Football: Indian Rocks Christian 31, Seffner Christian 17

Published Oct. 27, 2017

LARGO — Alejandro Bryant scored two touchdowns in the second half to pace Indian Rocks Christian School to a 31-17 win over Seffner Christian in a Class 2A-3 game.

Key stat: Along with the two scores, Bryant rambled for 196 yards on 25 carries. He led all rushers in a game in which both teams combined for more than 400 yards in rushing offense.

Drive of the game: After Indian Rocks (8-1, 2-1) jumped out to a 10-0 lead, Seffner Christian (1-7, 0-3) had a 13-play drive that ended with quarterback Caleb Warren pushing in from the 4-yard line. The drive stopped Indian Rocks from running away with the game early.

Plays of the game: In a game owned by running, both teams benefited from a big pass play. Indian Rocks' Darius Collins pulled in a swing pass from quarterback Zach Burrill and raced 71 yards to set up an Andrew Roberts 1-yard plunge. The score put the Golden Eagles up for good. With Seffner Christian down 24-10 and running out of time, Warren found freshman Melek Ford on a double move from 60 yards out to pull the Crusaders within seven.

Final word: "We thought last week's game was physical. This was the most physical game we have played all year. There was a lot of adversity, but teams who want to be champions win games like this." — IRC interim coach Jason Stokes

Final word II: "The first half there was not a lot of room to run, but in the second half our O-line produced holes for me to run." — Alejandro Bryant