Warriors McLean Blazers' clocks

October 27, 2007|By Jack Hill III

BOONSBORO - The McLean brothers once again led the way on offense for the Boonsboro football team Friday night.

Senior Ryan McLean and sophomore Brandon McLean scored three touchdowns each to help the Warriors roll past Clear Spring 55-0 in the MVAL Antietam.

"Tonight, we just wanted to execute," Boonsboro coach Clayton Anders said. "We wanted to be sound offensively and not make too many penalties. Last week, ball security was a little bit of a problem. We just wanted to make sure to keep the ball secure. The offense did a nice job. They executed well."

Ryan McLean started the game with a bang - returning the opening kickoff 88 yards for the quick lead.

"There was a huge hole in the middle," he said. "Everybody just blocked good. I think it just set the tone for the game. It got everybody pumped up for the evening."


Ryan McLean gained 150 yards on six carries and went past the 1,000-yard rushing mark on his third touchdown run, while Brandon added 107 yards on six more carries for Boonsboro (6-2, 3-0).

"That was real big for me," Ryan McLean said of the milestone. "It was the first time that I ever did that. If we just win the rest of our regular-season games, then we can make it to the playoffs. We've just got to stay focused."

"Ryan accomplished a nice milestone," Anders said. "When one kid is successful, it usually means that everybody is successful. Ryan is a good running back, but he is only going to get his yards with a good offensive line in front of him."

Lucas Summerlin made seven of his eight extra-point kicks for the Warriors.

Ryan McLean scored on touchdown runs of 13 and 78 yards, while Brandon McLean had touchdown runs of 24, 22 and 25 yards.

The other two touchdowns for the Warriors came on a 37-yard pass from John Shobe to Chris Selby and a 7-yard run by Shawn Langley.

"We still have to work on fundamentals: Blocking and tackling," said Clear Spring coach Craig Bathgate, whose team fell to 0-8, 0-3. "That's our problem right now: Blocking and tackling. Boonsboro is a solid team. They execute well and they play hard. The field was in fairly decent shape for as much rain as we had."

With Boonsboro leading 55-0 early in the fourth quarter, Bathgate was ejected from the game after a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty.

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