ST. PETERSBURG — Shorecrest and Northside Christian traded scores all night, and it looked as if it would come down to who had the ball last. That was until Evan Jerome intercepted a pass in the end zone to secure Shorecrest's victory.
"This is our biggest game of the year," said Chargers senior Jack Schroeder, who rushed for 201 yards and two touchdowns. "We look forward to it."
Schroeder took the opening kickoff 92 yards for a touchdown. The Mustangs' David Edwards almost returned the favor, taking the ensuing kickoff 93 yards to the Chargers 1. Chris Culbreth then scored to tie it. Schroeder wasted no time, scoring from 75 yards out on the next play from scrimmage.
"The line stepped up huge," he said. "I got lucky a couple of times to break some big ones."
Nathan Cowan, Times correspondent