LARGO — Damian King had 123 total yards on nine touches, including a big touchdown run in the fourth quarter, to lead Indian Rocks Christian to a victory against Class 2A-District 5 rival Carrollwood Day.
With the score 7-6 midway through the fourth, Indian Rocks stopped Carrollwood Day quarterback Taylor King on a quarterback sneak attempt on fourth-and-2. On the first play of the ensuing drive, King took a jet sweep to the right side of the field for 71-yard touchdown run that made it 14-6.
Michael Smith was on the verge of pulling Carrollwood Day within two, but the junior receiver fumbled after a long gain on a pass play. The ball went out of the back of the end zone for a touchback, and Indian Rocks took over on the 20-yard line late in the fourth.
Zeke McGaughy, a sophomore running back, finished with 98 yards on 15 carries. Theo Anderson had a 4-yard touchdown run in the third quarter for the game’s first points.
Carrollwood Day hosts Shorecrest Prep on Thursday.
Indian Rocks Christian 0 0 7 7 — 14
Carrollwood Day 0 0 0 6 — 6
IRC – Anderson 4 run (Sullivan kick)
CDS – King 24 pass to Earley (kick failed)
IRC – King 71 run (Sullivan kick)