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A fired-up Wayne underdog gave Boone Central/Newman Grove fits for a quarter Friday, but it turned out to be the Blue Devils who were blue by the end.
BC/NG found its stride with three second-quarter touchdowns and rolled to a 38-0 victory in the Class C1 contest at the Boone Central athletic field in Albion.
With their fourth shutout of the season, the Cardinals improved to 7-1 and set the stage for Thursday’s C-0 District showdown with undefeated and #1 ranked Norfolk Catholic at Norfolk.
BC/NG Coach Mark Hudson was pleased his squad “took care of business” Friday.
“Wayne came out and gave us their best shot early. They wanted to convert first downs and use all the play clock to shorten the game,” Hudson noted. “A couple other teams did this, but Wayne executed it the best, as we only ran three plays in the first quarter.
“We had some undisciplined play that helped them, but their quarterback also made some really nice plays you can’t simulate in practice. Once we got settled in, the kids did a nice job getting into a rhythm.
“I felt it was a real sound, workmanlike effort.”
With Friday’s seventh win in the bank, the Cardinals now turn their attention to Norfolk Catholic and another chapter in the fierce series between the Mid-State Conference rivals.
“Well, now it’s time to find out about ourselves again and see if we’ve improved by measuring ourselves against a quality opponent,” Hudson stated. “Norfolk Catholic has a very large and active line. The strength of their team is the defensive line. We feel we have a pretty good offensive line. The winner of that matchup will go a long way in deciding the outcome of this game.
“One way or another, we’ll know a lot more about our team and our goals Friday morning!”
BC/NG and Norfolk Catholic will square off Thursday night at 7 p.m. at Veteran’s Memorial Field in Norfolk.
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