The Pierce Bluejays showed Friday that they may well be deserving of their lofty state football ranking.
A young Boone Central squad still seeking a comfort zone in terms of execution and consistency was simply no match.
Pierce, ranked #2 in Class C1 by the Omaha World-Herald, rolled to a 33-0 halftime lead and defeated the visiting Cardinals 39-14 to remain undefeated in 2010 (5-0). Boone Central dropped to 2-3.
The Bluejays opened a 14-0 advantage with a pair of time-consuming first-quarter drives and broke the contest open by scoring three touchdowns in a seven-minute span prior to halftime.
“Pierce did a better job of execution on both sides of the ball. We are in a holding period right now with our execution,” commented Boone Central Coach Arnie Johnson.
“I feel this group of kids will keep practicing hard and would be surprised if we didn’t see some improvement soon,” Johnson said. “The kids are working hard enough for some good things to happen.”
It certainly wasn’t a lack of effort Friday, but Pierce seemed to hold all the cards in this match-up – size, speed, experience, momentum, confidence.
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