Boone Central’s first taste of 2009 success was a virtual smorgasbord Friday as the Cardinals feasted on host Twin River at Silver Creek.
Boone Central dominated in basically every phase of the C1-6 district contest, scoring a 41-0 victory over the Titans and improving its season record to 1-4.
“It was fantastic to be able to play everyone that we had suited up for the game Friday,” commented Cardinal Coach Arnie Johnson. “They have all worked very hard and deserved to show what they are capable of.
“We can still get a lot better and will continue striving to do so.”
On a cold, windy night, Boone Central’s defense completely stymied the Twin River attack, allowing just nine rushing and 93 total yards. The Cardinal offense also had its best night of the season, totaling 356 yards (215 rushing).
The Cardinals gained seven more first downs than the Titans (17-10), converted 7-of-11 third downs, never punted in the contest, recorded five sacks and were plus-one in turnovers.
Convincing evidence for a 41-point victory margin. Seven Cardinals rushed for 10 yards or more, led by Blake Slizoski with 60 on five carries. McLean added 57 on 11 totes and Christo 33 in five attempts. Kunzman completed 7-of-13 passes for 141 yards and the three TDs. Liss, Christo and Schafer all had two receptions in the contest.
Tackling leaders for Boone Central included Christo (6 solo, 8 asst.), Kody Maricle (2, 6), Nathan Olson (4, 3) and Jace Willets (3, 2). McLean and Willets each had two sacks, Christo one. Schafer and Frey picked off Twin River passes.
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