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Warriors pass way past Hubs

November 03, 2000

Warriors pass way past Hubs



Boonsboro throws for 3 touchdowns to turn back North

By MARK KELLER / Sports Editor


BOONSBORO - North Hagerstown coach Glenn Cross didn't want Boonsboro fullback Eddie Moten to be the player that beat the Hubs.

So, with the Hubs keying on Moten, the Warriors went another route ... and a somewhat unexpected route.

The Warriors took to the air for three touchdowns on their way to a 27-21 Monocacy Valley Athletic League win over North on Friday at Warrior Field.

"We saw some things we thought we could do and made some adjustments," said Boonsboro coach Clayton Anders. "A lot of the stuff that we did we made the changes on the fly."

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And when the Warriors (5-4, 5-3) made the changes, quarterback Chris Wright let the ball fly. He completed 8 of 13 passes for 199 yards and three scores, including a 31-yard strike to Andy Kaetzel between two defenders with 11 seconds left in the first half that gave Boonsboro a 21-14 lead at intermission.

"That score at the end of the first half was a killer," said North coach Glenn Cross. "They went up and got the ball and we didn't."

Boonsboro's receivers - 6-foot-2 Kaetzel and 6-6 Adam Miller - took advantage of a significant edge in height over the North secondary.

Kaetzel caught three passes for 49 yards in the Warriors' scoring drive to end the first half. Miller also had three catches on the night for 110 yards, including a 42-yard TD reception on a third-and-27 play in the third quarter that gave the Warriors a 27-14 lead.

Tanner Cross gave the Hubs (5-4, 5-3) the lead early in the first quarter on a quarterback keeper, bolting through the middle of the line and breaking to the outside for a 21-yard score.

"We wanted to contain Tanner and what he does best, which is taking a broken play or something that looks ugly and turning it into a big play," said Anders. "But he hurt us on a couple of plays."

Boonsboro recovered a Cross fumble deep in North territory, and two plays later, Moten scored from the 4 to tie the score at 7-7.

The teams traded touchdowns again in the second quarter, with Zack Stowell getting in on a second effort from the 5 for the Hubs and Moten catching a 29-yard pass from Wright, setting the table for Kaetzel and Wright to end the half.

"Any time you score like that, it's such a huge momentum boost," Anders said. "It's been my experience that if you're on the other end of that, it really flattens you out, too."

Miller and Wright connected on the Warriors' first drive of the second half for a two-touchdown cushion.

Stowell cut the deficit to six in the fourth quarter with a 13-yard TD run. The Hubs had a final chance with under two minutes left in the game, but the Boonsboro defense held.

Boonsboro still has an outside shot at a Class 1A playoff bid, but Anders isn't letting the numbers game enter his mind yet.

"We'll look at the rankings when they come out on Monday and see where we stand," Anders said. "We wanted to secure a winning season, and we did that here tonight."

Boonsboro 27, North 21


N. Hagerstown7707-21

Boonsboro71460-27

NH - Tanner Cross 21 run (Jeremy Petty kick)

B - Eddie Moten 4 run (Chris Winpigler kick)

NH - Zack Stowell 5 run (Petty kick)

B - Eddie Moten 29 pass from Chris Wright (Winpigler kick)

B - Andy Kaetzel 31 pass from Wright (Winpigler kick)

B - Adam Miller 42 pass from Wright (kick failed)

NH - Stowell 13 run (Petty kick)

NHBoon

First downs1710

Rushes-yards49-19734-72

Passing yards39199

Comp-Att-Int7-18-18-13-0

Total offense67-23647-271

Punts-Avg.2-26.54-30.5

Fumbles-lost2-12-2

Penalties-yards3-1511-110

Records: North Hagerstown 5-4, 5-3; Boonsboro 5-4, 5-3.

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