The win extends coach Chris Merritt’s 11-year streak of never having lost consecutive games. Last week, Columbus lost 10-7 in a non-district game to Northwestern.
Columbus rushed for nearly 300 yards as a team, and quarterback Tucker Beirne threw for 160 yards.
• Barrington Christian 18, Mater Academy 16: A 95-yard kickoff return by junior Kamala Butler late in the fourth quarter gave the Falcons (1-6, 0-1) their first win of the season Saturday night at Harris Field.
Down 12-10 with 2:14 to play, Mater scored on a 9-yard touchdown run by running back Steve Riobueno. At the Falcons’ 45-yard-line Butler hurdled a defender before weaving past Lions (4-3) defenders to the end zone.
• Gulliver 48, Keys Gate 0: Gulliver (3-4, 2-0) broke the game open early, jumping out to a 31-0 lead in the first quarter and cruising the rest of the way to down visiting Keys Gate (3-4) for a homecoming win.
Running back Bo Ellis carried the ball six times with 78 rushing yards and a 37-yard touchdown.
On top of running for a touchdown, freshman Errol Jackson had a scoop-and-score defensively on a backward pass by Keys Gate.
• LaSalle 28, Archbishop Curley 6: LaSalle completed its perfect run through the south division of the Southeastern Independent Conference on Saturday.
LaSalle finished its regular season 6-2 and 6-0 in the division and as the No. 1 seed, will host north division No. 4 seed Ft. Pierce John Carroll next Thursday night, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. in a quarterfinal matchup.
SOUTHEASTERN INDEPENDENT PLAYOFFS
Thursday, Oct. 25 (all games 7 p.m.)
No. 4 south Miami Country Day at No. 1 north Boca Raton Pope John Paul
No. 3 south Tavernier Coral Shores at No. 2 north North Palm Beach Benjamin
No. 4 north Ft. Pierce John Carroll at No. 1 south La Salle
No. 3 north Ft. Lauderdale Pine Crest at No. 2 south Florida Christian
Thursday, Oct 25
Ft. Lauderdale Westminster Academy at Archbishop Curley (4 p.m.)
Marathon at Coral Springs Charter (7 p.m.)
Boca Raton St. Andrews at Ransom-Everglades (7 pm.)
Palmer Trinity d. Cardinal Gibbons 13-25, 12-25, 25-21, 20-25: Kara Schwantes 7 digs, assist, 4 sp, 3 aces. Sarah Martin 32 assists, 9 digs, 3 kills, block, 8 sp. Ali Jacobs 13 kills, 5 digs, block, 2 assists, 4 service points, ace.
• Late Friday scores: Deerfield Beach Zion Lutheran 32, Palmer Trinity 12; Naples First Baptist 45, Solid Rock Christian 0.