RAF MENWITH HILL, England — The Menwith Hill Mustangs came up with the perfect play for nine-man football — the screen pass — and rode it to a 39-8 Division III victory Saturday over the Brussels Brigands.

Quarterback Schuyler Backlar, who finished the game 7-of-11 passing for 284 yards, tossed screens to Lawrence Alston for a 60-yard score in the first quarter, then found Chris Jackson on the same play for two 74-yard scores in the second and fourth periods.

“We also had three dropped passes,” Menwith Hill coach Pete Resnick said. “Schuyler really had a good day passing.”

Alston supplemented his 60-yard TD reception with TD runs of 11 and 35 yards. All three of scores came in the first period as Menwith Hill (1-1) built a 20-0 lead.

Jackson ran 11 yards for a touchdown in the third period to make it 33-0 before Brussels (0-2) broke the scoring ice on a two-yard run by Tahir Mahmudov. The play followed a 60-yard completion from quarterback Jack Ulsh to Dakota Deverill.Zach Jackson led Brussels with 110 all-purpose yards.

C.J. Jackson led Menwith Hill with 10 tackles; Alston added eight stops and recovered a fumble.

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