Broadneck's high-powered run-and-shoot offense was clicking yesterday, as the Bruins downed home-standing Old Mill, ruining its homecoming with a 26-6 defeat.
Bruins running back Chuck Eaton rushed for two touchdowns in the first half, and quarterback Alan Hartman hooked up with end Jason Smith for two scoring passes in the second half.
Eaton finished with 94 yards on 18 carries and one fumble. Hartman threw for 297 yards on 19 of 34 passing with three interceptions.
"I think our offense really did great today," said Hartman. "The receivers ran good patterns, and we had some mix-ups that led to interceptions, but I got good protection most of the day and we got the job done."
The Bruins (4-2) set the tone for the game early, going 10 plays on the opening possession. Hartman hit passes of 18, 16 and 19 yards on the drive, and Eaton carried the ball in from 7 yards out for the Bruins' first points. Eaton also kicked the extra point.
Old Mill (1-5) did not back down from its class 4A foe and had a chance to tie the score early in the second quarter, when running back Mike Miller carried the ball in from the 6 for a Patriots touchdown. The extra point failed.
Broadneck increased its lead to 13-6 going into halftime on another Eaton touchdown with 1:21 remaining in the first half.
"Offensively we're blocking pretty well," said Bruins coach Jeff Herrick, "but we still need to catch the ball a little better. Alan's throwing the ball well, but we're getting too many dropped passes."
One Broadneck receiver who could catch the ball was Smith. Hartman connected with the sophomore end for touchdowns of 17 and 16 yards to put the game out of reach.
The Bruins defense did not allow the Patriots out of their own territory until late in the fourth quarter.
"Broadneck didn't do anything to surprise us," said Patriots coach Pete Regala. "We just weren't able to handle their outside pass. Our kids' hearts are there, but we're very young and the inexperience shows."
Broadneck 7 6 6 7 -- 26
Old Mill 0 6 0 0 -- 6