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Football: Brandon 27, East Bay 6

BRANDON — Welcome to the playoffs, Brandon. The Eagles built a 21-point halftime lead, both running backs topped 100 yards and Brandon played its way into the postseason with a 27-6 win over East Bay (3-6).

"It feels real good," said RB Cyrus Dooley (140 yards, two TDs). "It's nice to not have to play that tiebreaker and get some rest."

The tiebreaker was avoided when Plant City lost to Newsome. Durant enters the playoffs as 7A-8 champ; Brandon is the runnerup.

The Eagles (5-4) controlled the line of scrimmage and the clock in the first half. Brandon scored on three of its four first-half possessions, getting touchdowns runs from Tyrell Garner (15 yards) and Dooley (16 yards). Quarterback Allen Knippel also tossed a 15-yard TD pass to Chaz Laidler with 39 seconds left in the half.

But Garner (right knee), who ran for 139 yards, and defensive lineman Isiah Harris (left shoulder) were both hurt in the third quarter and did not return. Neither injury is considered serious.

Brandon Wright, Times correspondent

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Football: Brandon 27, East Bay 6 11/05/11 [Last modified: Saturday, November 5, 2011 12:32am]
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