BRUNSWICK — The Brunswick High football team is 9-0 and averaging 52 points per game as it rolls into the Class B North final Friday night against Brewer.

But there’s another unblemished mark the Dragons – particularly their offensive linemen – want to extend. Brunswick has not punted all season.

“That would be really nice to be able to say we haven’t punted the entire year,” said offensive tackle Max Friedman.

If Brewer (8-1) can’t force a punt or two, then it’s probably in trouble. Top-seeded Brunswick won the regular-season meeting 42-12, leading 36-0 at the half.

Brunswick is seeking its third consecutive berth in the state championship game. In 2015 it beat Brewer 49-0 in the regional final before losing to Marshwood in the state title game for the second straight season.

This season the Dragons’ big-play, Wing-T offense has scored at least 42 points in each game.

“If we get to the second level on our blocks, it should be a touchdown,” said Elijah Gagnon, the other offensive tackle.

The success starts with the guys up front. And those guys start with center Sullivan Boyd, a 6-foot-1, 285-pound two-way Class B North All-conference pick.

“Most teams, the center is the weakness. Not ours,” said Coach Dan Cooper. “He’s fast enough to block linebackers or wherever we need him.”

Boyd is flanked by returning seniors Austin Phillips (6-foot, 250) and Owen Sturgeon (6-1, 185) at the guards, first-year starters Friedman (6-0, 230) and Gagnon (6-2, 265) at tackles, and senior Corban Teel (6-5, 230) at tight end.

Boyd is the only one who starts on both sides of the ball, keeping everyone fresh.

“We’re definitely big up front in terms of size and heart. They try their hardest every play. When they get their blocks it’s usually pretty big holes,” said fullback Jesse Devereaux. “And as you can see from our season, we usually get our blocks.”

Each linemen is also given the ability to change the play call.

“They’re smart. They know their rules,” Cooper said. “If the defense is in a front where it’s an advantage for them, the lineman can check to another play. The lineman will make a voice call and then the quarterback will echo it to the rest of the team.”

Cooper estimates his team has scored on 90 percent of its first-team possessions. Brunswick has lost one fumble, thrown one interception, and been stopped on downs “probably at least five times,” Cooper said.

“Oh, you’re gracious with that. I don’t know about that,” countered Sturgeon. “I don’t think we’ve been stopped that many times.”

And on those rare occasions Brunswick has been stopped, what happens?

“Well, it always fires us up as it does any good team,” Sturgeon said.

Three times this season, Brunswick did line up in punt formation – all against Messalonskee (twice in the regular season, once last week in the regional semifinals).

Each time “punter” Hunter Garrett took off running and gained a first down.

“I don’t think any defensive team can keep up with us,” Phillips said.

Garrett has rushed for 1,213 yards and scored 18 touchdowns. Devereaux (693, 10 TDs), halfback Ben Palizay (473 yards, 9 TDs) and quarterback Christian Jensen (192 yards, 5 TDs) are also capable of breaking a big run.

“People can try to key on one of our backs and that just opens it up for the other two,” Boyd said.

The Dragons’ infrequent pass attempts also go for big gains. Jensen has completed 22 of 36 passes for 434 yards and nine touchdowns.

Devereaux has thrown three touchdowns.

“We just have so much talent compared to other teams,” Friedman said. “It’s not just concentrated on a few players.

“We have so many players that can do it, that’s one of the reasons we’re so successful.”

Ultimately, Brunswick’s success will not be measured by statistics but by the hardware it brings back to the trophy case.

“As a senior, I’ve played in the last two state championship games and we’ve come up short both times,” said Teel, who has a team-high five touchdown catches.

“I don’t give two cents about if I score or not as long as we win the game. Getting back there is our only goal.”

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