BRUNSWICK — It’s only September, but the Brunswick football team has already decided where it wants to be at the end of the season and how it’s going to get there.

The Dragons used a ball-control offense and a stubborn defense to beat Lawrence 47-0 in a Class B North game Friday night.

“The kids desperately want to win this year,” Brunswick Coach Dan Cooper said. “They want to get back to the state championship game, and they’ll do anything to improve, and they’re a hard working bunch.”

The Dragons are looking to make a third consecutive trip to the state final. They have lost to Marshwood in the championship game the past two seasons.

Against Lawrence, Brunswick dominated play on both sides of the ball.

The Dragons made 17 first downs and churned out 432 yards of offense while limiting the Bulldogs to six first downs and 151 yards of offense. Brunswick forced Lawrence to give up the ball on downs three times and to punt three times.

The Bulldogs were coming off a 33-32 loss to Skowhegan in a classic battle at Keyes Field in their opener in Fairfield, but Lawrence Coach John Hersom was not surprised at how the Dragons were able to manhandle his team.

“Brunswick is a strong program right now,” he said. “Even though we played well last week and had a close game against a good opponent, we knew the strength of their team is to run the football and certainly Skowhegan doesn’t run the football like these guys do.”

Friday night, the Dragons showed they can pass the ball as well. Quarterback Christian Jensen threw two touchdown passes while completing all four of his pass attempts.

“We didn’t really have to throw the ball last week, but we feel we’re capable of throwing it whenever we want,” Cooper said. “Christian is coming around and he’s got huge targets.”

Corban Teel and Jackson Gordon, Jensen’s primary targets, are both 6-5.

The Dragons opened the scoring less than six minutes into the game when Ben Palizay scored on a 7-yard run to cap a 10-play, 50-yard drive following the opening kickoff.

Brunswick scored two touchdowns late in the second quarter to break the game open.

With 5:12 left in the first half, Palizay scored on a 12-yard run to cap a 7-play, 39-yard drive.

With less than a minute left, quarterback Jensen threw a 19-yard scoring pass to Teel to finish off a six-play, 70-yard drive after the Dragons took over on downs.

On Brunswick’s first possession in the second half, Jensen threw a 19-yard scoring strike to Jackson Gordon. Nick Munn made it 33-0 with a 10-yard TD run. Seth White and Donald Bromley completed the scoring with short TD runs in the fourth.