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Preseason football: Lakeland Santa Fe Catholic 36, Calvary Christian 27

CLEARWATER — At the grand opening of Calvary Christian's new on-campus stadium, the teams combined for 54 points in the first quarter before a botched punt late in the game led to a win for Santa Fe Catholic. The stadium is part of a new athletics complex nicknamed "The Rock."

Santa Fe senior quarterback/running back BJ Knauf, a Purdue commit, provided everything for the Hawks, rushing 16 times for 202 of his team's 215 yards with three touchdowns and completing both of his passes for 76 yards and one touchdown.

Knauf was also a beast on defense and special teams with two interceptions and the game-deciding punt return, 35 yards for a touchdown.

Calvary was led by junior quarterback Allen Barnes, who had 43 yards rushing and two touchdowns before leaving the game with an apparent shoulder injury early in the third quarter.

Senior running backs Steven Rice and Alex Leonard helped Barnes. Rice rushed three times for 85 yards and one highlight-reel 78-yard touchdown for the Warriors, and Leonard chipped in with 10 rushes for 47 yards.

Lauren Burg, Times Correspondent

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Preseason football: Lakeland Santa Fe Catholic 36, Calvary Christian 27 08/27/11 [Last modified: Saturday, August 27, 2011 1:25am]
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