CLEARWATER — Calvary Christian had no problem dominating both sides of the ball in its homecoming game against St. Petersburg Catholic as the Warriors cruised to a 38-0 victory Friday night. With the win, Calvary improved to 5-2. St. Petersburg Catholic fell to 2-7. Quarterback Alex Laccabue led the Warriors with three touchdown passes, all in the first quarter.
Key play: Less than two minutes into the third quarter, D'andre Ferguson helped set the tone for the Warriors after halftime. The senior picked up 35 of his 57 rushing yards with a carry to the left side that went for another Calvary touchdown, making it 31-0.
Key drive: Up 14-0, the Warriors put together a well-composed, steady drive toward the end of the first quarter. After a pair of runs deep in the red zone, Laccabue found TE Adam Kobus for a 4-yard touchdown pass in the middle to make it a three-score game.
Star of the game: Laccabue. The senior quarterback finished 8-for-9 for 131 yards, throwing for three touchdowns. Two went to WR Kade Burley for 36 and 30 yards.
Key stat: The Warriors' defense held the Barons to 41 total yards as St. Petersburg Catholic finished with 45 yards rushing and lost 4 yards passing. The defense was particularly strong against the pass. It forced nine incompletions on 11 passes. Calvary Christian's offense finished with 334 total yards (179 rushing, 155 passing).
Final word: "This is our best defense we've ever had at this school. We have a great core group of defenders. When they get after people, we're tough on defense, and that keeps us in a lot of games." — Calvary Christian coach Todd Yoder