Broadneck quarterback Shane Davis has stepped into the starting role occupied by his brother Emmett just one year ago and, Friday, the kid brother showed he could also lead the Bruins, throwing three touchdown passes and running for one to lead No. 3 Broadneck to a season-opening 36-12 win over South River.
South River, which upset Broadneck in last year’s opener, scored on its first possession of the year, but the Bruins countered with the first of two touchdown runs by Chris Watts and went on to score 33 straight points to take charge of the contest.
Davis put Broadneck in front for good with a 21-yard second quarter TD toss to Ethon Williams, then scored on a 1-yard scramble in the third. Davis connected with Watts for an 18-yard scoring strike, later in the third, and capped the quarter with a 9-yard TD pass to Robert Schwob.
Brooks Watson, who scored South River’s first touchdown, added a second in the fourth quarter to complete a very productive night. Broadneck then capped the scoring with a 30-yard field goal by Nicky Orofino.