Turnovers hurt Boonsboro in loss

September 11, 2009|By TIM KOELBLE

BOONSBORO -- It's not often you see a Boonsboro football team riddled defensively and showing a critical differential in the turnover category.

Those were the two keys on Friday night as South Carroll pinned a 32-27 loss on the Warriors in their home opener.

South Carroll pummeled the Warriors for 401 yards, effectively splitting its attack with 234 yards on the ground and 167 passing under the leadership of talented senior quarterback Alex Terpening.

Two key interceptions and a pair of lost fumbles helped bury the Warriors, who failed to force any turnovers and take advantage of 147 yards in penalties on the Cavaliers.


"No, not a good night," said Boonsboro coach Clayton Anders. "We didn't tackle, we created no turnovers and I'm upset with the turnovers."

Even after South Carroll (1-1) claimed a 32-27 lead on a 10-yard run by L.J. Costley with 10:58 remaining, the final outcome was far from a sure thing.

On the ensuing possession, facing third-and-9, Boonsboro quarterback Andy Sigler was heavily pressured and hurriedly threw the ball into the arms of Costley for the pick at the Cavaliers 37 instead of taking a sack.

"It wasn't all (Andy) on the play, but he has to learn to make a better decision, that he just can't throw the ball in that situation," said Anders.

Boonsboro (1-1) held the Cavaliers on downs, and after a punt, took over on its own 24 with just under four minutes remaining.

However, Sigler was again intercepted by Ryan MacIvor at the Cavaliers 40 with 3:17 left.

Using its time outs, Boonsboro managed to hold South Carroll for a loss on fourth down and had one last opportunity beginning from the Cavaliers 43.

After Branden McLean ran 17 yards, the effort fizzled and a Sigler pass on fourth-and-8 fell incomplete with 40 seconds remaining.

"We moved the ball on the ground and (South Carroll) gave us opportunities with penalties," said Anders. "We just didn't do a good job reading their defense."

Boonsboro led at two junctures -- 13-6 early in the second quarter on Andrew Lowery's 2-yard run, and with 2:01 remaining in the third quarter when Caleb Jardeleza scored the second of his two TDs on a 1-yard run, capped by Lowery's two-point conversion run for a 27-26 lead.

The Warriors could not contain Terpening, who went 17 for 24 with pinpoint passing. The 6-foot-3 signal-caller also rushed for 84 yards as a complement to Ben McCarty, who ran for 133 yards on 21 carries.

"They were a concern to us on film with their offense," said Anders. "You just can't mimic that in practice when you aren't used to seeing it. They got a lot of yards after contact. We didn't tackle. (Terpening) did a nice job."

Terpening scored twice and also had a 23-yard scoring strike to David Mellstrom, then added a 2-point run.

McLean opened the game with a 17-yard scoring run and ended with 120 yards on 15 carries as the Warriors racked up 246 rushing yards. Lowery had 117, including a 48-yard run on his first effort of the night.

Jardeleza, only a sophomore, scored his first touchdown on a 2-yard run to give Boonsboro a 20-19 lead early in the third quarter.

South Carroll 32, Boonsboro 27

B--Branden McLean 17 run (Dylan Eavey kick)

SC--Alex Terpening 1 run (kick failed)

B--Andrew Lowery 2 run (kick failed)

SC--David Mellstrom 23 pass from Terpening (Terpening run)

SC--Terpening 9 run (pass failed)

B--Caleb Jardeleza 2 run (pass failed)

SC--Ben McCarty 2 run (pass failed)

B--Jardeleza 1 run (Lowery run)

SC--L.J. Costley 10 run (run failed)

So. Carroll61466--32Boonsboro76140--27SCBooFirst downs2215Rushes-yards40-23439-246Passing yards16741Comp-Att-Int17-24-01-5-2Total offense64-40144-287Punts-avg.2-34.00-0Penalties-yards14-1474-20Fumbles-lost0-04-2
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