Railroaders stay on track vs. Rebels

October 03, 2005|by JACK HILL III / Staff Correspondent

Brunswick gained 415 yards of total offense and 21 first downs as the Railroaders ran over South Hagerstown 35-20 in an MVAL Antietam football game Friday night at School Stadium.

"The offense played well," Brunswick coach Kevin Lynott said. "We controlled the time of possession and the clock. That was big. As an offense, you want to establish a run and be able to throw whenever you want to. We were able to balance the rushing and the passing game.

"I think a lot of credit goes to the offensive line for that," he said said. "We controlled the line of scrimmage. Larry Burdette did a good job of leading the offensive line at center."

Eric Zwilsky ran for 187 yards and a touchdown for Brunswick (2-2, 1-0), while Aaron Main passed for 114 yards and two touchdowns and ran for another touchdown.


Brunswick went to work right away when linebacker Brandon Miskell recovered a fumble at the Rebels' 38-yard line.

On the next play, Main fired a 38-yard touchdown pass to tight end Chris Papanicolas. Andrew White then kicked the first of his five extra points.

"Eric Zwilsky is a good running back," South coach Greg Kellick said. "He was all-league last year and he ran the ball real well tonight. Aaron Main is a nice quarterback. He runs the ball well and he throws the ball well. Chris Papanicolas did a fine job at tight end. Those three senior leaders really led their team tonight. They got out of them what they should have got out of them."

South (0-4, 0-1) tied the score at 7-7 when Marcellus Sumlin threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to Pat Mertz and Brock Jamison kicked the first of his two extra points.

Sumlin passed for 93 yards and two touchdowns and had a touchdown run.

The Railroaders extended their lead to 21-7 on a 1-yard touchdown run by Zwilsky and a 10-yard touchdown run by Main.

The Rebels cut the deficit to 21-14 at halftime on a 1-yard touchdown run by Sumlin.

Brunswick increased its advantage to 35-14 behind running back Grant Wilson. Wilson had a 22-yard touchdown reception from Main before scoring on an 11-yard touchdown run.

South scored the game's final touchdown on a 35-yard pass from Sumlin to Mertz in the fourth quarter.

"Our defense broke at times," Lynott said. "But we made big plays and stops when we had to. We had good defensive play from linebacker Danny Lefebvre. He was disrupting the timing of their offense and forcing them out of whatever they wanted to do."

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