Early Jump: STAB football builds early lead, cruises past Brunswick

It’s starting to become routine for St. Anne’s-Belfield’s Amani Woods.


Another night, another 100+ yard, multi-touchdown outing.


STAB’s ground game kept clipping along Thursday night as STAB jumped out early and rolled 34-8 past Brunswick Academy, scoring 27 first quarter points including three touchdowns from Woods before the break. Woods notched 119 yards on just six touches, averaging 19.8 yards per carry. Gabe Decker chipped in another 59 more on three touches, averaging 19.7 yards while scoring a touchdown from 40 yards out himself during the third quarter.


Brunswick finally got on the board late in the third quarter, but the game was well in hand by that point. STAB’s defense held Brunswick to just 178 yards despite the fact that the offense’s quick scoring created a sizable time of possession advantage for Brunswick.


Nolan Bruton went 2-for-3 for 55 yards and a score at quarterback, hitting tight end Elijah Johnson for a 40-yard touchdown late in the first quarter.


Defensively, Luke Ellman and Jackson Harry each had five tackles Isayah Johnson had 4.5 and Decker and Bobby Anderson finished with four stops each. That unit didn’t create many turnovers but they allowed just eight first downs and 4.5 yards per play in a strong effort.


STAB now turns its attention to a critical clash with Covenant next week.