Make us your home page
Instagram

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

East Lake 22, Dunedin 0

DUNEDIN — East Lake clinched second in Class 5A, District 8 — and the resulting playoff berth — by beating Dunedin 22-0. It was the Eagles' second shutout of the season.

In the first quarter, senior Jamaal Wilburn ran nine times for 82 yards and two touchdowns before leaving with an ankle injury. He returned briefly in the second half, carrying two more times for 15 yards. With Wilburn out, five players combined for 113 yards on 23 carries.

After a safety gave the Eagles a 15-0 lead, senior Sam Shaffer connected with senior Drew Harwood for a 15-yard touchdown.

Junior Tyler Higbee caught eight passes for a game-high 94 yards.

The Eagles, who beat Clearwater 24-0 on Sept. 25, allowed just 1 rushing yard, recorded six tackles for loss and two sacks and forced four turnovers (two fumbles and two interceptions).

Paul Mueller, Times correspondent

East Lake22
Dunedin0

East Lake 22, Dunedin 0 11/07/09 [Last modified: Saturday, November 7, 2009 12:12am]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Marc Topkin's takeaways from Friday's Rays-Twins game

    The Heater

    DH/LF Corey Dickerson has gotten more attention, but 1B Logan Morrison has had a tremendous first two months. His fourth-inning homer Friday was his team-leading 13th, one shy of his total for 107 games last season, and gave him 34 RBIs.

  2. Rowdies anxious to get back on track

    Soccer

    ST. PETERSBURG — Having already played four matches in less than two weeks' time, the Rowdies have to turn around again on short rest to host Saint Louis FC today.

    And they're actually glad about it.

  3. Rays pitchers rave about Twins pitching coach, ex-mentor Neil Allen

    The Heater

    MINNEAPOLIS — There have been a lot of coaches who have had a hand in helping Chris Archer get to the big leagues and to the front of the Rays rotation, and as he took the mound Friday night at Target Field, he had reason to nod appreciatively toward the home dugout.

    In their third year with pitching coach Neil Allen, the Twins have been one of the surprises of the American League.
  4. State baseball: Bishop McLaughlin bows out in Class 3A semifinals

    Baseballpreps

    FORT MYERS — One inning into Bishop McLaughlin's Class 3A state semifinal against Fort Myers Canterbury, things could not have gone much better for the Hurricanes. They grabbed a quick one-run lead and Canterbury ace Sam Keating was forced out of the game with a nagging neck injury.

     Chris Berglund (18) of Bishop McLaughlin, at bat during second inning of the FHSAA class 3A semi-final on Friday May 26, 2017 at Hammond Stadium in Fort Myers, Fla. Canterbury, Fort Myers, defeated Bishop 7 to 4. Canterbury will play in the 3A championship tomorrow.
  5. Bucs WR DeSean Jackson knows only one direction: full speed ahead

    Sports

    TAMPA — DeSean Jackson is the "1."

    Actually, Jackson, the Bucs' latest weapon for quarterback Jameis Winston, with his blazing speed and game-changing splash plays, wears No. 11 in games.

    DeSean Jackson, a needed game-breaker for Bucs who signed a $33.5 million deal, welcomes big expectations.