ST. PETERSBURG — Kicker Kenny Lucas gave Keswick Christian a 6-0 lead on two field goals and the Crusaders (5-4) held off Sarasota Out-of-Door Academy for their fourth district title since 2001.
An interception by defensive back Trevor Angell, which led to a 42-yard touchdown by Armani Lonardo, gave Keswick a 12-0 lead heading into the fourth quarter.
"At every practice we run a play called the (man), which is a two defender on three defender concept," Crusaders coach Rick Sanson said. "This play allows us to get to the QB easier without any repercussions."
Late in the fourth quarter, Out-of-Door's A.J. Strong scored on a 3-yard run, cutting the lead to 12-7.
Out-of-Door had one more chance after the Crusaders didn't convert on third down. On fourth and 7 Jamie Onufrak dropped a touchdown pass, which allowed the Crusaders to take a knee.
Alton Edwards, Times correspondent