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Taking care of business.
Facing a young, overmatched West Point-Beemer squad, with a key district date at C1 #5 Pierce looming, that was the theme for the Boone Central/Newman Grove football team Friday.
The Cardinals, ranked 9th in C1 (Omaha World-Herald), ran over and through West Point-Beemer at the Boone Central athletic field and improved to 4-1 with a 56-0 victory.
It was the second consecutive shutout for BC/NG and, while not a perfect performance, was certainly encouraging to Card Coach Mark Hudson and his staff.
“We are still a work in progress, but we seem to be settling into our roles and finding an identity,” Hudson noted. “We played better in many aspects of the game than we did last week, but we still aren’t consistent enough.
“We’re starting to see some leaders become more vocal. It’s obviously a pivotal week now, so we need to put the final pieces of the puzzle in place.”
If statistics relate, some of those pieces are beginning to mesh. Boone Central/Newman Grove amassed 508 total yards Friday, including 333 on the ground, while limiting the Cadets to 95 rushing yards and just 153 total yards. The Cardinals had a 19-9 advantage in first downs and did not commit a turnover while forcing two.
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