All’s well that ends well.
Boone Central/Newman Grove endured some anxious moments at David City Friday night, trailing 14-13 near the end of the third quarter, but emerged with a 35-21 victory that improved its season record to 4-1 and retained a #3 position in the Omaha World-Herald Class C1 Top 10.
The Cardinals struggled with an improving 1-4 David City squad for much of three quarters and could never get their normally-efficient passing attack off the ground.
But, with district title aspirations on the line in the late going, BC/NG reverted to old-fashioned football – its offensive line bulldozing Scout defenders and senior backs Tanner Mazour and Blake Slizoski reeling off chunks of yardage time after time.
Boone Central/Newman Grove dominated the fourth quarter, showing the resiliency of potential champions and outscoring the hosts 22-7.
“The best thing I saw from this game was that we answered the bell when we needed to,” commented Cardinal Coach Arnie Johnson. “Each time David City gained the momentum, we were able to mount a drive or make a play that gained it back.
“We have to hand it to David City. They had a little bit different scheme for us on defense that consistently gave us some trouble. We have not played a team this year that played this type of aggressive style. I think it will be good for us down the road to have the experience of this game under our belts.”
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