The Boone Central/Newman Grove football team rolled over host Madison 34-0 Friday night … wait, that was only the first quarter!
Class C1 #1 BC/NG actually fashioned an overwhelming 61-7 advantage through three quarters and finished with a 61-22 victory against the overmatched Dragons.
While Madison obviously did not provide much in the way of a challenge to the Cardinals, Coach Arnie Johnson said his squad found a way to make it a productive trip.
“We did a good job of getting in the end zone early, so that we were able to get a lot of different faces into the game,” he commented. “Our young players played hard and I’m sure it was a valuable experience for them, so they can keep improving for next year.”
Score early and often was the Cardinal theme Friday night.
Scott Ketteler picked off a Dragon pass on the third play of the game and it took BC/NG just two plays to find paydirt – bolts of 12 and 15 yards by Damian Backus.
Zac Glidden recovered a fumble on the ensuing kickoff and four plays later Card QB Wyatt Mazour tossed 12 yards to Garrett Temme for a second TD. Madison did gain a pair of first downs on its next possession, but the BC/NG defense stuffed a fourth-and-two attempt and two plays later Mazour connected with Travis Kennedy for a 62-yard touchdown.
The remainder of the contest was basically rinse-and-repeat for the Cards. Gain possession, score.
Boone Central/Newman Grove finished with a 445-291 total yardage advantage, scorching the Dragons for 283 yards through the air. BC/NG led first downs 18-12 and pilfered five turnovers while committing just two.
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