Strong 2nd half propels Cards past Wayne

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All’s well that ends well.
Boone Central/Newman Grove slogged through an unproductive first half Friday before lightning struck and ignited a Cardinal charge to a 23-6 C1-3 District victory over visiting Wayne on Senior Night at the Boone Central athletic field.
That lightning came in the form of senior Brenden Beierman, who intercepted a Blue Devil pass attempt and raced 60 yards to erase a 6-0 Wayne lead with one minute remaining in the opening half. Ryan Kramer’s PAT kick gave the Cardinals a 7-6 edge at intermission.
With senior quarterback Carter Henry – returning from injury – shaking off some rust and the Cardinal defense pitching a shutout in the second half, Boone Central/Newman Grove controlled play the final 24 minutes and evened their season mark at 4-4.
“Good win – it was needed,” stated BC/NG Coach Mark Hudson. “Wayne’s a solid football team and has also played a really tough schedule, so getting to 4-4 with the schedule, injuries and adversity this year is a real testament to these seniors and how they have persevered. I’m very proud of them.
“It took a while to get going and you could tell our quarterback had missed a few games. But, once he settled in, the offense started to move again and we were able to pull away in the second half.”

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