Warriors roll

September 10, 2005|By CURT HORNBECKER


There is one less monkey roaming the streets of Boonsboro.

It was thrown mercilessly off the back of the Warriors football team, and chased out of town with Boonsboro's first season-opening win since 1998, a 40-13 drubbing of Moorefield on Friday night.

While Warriors coach Clayton Anders was elated with the win, he wasn't totally impressed.

"You're never as good as (the score) might show in a game like this. I'm happy with our defense, but our kicking game needs some work, and I thought our passing game was a little off."

Kyle Kane got Boonsboro started early, rolling 77 yards on the Warriors' second play from scrimmage for a quick 6-0 advantage.


"I had blocking the whole way down the field," said Kane, a junior. "It was just a great team effort. There were always people around me. I don't think I saw the end zone until I got to the 25 (yard line)."

Meanwhile, the defense didn't allow Moorefield (0-3) any running room at all, limiting the Yellow Jackets to minus-12 yards rushing on 32 tries.

After touchdowns by Matt Wetzel and Adam Rippeon made it 21-0, Moorefield scored on freshman Jesse Thompson's 74-yard kickoff return.

Boonsboro responded with its fourth score with 19 seconds left in the half, when quarterback Zach Shoemaker ran it in from 2 yards out to cap a 68-yard march.

The only success the Jackets experienced offensively came in the second half, with quarterback Steven Fulk throwing for 130 yards and a touchdown on Thompson's juggling, one-handed catch from 34 yards out to make it 27-13.

"In the second half, we played a lot of our second group at linebacker, and started to mix it in a little," said Anders. "Our kids were cramping up some, and the situation allowed it."

But Boonsboro wiped out any concerns of a Moorefield comeback with a pair of Jeremiah Mills scores from 1 and 5 yards out to complete the scoring.

"This sets the tone for us," said Anders. It gives us a chance to feel good about where we are, and what we can do."

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