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Football: Seffner Christian 57, Cornerstone 7

BRANDON — Seffner Christian rolled to a 57-7 season opening win over Cornerstone Charter at Brandon High's E.L. McLane Stadium thanks to five touchdown passes from sophomore quarterback Caleb Newman. Newman also ran for two touchdowns.

The Crusaders (1-0) built a 37-7 halftime advantage and added to their lead in the second half with Newman scoring on a 12-yard touchdown run and tossing a 18-yard TD pass to Karmi Mackey.

In the middle of the fourth quarter, Christian Becker recovered a fumble to set up Sarel Vorster's 30-yard touchdown run minutes later. Running back Marcus Richardson added two touchdowns and newcomer Nahshon Benoit also scored for the Crusaders.

Defensively, the Crusaders forced a number of fumbles and got big plays from standout Michael Browning, whose sack helped set up a touchdown in the third quarter.

Matthew Corrado, Times correspondent

Football: Seffner Christian 57, Cornerstone 7 08/31/13 [Last modified: Saturday, August 31, 2013 12:02am]
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