BRADENTON — Calvary Christian hung on for 14-13 victory over Bradenton Christian on Friday night, but not before Bradenton had one last chance at the win.
With Bradenton trailing by one and driving in the game's waning moments, quarterback Ryan Cobb spotted fleet sophomore Sinclair Laskett streaking for the end zone with a step on the defender.
But Cobb was crushed from behind as he threw and the pass never made it to Laskett.
Neither team could hold onto the ball, especially in the second half during a steady downpour. The teams shared a dozen turnovers.
But the Warriors (4-4, 3-4) made touchdowns on their red zone trips while the Panthers made field goals.
Calvary Christian scored first when junior Allen Barnes got loose on a quarterback keeper and ran 12 yards with 1:48 remaining in the first quarter.
Bradenton Christian came back and took the lead when junior Graham Courter blocked a punt by Zach Hubbard and teammate Lance Perkins raced 23 yards with the ball for a touchdown.
But Calvary Christian came right back after a Panthers fumble and, with 4:10 left in the first half, punched the ball in from 1 yard out on a dive by Derek Barnes. Stephen Rice's two-point conversion run put the Warriors ahead 14-7.