Second-ranked University High School continued its winning ways Friday night, led by freshman tailback Nick Brossette as the Cubs rolled to a 46-6 victory over Northeast at Richard F. Gill Cub Stadium.
Brossette led the Cubs with 100 yards on 17 carries with three touchdowns.
Brossette has been a major part of U-High’s recent success.
“He’s been real steady,” Cubs coach Chad Mahaffey said. “He protects the ball, gets positive yards and he moves the chains. He’s been great for us.”
With the loss, the Vikings (0-9, 0-3 in District 7-2A) remain winless on the season. The Vikings were led by quarterback Taijah Jackson, who rushed for 35 yards on eight carries without completing a pass.
Led by a stout defensive effort, the third-ranked Cubs (9-0, 4-0) will look to continue their dominant ways with a big matchup looming next week at Redemptorist.
“Our defense did a great job,” Mahaffey said. “We did what we could to shut them down. But next week we’ve got to go out and earn it.”
The Cubs got an early 2-0 lead following a botched punt that Northeast’s Quinton Cornelius shanked out of his own end zone.
On its ensuing drive, the Cubs put together a five-play, 33 yard drive capped by a Brossette 1-yard touchdown dive at the 9:01 mark of the first quarter. Following the failed extra point, the Cubs led 8-0.
Following another three-and-out by the Vikings, an 8-yard punt by Cornelius set up the Cubs at the Northeast 35.
Eight plays later, Brossette notched his second score of the day on another 1-yard run. The extra point made it 15-0 with a little more than five minutes remaining in the quarter.
Another failed drive by the Vikings led to another Cubs scoring opportunity, capped by a Nik Kragthorpe 24-yard strike to Manny Miles to give U-High a 22-0 lead as the first quarter came to a close.
Things continued to go south for the Vikings on its ensuing possession when D’Marcus Eubanks fumbled and U-High’s Garrett Brumfield recovered.
Three plays later, Brossette notched another score on a 1-yard dive, giving the Cubs a 29-0 halftime lead.
Two possessions into the second half, University needed just four plays to get in the end zone after Kyle Crifasi found sophomore D’Vante Dotson for a 26-yard touchdown strike, extending the Cubs’ lead to 36-0 with eight minutes left in the quarter.
Following an exchange of possessions after the half, University needed just four plays to get in the end zone after Crifasi found sophomore Dotson for a 26-yard touchdown strike, extending the Cubs’ lead to 36-0 with eight minutes remaining in the quarter.