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Boonsboro shuts out Williamsport in county clash

October 30, 2004|by JACK HILL III/Staff Correspondent

BOONSBORO - After starting the season 0-5, the Boonsboro Warriors have turned things around by winning three of their last four games - the latest a 37-0 shutout of Williamsport in an MVAL Antietam contest.

It did not take long for Boonsboro (3-6, 3-3) to take control of Williamsport (0-9, 0-6).

The Warriors raced out to a 30-0 lead at the end of the first quarter and never looked back.

"That was very instrumental in the way that the game went," Boonsboro coach Clayton Anders said. "That was one of our keys in practice: We didn't want Williamsport to hang around. We didn't waste any time. We went out and got going."

The Warriors' offense was prepared for the Wildcats' defensive setup.

"We knew that Williamsport was going to box it in on the inside," Anders said. "They had us outnumbered on the inside, so we had to run outside. We wanted to throw the ball out in the flat, because there was a lot of space out there. Our offense was able to take advantage of the open spots on the outside."

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Boonsboro quarterback Zach Shoemaker completed 7 of 12 passes for 133 yards.

The Warriors got on the scoreboard just more than 5 minutes in on Doug Zimmerman's 10-yard touchdown run to the left side.

Boonsboro scored again with 3:47 remaining in the first quarter on a 5-yard touchdown run up the middle by James Barnes, and a conversion run by Shoemaker made it 14-0.

Sixteen seconds later, Josh Lewis intercepted a pass and returned it 22 yards to the Williamsport 21-yard line.

After Shoemaker got a first down on a 12-yard run, Barnes earned his second touchdown on a 9-yard run through the middle and also scored the conversion to make it 22-0.

On the Warriors' next possession, Blaec Ramos dashed for a 64-yard TD run along the left sideline and Barnes added another conversion run to give Boonsboro a 30-0 lead as the first quarter came to a close.

Boonsboro's other score came on Shoemaker's 19-yard touchdown pass to Zimmerman with 25 seconds left in the first half. Aaron Leggett added the extra point.

Williamsport defensive back Justin Bussard made eight tackles.

"You have to give credit to Clayton Anders," Williamsport coach Adrian Custer said. "He had us scouted and he set up his defense according to that. He had a good game plan against us."

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