BRUNSWICK — Will Bessey ran for 324 yards and scored six touchdowns Friday night as Brunswick remained undefeated in Class B North with a 56-35 victory against Skowhegan.

Bessey carried 29 times to help the Dragons improve to 5-0 and drop Skowhegan to 4-1.

“He’s a tough, tough kid and you can see he’s gifted with the ball,” Brunswick Coach Dan Cooper said. “He can beat you with speed or he can beat you with power, and he doesn’t mind contact.”

Brunswick scored on five of its first six possessions to open a 35-7 lead.

“Our line played well and the kids executed,” Cooper said. “They knew their assignments quite well.”

The Indians were just unable to stop Bessey.

“He’s a great player and they’re an excellent team,” Skowhegan Coach Matt Friedman said. “They do what they do as well as anybody could.”

Skowhegan relied on its passing to stay in the game.

Garrett McSweeney completed 36 of 49 passes for 444 yards and five touchdowns.

“I was very impressed with their short passing game.” Cooper said. “They were able to drive the field dinking and dunking. They executed well.”

The Dragons were only able to register three sacks.

“Their pass blocking is phenomenal,” Cooper said. “That’s the best pass-blocking team we’ve played. We really couldn’t get to their quarterback. When they protect him they shredded us.”

“Our kids are confident in their route running and our quarterback is confident in where they’re going to be,” Friedman said. “Unfortunately, tonight the other side of the ball wasn’t our game. We couldn’t stop them.”

Thomas Hanson of Brunswick hit 5 of 10 passes for 161 yards.

Hanson scored from 1 yard less than five minutes into the game to cap a 10-play, 77-yard drive that included a 34-yard run by Bessey.

Three minutes later, the Dragons made it 14-0 when Bessey scored from the 1 – a touchdown set up by Hanson’s pass to Hunter Garrett for a 77-yard gain.

Late in the first quarter, McSweeney threw a 19-yard scoring pass to Spencer Salley.

The Dragons added three quick touchdowns to pull away from the Indians.

After McSweeney threw touchdown passes of 22 yards to Jon Bell and 8 yards to Salley in the second quarter, Hanson threw a 20-yard scoring pass to Bessey in the waning moments of the first half for a 42-21 lead.

Bessey scored on runs of 50 and 6 yards in the third quarter to move the Dragons into a 56-21 lead.