ST. PETERSBURG — Quarterback Jamie Quezon and his Shorecrest team waited all season for victory. By passing for 167 yards and three touchdowns, and running for 133 yards and another touchdown, Quezon led the Chargers to one Friday over visiting Seffner Christian.
"This is really big for us," Quezon said. "We've worked hard all season."
The Chargers rushed for 340 yards, led by Quezon, Christian Mandula (84 yards), Garrett Schulte (69) and Alex Drexler (67). Ian Johnston-Schmidt had 117 yards receiving and a TD and kicked all seven PATs.
Quezon scored from 2 yards to give the Chargers a 21-14 lead they never relinquished. He closed the first half with a 55 yard touchdown to Johnston-Schmidt.
"(Johnston-Schmidt) has been my go to guy all season," Quezon said. "My O-line gave me a lot of time so it was easy to find receivers."
In the second half Schulte ran the ball in from 2 yards to put the Chargers up 35-14, but Steven Marsh returned the ensuing kickoff 80 yards for a Crusader score, the first of his two kickoff returns for a touchdown.
"We knew we would get scored on a lot," SCA coach Steve Lewis said. "We made it a point to work on kickoff returns."