East Bay sets record
The East Bay High School Girls’ Flag Football team set a new record in the history of the sport that no team from Hillsborough County has ever accomplished. This is a perfect 7-0 district record.
The Indians accomplished this with their final regular season district game defeating Riverview 26-0. The Sharks missed some opportunities and East Bay took advantage. Quarterback Sydney Hostelley went 26/32 for 226 yards, 4 TDs and no INTs. Caitlyn Northrop caught two TDs and Takiya Fullwood and Kianna Green caught one each.
Leading the Defense was Andrea Fracchia with 9 flag pulls. The Indians followed this with a non-district win and fifth shutout of the season, defeating Lennard 33-0. Hostelley went 19/27 for 219 yards, five TDs and no INTs. Shawnari Lynch caught two TDs while Chloe Dinard, Sara Hostelley and Kelsey Roundtree caught one TD each. Ta’Veyonna Brooks had 8 flag pulls leading the defense, which held the Longhorns to 42 total yards of offense.
East Bay closed the regular season against the Plant Panthers and faces Riverview in the District Semi Finals, May 1. For more information, visit www.ebhsgirlsflagfootball.com.
Their coach, Michael Cooper, believes glory comes in giving it your all, giving it your best. No matter, win or lose, know that you gave it your best effort and nothing less. It can be said these girls did just that — gave it their all. Congratulations on an amazing season.