The Berean Christian School Bulldogs finished its SSAC playoff series in the SSAC with a win over First Academy-Leesburg.
Quarterback Chris Mauck and the offense dominated the air with three first half touchdown passes. Mauck hit Daryk Racine for two quick ones and then connected with Keilon Stube for number three. This gave the Bulldogs an early 20-0 lead going into the second quarter. Midway into the period, Kasey Montrois added a great run and a spectacular dive to make it 27-0 at the half.
The third quarter had Mauck hitting Nick Doucette, back from his spleen injury, with a few quick passes and nifty runs to get into scoring position. Shawn Hood finished the drive with an 18-yard sweep around the left end to make it 34-0. The defense, led by senior Mike Miller, kept Leesburg corralled all day, but early in the fourth, the Leesburg tailback raced 65 yards for the team’s only score. On the next series, Mauck hit Daniel Pinkerman down the middle for a 40-yard touchdown to end the scoring and the game.
Berean, the SSAC Gulf Atlantic Division champs, finished the season 8-2 and claimed many all-conference honors as well. Joseph Hendricks was named first team all-conference free safety. Chris Mauck (QB), Sawyer Losey (DB), Michael Miller (LB) and Austin Fyke (C) all claimed second team honors, to give the Bulldogs great representation in the 26 team Sunshine State Athletic Conference.
Head coach Brad Carney, the assistant coaches and all of the Berean players thank all the fans for their fantastic fan support this season. The great support definitely helped Berean obtain its first undefeated district championship.