On an uncharacteristic night for Broadneck High’s defense, its offense continued rounding into shape for the coming postseason. The No. 4 Bruins defeated North County, 44-14, in an Anne Arundel County league in Cape St. Claire Friday.

James Mullis accounted for four touchdowns for Broadneck (7-1 overall, 7-1 Anne Arundel), including touchdown passes to Darnell Solomon and Justin Spencer. After averaging 11 points in their first three games, the Bruins have averaged 39 over the last five weeks. 

Robert Jordan threw a pair of first half touchdowns for North County (3-5, 3-5 Anne Arundel) against a Bruin defense unit that had given 14 points in the first half over their first seven games.

Broadneck shutout the Knights over the final two quarters as Brian Harratty returned an interception for a 30-yard score. Damian Cromwell closed the game scoring with an 80-yard pick six in the third quarter.

The victory keeps Broadneck in the chase for second in the 4A East Region standings with No. 5 Old Mill and North Point. The Bruins travel to Northeast next weekend before closing the regular season at defending Class 4A champ Old Mill.