ST. PETERSBUG — Canterbury came away with an impressive 40-0 win Friday night, but lost one of the centerpieces of its offense.
Senior running back James Goodwin was injured in the first half, but not before carrying eight times for 47 yards. Then Brent O'Neal stole the show.
The first quarter had very little action until O'Neal picked off a pass and went the distance 35 yards. He then tacked on a 13-yard run to put Canterbury up 14-0 after a quarter.
O'Neal wasn't done, slicing through the Warriors defense for another 20-yard score. O'Neal finished with 15 carries for 222 yards and five touchdowns, including two 70-yarders.
PJ Franklin also got in on the action, scoring a 6-yard TD.
"With James gone I had to put it all on my shoulders to ensure we would get the district win," O'Neal said.
Phillip Haywood, Times correspondent