Seffner Christian picked up its first regular-season road win Friday, beating Windermere Prep 35-13.
The Crusaders (3-1) ran out to a 21-0 halftime lead, getting a key 98-yard drive that chewed up most of the first quarter and was capped by a 3-yard touchdown run from Marcus Richardson.
Seffner Christian's defense was also stout, holding Windermere Prep to 128 yards, with most of those coming in the fourth quarter when the Crusader starters were out. Nate Smith led the way with seven tackles and a 28-yard interception return for a touchdown in the second quarter. Caleb Gude added two fumble recoveries and an interception.
Quarterback Tanner Richardson finished 3-of-9 passing for 36 yards, a touchdown and interception. But he was especially vital to the running game, finishing with 123 yards and two touchdowns, including a 72-yarder in the fourth. The Crusaders tallied 261 yards total via the ground.
Another strength for Seffner? The return game, which amassed 178 yards and was instrumental in setting up Tanner Richardson's 1-yard TD run in the third quarter.