As the final seconds ticked off the clock Friday, you could almost hear the strains of Bachman-Turner Overdrive’s 1970s hit song “Taking Care of Business” playing in the background.
The Boone Central Cardinals did, indeed, take care of business.
Boone Central walloped visiting West Point-Beemer 63-0 at the Boone Central athletic complex and, in the process, boosted its 2023 record to 5-0 and solidified its Class C1 #1 ranking among media outlets.
There was never really any doubt in the game’s outcome.
Outmanned West Point-Beemer attempted a fourth-and-six conversion from its own 26-yard line on the game’s initial possession … and failed. Three plays later Parker Borer burst 15 yards to paydirt, and the rout was on.
Those were the only points of the first quarter, but Borer lit the Cardinal fuse again, and again, and again in period two. Early in the quarter the senior speedster dashed 91 yards for a second TD. Next came an 11-yard touchdown jaunt, followed by a two-yard scoring plunge.
West Point-Beemer continued to take fourth-down chances … and continued to fail. Boone and Borer continued to take advantage.
James Fogleman passed 25 yards to Brant Benes to complete first-half scoring and Boone took a 36-0 lead to intermission.
Benes raced 61 yards for a touchdown to open the second half and it was, basically, name your score from there.
“The kids settled in and found a few spots and keys to exploit … West Point-Beemer took some risks on fourth downs that went against them and in our favor, but the outcome was not something we felt was in doubt,” said Boone Central Coach Mark Hudson. “It was a ‘feel good’ night, as everyone got to play. The offensive and defensive lines played well, and their progress will be a priority heading down the stretch.”
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