BAY ST. LOUIS-- Keishan Pullom's interception in the fourth quarter allowed Bay High to defeat Vancleave 31-27 on Friday night at Tank Williams Field.
Pullom also rushed for 230 yards on 29 carries and scored a touchdown, while blocking two extra point attempts for the Tigers (4-4, 1-2 Region 8-4A).
"I just knew what had to be done," Pullom said. "I just gave it all to my team. I made up for the fumble with the interception at the end. They came out and they fought hard. We did enough to come out with the win."
Linebacker/fullback Dustin Davis, scored three touchdowns for the Tigers. He had an interception return for a TD, then caught a scoring reception and added a rushing score. Bay High quarterback Stevie Good, ran for a TD and threw for another.
"I read the quarterback's eyes, saw the ball and made the play," Davis said.
Bay High coach Jeff Hopgood expected a tough battle against the Bulldogs (3-6, 1-2).
"We were able to mix up our personnel packages," Hopgood said. "We were able to do more offensively. It was a chess match between the coaching staffs. We would put in our personnel and they would sub in their personnel. Every time we play Vancleave High School it's always a physical football game. Every time we play them, it comes down to the final play of the game."
Vancleave coach Lavon Capers pointed to several reasons for the Bulldogs' loss.
"We laid the ball on the ground too many times," Capers said. "We made way too many mistakes to win a ballgame. Defensively we didn't play well. We didn't tackle well. They ran the ball down our throats. They had a good night offensively. Coach Hopgood and his staff did a good job tonight."