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CBA football blanks Proctor, moves to 2-0

Brothers score 38 points in first half of 52-0 romp

For the second time in as many games, the Christian Brothers Academy football team soared past the 50-point mark.

But unlike its season-opening 56-32 win over Union-Enidcott in the Carrier Dome on Sept. 6, the Brothers also brought along a stifling defense to Friday's game at Utica Proctor, earning a shutout as it smashed past the Raiders 52-0.

To be sure, Proctor was in the midst of some early-season struggles, having dropped its opener to Corcoran 34-6, but that didn't detract from the complete all-around effort put together by CBA's starting unit, especially in a 38-0 first-half blitz.

It all started with a drive to Proctor's five-yard line early in the first quarter. J.R. Zazzara scrambled for the touchdown, and a two-point conversion pass from Josh Brown to Aaron Donalson sent the Brothers on its way.

On CBA's next possession, it stalled at the Raiders' 12, but Nolan Bower still kicked a 29-yard field goal to make it 11-0. Before the first quarter was done, it was 18-0, Zazzara finding Andre Dowdell from 28 yards out for his first TD pass of the night.

That 18-0 lead was far from enough. Zazzara ran 13 yards for a score early in the second period, and Deshawn Salter, who carried the ball just six times but gained 158 yards, broke loose for a 58-yard TD run a few minutes later.

All through the half, the CBA defense kept stifling Proctor's advances, and capped its effort by forcing a turnover deep in Raider territory late in the half. Zazzara threw 12 yards to Donalson for his second scoring pass, and Bower's PAT stretched the margin to 38-0 as they went to halftime.

Little was seen of Zazzara (six-for-12 for 158 yards through the air) or Salter in the second half, and other CBA starters rested, too. But the Brothers' reserves still tacked on two more touchdowns.

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