Sometimes statistics are misleading.
However, in the case of Boone Central’s 28-7 gridiron loss to host David City Saturday, statistics pretty well summed up the story of the game.
Where was the offense?
The Cardinals got a 98-yard touchdown dash from senior Jerad McLean with 1:18 remaining in the contest to avoid a shutout. On their 27 other rushing attempts, Boone Central runners gained just 41 yards (1.5 avg. per carry).
The Cards had one additional big play, a 37-yard halfback pass from Logan Frey to Keenan Howell. BC’s other four pass completions gained 13 yards (3.2).
In all, the Scouts outgained Boone Central 301-189 in total yards, outrushed the Cardinals 231-139 and piled up a 17-4 advantage in first downs.
“I think the best way to describe this game is that we just did not play well,” said Boone Central Coach Arnie Johnson. “Our inability to get anything going allowed David City to gain momentum as the game progressed.
“David City played very well. They were very confident and very physical.”
McLean finished the day with 140 yards on eight carries. Frey completed 1-of-3 passes for 37 yards, Lane Anderson 2-of-3 for 15. Howell had two catches for 36 yards.
Defensively, Dustin Christo led the Cardinals with 11 tackles and five assists. Kevin Liss added eight solo tackles, Kody Maricle and Alex Schafer seven each. Trey Sorell intercepted a David City pass attempt and Spencer McBride and Brett Temme recovered fumbles. Howell averaged 32 yards on seven punts.
Boone Central (2-5) will close the regular season by hosting Scotus (2-5) Thursday in Albion (7 p.m.). Both teams are in the top 35 in Class C1 power points and the winner will have a chance to qualify for the 2009 state playoff qualifying round.
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