It took Wakefield’s offense a quarter to find its rhythm Friday night. After that, the Wolverines’ developing team had little trouble putting points on the scoreboard.
Wakefield (3-0) scored 21 second-quarter points and cruised to a 42-11 nonconference victory over Southeast Raleigh (1-2).
Senior quarterback Evan Brabrand, a first-year starter who played behind South Carolina recruit and four-year starter Connor Mitch for the previous two seasons, is getting his chance now. And he is showing that he has some skills as well.
Brabrand, a 6-foot-2, 175-pounder, ran for two scores and threw for two touchdowns to lead the Wolverines’ offense, which is averaging about 40 points per game. The Wolverines like to spread the field, run out of the shotgun and count on their quarterback to be a field general.
Senior Braxton Berrios finished with 15 carries for four touchdowns and 189 yards rushing, and was 7 of 10 passing for 74 yards, for the Pride (3-0), which was coming off of a bye week.
Malcolm Hitchcock scored on a 90-yard kickoff return, and Parker Yount knocked in a 42-yard field goal.
Sophomore corner back Connor Eller snatched two of the Pride’s four interceptions against the Jaguars.