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EAST BAY BOOT DECIDES RUNNING BATTLE IN MUCK

Thunderstorms may have delayed Saturday's East Bay-Bloomingdale game, but it did not seem to have an impact on the rushing offenses, as the teams combined for 346 yards.

Still it came down to the foot of East Bay's Forrest Meredith, who hit a last-second, 16-yard field goal to lift the Indians 17-14.

On the final drive, the Indians drove 35 yards to the Bulls' 9, with Aaron Mills hitting D.J. Richmond for 15 yards along the way to set up Meredith's kick.

With the field soggy and a bit torn up, the teams stayed on the ground to rip up chunks of yardage. East Bay ran 40 times for 170 yards with Richmond carrying 21 times for 108. Bloomingdale rushed 42 times for 176 yards, led by Eugene Perry's 94 yards.

It took until the second quarter, but the Bulls struck first with a 9-yard touchdown run by Derrick Johnson. The Indians answered with a 4-yard touchdown run by senior Deandre Reddick.

As the half wound down, the Bulls, instead of punting, went for it on fourth and 8 from around midfield and failed to convert.

Mills later found Richmond for a 28-yard scoring pass to take a 14-7 halftime lead.

The Bulls dominated the time of possession for the bulk of the second half, getting a 4-yard touchdown run by Chris Herald to tie the score at 14.

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