Orlando, FL – VIctory Christian couldn’t get its running game going, so its went to the air. Storm fans are so glad they did, as quarterback Caleb Lewis threw 6 touchdowns to five different receivers, leading Victory Christian to a 54-16 victory over previously unbeaten Indian Rocks Christian.
Indian Rocks got on the scoreboard first when running back Damian King scampered 52-yards for the game’s first score.
Lewis, senior quarterback for the Storm, then tossed the first of his six touchdowns, connecting with AJ Harper on a 24-yard strike to tie the score at 7-7.
Lewis had two more second quarter scores, connecting with E’Andre Smith and Brice Ford, giving the Storm a 19-9 halftime lead.
The third quarter was more of the same, with Lewis throwing two more touchdowns to Ford, and Jethro Francios returning and interception 19-yards for yet another touchdown.
Lewis finished with 384 yards passing, completing 23-of-28 and one interception.
For Victory Christian head coach Tommy Lewis, getting his team back to the state championship game has been one-year in the making. Last year the Storm lost a heart breaker to Champagnat 14-7. But after that loss, coach Lewis and his players dedicated themselves with the purpose of returning to Orlando, and winning.
To do that, the Storm would have to defeat the No. 1 ranked team in class 2A and stop a Golden Eagles running attack that hadn’t been stopped all season.
But that all changed on a cloudy and sometimes rainy Friday afternoon at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando. Victory Christian won their first ever state championship in football, the end result of an amazing 365 day journey.
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