TAMPA — Seth Lewis, Tanner Richardson and Garrett Saunders combined for all eight touchdowns and Seffner Christian forced four turnovers — all leading to scores — in a record victory at Tampa Bay Tech.
The Crusaders, a second-year program, eclipsed its previous mark of 53 points set against Kissimmee Life Christian on Sept. 9.
Richardson, a quarterback, accounted for five touchdowns (three running, two passing). He had 91 yards rushing, highlighted by a 75-yard touchdown. Saunders had both touchdowns catches and also scored on a 55-yard interception return. Lewis led Seffner Christian with 121 yards and two touchdowns on eight carries.
Lewis gave the Crusaders a 14-0 lead late in the first quarter with a 96-yard run one play after Shorecrest was held on downs.
Linebacker Nathan Smith had 14 tackles for the Crusaders, who got fumble recoveries from Joe Hagel and Robbie Shell and interceptions from Richardson and Saunders.
Shorecrest's Alex Drexler ran for 118 yards and a score on 15 carries.
Don Jensen, Times correspondent