TAMPA — Carrollwood Day put on another dominating performance in its last home game as the Patriots defeated Seffner Christian 43-6 Friday afternoon.
Patriots quarterback Deuce Gruden scored on the first play from scrimmage, a 70-yard pass to Andy Embody. Gruden was 8-for-14 with two TDs and 127 yards.
The Patriots (8-1) have scored at least 34 points in six of their past seven games and totaled 404 yards against the Crusaders.
Patriots tackle Mak Djulbegovic, a five-year player, scored a touchdown in the third quarter.
"He has given me five hard years; it was great that we gave him a touchdown," coach Lane McLaughlin said.
Robert Davis totaled 153 yards and had three rushing touchdowns. The Crusaders (2-7) were held to 126 yards in total offense.
Patti McDonald, Times correspondent