In their season opener, following last week’s 36-0 jamboree blanking of Fountainebleau, Brusly once again dominated the football field with a complete shutout.
Not only did the Panthers manage to score seven touchdowns, and convert each extra point by quarterback/kicker Blake Manola, resulting in a final score of 49-0 against the St. John Eagles.
Not even a thunderstorm or hour-long game delay could dampen the team’s spirits.
During the first quarter, Kwanston Adkins scored the first touchdown of the night on a 35-yard run. Jaylon Green, Carlsel Alexander, and Caleb Henderson each scored for the Panthers during the second quarter.
Green scored on a 10-yard run, while Alexander’s 35-yard tromp down field tacked on another touchdown, making the score 21-0. With a minute remaining in the quarter, Henderson intercepted a pass by Eagles quarterback Hunter Schneblen at the 41-yard line and returned it for a 59-yard touchdown
Both Brusly’s offense and defense continued to excel in the second half.
Darien Cobbs earned the only points in the third quarter with a 12 yard rushing touchdown for the Panthers.
Manola began the fourth quarter with a 42 yard pass into the end zone to Adkins.
The last touchdown of the game was scored by Paigedrick Crawford’s 14 yard run with 11:27 still remaining on the clock.
Brusly’s ground attack earned a total of 383 yards between 13 players, led by Manola’s 95 yards on nine carries.
The Panthers defense also had a strong showing, only allowing the Eagles to garner 48 yards of total offense, 33 of which were on the ground.