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Spurlock leads Brunswick past winless Boonsboro

October 25, 2003|by JACK HILL III

BOONSBORO - Tyler Spurlock turned in a long list of contributions Friday night.

The Brunswick senior scored two touchdowns, made 10 tackles and intercepted a pass to lead the Railroaders to a 21-7 win over the Boonsboro Warriors in a MVAL Antietam Conference football game.

"Tyler Spurlock plays at one level and that is a high-intense level," Brunswick coach Kevin Lynott said. "He has played at that level all year. He is probably one of the most versatile players that have gone through Brunswick in 10 years or more."

Brunswick also received key contributions from its reserves.

"We had three key players out with injuries tonight," Lynott said. "We had reserves come in there and play well. Corey Bland was a third-team player and he had seven solo tackles."

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Brunswick (3-5, 2-2) took a 7-0 lead with 5:50 remaining in the first quarter on Mike Leveille's 7-yard touchdown run to the right side and Andrew White kicked the first of his three extra points.

The Railroaders extended their lead to 14-0 at the start of the third quarter when Spurlock returned the second-half kickoff 76 yards for a touchdown.

"That was huge," Spurlock said. "That was a big kickoff return. To be honest with you, I don't know how I did it. I started off with a fake to the left and then a fake to the right before taking off on the left side."

Boonsboro coach Clayton Anders was impressed.

"Tyler Spurlock made a great return," Anders said. "He broke a few tackles and that helped him to get open."

Defensive tackle Kyle Davis recovered a fumble for the Warriors (0-8, 0-4) at the Railroaders' 10-yard line with 1:30 to go in the third quarter.

A minute later, Jeremiah Mills had a 2-yard touchdown run to the right side and Jeff Sink kicked the extra point to help Boonsboro reduce the deficit to 14-7.

Brunswick got its final touchdown with 7:59 left in the fourth quarter when Danny Strakonsky threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to Spurlock on the right side.

"I think that our kids played hard and I am proud of them for playing hard," Anders said. "I thought that Brunswick executed their offense well tonight. They had long drives."

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