Brandon 16, Riverview 8

Facing fourth and goal with less than two minutes left, the Brandon defense did what it did well all night — stopped the run.

The Eagles (1-6, 1-2) stuffed a potentially game-tying play from their own 5-yard line, holding on for their first win of the season, 16-8 over Riverview (2-6, 0-3) Thursday night.

“I’m proud of these kids,” Brandon coach Dean Eychner said. “They paid their dues coming out of the gate. I saw some things out of them tonight that reflected the work they’ve invested.”

Riverview’s only score came on a fourth-quarter punt return as the Brandon defense held the Sharks to just 107 offensive yards.

This article can be found here as it was originally published in The Tampa Bay Times.

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