LAKELAND — Calvary Christian scored 19 points in the final 1:35 of the first half and went on to defeat Santa Fe Catholic 25-14 Friday night.
After Stephen Rice's 4-yard run tied the score at 7, Rice returned an interception 35 yards for a touchdown, and Derrick Barnes caught a 23-yard touchdown pass from Allen Barnes after Santa Fe failed to recover the kickoff.
Derrick Barnes also returned an interception 16 yards for a score in the fourth quarter that put the Warriors (2-7) up by two touchdowns.
"We just had too many mistakes," Santa Fe coach Billy Dickerson said. "You can't have that many turnovers and penalties and expect to win."
Santa Fe was penalized 10 times for 106 yards. The penalties especially hurt midway through the second quarter when the Hawks (4-5) drove inside Calvary's 5 with a 7-0 lead. The Hawks had touchdowns nullified on back-to-back plays, and wound up missing a field goal.
Santa Fe cut Calvary's lead to 19-14 in the third when Robby Ripley blocked a punt and returned it 37 yards for a TD.