Tuesday, May 22, 2018
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Spring football: Westminster Christian 44, Calvary Christian 0

at Clearwater

Westminster Christian 44, Calvary Christian 0

Spring game-breakers: In a spring battle of dueling Warriors, the visitors from Miami — a team that lost only six players from a state semifinal run derailed by Clearwater Central Catholic last fall — dominated a young Calvary squad. Scoring on six of its first seven possessions, Westminster Christian (420 offensive yards) sent the game into running time early in the third quarter. … University of Miami verbal commit Jordan Cronkrite had seven carries for 75 yards and a TD while second-stringers Michael Whyte (80-yard TD run) and Anthony Machado (75-yard end zone sprint) flashed speed. … For Calvary, junior-to-be Joey Gannaio was a force at left defensive end, responsible for over half of Westminster's incomplete passes with three bat downs and an interception returned 34 yards. … Senior-to-be Dayne Dawson had a highlight-reel catch near halftime, pulling in a Jeremy Wood bullet in stride with one hand for a 22-yard gain on third down. … Calvary had four turnovers while six penalties and six sacks scuttled its offense. The host Warriors' best shots at scoring came when they missed field goal tries of 50 and 45 yards.

Audible 1: "When I saw the tackle turn his hips to go down (and cut block me), I just kind of took a chance that they were going to throw this way. It paid off." — Gannaio on his interception

Audible 2: "We have four offensive linemen returning as starters and some thicker running backs. I think we showed the ability to run downhill." — Calvary Christian coach Todd Yoder on a ground game that picked up 77 yards on 19 carries

Chuck Frye, Times correspondent

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