Maina carries Woodbridge past New Brunswick

Maina carries Woodbridge past New Brunswick

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Maina carries Woodbridge past New Brunswick

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Sophomore running back Ian Maina, filling in for injured starter Joe Muzzio, rushed for more than 100 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Woodbridge High School football team to a 41-12 victory over New Brunswick on Friday night.

Quarterback Zahneer Shuler had a 1-yard scoring plunge and a 22-yard touchdown pass for the Barrons (2-0). Nathan Lanier, another sophomore back, had a 22-yard touchdown jaunt.

Griffin Thomas, who returned a punt 60 yards for Woodbridge’s fourth touchdown, helped the Barrons build a 34-0 halftime lead.

Muzzio, the team’s leading rusher in a season-opening win over New Brunswick, is expected to return to action next week. Maina stepped up in his absence.

“He was the workhorse,” Woodbridge assistant coach Brian Casey said. “He got the majority of carries. It was like he didn’t miss a beat. Tonight was his night to mature, and he did.”

For the second straight game, Woodbridge received stellar play from its offensive line.

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