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Football: Brandon 35, Riverview 14

RIVERVIEW — Tyrell Garner scored three first-half touchdowns to lead Brandon to a 35-14 victory over Riverview on Thursday night.

The Eagles are 3-4 overall but 2-1 in the Class 7A-8 district standings with a showdown next week against undefeated Plant City.

Riverview (1-5) capped a 68-yard drive with Ladarian Stephenson's 5-yard touchdown for a 6-0 lead.

Brandon responded with touchdowns on its next five possessions. Garner had first-quarter rushing scores of 7 and 15 yards, then D'Andre Franklin added a 35-yard run for a 20-6 lead.

With just 17 seconds left in the half, Garner ran 78 yards untouched for a 28-6 edge. Cyrus Dooley closed Brandon's scoring with a 54-yard run in the third.

"The O-line has been doing a phenomenal job," Brandon coach John Lima said. "They've been paving the way not just for Garner, but for anyone touching the ball."

Travis Puterbaugh, Times correspondent

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