Brandywine wrecks Bronson 45-14

Published 6:48 am Saturday, October 4, 2014

Austin Knapp brings down a Bronson runner in Brandywine’s 45-14 Homecoming victory Friday night. (Leader photo/RON HARNER)

Austin Knapp brings down a Bronson runner in Brandywine’s 45-14 Homecoming victory Friday night. (Leader photo/RON HARNER)

Calculated, precise, merciless, unwavering and unabashed are all adjectives one could use in describing the nature of a wrecking ball.

A true instrument of battery, that’s sole purpose for existence is the utter annihilation of whatever unfortunate structure finds itself obstructing the device from its objective.

In a fitting display of symmetry, with just a smidgen of irony added in, the Brandywine Bobcats’ 45-14 homecoming game demolishing of the Bronson Vikings at Selge Field Friday night could also be properly described by using the aforementioned adjectives.

Marty Ward rushed for 143 yards and two touchdowns, Andrew Duckett threw for 100 yards and two touchdowns and the Bobcats’ offense rolled up 359 yards on merely 33 plays from the line-of-scrimmage en route to the BCS Athletic Conference blowout.

Though, both, Mother Nature and the elements seemed to be conspiring against warmth of any kind, the Bobcats (5-1) set the field ablaze from the contest’s onset.

On its first offensive play of the game, Brandywine scored a touchdown as Duckett daftly hit a streaking Charlie Rodriguez with a 39-yard strike to put Brandywine up 8-0 in the blink of an eye.

Unfortunately for the Vikings (0-6) it was only just the beginning.

A pick-six, some hard-nosed running, an athletic grab and a stalwart performance by the offensive line led to 45 unanswered points for the Bobcats  and a quick night for everyone in attendance.

”There’s really not very much to say. Our guys came out and delivered here for the homecoming crowd,” Brandywine coach Mike Nate said.

The big win essentially cements the class of 2015 as one of the most successful teams to ever play football at Brandywine, as the victory gave them the distinction of never having suffered a losing season over the course of their entire careers.

Standing just one win away from MHSAA playoff eligibility, the Bobcats will get to travel to Buchanan Friday and attempt to down their arch rivals for a second straight year.

“It’s Buchanan,” Nate said when talking next week’s big match up. “Enough said.”


Bronson                      0          0          6          8 — 14

Brandywine               24       14         7          0 — 45

BW – Charlie Rodriquez 39 pass from Andrew Duckett (Marty Ward Jr. run)

BW – Jeshua Weise 29 interception return (Austin Knapp pass from Duckett)

BW – Marty Ward Jr. 5 run (Knapp pass from Duckett)

BW – Vincent Peel 13 run (Drew Krueger pass from Duckett)

BW –Jr. 41 run (kick failed)

BW – Austin Knapp 35 pass from Duckett (Duckett kick)

BRO – Eric Toledo 7 run (run failed)

BRO –Toledo 13 run (Noah Roberts run)