BRUNSWICK — On a foggy night at Crimmins Field, the Lawrence High School football team made it very clear who is in control of the Pine Tree Conference Class A division.

The Bulldogs blew open a close game with 21 points in the third quarter, on the way to a 34-7 win over Brunswick. Lawrence, now 8-0, clinched home field throughout the conference playoffs. Brunswick is now 6-2.

“We definitely felt like we had something to prove,” said Lawrence senior Spencer Carey, who ran for the Bulldogs’ first touchdown and had an interception. “Brunswick is a great team.”

The Dragons appeared to have momentum heading into the second half. Jared Jensen ran 65 yards for a touchdown with four seconds left in the second quarter to cut Lawrence’s lead to 13-7 at the break. But Lawrence forced the Dragons three and out on the first possession of the third quarter.

“We knew they would have momentum with that score. We just came out in the second half focused,” Carey said.

Lawrence scored on three consecutive possessions in the third quarter. Jake Doolan started it with a 29-yard touchdown run to make it 20-7. After Jake Doolan recovered a Brunswick fumble near midfield, his twin brother Josh Doolan ran 54 yards for a score and a 27-7 Bulldogs lead.

Josh Doolan scored again, this time on a 4-yard run with 2:18 left in the quarter, to push Lawrence’s lead to 34-7.

“They executed pretty well. We missed a tackle here, a block there,” Brunswick coach Dan Cooper said. “When they get it going, they’re one hell of a football team.”

Lawrence took a 7-0 lead with 6:39 left in the second quarter on a 12-yard quarterback draw by Carey.

“That’s a new play we put in. The other time we ran it, it went for a 50-yard touchdown. It’s been a pretty successful play,” Carey said.

Anthony Sementelli broke a 45-yard touchdown run with 18.9 seconds left in the first half for a 13-0 Lawrence lead, but on Brunswick’s very next play, Jensen, the league’s leading rusher, broke free and went 65 yards for a score.

Jensen finished with 133 yards on 24 carries.

“The (defensive) line did a great job getting penetration, the linebackers filled the gaps, and the secondary was there to clean it up,” Carey said.

Sementelli had 93 yards on 15 carries for Lawrence. Josh Doolan had 66 yards on eight carries.

Travis Lazarczyk — 861-9242

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