By Ryan Kaczmarski
Brookside runs over Brooklyn for homecoming victory
When Brookside senior running back Arin Pruitt sees a hole, he runs throught it with a sense of urgency. This was the case over the weekend, as he crossed into the endzone three times in the Cardinals 44-22 thumping of Brooklyn.
Pruitt rushed 24 times, for 92 yards, and had scoring runs of 1, 3 and 5 yards.
Brookside (2-2, 1-0 in the PAC) opened up the scoring with Pruitt’s first scoring run (Brandon Bellman kick) to go up 7-0 in the first quarter. Brooklyn tied it up early in the second quarter, before Bellman knocked in a 37-yard field goal to put the Cardinals up 10-7 at the half.
Brooklyn took a 14-10 lead in the third quarter, before sophomore Dudley Taw , who led Brookside in rushing for an amazing 150 yards on five attempts, ran in touchdowns of 69 and 52 yards. Junior Kyle Houston added a late 19-yard touchdown run, to cap the scoring in the game.
Senior Jake Morgan chipped in with 88 yards on 11 attempts. Brookside ran for 365 yards as a team.
Junior quarterback Tyler O’Malley went 5-8, for 52 yards through the air, and netted 1 yard rushing.Jake Morgan led the Cardinals’ receivers with 2 catches, for 28 yards.
Warriors blank Wellington, stay undefeated
Fairview made quick work of Wellington on Saturday, scoring 14 points in the first quarter, adding seven more before the half and holding strong for the shutout in the second half. The Warriors had touchdown runs from quarterbacks Jason Kish and Colin McNamara and running back Drew Kostos. Wellinton stayed winless with the defeat.
Longhorns fall to Black River
The Black River Pirates defeated the Lutheran West Longhorns (2-2, 0-1 in the PAC) 36-30 in overtime Saturday. The game was suspended Friday night due to inclement weather.
Regulation play saw the game tied at 30-30. The Pirates scored on the opening possession of overtime and were able to stop the Longhorns on their possession to secure the win.
Outstanding performances were accomplished by many on the Longhorns squad. Senior quarterback Greg Kunze accounted for three touchdowns, two on runs of 3 and 52 yards, and also a 48-yard touchdown pass to senior tight end Aaron Geye. Kunze also had an interception in the game. Brad Warnkin had six catches , and also scored on a 2-point conversion pass from Kunze, to send the game into overtime. Linebacker Drew O’Hara led the team in tackles along with a solid performance by senior captain Derek Naim.