PARIS — After being held to 80 yards by Messalonskee the week before, Brunswick tailback Jared Jensen was due for a bounce-back game.
Unfortunately for the Oxford Hills Vikings, it happened against them.
Jensen had 187 yards rushing and three touchdowns in Brunswick's 41-14 victory on Friday night at Gouin Athletic Complex.
"I had a leg injury I've been resting," said Jensen after the game. "I'm still not 100 percent, but the line did a great job blocking for me tonight."
After a scoreless first quarter, Brunswick went 10 plays on their second drive, capped off by a 3-yard touchdown run from Jensen, giving the Dragons a 7-0 lead.
Brunswick (6-1) took over at the 18 after a three-and-out and a bad snap on a punt.
On fourth-and-goal from the 8, Brunswick quarterback Jason Carter ran right all the way into the end zone. It gave Brunswick a 14-0 lead, and the Dragons never looked back.
"It was one of the fastest first quarters I have ever seen," said Oxford Hills head coach Mark Soehren, whose team falls to 3-4 on the season. "The turnovers didn't help, and it all kind of snowballed. Brunswick's strong and they're fast, and we gave them too many opportunities tonight."
Jensen added two more touchdown runs in the second quarter, of 5 and 10 yards.
Brunswick went into the half with a 27-0 lead.
The Dragons' starters got the remainder of the evening off after their first second-half series produced a touchdown.
Their lead grew to 41-0 before Nick Bowie’s touchdown run got Oxford Hills on the board in the fourth quarter.
Tony Taylor capped off the scoring with a 31-yard TD run for the Vikings, who travel to Edward Little next week.
Brunswick and Messalonskee clinched playoff berths with the Oxford Hills loss.
Oxford Hills had four turnovers on the game.
Senior lineman Bill Leahy and Dustin Edwards each left the game with injuries for the Vikings.
Brunswick had 221 total yards in the first half while Oxford Hills had 61.