ST. PETERSBURG — Even without Rayshawn Jenkins, Cortavious Givens and Napoleon Maxwell, Admiral Farragut pulled out a 21-13 victory over Keswick Christian.
Both defensives played well to start. However, the second time the Blue Jackets had the ball they would not be denied. Alvin Cunningham caught a 26-yard touchdown from Colby Robinson halfway through the first quarter.
During the second quarter, the Crusaders' Taylor Angell was picked off by Dontae McGee. Robinson then found Demetrius Lewis for a 33-yard completion. Toddrick Macon ran 5 yards before getting tackled at the 1 and Robinson did the rest, scoring on a quarterback sneak.
With 37 seconds left in the first half, Keswick's defense forced a punt. The snap soared over Louie Bobelis' head and the Crusaders (2-2) recovered at the 2-yard line. Kristian Craig scored on the next play to end the half 14-7.
The Crusaders capitalized on another high snap on a punt in the third quarter. After recovering at the 5, Craig went up the middle to score his second touchdown. The PAT was blocked. Late in the third quarter Angell fumbled, which led to another score for AFA (3-1).
Justin Miller, Times correspondent