|Eastern Tech Pounds Rival Kenwood
Article & photo by Ben Boehl -
Kenwood and Eastern Tech renewed a long-time rival at CCBC-Essex.
Kenwood came into the game with a 2-0 record, but found out why many
consider the Mavericks to be the best in the county.
Zach Burkhardt and Eastern Tech scored on its first three possessions
against Kenwood as they routed the Bluebirds 35-13.
Tech pounded the football all game in a 35-13 win over Kenwood. The
Mavericks ran the ball on its first two possessions and found
themselves with a 14-0 lead. The running back combination of Marquiese
Bannister, Criszon Brown and Emmanuel Gbor ran all over the Bluebird
defense. Bannister and Brown scored the first two touchdowns, but
Kenwood did not go away.
After being sacked by Tech's Dan McManus and trailing 14-0, Bluebird
quarterback James Brittingham threw a short screen pass to running back
Corey Johnson, who ran the ball 60 yards down the sideline for a
touchdown. The only problem was Kenwood's defense couldn't stop
quarterback Zach Burkhardt and Tech's high powered offense. Burkhardt
broke free for a 45-yard run and that set-up a Gbor 3-yard touchdown.
Kenwood's defense forced two turnovers, including a Mike Quirk
interception, but they were trailing at the half 21-6. Tech put the
game away in the early third quarter with another touchdown run by Gbor
and Martin Iaconi forced a Kenwood turnover on a kickoff. That led to
another Brown touchdown run.
The Bluebirds were able to add another touchdown to keep the score
respectable. Sophomore running back Travis Jenkins broke off a 35-yard
run and caught a 20-yard pass from back-up quarterback James Richey.
That led to a 20-yard touchdown run by Kenny Johnson. Eastern Tech
improves to 3-0 and will travel down Route 702 to play at Chesapeake on
Saturday. The Bluebirds fall to 2-1, but will be back home to play
Dulaney on Friday.