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Boonsboro trounces Williamsport

October 11, 2008|By TIM KOELBLE

BOONSBORO -- Boonsboro had stars shining on both sides of the line of scrimmage on its Homecoming Night.

Zach Demers scored three touchdowns and Seth Poffenberger intercepted three passes to lead No. 3 Boonsboro past Williamsport 44-6 Friday in its MVAL Antietam Conference opener.

"We ran the belly plays and the offensive line opened up some big holes for me," said Demers, who rushed for 72 yards on 12 carries.

Two of Poffenberger's interceptions set up touchdowns for the unbeaten Warriors (6-0, 1-0) and he nearly had a fourth late in the second half.

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"I really got good reads off the quarterback (Blake Bandeff) because he was looking at one receiver," Poffenberger said. "I just made sure I got there in time each time."

Demers' first touchdown came after Williamsport (2-4, 1-1) gave Boonsboro an early Christmas present, muffing the opening kickoff, which the Warriors' Daniel Cruz pounced upon.

From the Wildcats 39, Boonsboro went six plays with a key 4th and 9 conversion on a 20-yard pass from Tyler Walsh to Sean Colgan setting up Demers punching it in from the 2.

"That fumble got us some really quick momentum," Poffenberger said.

After a quick Williamsport three-and-out, Boonsboro marched 56 yards, 46 coming on a pass from Walsh to Poffenberger for 46 yards that led to Demers' second score from the 6 with 4:40 left in the first quarter.

Poffenberger had the first of his picks, but the Warriors fumbled the ball right back and eventually moved out to an 18-0 lead at the outset of the second quarter when Demers capped a 55-yard drive with a score from the 2.

"(Zach) ran in four-wheel drive all night," Poffenberger said.

A second pick by Poffenberger set up a four-play, 20-yard drive in which Demers scored from the 1 before Williamsport constructed a 66-yard drive before halftime, cutting the deficit to 25-6 when Bandeff hooked up with Joey Sutch on a 20-yard pass-and-run play.

Out the gate with the kickoff opening the third quarter, Brandon Mclean electrified the large crowd with a 90-yard kickoff return, thanks to huge holes created on the left side in front of him.

Walsh scored his second TD on the next Boonsboro possession from the 1 to finish off a 72-yard drive and the Warriors took advantage of Poffenberger's third pick and 40-yard return that set up a 5-yard run by Jacob Lyons, who also contributed 49 yards on the ground.

"Seth is a great athlete and you really don't realize this is his first year playing football," Boonsboro coach Clayton Anders said. "He's come on quick and been a great addition."

The Warriors picked up 330 total yards. Mclean added 76 yards rushing while Walsh went 8 of 12 passing for 105 yards.

"We were coming off two good wins and three good games and had some confidence, but (Boonsboro) is just bigger, faster and stronger," Williamsport coach Adrian Custer said.

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