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Eastern Tech Pounds Rival Kenwood 35-13
- Article & photo by Ben Boehl -

Quarterback Zach Burkhardt and Eastern Tech scored on its first three possessions against Kenwood as they routed the Bluebirds 35-13.
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.
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.