WINTER HAVEN — Seffner Christian set the pace early en route to the school’s first shutout victory of the season.
Senior Robbie Shell returned the opening kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown and less than a minute later, quarterback Caleb Newman rushed for a 33-yard score following an onside kick to give the Crusaders a 13-0 lead.
Seffner Christian led 35-0 at the half.
Newman finished the game 10-of-15 for 164 yards and a touchdown and also rushed for 103 yards with a touchdown. Marcus Richardson scored three rushing touchdowns on plays of 6, 7 and 18 yards.
Defensively, Seffner Christian collected five sacks with an interception.
Seffner Christian plays Lecanto Seven Rivers Christian next week in a pivotal Sunshine State Athletic Conference game.
“If we win Thursday we are assured a playoff berth in our conference,” Seffner Christian coach Travis Puleo said.
Seffner Chr. 21 14 0 6 — 41
All Saints’ 0 0 0 0 — 0
S – Shell 90 kick return (Kocsis kick)
S – Newman 33 run (kick failed)
S – Richardson 6 run (Kocsis kick)
S – Richardson 7 run (Shell from Newman)
S – Shell 27 pass from Newman (Kocsis kick)
S – Richardson 18 run (kick blocked)