Through his years as a running back in the Brunswick Junior Railroaders youth football system, Michael Souders were serving notice, at an early age, he was going to be a force to be reckoned with as he got older and into the high school football system.
Against visiting Thomas Johnson on Friday, Sept. 10, Souders continued to do what he does best — run, run and run some more.
Souders scored four touchdowns in Brunswick’s 34-3 win over the Patriots. It was the Railroaders’ first win of the season after a loss to South Carroll on Friday, Sept. 3, in the season-opener.
Souders had two touchdown receptions. He also scored a rushing touchdown and, as a member of the Railroaders’ special teams, returned a punt for a score.
Brunswick gets another big test on Friday at Boonsboro, when the Railroaders take on the Warriors at 7 p.m. Last year was the first time, in the history of the rivalry between the two schools, Brunswick and Boonsboro did not play each other.
The COVID-19 pandemic caused Frederick County Public Schools officials to have all fall sports played in late winter and early spring this year. Washington County schools had limited fall sports last year, with football being one of them.
The Brunswick-Boonsboro rivalry is one of the oldest in the area, starting in 1968, the first year the Railroaders offered a football program. Some of the players on Brunswick’s team know members of the Warriors’ squad, as some live in the Weaverton-Yarrowsburg-Gapland areas of Washington County.
This has always made for a good rivalry game over the years, so look for a good game this Friday night at Boonsboro.
BHS Cross Country
Brunswick’s boys cross country team won the team championship last Saturday at the South Hagerstown Barnhart Memorial Invitational, scoring 88 points to outlast Charles Town, W. Va.’s Washington High School (100).
For the Railroader boys, Ray Gibson finished sixth, followed by Andrew McGillivray, 13th and Colin Bomysoad, 22nd.
Brunswick’s boys’ soccer team won the Mountain Ridge Shootout last weekend in Frostburg.
The Railroaders defeated the host Mountaineers, 3-0; and Clear Spring, 4-01
Ricky Cicmanec had two goals for Brunswick in the match against Mountain Ridge. Logan Malone had one. Malone and Brandan Walsh each had one assist. Keeper Finn McGannon had 12 saves.
Cicmanec had a hat trick against Clear Spring, giving him five goals for the tournament. Malone had one goal. Kam Harris had one assist.
McGannon had six saves. Murphy Nicols had one.