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Thu. May 23, 2013 | Michael Hinman

At Lennard
Scores:
East Bay 20, Spoto 0; Lennard 16, Riverview 7

Spring game-breakers: East Bay quarterback Chris Carpentier was determined to get into the end zone early — and did so three times (only to have them called back or stopped). That included a 61-yard scamper late in the first half, an illegal shift that negated a 4-yard run in the second half, and a sack with the ball on the 1-yard line. Junior Chris Greene eventually broke the 0-0 tie with a 10-yard run midway through the second half. …Junior running back Jude Holston had one carry, but it was worth it, a 10-yard jaunt into the end zone with just six seconds left for East Bay. …Lennard’s Darren Daniel rushed for 104 yards, including a 43-yarder after Riverview had taken a quick 7-0 lead. …Riverview’s Jaylin Vereen and Fred McCoy combined for 99 yards rushing. McCoy is only a freshman. …Riverview and Lennard were tied until the last 22 seconds. Junior Ellis Shaw kicked a 39-yard field goal that gave Lennard the go-ahead score, then the Longhorns returned a last-second interception for the final margin.

Did you know? Shaw has never missed a PAT, but has missed some key field goals in his career. Thursday’s late field goal was his first winning kick.

Audible 1: “We got in our own way for a while. We kept tripping over our own shoelaces. Once we punched that first one in, I was like, ‘All right guys, we know how to do this.’ ” — East Bay coach Frank LaRosa

Audible 2: “I was very nervous. My heart was pounding. All I had to do was kick it straight down. But then the other coach called a timeout; I knew he was going to freeze me out. I got really nervous, but I left it on God and I left it on my players.” — Shaw

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