GREENWICH — Three more touchdown passes from Nick Henkel resulted in one more dominant win for the Brunswick School football team.
The Bruins improved their record to 4-1 overall and 4-0 in Erickson League play, rolling past host Salisbury School, 41-7, in a league matchup.
Brunswick, which is in first place in the Erickson League, along with Avon Old Farms School, jumped out to a comfortable 20-0 halftime lead.
“Our kids played very physical football and our offensive line did a good job,” Bruins coach Jarrett Shine said. “Nicky had a lot of time to throw, they did a good job of protecting him. He was hitting his targets and we were also able to run the ball — giving us a balanced attack.”
In the first quarter, Henkel completed a swing pass to senior running back Michael Gottlieb, who took it 25 yards for a touchdown. The second quarter saw Henkel connect with senior wide receiver Sean Amill for a 27-yard touchdown. Chris Chavez’s extra point, made it 14-0.
“Despite Salisbury’s record coming into the game, we knew they were a good team and that we had to play our best,” Henkel said. “Our offensive line gave me a good, clean pocket to throw from. We had over 400 yards of offense, which was good to see.”
Senior Jack Ocken gave the Bruins a 20-0 first-half lead, scoring on a 1-yard run. He added another 1-yard touchdown run in the third quarter and Gottlieb broke loose for a 49-yard scoring dash in the third quarter.
Sure-handed wide receiver Cornelius Johnson snared a 67-yard touchdown pass from Henkel in the third quarter, putting the Bruins on to, 41-0. Salisbury’s score came on a 45-yard pass play in the fourth quarter.
Brennan Troy and Matt Restieri each intercepted a pass for Brunswick.
“Our middle linebacker Nick Villis also did a very good job,” Shine said. “They have a very shifty running back, but we did not let him get outside and we defended the pass well.”
Brunswick hosts Erickson League rival Avon Old Farms on Saturday.
“This is a huge game for us,” Henkel said. “They are undefeated in the league too, so this can go a long way in determining who the league champion is. There is going to be a lot at stake.”