After three games Brentwood’s football team hasn’t lost, hasn’t given up a touchdown, and hasn’t been able to escape injuries.
Three-year starting tackle Eric Klappholz suffered a knee injury in the opening 27-0 win over Kilpatrick and is out for the season. Then came a 14-0 victory over Rio Hondo Prep and a 21-2 triumph over Salesian on Thursday, September 20 in which veteran lineman Andrew Boggs absorbed a knee injury, the extent to be determined.
Boggs had scored on a four-yard fumble return in the fourth quarter against Rio Hondo Prep when Brentwood was clinging to a 7-0 lead.
“The guys we’ve put in have done the job, the defense has been getting us the ball, and the offense has been doing just enough,” said Coach Patrick Brown.
Brentwood dominated Salesian, moving to a 21-0 halftime lead in a game where the Eagles had 20 first downs and the opponent had five.
Josh Amster and Mason Moss, who alternated at quarterback last season, are sometimes on the field together now. Amster began the scoring against Salesian by lining up at running back, going in motion, taking a direct snap, and running an option play with Moss. When Amster saw an opening he ran for an eight-yard touchdown.
Moss scored the second touchdown on a one-yard quarterback sneak and then threw a 17-yard touchdown pass to tight end Charlie James with 10 seconds remaining before halftime.
Brentwood has played the last two games on the road and will travel again Saturday, playing at long-time rival Pasadena Poly.
“I’ve been at Brentwood for 29 years and we played them my first year and ever since,” said Brown. After watching a film of a recent Pasadena Poly game Brown termed the team “solid.”