Railroaders rout Phoenix in football
After losing its season-opener to South Carroll, the Railroaders have won three straight games.
Their most recent win was a convincing, 52-8 win over Rock Ridge, of Ashburn, Va. last Friday. The win pushes Brunswick’s record to 3-1 on the year.
It was a week where all public schools in Maryland, including Brunswick, were notified the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association had approved a one-year plan where all football-playing public high schools across the state will qualify for post-season playoffs. There will be six classifications for football this year.
Since some public schools in Maryland had to pause some of their football games due to COVID-19 issues, state officials decided to make an exception this year, assuring every team gets a chance at the post-season.
Given this encouraging news, Brunswick strengthened its momentum with a victory over the Phoenix. The Railroaders looked sharp in all aspects of their game.
That came as little surprise to everyone. The Railroaders got a huge boost when it defeated rival-Boonsboro on the road last week, 21-13.
It took less than 30 seconds last Friday for Brunswick to begin was going to be a rout. Tony Rakowski took the opening kickoff and raced 78 yards for a touchdown. There would be no letting up for the Railroaders in this game.
Freshman quarterback Ethan Houck hit Isaac Herbert with a 26-yard touchdown pass. Michael Souders scored on runs of three and 24 yards. Devin Phillips broke a 51-yard scoring run.
Once the dust settled at the end of the first quarter, Brunswick was enjoying a 35-0 lead. The Railroaders were on cruise control the rest of the way, but maintained a stubborn defense the entire game.
Place-kicker Sam Verosto kicked a 32-yard field goal during last Friday’s game. Ty Lawson played well on defense.
Ben Wells was Brunswick’s top rusher, carrying the football nine times for 89 yards. JT Harich had a 9-yard touchdown run. Jacob Genos, who is the Railroaders’ backup quarterback, scored on a 5-yard run
Brunswick’s defense forced three Rock Ridge fumbles.
The Railroaders go on the road this Friday night, traveling to Clear Spring to take on the Blazers.