The Wamps are back on track. Braintree football began a three-game road trip on Saturday, opening against the Brookline Warriors. The Wamps opened the scoring early with a field goal off the sure footed kicker Tiago Pinto. The teams were evenly matched defensively and there was no other scoring until the fourth quarter.
The Wamps used their running game against Brookline. Anthony Luisi, Braintree’s quarterback, executed a flawless drive. The coaching staff constantly mixed up the plays catching Brookline off guard. Sophomore running back JP Salisbury spent much of the day carrying the ball. Braintree mixed in carries from Chris Coraine, Connor Leslie & Nick Anson. Anthony Luisi, a dual threat, as he just as likely to run as he is to pass, added yards to Braintree’s game.
The defensive line stopped the Brookline ground attack. Brookline’s only points were on a passing play right after Braintree scored. The Wamps still held a 10-7 lead.
Braintree’s scoring drives were both capped off with goal line lunges by JP Salisbury, who scored both touchdowns for the Wamps. The additional scoring was done by kicker Tiago Pinto, who logged 2 extra points and 1 field goal. The final score was 17-7 notching Braintree’s first win, giving them a 1-1 record. Brookline falls to 0-2 in the young season.
The Wamps prepare for another game on the road this week against a very strong Needham team. Needham has a 2-0 record as they opened the season with a shut-out against Norwood and a very impressive win against Mansfield. Look for Coach Chamberlain and his staff to make adjustments on both sides of the ball to prepare the Wamps to win against Needham.
The Freshman Team were also victorious over Brookline, winning by a score of 22-8.