Bloomingdale runs past Newsome 34-27

Bloomingdale runs past Newsome 34-27


Bloomingdale runs past Newsome 34-27


LITHIA – The Bloomingdale Bulls came from behind, twice, to defeat district rival Newsome 34-27. The win gives the Bulls their seventh win of the season, a school best, and puts Bloomingdale in the driver’s seat for the Class 8A-6 runner-up spot. A win next week at Wharton secures a playoff game, only the second in school history.

Early on, it was the Newsome running game that was clicking. Chris Bryant, senior running back, scored the games first touchdown with a 24-yard run around the left side.

In the second quarter, Bruce Anderson, scored with a 25-yard run up the middle, and Newsome was up 12-0. Anderson played a great game, finishing with 191 yards rushing and two touchdowns along with a big fumble recovery on the goal line, preventing what could have been Bloomingdale’s first score.

In the first half, Newsome recovered an onside kick and two Bloomingdale fumbles, yet they were not able to put the Bulls away.

Isaiah Mcintyre, junior quarterback, got the Bulls on the scoreboard when he connected with Doug Sandberg for a 23-yard touchdown, and the Bulls began to chip away at the Wolves lead.

Mcintyre passed for 295-yards and three touchdowns and ran for 108 yards.

Junior Chris Wonsley also made major contributions for Bloomingdale, scoring two touchdowns late in the first half, giving the Bulls a 20-18 lead, Wonsley finished with 142 all-purpose yards and scored the game-winning touchdown, diving in from three yards to give the Bulls a 34-27 lead with just over a minute to play.

The Bulls defense held one last Newsome charge, giving Bloomingdale the 34-27 win.

The Bulls (7-1, 3-1) go on the road to Wharton next Friday night to face the Wildcats with a chance to wrap up the 8A-6 runner-up playoff spot.

The loss eliminates the Wolves (4-5, 2-2) from the playoff picture. Newsome finishes their season next Friday night with a district game at Riverview.


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