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Football: East Bay 38, Riverview 6

GIBSONTON — Class 7A, District 8 rivals who combined to go 1-19 last season looked to continue their turnarounds Thursday night. Host East Bay took a step forward with a 38-6 win over Riverview.

A running clock was established early in the third quarter after the Indians took a 38-0 lead on quarterback Tajee Fullwood's second touchdown, a 30-yard run.

"It's exciting for the guys," East Bay coach Frank LaRosa said. "Riverview was our only win last year (37-0)."

East Bay (3-2, 1-1) scored on five of its six possessions in the first half to take a 32-0 halftime lead. Brandon Byrd ran 16 yards for one score and connected with Ben Franklin on a 45-yard halfback pass for another. Fullwood rushed for a game-high 112 yards.

Riverview (2-3, 0-3) made its second-to-last possession count. The Sharks put together a nine-play, 65-yard drive capped by Chase Freeman's 1-yard plunge.

Steve Lee, Times correspondent

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