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Warriors get victory in overtime

September 24, 2006|by JACK HILL III/Staff Correspondent

BOONSBORO - Junior running back Ryan McLean scored on a 1-yard touchdown run in overtime, and the Boonsboro Warriors edged the Keyser Golden Tornado 20-14 on Saturday night.

Keyser (2-2) got the ball first in overtime but fumbled it away on its first play and Kyle Kane recovered for Boonsboro (2-1). The Golden Tornado fumbled seven times on the night and lost five of them.

Kane gained 8 yards on the Warriors' first offensive play in overtime. McLean then made two 1-yard carries through the middle, the second one sealing the win.

"I think it was all about my blocking," McLean said. "We showed a lot of heart and a lot of blocking. It felt great. The linemen made a huge hole for me in order for me to get in there. We all stuck together and fought through it. We had a lot of intensity through practice this week. We came out and we played hard."

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"When you have two shots by the goal line, you expect to get it in," Warriors coach Clayton Anders said. "McLean got the blocking that he needed to score."

Boonsboro rallied from a 14-6 hole.

Jarred Pryor recovered a fumble for the Warriors on the Golden Tornado 36-yard line with 7:05 left.

On a fourth-and-5 play, Kane threw a 21-yard touchdown pass to Matt Wetzel in the right corner of the end zone to make it 14-12. Kane's two-point conversion pass to Curtis Wolfe forged the tie.

"When we converted that fourth down play late in the game on that touchdown pass, that turned it around for us," Anders said. "That gave us some huge momentum. It also helped when Kane threw that conversion pass."

Boonsboro went up 6-0 just 1:31 into the game on McLean's 67-yard touchdown run along the left side.

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