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)

Football: East Bay 14, Spoto 6

GIBSONTON — East Bay jumped out to a 14-point lead and held on.

Christian Leto scored from 13 yards on the Indians' first possession of the game, capping a 10-play drive. Eric Latortue then hauled in a 33-yard second-quarter touchdown from Chris Carpentier, one of just four passes for the game by East Bay (3-1, 1-0 Class 7A, District 8), to take a 14-0 lead into halftime.

"Everybody knows we're not a passing team and try to punch teams in the mouth," Latortue said. "But we can catch you off-guard with that play."

Spoto trimmed it to 14-6 on a 2-yard pass from Kevin Hobley to Patrick James with 3:58 to play. The Spartans recovered the ensuing onside kick. But three plays, later Kevin Sails picked off a pass in the end zone, and East Bay ran out the clock.

Neither team looked sharp. The Spartans (0-4, 0-1) were whistled for 18 penalties, turned the ball over three times and surrendered nine sacks. East Bay fumbled seven times, losing five.

Latortue registered three of the Indians' sacks while Marques Ford had a pair. Carpentier left the game with a leg injury in the third. His backup, Jordan Anderson, lasted one series before leaving. Tyler Johnston finished the game.

Brandon Wright, Times correspondent

East Bay14
Spoto6

Football: East Bay 14, Spoto 6 09/20/13 [Last modified: Friday, September 20, 2013 11:22pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Lightning takes defenseman Cal Foote with top pick in draft

    Lightning Strikes

    CHICAGO — Former Avalanche defenseman Adam Foote said his son Cal lived in the locker room.

    Cal Foote, second from left, is welcomed to the Lightning by GM Steve Yzerman, far left.
  2. It's Rays' turn to pound Orioles pitching (w/video)

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG - Ah, the fantastic four.

    The Rays smashed the reeling Orioles 15-5 on Friday, scoring a season-high in runs, to climb four games above .500 for the first time since July 1, 2015.

    Rays third baseman Evan Longoria scores on a triple by Logan Morrison during the first inning against the Orioles.
  3. Lightning journal: Plans set for 25th anniversary season

    Lightning Strikes

    CHICAGO — The Lightning revealed some of its plans for its 25th anniversary season Friday, including a ceremony to honor the 2004 Stanley Cup team.

    fit test: Top draft pick Cal Foote puts on his Lightning jersey.
  4. Rays designate catcher Derek Norris for assignment

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — C Derek Norris tied a career-high with three hits in Friday's 15-5 win against the Orioles then was designated for assignment after the game to make room on the 25-man roster for C Wilson Ramos.

    Matt Duffy is expected to resume his baseball activities once the stitches heal.
  5. Lightning picks defenseman Cal Foote

    Blogs

    Cal Foote is the son of former Avs defenseman Adam Foote.