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BRUSSELS, Belgium — The nine-man game was in full bloom on opening day Saturday as the Menwith Hill Mustangs, Division IV runners-up last season, outgunned the Brussels Brigands 70-35.

According to Menwith coach Pete Resnick, quarterback Scottie Setzer rushed nine times for 242 yards, caught a 26-yard TD pass from Anthony Woodcock, threw a 25-yard TD pass to Woodcock, passed for four two-point conversion and ran for four others. For good measure, Setzer intercepted a pass and stripped a Brussels ball carrier of the ball, recovered it and returned it 27 yards on the Brigands’ first possession.

Setzer’s TD runs covered 12, 77, 43, and 63 yards in the wide-open nine-man game. Menwith also got scoring runs of 8 and 64 yards from Chris Jackson and an 11-yard scoring jaunt from Andrew Breeding.

Toko Mzareula, who rushed for 151 yards on 17 carries, scored on runs of one and 62 yards for Brussels, which got two TD runs from Marc Proietto and a four-yard TD run from David Zahonero.

Mark Seely carried 20 times for 129 yards for Brussels in the D-IV opener for both teams.

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