TAMPA — Friday's Class 2A, District 5 matchup between Cambridge and Northside Christian was essentially a no-frills, consistent offensive attack by the Lancers (3-1, 2-1), who prevailed 36-7.
Cambridge tallied 239 yards and two touchdowns via the ground, with Lancers quarterback Phillip Johnson adding 136 yards and two touchdowns on 6-of-20 passing. Northside Christian's lone touchdown came in the game's waning moments when the Lancers' starters were out.
Mustangs quarterback Max Massengill completed just 1-of-7 for 57 yards and an interception. On its final two drives, Northside (0-4, 0-3) did move the ball well, but any ground gained was usually negated by penalties. Massengill did most of the heavy lifting late, rushing for 45 yards on those last drives.
Kyle Beckett, Times correspondent