Thursday night was one for the history books, as the first matchups in the Tri-River 8-Man Football Conference were played. Odds are, fans of Britton Deerfield will never forget their Tri-River debut and the explosive play of their offense. The Patriots had their way with Concord, dominating the ‘Jackets to the tune of a 64-8 victory.
Midway through the first quarter, Britton Deerfield got on the scoreboard first. Nicolas Johnson broke off a 5-yard touchdown run that gave the Patriots an early 6-0 lead. Just two minutes later, Johnson would double their lead, as he scored on a 22-yard sprint to the end zone.
As the second quarter got underway, Johnson continued to make big plays. He reeled off a 28-yard touchdown run, his third of the evening. Nick Wayne would join the touchdown party with a 6-yard run, before Johnson struck once more. The quarterback of the Patriots took to the air, connecting with Mason Mueller for a 7-yard score. Nick Wayne’s 48-yard dart through the ‘Jackets defense moved the score to 40-0 in favor of Britton Deerfield at halftime.
Tristan Johnson scored the lone third quarter touchdown, a 35-yard run for the Patriots. Nicolas Johnson wasn’t done scoring yet, as he kept the football for a 5-yard run early in the final frame, bringing the count to 56-0.
Tyler Carpenter finally got Concord on the scoreboard, as the ‘Jackets’ offensive weapon slipped through the defense for a 58-yard score. With three minutes to go, Tristan Johnson wrapped up the scoring with a 3-yard touchdown for the Patriots.
Britton Deerfield outgained Concord 562-84 in this victory, as the Patriots ran for 494 yards. Nicolas Johnson led the way with 18 carries for 200 yards, while Nick Wayne added 119 yards on just six carries. Five other Patriots rushed for at least 20 yards in this victory. Tyler Carpenter paced Concord with 67 yards of total offense.
Next week, Britton Deerfield will take on Northpointe Christian in another Tri-River game. Concord will step out of league play for a non-league battle against Bridgman.