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Spring football: Canterbury, Southwest Florida Christian 7

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Canterbury 42 , Southwest Florida Christian 7

Spring game-breakers: Southwest Florida Christian, heading into its third season of varsity play, had no answers for Canterbury's ground attack, as the Crusaders piled up 364 yards on 26 carries. … Canterbury running back Brent O'Neal, who will be a senior next season, ran for 236 yards on 10 carries, including touchdown runs of 77, 13 and 58 yards. … Crusaders coach Bill Jones, one of the many new head coaches in Pinellas County making his debut, was pleased with his team's effort and was quick to point out to his players that they ran for more than 300 yards with such a young core returning. Canterbury has to replace five senior starters from a roster of 20 last season. … The Kings got their lone score on a 91-yard kickoff return by running back Bryan Genter in the third quarter to cut the score to 35-7.

Did you know? A scout from Florida International said he was impressed with several Crusaders, including DeSean Thomas, a 6-foot-3, 210-pound rising senior defensive end.

Audible 1: "Good showing for our offensive line today. We had two freshmen starting on the line today, so the future looks bright here at Canterbury." — Jones

Audible 2: "This is one of the better performances we have had. It's a new group, new offensive line, so I really didn't know what to expect today with all the changes." — O'Neal

Andy Villamarzo, Times correspondent

Spring football: Canterbury, Southwest Florida Christian 7

05/21/11 [Last modified: Friday, October 28, 2011 1:55pm]
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