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Scores: Brandon 3, Bloomingdale 0
Newsome 6, Bloomingdale 0
Newsome 15, Brandon 14
Spring game-breakers: Newsome quarterback Will Worth capped a back-and-forth quarter vs. Brandon by throwing a 7-yard touchdown pass to Austin Shear with nine seconds remaining and running in a two-point conversion for a one-point Newsome win. On the two-point try, Worth was initially bottled up in a scrum at the line of scrimmage before bouncing off the pile and outracing the defense. …Brandon scored on both of its drives against Newsome. John Gianino ran 22 yards to pay dirt on a fourth-and-3 play, and Isaiah Harris outraced the defense 43 yards to score for the Eagles. Gianino carried 10 times over both quarters and gained 79 yards. …On Newsome’s first offensive play against Brandon, fullback John Hendricks took a fly sweep off right tackle 80 yards for a touchdown. …RB Clint Carnell provided the only scoring in the Wolves’ win against Bloomingdale. The 5-foot-9, 200 pounder ran nearly untouched on a 25-yard run over right tackle. …Bloomingdale RB Eugene Baker was a workhorse in both quarters. The rising senior showed great vision and cutback ability along with a penchant for breaking tackles to gain 78 yards on 16 carries. He also caught a 24-yard screen pass from QB Adam Posateri. …Posateri nearly scored on the final play against Newsome. With the ball at the Wolves’ 32, Posateri scrambled out of the pocket and rolled down the right sideline before he was gang tackled 5 yards short of the end zone. …Brandon DL Fanel Duprevil set up the only points in the Eagles’ win over Bloomingdale by snatching the ball out of the hand of Posateri as he attempted to throw and returning the fumble 39 yards to the Bulls’ 11. Three plays later, Willie Burkhart drilled a 22-yard field goal with the clock expiring to win it for Brandon. …Bloomingdale moved the ball effectively in both quarters but was undone by fumbled snaps, penalties and the turnover against Brandon.
Did you know? In Newsome’s win over Bloomingdale, the Wolves gained a first down on each of their first three plays before scoring a touchdown on the fourth play. Between both quarters, Newsome averaged 11 yards a play offensively, gaining 211 yards total.
Audible 1: “Coach just said to keep the feet moving. I wasn’t going to let my teammates down. Everybody was just pushing on the line. Workouts have been paying off for me. We’ve been working out all spring. Got to use it sometime.” — Worth on his successful two-point conversion run
Audible 2: “I told the kids obviously when you go out and you compete you want to have the points and you want to come out on top. But we did a lot of good things. So, we’ve just got to clean up some little mistakes.” — Bloomingdale coach John Booth
Bryan Burns, Times correspondent