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Brothers pound West Genesee, improve to 4-0

CBA, no. 2 in state poll, exploits multiple Wildcat errors

CBA senior quarterback J.R. Zazzara (5) hurdles over West Genesee's Naes Howard on a third-quarter scramble during Friday night's game. Zazzara threw for two touchdowns and ran for another as the state Class AA no. 2-ranked Brothers defeated the Wildcats 41-7.

CBA senior quarterback J.R. Zazzara (5) hurdles over West Genesee's Naes Howard on a third-quarter scramble during Friday night's game. Zazzara threw for two touchdowns and ran for another as the state Class AA no. 2-ranked Brothers defeated the Wildcats 41-7. Dana Northrop

— Again, WG gave it back, Turner fumbling on a scramble at the Brothers’ 15 and Julius Richardson recovering. But another defensive stop allowed the Wildcats a chance to get on the board. From the Brothers’ 38, on third down Turner found a streaking Michael Schmidt with a perfect strike, and the extra point cut the Wildcats within a score, 14-7, with 4:24 left in the half.

The half ended in an odd manner, WG fumbling a punt to put CBA deep in the Wildcats’ end, only to have Nolan Bower’s 32-yard field-goal attempt get botched by a fumbled snap.

Only up 14-7 at the break, the Brothers faced a bit of stress, having not taken full advantage of every Wildcat mistake, but that was soon to change.

Yet another personal foul penalty (a late hit this time) during CBA's opening possession of the second half put the ball on WG’s 25. on the very next play, Zazzara, finally getting time to throw, found Noah Carter-Williams in the end zone, and the lead doubled to 21-7.

From there, it didn’t take long for the lead to grow to 27-7. Less than a minute after Carter-Williams’ TD, Andrew Romagnoli intercepted Turner’s pass at the 40 and, picking up blocks from his fellow defenders, returned it for six more points.

Zazzara scored on a 14-yard run late in the third quarter, and the Brothers' defense set up another score with Dowdell's interception that he fumbled - but Romagnoli scooped up the fumble and returned it to the Wildcats' four, with Salter scoring one play later.

CBA visits Central Square (0-4) next Friday night at 7:15, while West Genesee returns home to face Corcoran for a 6 p.m. kickoff.

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