Santa Fe Catholic returned the opening kickoff of the game for a touchdown and never trailed against Saint Stephen's to take sole possession of first place in the Sunshine State Athletic Conference Coral Bay division with a 35-21 football win against SSES on Friday in Lakeland.
The Hawks added a punt return touchdown to take a 14-7 lead in the fourth quarter and forced Saint Stephen's into five turnovers to seal the victory. The Falcons entered the game with only one turnover all season and Fred Billy, who hadn't thrown an interception yet, was picked off three times.
Billy did, however, score two touchdowns on the ground for SSES. Saint Stephen's third touchdown came on a double pass from wide receiver Bobby Harrison to Jordon Murrell.
DELTONA TRINITY CHRISTIAN 49, BRADENTON CHRISTIAN 26 -- Following an emotional 15-point win against Out-of-Door last, the Panthers had a long trip to Deltona that ended with a 49-26 loss to Trinity Christian on Friday.
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BCS's offense followed up its 55-point outburst with a solid showing, but its defense has now allowed 154 points over its last three games.