Spring football: Bloomingdale 7, Tampa Catholic 7; Newsome 21, Brandon 7



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Thu. May 22, 2014 | Don Jensen

at Valrico
Bloomingdale 7, Tampa Catholic 7
Newsome 21, Brandon 7

Spring game-breakers:  Bloomingdale’s Isaiah McIntyre was 11-of-21 for 127 yards, including the tying 14-yard touchdown to Logan Krouse with 1:43 left. … Newsome’s Cole Schaller directed three scoring drives to start the game. He scored on a 1-yard run and was 2-of-5 for 111 yards. Donovan Geter had both catches, including a 79-yard touchdown. . . . Chris Bryant scored on a 15-yard run, and Nate Simmons led the Wolves with 63 yards on 12 carries as they held a 174-97 advantage in total offense. … Brandon’s Isaiah Alexander (8-for-14, 75 yards) threw an 11-yard touchdown to Jordan Mendez.

Did you know? After allowing 75 yards on 12 plays on Tampa Catholic’s scoring drive (capped by Devan Barrett’s 2-yard run by) to start the game, Bloomingdale allowed minus-1 yard on 18 plays. … The Bulls held a 173-74 edge in total yards but failed to score from the 1 when Bentlee Sanders came up with his first of two interceptions with 3:11 left. …  Newsome quarterback Spencer Preston, who injured a knee in a homecoming win Oct. 11 against Durant, didn’t play but is expected to be ready for the season. … Brandon was slowed by five snaps that sailed over the quarterback. … One of the two buses carrying Newsome players had traffic issues and didn’t arrive at the game until 20 minutes before kickoff.

Audible 1: “Any time you can hold Tampa Catholic to seven points in a half and move the ball offensively like we did, I was happy. All in all, a great way to cap off a really good spring for us.” — Bloomingdale coach John Booth

Audible 2: “I liked how we came out and played disciplined with (the starters) and were reading our keys and reacting to what we’ve been working on for 18 days. So I’m pleased with the effort.” — Newsome coach Ken Hiscock


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