ST. PETERSBURG — Canterbury got off to a slow start but held off Keswick Christian for 27-15 victory Friday. Keswick started the scoring after recovering an onside kick. Quarterback Taylor Angell drove his team and scored on an 18-yard run for a 7-0 lead.
The Crusaders got on the board with James Goodwin's 39-yard touchdown catch.
In the second half it was all Goodwin, who had 179 yards of total offense and three scores. He scored on a 23-yard run to put the Crusaders up for good at 12-6. Jake Holsinger, who was 4-for-12 for 138 yards, hooked up with Goodwin for a 71-yard pass.
On the ensuing kickoff Jacob Bouvier went untouched for an 80-yard score, as Keswick made it 20-15 midway through the fourth. But the Crusaders' Brent O'Neal sealed the win with a 45-yard run.
Phillip Haywood, Times correspondent