ST. PETERSBURG — PJ Franklin led Canterbury with 17 carries for 137 yards and two touchdowns as the Crusaders beat Calvary Christian 24-12 on Friday night.
Both teams played to a scoreless first quarter until Franklin scampered untouched for a 25-yard touchdown. On the ensuing possession Jeremy Wood hooked up with Derek Barnes on a third-and-15 situation for a 72-yard touchdown pass to tie.
Dre'Quan Lumpkin hauled in a 10-yard TD pass from Matt Wylie to push the Crusaders' lead to 12-6. The Warriors drove down the field right before halftime, getting to the Canterbury 4 only to be denied.
In the third, Franklin gashed the Warriors for a 62-yard run to pay dirt, and Sammy Faucette added a 5-yard touchdown to elevate the lead to 24-6. Wood scored from 3 yards out for the final margin.
Phillip Haywood, Times correspondent