Football: Brandon 33, King 0
TAMPA — After losing first three games to open the season, and its last eight dating to last year, Brandon (1-3, 1-0) finally got to celebrate Monday with a 33-0 shutout over King (0-5, 0-2) in a Class 6A, District 7 matchup. Quarterback Tavaris Thomas threw a touchdown and ran for another as the Eagles gave first-year coach Isaac Anderson his first career win.
"This was a win we really needed because of how hard these kids have worked, for our self-esteem and just to build a winning culture here," Anderson said.
Key plays: After Thomas was sacked on fourth down on Brandon's opening drive, Eagles junior Jamal Nash set up his team's first touchdown by returning an interception to the Lions' 3-yard line. J'lon Horton scored four plays later to give the Eagles a 6-0 lead.
Stars of the game: A 5-yard touchdown run by Phillip Harris and Thomas' 10-yard touchdown pass to Joshua Mendez late in the second quarter gave the Eagles a 19-0 lead at halftime. ... Horton and Harry Kanu each added touchdowns in the second half for Brandon. ... The Eagles' Jaylon Godbolt and Asheron Michel each recorded sacks in the defensive effort.
Final word: "We hope to this turn into win into a winning streak." — senior Jamall Jackson of Friday's game at Robinson