ST. PETERSBURG — Jaylynn McKinney scored three touchdowns to lead Lakeland Victory Christian to a victory against Admiral Farragut.
McKinney returned two fumbles for touchdowns in the third quarter and added a rushing score, but it was quarterback Caleb Lewis’ strike to Alvin Harper Jr. that was the turning point of the game.
With Admiral Farragut leading 12-7, Lewis bought time and found a wide open Harper down the left sideline for 47-yard touchdown pass as time expired in the second quarter.
The momentum continued after halftime for Victory Christian, as two bad snaps on consecutive possessions by Admiral Farragut were returned for touchdowns by McKinney, the second one making it 28-12.
After Lakeland Victory Christian forced a turnover on downs, E’Andre Smith scored on a 34-yard run to make it 7-6 late in the second quarter.
Lewis finished with 132 yards passing. Harper had 84 yards on four receptions.
Victory Chr. 0 14 21 0 — 35
Admiral Farragut 6 6 0 0 — 12
A—Diaz 17 pass from Collins (kick failed)
L—E. Smith 34 run (Lewis kick)
A—Collins 2 run (Conversion failed)
L—Harper 47 pass from Lewis (Lewis kick)
L—McKinney 7 fumble return (Lewis kick)
L—McKinney 40 fumble return (Lewis kick)
L—McKinney 6 run (Lewis kick)