Boone Central took the fight right to host Aurora early in Friday’s high school football contest, but in the end the Class C Top 10 Huskies simply had too much size, too much speed and too much experience for the young Cardinals.
Boone Central (2-5) matched an Aurora touchdown to tie the game at 7-7 with 6:59 remaining in the first half. At that point, the Huskies buckled down, reeled off three scores in the time remaining and took a 27-7 lead into intermission. Aurora (4-3) also opened the second half with a touchdown and sailed to a 41-7 victory on a chilly evening.
“We came out fired up and got a couple of first downs, then stalled out. We forced a punt on Aurora’s first possession, only to throw an interception and set them up for a short scoring drive,” Cardinal Coach Mark Hudson commented. “We answered right back to tie it up, but Aurora is still Top 10 rated for a reason, and even with a good plan to slow down their running game, they were the best line we have faced so far and were able to displace our players and create some big holes in the second and third quarters.
“We played hard – they just had bigger, faster players.”
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