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Warriors dominant in victory

September 13, 2008|By JACK HILL III

BOONSBORO -- The only thing more relentless than the rain Friday night was the Boonsboro football team.

The Warriors dominated all phases of the game as they blanked Southern Garrett, 40-0.

"It was a wet one," Boonsboro coach Clayton Anders said. "It was a good team effort. We just wanted to execute our offense and our defense. We were able to do that. I think the weather conditions dictated the fact that our offensive plays were going to be grounded. We were going to have a difficult time trying to throw the football."

Anders was proud that his defense recorded a shutout against the Rams (0-2).

"Anytime your defense shuts out your opponent, you have had a good defensive night," Anders said. "That is all that you can ask your defense to do. Our goal tonight was to have our defense get a shutout."

The offense also was productive for Boonsboro (2-0). Senior running back Drew Lowery made the most of his three carries, gaining 101 yards and scoring twice, and he also caught a touchdown pass. Junior halfback Brandon McLean added 122 rushing yards on seven carries.

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McLean opened the scoring with a 62-yard touchdown run down the right side on the first play from scrimmage 17 seconds in.

With 2:46 remaining in the first quarter, Lowery broke loose for a 67-yard touchdown run along the left sideline.

The Warriors poured it on in the second quarter. Korey McCarthy threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to Lowery on the left side with 10:25 to go, and Lowery ran in the two-point conversion to make it 20-0. With 8:45 remaining, Lowery charged through the middle for a 22-yard TD run. And with 4:36 left, Zach Demers ran to the left for a 7-yard score and Shane Zbir kicked the extra point as Boonsboro took a 33-0 lead into halftime.

Boonsboro got its final touchdown with eight minutes left in the third quarter. Tyler Walsh fired a 31-yard TD pass to Seth Poffenberger. Zbir kicked the extra point to boost the Warriors' lead to 40-0.

"I thought, execution-wise, we were terrible from the start," Southern Garrett coach Steve Savage said. "But we stuck with our game plan. Boonsboro came prepared and they deserved to beat us. I was impressed with Boonsboro's team speed. They have good backs. They did a good job of breaking tackles, especially Brandon McLean."

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