---- — WESTON — After waiting nearly three years for a victory, Brooks football broke that streak in impressive fashion yesterday.
Behind a stellar offensive performance, Brooks crushed Rivers 36-7, snapping a 20-game losing streak, which dated back to Nov. 21, 2009.
The Green and White showed good balance offensively with a solid ground game to go along with improving sophomore KJ Moore, who threw three touchdowns, and their defense dominated.
Chris Cervizzi led the rushing attack with 101 yards and two touchdowns while Coy Candelario gained 70 yards on just seven carries and Geoff Fulgione chipped in with 38 yards on six attempts.
Moore, meanwhile, was 8 of 17 through the air and had scoring strikes of 5 and 31 yards to Andrew Hulshult and 20 yards to Luke Hajdukiewicz.
“It’s his (Moore’s) second game starting and he’s becoming more comfortable,” said Brooks coach Alex Konovalchik. “That just makes us much stronger.”
Defensively, Brooks held Rivers to 48 yards rushing and applied constant pressure. Andrew Kimball had three of the team’s six quarterback sacks, Josh Jacobo had an interception and Ryan Miles stood out up front.
“We played well and the news is that Rivers isn’t bad,” said Konovalchik. “They beat Groton last week and Groton had beaten us.”
Brooks 36, Rivers 7
Brooks (1-3): 7 8 7 14 — 36
Rivers (1-3): 7 0 0 0 — 7
B — Chris Cervizzi 7 rush (Andrew Hulshult kick)
R — Carlan Haymon 3 rush (Steven Richlen kick)
B — Hulshult 5 pass from KJ Moore (kick failed)
B — Safety, Ryan Miles makes tackle in end zone
B — Luke Hajdukiewicz 20 pass from Moore (Hulshult kick)
B — Cervizzi 2 run (Hulshult kick)
B — Hulshult 31 pass from Moore (Hulshult kick)
RUSHING: Chris Cervizzi 20-101, Coy Candelario 7-70, Geoff Fulgione 6-38, KJ Moore 5-14, Jalen Martinez 1-1, Justin Freeman 1-3
PASSING: KJ Moore 8-17-0, 135
RECEIVING: Cervizzzi 2-12, Hulshult 2-37, Geoff Fulgione 2-28, Luke Hajdukiewicz1-20, Will Kimball 1-32