Titans Fall On Road
Lake Braddock rolls to 49-12 victory
Lake Braddock put away T.C. Williams in short order Friday night, finishing a 49-12 victory under the high school version of the mercy rule.
Bruins senior quarterback Michael Nebrich ran an aerial attack that ripped the Titans apart.
Junior Tanner Quigley opened up the first half with a touchdown reception in the left side of the end zone for the first score of the game. Senior Matt Zanellato followed up after the Titans (1-3) ran a three-and-out, catching a 25-yard touchdown pass on the left side of the end zone on fourth-and-6. Running fourth-down plays was a commonality for the Bruins and they were not stopped on fourth down until the end of the third quarter.
The Titans did show some life when senior Will Rossi scored on a 25-yard reception from sophomore quarterback Alex Grosser at the end of the first quarter. The point-after attempt was blocked.
"[We were] shocked. We had a pretty good kicker," Titans coach Dennis Randolph said. "It wasn't his fault, but we let some guys through. We have to work on that, we've had two blocks now."
Senior Tyrell Sitton caught a 34-yard pass at the start of the second quarter, but the Titans' two-point attempt failed.
"We started [Grosser at quarterback] because starter [Doug Murphy] had a concussion," Randolph said. "Alex has a live arm, but he has to learn to make better decisions. He made good decisions in the first half and got us to 14-12."
From there, the Bruins offense took over, scoring five times on four passing plays and one quarterback rush.
Grosser finished 16-for-30 for 173 yards with two interceptions and two touchdowns.
"With Alex's inexperience, he made some tough, bad decisions in the second half that stopped us from moving the ball down the field, but he's going to learn," Randolph said. "I hope he had a learning experience tonight."
The Bruins (4-0), after building a two-possession lead in the first half, opened the second half trying to run the Titans to the mercy rule, where in high school, the clock doesn't stop except for penalties and timeouts.
"We have to get back to the drawing board," Randolph said. "We couldn't stop them. We couldn't stop them. We virtually didn't stop them once all night. They punted once all night, but it was insignificant. So, we have to change that around."