TAMPA — A 1-yard plunge from East Bay quarterback Aaron Mills sealed the victory for the Indians with 11 seconds left.
East Bay's DJ Richmond returned the opening kickoff 85 yards for a touchdown. King answered with a kickoff return late in the first quarter as Chris Murray took it 95 yards for a score.
East Bay depended on the run heavily and totaled 307 yards and five touchdowns on 45 carries. Edgar Latortue (12 rushes, 174, 1 TD), Deandre Reddick (13, 82, 2), and Richmond (13, 35, 1) all had very productive nights.
King was more balanced. Junior quarterback Reese Sturgis threw for 108 yards and two touchdowns and ran for a score. He hit Derrick Bass six times for 75 yards and a touchdown.
Cason Ulmer, Times Correspondent