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Cards wear down Logan View/S-S in district win

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It took a while for Boone Central/Newman Grove to get cranked up Friday night. But once the Cardinals’ motor caught, they churned to a 45-14 C1-3 district victory over visiting Logan View/Scribner-Snyder.
Boone Central/Newman Grove (3-2) broke a 14-14 halftime deadlock and stormed to 31 straight points in the third and fourth quarters, benefitting from three Raider turnovers.
“We struggled some out of the gate. Logan View gave us some different looks and we had a couple less-experienced players in several positions due to injuries,” said Cardinal Coach Mark Hudson. “We had a little rally after halftime – the defense stepped up with some big turnovers and the offensive line began to wear them down so we were able to establish the run game better.
“Once we got the momentum, the kids did a nice job of finishing the game.”
The teams were deadlocked 14-14 after a first half in which neither was able to establish momentum or control.
Boone Central/Newman Grove was forced to punt on its opening series of the third quarter, but Beierman intercepted a third-down pass attempt and put the Cardinals back on top four plays later with a two-yard TD run. Kramer’s PAT made it 21-14.
Turnovers and touchdowns were the story from there. BC/NG forced a Raider punt and Beierman bolted 30 yards to cap a quick 52-yard, four-play scoring foray. Kramer snared his second interception on the following series and, after a Cardinal punt, Dylan Korth pounced on a LV/SS fumble. Kennedy finished a 37-yard drive with a four-yard touchdown run, with Kramer’s PAT making it 35-14 with 8:31 to play.
Kramer would add a 30-yard field goal and Cody Maricle closed scoring with a late 21-yard touchdown gallop.

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