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Football: Clearwater Central Catholic 31, Indian Rocks Christian 0

CLEARWATER — With nothing on the line, this was supposed to be the night Clearwater Central Catholic and Indian Rocks Christian wore out the bulbs on the scoreboard.

But when the final game of the regular season ended, the Marauders were full of confidence while the Golden Eagles were just worn out.

CCC rushed for 296 yards, 160 from senior Justin Goodloe, and held IRC to 110 total yards Friday in a 31-0 win. The Marauders (8-2) secured their first eight-win season since 2005.

The Golden Eagles (6-4), who were averaging 42 points per game, suffered their first shutout of the season.

"We've run the ball pretty well all year," Marauders coach John Davis said. "We've got four running backs who can play so (Goodloe) doesn't get the carries of some other guys. But he's a heck of a football player."

Goodloe scored twice, including on the first play from scrimmage. He took a pitch to the right, followed a block and went 70 yards down the sideline untouched.

"Our left guard just pancaked somebody and it was all green grass from there," Goodloe said.

Goodloe scored from 48 yards early in the second quarter. Blair Vaughn added a 2-yard run late in the quarter. And after a Devon Garnett interception, David Campbell hit a 23-yard field goal with one second left for a 24-0 halftime lead.

The only drama in the second half was whether Golden Eagles tight end Sean Culkin would 1,000 yards receiving. He needed 133 yards but he was held to 24 on four catches.

Indian Rocks quarterback Casey Woods was harassed all night, held to seven completions in 19 attempts.

"It was their last game of the season and I heard they were treating this like their bowl game," Goodloe said. "That kind of pumped me up. I didn't want them to beat us."

The Marauders held IRC to three punts and two fumbles in the second half. Vaughn put the final touches on the scoring with a 10-yard run on fourth and 1 in the third quarter.

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Football: Clearwater Central Catholic 31, Indian Rocks Christian 0 11/11/11 [Last modified: Friday, November 11, 2011 11:57pm]
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