DOVER — Strawberry Crest quarterback Tristan Hyde stood on the sideline in street clothes with a knee brace, unable to play as a result of an injury suffered last week. His understudy, Austin Carswell, filled in against Brandon, and did he ever.
Carswell threw four touchdown passes and three 2-point conversions as the Charges overwhelmed the Eagles.
Strawberry Crest held Brandon to 35 plays from scrimmage and 140 yards of offense.
Chargers running back Chris Perez ran for 141 yards. He carried the ball 25 times. Carswell threw for 95 yards on nine completions in 15 attempts. His touchdown throws were to Alex Carswell, DJ Trigg and two to Farron Rainford.
The two teams were scoreless after one quarter and then Strawberry Crest broke through with three scores in the second. After two scores in the third and two more in the fourth, the running clock was implemented.
Jonathan Jones led the Eagles with 53 yards in 16 carries. The team was victimized by an interception and four fumbles.
Brandon 0 0 0 0 — 0
Strawberry Crest 0 18 14 14 — 46
SC – Rainford 5 pass from Au. Carswell (kick blocked)
SC – Perez 6 run (pass failed)
SC – Al. Carswell 28 pass from Au. Carswell (run failed)
SC – Rainford 10 pass from Au. Carswell (Hyde pass from Au. Carswell)
SC – Perez 20 run (pass failed)
SC – Williams 9 run (run failed)
SC – Trigg 12 pass from Au. Carswell (Abadia pass from Au. Carswell)