Brunswick High School was shut out 37-0 Friday on their home field against the Camden County Wildcats.
The Pirates played a tight game the first quarter, which ended with a 3-0 Camden lead on a 30-yard field goal.
The teams traded possessions several times before Camden scored on a 3-yard run by Daryl Williams to make the game 10-0 with little more than two minutes remaining in the half.
On the next possession, Brunswick was near midfield and failed to convert a fourth-and-2 to give Camden the ball back on the Pirates’ 39-yard line with a little more than one minute remaining in the half. Camden quarterback Logan Watson attempted a pass that bounced off the hands of two players before Logan Berryhill snagged the ball and ran into the end zone for a 16-0 lead after a failed extra point attempt.
It was all Camden County in the second half. Ben Seagraves intercepted a pass from Brunswick High’s Anthony Mountain at the 29-yard line on the first play of the third quarter. Four plays later, Watson tossed a 13-yard touchdown pass to Caleb Keaton to increase the Wildcats’ lead to 23-0.
Brunswick was forced to punt on its next possession, forcing Camden to start its next drive deep in their own territory.
Seven plays later, Jamie Felix scored on a 43-yard run to give Camden a 30-0 lead at the end of the third quarter.
Brunswick failed to convert on another fourth down attempt on its next possession when Mountain was sacked on the 34-yard line. Camden scored two plays later on a touchdown pass by Watson to Berryhill to make the game 37-0.
Watson threw three touchdowns, two to Berryhill, and completed eight of 13 passes for 184 yards.
Brunswick coach Sean Pender expressed his disappointment to his players after the game. He told players they showed up and played one half of football. He told them coaches will evaluate their effort in Friday’s game.
He also told them the effort they show in practice next week will determine how much playing time they get.
“I’m not going to get embarrassed again,” he said “You’re going to execute.”
Rather than focus on next week’s game, Pender said the emphasis will be on “fixing ourselves.”
Camden coach Bob Sphire said the road win was especially important for the team’s seniors because it was only the third one in their careers. It was also the second road win in consecutive weeks.
Sphire said the hard work in the off season made the difference.
“The defense really earned that shutout,” he said. “We are learning how to finish games.”