Football: Lennard 28, East Bay 7



MORE from our HomeTeam writers.

More Video

HomeTeam Hot Shots
Vote for the top male and female athletes from the bay area
Siyana Allen, basketball, Lakewood
Megan Bohan, soccer, Robinson
Makenzie Fish, soccer, Land O'Lakes
Nicole Sullivan, soccer, Springstead
Peyton Walker, basketball, Seffner Christian
Francesca Ycaza, soccer, St. Petersburg Catholic
Ryan Fontano, soccer, Nature Coast
Damian Fracchia, soccer, East Bay
Bryan Gilbert, soccer, Newsome
Hayden Grooms, soccer, Palm Harbor University
JJ Lewis, basketball, Mitchell
Sam Sharpe, soccer, Boca Ciega



Sat. August 30, 2014 | Brandon Wright

GIBSONTON — Lennard matched its win total for the past two seasons and defeated its neighborhood rival in convincing fashion before a packed house. The Longhorns scored on their first three possessions to take a 21-0 lead and never looked back. Their defense forced five turnovers and recorded three sacks.

Drive of the game: East Bay fumbled on its first play from scrimmage, and Diontae Johnson recovered. On the next play, freshman quarterback Devin Black (9-of-16 for 226 yards) lobbed a perfect deep ball to Johnson, who caught it in the end zone for a 14-0 lead less than five minutes into the game.

Play of the game: On East Bay’s first possession after cutting its deficit to 21-7 midway through the second quarter, the Indians drove to the Lennard 12-yard line, but Lennard lineman Rowdy Driggers pounced on a loose ball to seize back momentum.

Star of the game: Johnson caught four passes for 131 yards and a touchdown, recovered a fumble and averaged 42 yards on two punts.

Stats of the game: East Bay fumbled seven times. Lennard recovered four.

Final word: “Now everybody knows we’re for real. We’re here to stay.” — Lennard running back Jahryn Bailey (15 carries, 74 yards, two touchdowns)


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours