ST. PETERSBURG — Keswick Christian used a balanced attack to defeat winless Northside Christian 27-0 Friday.
In the second quarter, Crusaders quarterback Taylor Angell found TJ Muscarella in the corner of the end zone for a 23-yard touchdown. On the following series, Keswick's Travis L'Eon intercepted a Max Massengill pass, who had stepped in to replace a shaken-up Jason Piquette for one play. On the next play Kristian Craig went 25 yards to give the Crusaders (3-2) a 13-0 lead.
Craig, who finished with 150 yards on 16 carries, added another score in the third, and Angell threw his second TD, a 29-yard pass to Jacob Bouvier, in the fourth. Angell was 8-of-14 for 120 yards.
Crusaders coach Rick Sanson singled out 160-pound Chad Moore and 170-pound Justin Trill for blocking Keswick's way to 307 yards rushing.
"I'm most impressed with how at their size, game in, game out, they battle every play," Sanson said.
Anthony Salveggi, Times correspondent