It was right about the time the Jonathan Law High School football team started putting together its current winning streak when opposing teams started figuring out why the Lawmen were suddenly so tough to beat.

The running of senior Max German has definitely been a factor in Law’s stunning turnaround, and everyone knew it. So teams started loading the box trying anything and everything to stop him.

First-year Law head coach Derrick Lewis knew he needed someone else in the backfield to step up to alleviate some of the pressure.

“The defense is always keying on German, so I told those guys, someone has to pick up the slack,” Lewis said.

Apparently, Giovanni Marzullo was listening. The senior running back has exploded over the past two games, including a five-touchdown effort to lead the surging Lawmen to a 48-6 victory over Lyman Hall from Wallingford on Friday night at a frigid JLHS field.

Marzullo has scored 10 touchdowns over the past two games, helping Law (5-4) win its fifth straight after a four-game losing streak to start the season. It was definitely a memorable night against the Titans (1-9 overall, 0-9 SCC), as Marzullo rushed for 279 yards and four touchdowns on 19 carries, scoring on runs of 5, 16, 36 and 78 yards.

See the next edition of the Mirror for complete game coverage.