Mostly Cloudy76° FULL FORECASTMostly Cloudy76° FULL FORECAST
Make us your home page

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 28, Bloomingdale 26

VALRICO — East Bay stifled a Bloomingdale rally with under a minute left to capture a dramatic 28-26 victory. The Bulls missed a chance to go 3-0 for the first time.

Down by two with less than four minutes left, the Bulls forced a quick three-and-out. With star running back Eugene Baker sidelined by cramps, quarterback Cody Crouse led the Bulls from their 46 deep into East Bay territory. Crouse gained 17 yards on third and 1 to reach the Indians' 1 with less than a minute to play. One play later Crouse tossed the ball to Kameron Faile, who fumbled while fighting for yardage.

"It looked like we put a helmet right on the football," East Bay coach Frank LaRosa said. "That thing popped straight back and we had a couple guys there to make the recovery."

Baker had three rushing TDs despite missing most of the second half.

Travis Puterbaugh, Times correspondent

East Bay28

Football: East Bay 28, Bloomingdale 26 09/16/11 [Last modified: Friday, September 16, 2011 11:35pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2016 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours