GIBSONTON — East Bay didn’t get many scoring opportunities, but it took advantage of the one it did have as the Indians scratched out a close win in a non-district game against Bloomingdale.
East Bay got on the board first after Christian Leto intercepted a Bloomingdale pass with two minutes to go in the first half and returned it to the 2-yard line. QB Chris Carpentier ran it in on the next play to give East Bay the 7-0 lead going into the break.
Bloomingdale QB Isaiah McIntyre got into gear after halftime and led the Bulls on back-to-back touchdown drives. The first drive was capped by a 4-yard run from Austyn Shear, and McIntyre found Cody Decker on a 37-yard pass to the back of the end zone on the next drive to put the Bulls up 12-7 after a failed extra point and a failed two-point conversion.
Carpentier left the game in the third quarter with an injury and did not return. East Bay struggled to move the ball but caught a break when a bad Bloomingdale snap on a punt gave the Indians the ball on the 19-yard line. Chris Greene carried the ball six straight times to cover those 19 yards and had the winning score from 4 yards out.
Bloomingdale 0 0 12 0 — 12
East Bay 0 7 0 6 — 13
E — Carpentier 2 run (Morgan kick)
B — Shear 4 run (kick failed)
B — Decker 37 pass from McIntyre (conversion failed)
E — Greene 4 run (conversion failed)