BRUNSWICK – Brunswick made big plays on offense and defense to defeat Edward Little 33-0 Friday night in a Class A football game.

Jason Carter opened the scoring with a 57-yard touchdown pass to Hunter Ouellette, Jordan Rysdham scored on a 45-yard run and Trent Anderson sealed it with a 50-yard interception return for a score.

The Eddies (1-3) dominated much of the first quarter, outgaining the Dragons by a margin of 110 yards to 11. But one play turned the momentum.

Carter took the snap on second and 11 at the Brunswick 43, faked a handoff and found Ouellette alone behind the Red Eddies’ secondary.

“I told myself I’ve just got to get it to him,” said Carter “because if I do, it’s a touchdown.”

After Rysdham kicked the extra point, Brunswick had a 7-0 lead.

“I think we underestimated them,” Carter admitted, “and they came out hard. But it was nice to air it out and it helped us get our feet under us.”

Edward Little drove to the Brunswick 9 as the quarter ended before turning it over on downs when Rysdham tackled Josh Delong.

Rysdham capped the ensuing 13-play, 85-yard drive with a 3-yard run.

“They were hitting hard and we were a little off our game,” said Rysdham, who rushed for 176 yards on 21 carries. “But that long play got us going and our line did a great job as usual.”

It was still 14-0 after three quarters, and after the Eddies went three-and-out, the Dragons took over on the Edward Little 49.

Rysdham took a handoff on second down and went off left tackle untouched for a 45-yard touchdown. The kick was blocked, but the Dragons (3-1) were up 20-0 with 9:49 left.

The Eddies went to the air to try to get back into the game, but Anderson intercepted Sean Ford’s pass at midfield and cut to the right sideline for a touchdown just 24 seconds after Rysdham’s score.

“I just dropped back and read his eyes,” said Anderson, “and the ball came right to me.”

Anderson contributed another big play that led to Brunswick’s final score. He fielded a punt on a bounce near the left sideline at his own 23 as Dragon Coach Dan Cooper yelled, “Just take it out (of bounds).”

Instead, Anderson stayed inbounds and ran all the way to the EL 19, a 58-yard return. Two plays later, Brandon Nezol ran it in from the 14.

“I didn’t hear him,” Anderson said of Cooper’s instructions. “I got some great blocks and saw the hole, so I went.”

“They put up a great fight and had a good defensive scheme, but we had good balance on offense,” Cooper said.