Boone Central Douses Dragon Fire

Brett Temme halts DragonPlaying its most physical, mistake-free football game of the season, Boone Central defeated Madison 25-6 Friday, Oct. 9, in Albion.
The district victory was the Cardinals’ second straight and improved Boone Central’s 2009 record to 2-4.
“We played with enthusiasm and confidence,” commented veteran Cardinal Coach Arnie Johnson. “It was fun to see the team play with a little passion, which comes from knowing what you are doing.
“We can still get better.”
A young Boone Central squad built on the confidence gained in a 41-0 win at Twin River one week earlier and shut down the visiting Dragons with its best defensive performance of the campaign.
Madison gained just 152 total yards in the contest, had two passes intercepted, was just 1-of-11 on third-down conversions and did not score from scrimmage. Boone Central used a balanced attack in Friday’s contest, churning out 189 yards on 42 rushes and adding 120 through the air. The Cards gained 12 first downs and did not have a turnover.
Anderson (63 yards, 6 carries) and McLean (60, 11) led Cardinal rushers. Kunzman completed 6-of-11 passes for 120 yards – two apiece to Liss (47 yards) and Howell (33).
Defensively, senior Nathan Olson racked up 12 tackles, including two for loss, and 1.5 sacks. Other defensive standouts included Christo (9 tackles), Liss (8), Maricle (7) and Spencer McBride (6). James O’Brien recovered a Madison fumble.

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