ST. PETERSBURG — Calvary Christian's D'andre Ferguson rushed for 161 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Warriors to a season-opening 42-13 win over Admiral Farragut.
Amari Burney had 124 yards and one touchdown, and River Wood 102 yards and one touchdown for the Warriors.
Stars of the game: Burney stood out in the first half, and Ferguson and Wood took control of the game in the second half. "From everything coach (Todd Yoder) has said, preparation was key to winning this game and every other game that we play this year," Ferguson said. "We just need to be focused and keying into what we need to do."
Play of the game: In the first quarter, Admiral Farragut had to punt from its end zone. Alex Fiorillo's punt was blocked and recovered by Clayton Delarbre, who scored the second touchdown of the game, making it 14-0.
Final word: "I just told them to keep their heads on straight and focus on the details. From that, we were just able to continue to plug away at the game. We have explosive guys on our squad this year. And in tonight's game, those guys made big plays for us. D'andre has the ability to score, but also to shut down one of Farragut's better defensive guys. River just gets stronger as the game goes. With Amari, he was definitely an impact player in the first half, and I didn't want to take a risk in the second with him getting injured. He will be ready next week when we face Northside." — Calvary Christian coach Todd Yoder