Lennard Longhorns Welcome East Bay, Spoto & Riverview To Spring Football Jamboree

By Tamas Mondovics

Scores: East Bay 20, Spoto 0; Lennard 16, Riverview 7.

As a continuation of the regular season, teams across Florida came together last month to measure up their strength during the 2013 spring football jamboree.

Local teams were divided up into groups of four, or in some cases two, to participate in two quarters along with some additional adjustments to the officials’ regular season rules.

Jamboree host Lennard took on Riverview; East Bay had a chance to face off with Spoto at Longhorn Stadium.

East Bay began the jamboree seeming a bit rusty at first on the field, even as Indians quarterback Chris Carpentier, reached the Spartans end zone multiple times right from the start.

The games first official points did not come until midway through the second half when Chris Greene scored on a 10-yard run.

Devin Hart and Jude Holston followed the Indians momentum with two more rushing touchdowns on plays of 11 and 10 yards, while the East Bay defense limited Spoto to just one first down.

The night’s second match-up, however, proved to be a much different ball game as the deciding score on a low-scoring two quarters came down to the final seconds.

Riverview took a 7-0 lead early as Lennard answered back with Darren Daniel’s score on a 43-yard run.  The game was tied until the last 30 seconds, when Sharks Junior Ellis Shaw kicked a 39-yard field goal giving Lennard the 10-7 lead.

The night also saw a performance by Armwood who welcomed Strawberry Crest. Durant and Plant City ended its jamboree with the scores of Plant City 23, Durant 0;  Armwood 34, Strawberry Crest 0.

Newsome hosted its jamboree by welcoming Bloomingdale Brandon and Tampa Catholic.

While the Bulls and the Eagles tied at 13, the Wolves could not put anything on the board against the visiting Crusaders, led by quarterback Kyle Ploucher, who completed a 51-yard pass to Tre Watson followed by Kenny Bryant’s 55-yard touchdown in the game’s final seconds.

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