After experiencing its first loss of the season last week, the Brunswick School football team got back on the winning track in a big way on Saturday.
In a game featuring plenty of offense, the Bruins had more, enabling them to turn back Taft School.
Senior running back Jalen Madison rushed for a game-high 268 yards for Brunswick in a 49-28 win over Erickson League rival Taft in Watertown.
Madison ran for three touchdowns for the Bruins, who rebounded well from their defeat against Choate Rosemary Hall a week ago.
The Bruins upped their overall record to 4-1 and improved their Erickson League mark to 2-0 with the triumph.
Junior quarterback Nick Winegardner was efficient, completing 6 of 9 passes for 118 yards and two touchdowns for the Bruins. The victors amassed 424 yards of offense, while Taft gained 338.
Clayton Ostrover paced Brunswick’s defense with a team-leading nine tackles. The score was tied at 14-14 at halftime, but a big second half propelled the Bruins.
Brunswick outscored Taft, 21-7, during the third quarter and 14-7 in the fourth. Bernard Zoungrana had 68 receiving yards with a touchdown and Rocco DiChiara caught a scoring strike from Winegardner.
Senior running back Kevonne Wilder also ran for a touchdown for the Bruins, whose ground game was powered by the hard-running Madison.
Wilder also caught a pair of passes for the Bruins. For the game, Brunswick was 8 of 12 on third down, while Taft was 5 for 11. The Bruins compiled 306 rushing yards and the Rhinos gained 118 yards on the ground. The Bruins also rolled up 485 total yards, while Taft gained 290.
The Bruins remain on the road next week, as they will visit Erickson League rival Salisbury School on Saturday.
BRUNSWICK 49, TAFT 28
BRUNSWICK 7 7 21 14 — 49
TAFT 8 6 7 7 — 28
[BR] Jalen Madison: 27-yard run (Chris Chavez kick) , 1st QTR
[TA] Skyler Bell: 11-yard pass from Nicholas Brown , 1st QTR
[BR] Rocco Dichiara: 21-yard pass from Nick Winegardner (Chris Chavez kick) , 2nd QTR
[TA] Jacob Rooks: 37-yard pass from Nicholas Brown , 2nd QTR
[BR] Jalen Madison: 1-yard run (Chris Chavez kick) , 3rd QTR
[BR] Jean-bernard Zoungrana: 48-yard pass from Nick Winegardner , 3rd QTR
[BR] Nolan Morris: -yard interception return (Chris Chavez kick) , 3rd QTR
[TA] Mashod Harrison: 2-yard run , 3rd QTR
[BR] Jalen Madison: 72-yard run (Chris Chavez kick) , 4th QTR
[BR] Kevonne Wilder: 9-yard run (Chris Chavez kick) , 4th QTR
[TA] Mashod Harrison: 43-yard pass from Nicholas Brown , 4th QTR