Scoring 21 unanswered first-half points, the Brunswick football team never looked back against host Salisbury School Saturday night, posting a convincing 33-21 victory.
The Bruins raised their record to 2-1 with the win heading into this Saturday’s 1 p.m. game against Williston- Northampton at Cosby Field.
Kha’lil Eason, who ignited Brunswick’s triumph against Suffield Academy last week with a 99-yard kickoff return for a touchdown on the opening play, broke a run along the right sideline in the first quarter to start the scoring on the Bruins’ first drive.
Quarterback Danny Lauter broke out of the pocket in the second quarter and ran his way into the end zone, giving the Bruins a 14-0 lead.
With three minutes to play in the first half, the Bruins got the ball back with a short field after Jesse Schutzman blocked a Salisbury punt. Lauter only needed one play to find wide receiver Ashton Winegardner behind the defense, connecting with him for a touchdown pass and giving the Bruins a 21-0 advantage heading into halftime.
Salisbury opened the second half refocused and reenergized as they effectively mixed power running with some quick passes to move down the field before their speedy wide receiver broke lose for a touchdown.
Brunswick responded with Lauter this time using his legs to get down to the Salisbury 1-yard line, setting up a Chris Gaine 1-yard plunge for a score.
Salisbury quickly regained the momentum by taking the ensuing kickoff to the end zone, narrowing the Bruins’ lead.
But Eason found the end zone again on a nifty run to the left side in the fourth quarter, giving the Bruins a three-score lead once again.
Salisbury answered again with a long touchdown pass off a double-move to close out the evening’s scoring.
Schutzman, Jurgis Schmedlen and Jack Stemerman harassed Salisbury’s quarterback in the backfield throughout the day and Wells Faultstich had a toe-tap interception along the Knights’ sideline.