With continual rain, sleet and snow, there was going to be nothing fancy in the regular-season football finale between Boone Central and Columbus Scotus Thursday in Albion.
This was a game that was going to be decided by the big boys up front.
Boone Central won that battle at the line of scrimmage, leading to a 30-0 victory and the final spot in the 2009 Class C1 State Football Playoff Qualifying Round.
Boone Central (3-5) travels to Chadron (7-0) to face the #1 seeded team in the West bracket of the C1 field Thursday (5 p.m. CT).
Last Thursday, it was a matter of willpower in miserable weather conditions. The Cardinals did not complete a pass (attempting only three), but ground out 305 rushing yards while completely smothering the Scotus offense. The Shamrocks gained just 72 total yards in the contest.
“The big thing we did well in this game was control the line of scrimmage,” acknowledged Boone Central Coach Arnie Johnson. “When you have weather conditions like we had, controlling the line of scrimmage is crucial.” Boone Central finished with a 305-72 advantage in total yards and gained 12 first downs to six for Scotus. Both teams had two turnovers in the contest.
McLean led a balanced rushing attack with 85 yards (16 carries). Christo added 80 (7 carries), Anderson 75 (4 attempts) and Frey 58 (17 carries).
Leading the BC defense were Christo (14 tackles, 9 assists) and Nathan Olson (10 tackles, 6 assists). Christo registered two tackles for loss and Olson had one tackle for loss and a sack. Michael Schmitz and Matt Spieker each made four tackles for the Cardinals.
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