Things started poorly but ended well for the Mustangs, who improved to 2-4. Northside fumbled the opening punt and gave Bradenton Christian the ball on the 4-yard line. But the defense did not allow a touchdown and the offense cruised from there.
Kamen Wilmington rushed nine times for 188 yards and a touchdown and Fiante Bell added 121 yards and a touchdown to lead the running attack. Freshman quarterback Griffin Alstott, coach Mike Alstott's son, was 6-for-11 for 99 yards and two touchdowns. He also rushed five times for 17 yards.
The Mustangs will try to make it two straight next week against Keswick Christian.
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Carrollwood Day 54, Keswick Christian 13
The Patriots (3-3, 1-1) jumped out to a big first-half lead to cruise to a victory in Class 2A, District 9.
Mike Smith had more than 100 yards receiving and Willie Parker had more than 100 rushing as Carrollwood Day went ahead 41-6 by halftime. In all, the Patriots had more than 500 yards of offense.
"We're starting to get healthy and we're getting on a pretty good roll," Carrollwood Day coach Lane McLaughlin said. "We played a tough schedule early on, and that's starting to pay off now that we're into our district schedule."