Brentwood Academy’s Tomario Pleasant and Gavin Schoenwald each scored a pair of rushing touchdowns, leading the Eagles to a surprisingly easy 37-7 win over Ensworth on a rainy evening at BA on Friday evening.
Pleasant ran 17 times for 176 yards, keeping the Eagles (10-0) unbeaten.
Schoenwald was 6-of-10 passing for 48 yards, and ran six times for 31.
Jackson Sirmon (five solo tackles, eight assists) and Michael Hunt (four stops, 1 1/2 stops for loss, a sack and a forced fumble) led a defense that held Enwsorth to 252 yards.
With BA leading by three early in the second half, Ensworth punter James Seabury threw a pass off a fake punt on a fourth-and-8 out of its own end zone that Camron Johnson snuffed out and stopped several yards short of the first down marker.
After Schoenwald’s eight-yard run to the Tiger 1, Pleasant went in from a yard out to put BA up 10 after Wilson’s point-after.
Ensworth marched inside the BA 30 on the ensuing drive thanks to a big run from Clifton, but BA’s Hunt forced a fumble that Luke Knox pounced on at the 23.
On the next snap, Pleasant dodged a tackle in the backfield, broke a couple more around the line of scrimmage, then scooted down the right sideline for an electrifying 77-yard scoring run.
Schoenwald bulled his wan into the end zone on a 2-yard keeper on Ensworth’s next drive, with Toby Wilson’s extra point extending the lead to 31-7 with 11:26 to play.
BA’s Shane Farrow added a 4-yard scoring run with 2:14 left for the Eagles.
After Ensworth opened the night with Nicky Clifton’s 1-yard touchdown run, BA’s Toby Wilson answered with a 39-yard field goal.
BA took its first lead on Schoenwald’s 1-yard sneak with 58 seconds left in the first half, with Wilson’s point-after extending the lead to 10-7.
Brentwood Academy recovered the ensuing porch kick at the Ensworth 37, but the Tigers’ Jaylon King snuffed out that drive with a pick of Schoenwald in the end zone.
Ensworth’s King left the game with a pulled hamstring suffered on Pleasant’s 77-yard run.
Clifton (13 carries, 79 yards) was also hobbled and sat out part of the second half.
Ensworth and Brentwood Academy both have a bye next week, then will play in the quarterfinal found of the Division II Class AAA playoffs on Nov. 10.