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Spring game: East 31, Gibbs 6

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East Lake 31, Gibbs 6

Spring game-breakers: East Lake's Jamal Wilburn rushed for 136 yards on 10 carries and had one catch for 14 yards. … The Eagles had 186 yards rushing in the first half. … East Lake quarterback Sam Shaffer was 4-for-8 for 60 yards and one touchdown. … The Eagles' Brian Mircovich had three catches for 28 yards with a touchdown. … Reserve quarterback Dylan Tinsley rushed for 53 yards and a 1-yard touchdown. … The play of the game was right before the half when Wilburn went 55 yards for a touchdown, putting the Eagles up 24-0. … They went on to score another touchdown, on a 1-yard run to make it 31-0. … Gibbs did not get a first down until late in the first quarter. … Michael Kendricks led Gibbs' attack with 150 all-purpose yards and he scored on an 8-yard run. … The Gladiators had only four possessions in the first half. East Lake's Cameron Mitchell kicked a 35-yard field goal. … Gibbs was without standouts Jarvis West, Mac Brown and Josh Rembert.

Did you know? The Gladiators still do not have a head coach or a principal. … Former Buccaneer Donnie Abraham is an assistant coach for the Eagles. Bruce Taylor, a former San Francisco 49er, is a volunteer coach as well. … The Eagles lead the county with the best GPAs among football players with an unweighted 3.27.

Audible 1: "Execution and fundamentals was something that they have worked on all spring." — East Lake coach Bob Hudson

Audible 2: "We were outmanned and we have a lot of young players on this team. … The school needs to make a decision quickly on the picking of a head coach." — Gibbs volunteer coach Frank Hartley

Phillip Haywood Jr., Times correspondent

Spring game: East 31, Gibbs 6 05/29/09 [Last modified: Friday, May 29, 2009 11:38pm]
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