ST. PETERSBURG — Some daring play-calling and a stout running attack helped Northside Christian cruise past Calvary Christian.
The Mustangs opened the game with an onside kick, then on the first play from scrimmage running back Chris Culbreth, who finished with 197 yards, bolted 49 yards around right end for a touchdown.
After Jimmy VanDeilen's 1-yard run put Northside up 14-0, the Mustangs recovered another onside kick. Eight plays later, VanDeilen found Andrew Speake in the end zone for a 16-yard score.
The Warriors closed to 21-6 when receiver Zach Hubbard recovered a fumble in the end zone by a Northside defender who had just made an interception.
But a 65-yard pass play from Kyle Craichy to Jimmy Smith and another Culbreth run put the Mustangs up 35-6 at halftime.
Anthony Salveggi, Times correspondent