Boone Central Cardinals blitz Ashland-Greenwood in playoff quarterfinal

Photos, Suzi Nelson, Ashland Gazette/Wahoo Newspaper

A 2022 Nebraska State Playoff battle between the #4 and #5 seeded teams. Billed by many as the best quarterfinal matchup in Class C1.
There was much anticipation of a postseason nail-biter, but at the final whistle the scoreboard gave proof of domination by one side.
Boone Central 41, Ashland-Greenwood 15.
After weathering an early Bluejay ground assault and touchdown on the game’s opening possession, Boone Central (9-2) unleashed its full array of speed, quickness and agility on host A-G.
The Cardinal defense continually beat Ashland-Greenwood (9-2) to the punch, limiting the Jays to 136 additional yards total offense and no points until the final two minutes.
It took the Boone offense a quarter to adjust to A-G’s size and scheme, but once the Cardinals found their ballast, there was no stopping the Big Red wave.
Two key interceptions provided field position. Three Alex Christo touchdowns – two by air, one by land – put Boone Central in front 21-7 at halftime, and the Cards’ offensive line and speedy junior back Parker Borer (145 yards, 2 TDs) controlled play in the second half.

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