.
Lauren Burg, Times Correspondent