Hillsborough football

By Times Staff
Published October 2, 2005

Keswick Christian 28, Cambridge 0

ST. PETERSBURG - Keswick used a variety of rushing schemes to wear down Cambridge's defense Saturday. Relying heavily on sweeps early in the game, the Crusaders were able to rush the ball between the tackles later to keep the Lancers defense on the field most of the evening. PLAY OF THE GAME: The opening possession dictated the outcome. After marching downfield, Jared DiMaggio found the end zone on a 15-yard run. The drive took less than three minutes and the Crusaders cruised from there.

PLAYER OF THE GAME: DiMaggio almost ran the offense by himself. He carried the ball 29 times for 204 yards and crossed the goal line twice. He was pulled from the offense for the final two series. KEY STATISTIC: Cambridge used two quarterbacks, rotating both throughout the game because its starter was injured in a previous game. The quarterbacks also had to play running back and several positions on defense, leaving them with little time to rest. THEY SAID IT: "Even though we're young, we became a football team tonight. We played the No.1 team in the state." - Rick Shears, Lancers coach

--DON WOLF, Times correspondent

Calvary Christian 21, Tampa Baptist 13

LARGO - Things looked good for Tampa Baptist in the first half. With a minute left before halftime, the Rams were ahead 13-0 and were containing tailback Charlie Robinson.

Then Robinson went 48 yards for the score with seconds left to ignite the Warriors, who pitched a second-half shutout to win at Indian Rocks Christian's field Saturday night.

Robinson (219 yards, 23 carries) added a 23-yard touchdown run midway through the third quarter that gave Calvary the lead.

Holding the Rams to less than 100 yards, Calvary held the ball eight minutes of the fourth quarter and amassed more than 300 yards.

PLAYS OF THE GAME: Sophomore Armondo Jonescia and eighth-grader Chris Lundy gave Tampa Baptist something to smile about. Jonescia scored the first touchdown, a zig-zagging 82-yard kickoff return. Lundy made a one-handed interception off Lucas Spoerl and went 50 yards to put the Rams up two scores in the second quarter. PLAYER OF THE GAME: Robinson was too much. KEY STATISTIC: Calvary recovered two of three onside kicks.

--ERIC MUSKATEVC, Times correspondent