TAMPA — Seffner Christian turned the tables after losing to Northside Christian in last year's preseason game.
Seffner Christian started the game off right Friday at Tampa Bay Tech with a 70-yard touchdown return by Marcus Richardson. Northside fought well, but Seffner Christian led 14-0 at halftime.
Drive of the game: Northside fought hard for 60 yards to the 18-yard line, but then came the penalties. The combination of penalties and Seffner's defense caused Northside to turn over the ball on the 20-yard line.
Play of the game: Marcus Richardson's 70-yard touchdown return, which gave the Crusaders the confidence they needed to start the game off strong.
Stars of the game: Richardson was one of the stars of the game with two touchdowns. Also, Noah Randall made several crucial plays on defense to help prevent Northside from scoring. Junior quarterback Jacob Couch also played well in his first game with Seffner Christian.
Final word: "The kids played hard tonight and they will work hard as they did all season." — Seffner Christian defensive coordinator Stu Weiss
Matthew Corrado, Times correspondent