VERO BEACH – St. Edward’s came into Friday’s night game against Faith Baptist Academy with the chance to go undefeated in the regular season for the first time since 1989.
The Pirates handily beat their opponents 44-0 and go into the postseason with a perfect record after a 44-0 win. St. Edward’s is averaging nearly 38 points on offense this season, the highest in the region. Kicker Dillon Benson has been perfect all season, going 40-40 on extra points.
Just two minutes in the game, St. Edward’s running back Cortez Brown ripped off a 53-yard touchdown run. With 3:07 left in the first quarter St. Edward’s quarterback hooked up with wide receiver Juan Santini for a 20-yard touchdown completion. By the end of the first quarter, St. Edward’s led 14-0.
One minute into the second quarter, Collier Proctor found running back Jamari Williams for a 40-yard touchdown pass. With 5:19 left in the first half, Cortez Brown found the end zone once again, this time on a 12-yard touchdown run.
With 3:24 left in the first half, Faith Baptist Academy snapped the ball out of the end zone for a safety. On the following punt, J.D. McGee returned the kickoff 80-yards for the touchdown. At half time, St. Edward’s led Faith Baptist Academy 37-0.
In the third quarter, St. Edward’s David Cicco found the end zone on a 1-yard touchdown run with 47 seconds left in the quarter. The final score was St. Edward’s 44, Faith Baptist Academy 0.
Kicker Dillon Benson was 6 for 6 on extra points, keeping his perfect streak going.
St. Edward’s improves to 9-0 while Faith Baptist Academy falls to 2-7.
St. Edward’s begins playoffs in two weeks in the Sunshine State Athletic Conference.