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Chaminade’s defense holds tight as Lions advance to third consecutive state title game

A pass intended for CCC’s Jerjuan Newton (4) misses long with Chaminade-Madonna’s Deidrick Stanley ll (6) defending, right, during the first half of Friday’s (11/30/18) state high school football semifinal: Class 3A: Hollywood Chaminade-Madonna at Clearwater Central Catholic, in Clearwater.
A pass intended for CCC’s Jerjuan Newton (4) misses long with Chaminade-Madonna’s Deidrick Stanley ll (6) defending, right, during the first half of Friday’s (11/30/18) state high school football semifinal: Class 3A: Hollywood Chaminade-Madonna at Clearwater Central Catholic, in Clearwater. Tampa Bay Times

It wasn’t Chaminade-Madonna’s prettiest game of the year by any stretch of the imagination.

But even with six turnovers on offense and 11 penalties in the game, the Lions held firm and walked away from its Class 3A state semifinal with a 16-0 road win at Clearwater Central Catholic to make it back to Orlando for a third consecutive season and have a chance to defend their state title from a year ago.

Chamiande (11-2) led 7-0 at halftime on a 33-yard touchdown run by Willie Davis, who finished the game with 221 yards. Three second-half field goals from Carter Davis accounted for the rest of Chaminade’s points.

The win on Friday marked Chaminade’s fourth shutout in the past five games.

The Lions will face West Palm Beach’s King’s Academy on Saturday for the Class 3A title. King’s Academy advanced to Orlando after a 49-48, come-from-behind victory over FSU High School.

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