Brunswick improved to 3-0 on the season following a decisive 17-0 win over Cheshire Academy (2-2) under the lights on Cosby Field on Friday night. The defensive shutout is the first blanking by the Bruins since a 42-0 victory over Kent on October 7, 2017.
Following a scoreless first quarter, Brunswick got on the board in the second stanza with an eight-play, 65-yard drive, capped by a 35-yard rushing touchdown by Jalen Madison. A Chris Chavez extra-point kick gave the Bruins a 7-0 lead with 8:08 left before halftime.
Cheshire had a chance to tie the contest with under a minute to play before the break, as the Cats offense marched to the Brunswick four-yard line. On first and goal, the Bruins’ Colin Mulshine strip-sacked the Cheshire quarterback, as Aengus Rosato recovered the ball on the Brunswick 15-yard line to end the scoring threat.
On the opening drive of the third quarter, the Cats marched into Brunswick red zone. On fourth and three from the Bruins’ 15, a mishandled shotgun snap was fumbled away, as Brunswick’s Clayton Ostrover recovered the ball on the Brunswick 21-yard line. The fumble recovery was the second by Ostrover in the contest.
Later in the third quarter, Aidan Redahan blocked a Cheshire punt, giving the Bruins the ball on the Cats’ 35-yard line. The Brunswick offense stalled on the 18-yard line, as the Bruins settled for a 35-yard field goal by Chavez, giving the hosts a 10-0 lead with 25 seconds left in the quarter.
After the Brunswick defense forced another Cheshire punt, the Bruins offense mounted a seven-play, 47-yard scoring drive in the fourth quarter. A Madison 10-yard rushing touchdown capped the drive at the 8:47 mark, as a Chavez extra-point gave the Bruins a 17-0 lead over the Cats.
The Brunswick defense forced another punt by the Cats, as the Bruins offense took over on their own 32-yard line with 6:14 left to play in the game. The Brunswick rushing attack, keyed by a 28-yard scamper by Kevonne Wilder, ran down the clock, as the Bruins took a knee to end the game on the Cheshire 15-yard line.
For the game, the Bruins rushed for 237 yards, as Madison collected 178 yards and two touchdowns on 27 carries, while Wilder scampered for 44 on four carries. Defensively, Mulshine led the way with eight tackles and a pair of stops for negative yardage.
1 2 3 4 F
Cheshire 0 0 0 0 0
Brunswick 0 7 3 7 17