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Warriors befuddle Indians

October 16, 2009|By TIM KOELBLE

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    BOONSBORO -- Junior quarterback Andy Sigler won't get too many headlines as the Boonsboro quarterback. The Warriors are predominantly a rushing team, so it had to come as a surprise what the first half had in store on Friday night.

    Sigler went 7-for-7 for 104 yards and two second-quarter touchdowns to lead Boonsboro to a 36-0 Homecoming victory over Berkeley Springs.

    Evan Marshall added a pair of scoring runs and Branden McLean had a 67-yard TD run.

    "We've been working on (the passing game)," said Boonsboro coach Clayton Anders. "We're trying to find some different things to work."

    The Warriors found those different things Friday.

    After a scoreless first period in which Berkeley Springs ran only three plays but the Warriors couldn't punch in anything on its two possessions, McLean returned a Berkeley Springs punt 34 yards to the Indians 16-yard line to set up a short field.

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Sigler completed a fourth-and-3 pass to Marshall that kept the short drive alive. Marshall capped it with a 1-yard run at the 6:12 mark.

McLean then intercepted Indians quarterback Zach White and the Warriors took over on the Berkeley Springs 24. After a penalty, Sigler went to the air three straight times -- for 15 and 9 yards to McLean and an 11-yard scoring strike to Brandon Dove at the 4:40 mark.

McLean returned another punt 22 yards to the Indians 28. On the next play, Sigler hit Brandon Foote on a perfectly-thrown strike for another touchdown with 2:32 left in the half.

"It was fun throwing the ball," said Sigler. "I'm happy."

That was all he was going to throw, as the Warriors stayed on the ground and added two touchdowns in the third period to forge a running clock.

Caleb Jardeleza had an interception at the Boonsboro 33. Three plays later, McLean burst through the middle on his scoring jaunt. At that point, his 67-yard score surpassed Boonsboro's 61 rushing yards to that point as a team.

On the ensuing kickoff, the football did a balancing act along the sideline that the officials ruled went dead inbounds, and Boonsboro took possession. After a 9-yard run by McLean, Marshall scored his second touchdown of the game.

"Evan's been a backup but with some injuries he's had a chance and is doing OK," said Anders.

The Warriors' defense hounded Berkeley Springs with an array of blitz packages and the Indians finished with minus-15 yards rushing. White completed 10 of 20 passes for 149 yards.

Boonsboro finished with 225 total yards. McLean carried 11 times for 85 yards.

"Our goal is to string some wins together," said Anders. "We want a winning season."

Boonsboro 36, Berkeley Springs 0

BO--Evan Marshall 1 run (Branden McLean run)
BO--Brandon Dove 11 pass from Andy Sigler (Drew Lowery run)
BO--Brandon Foote 28 pass from Sigler (run failed)
BO--McLean 67 run (McLean run)
BO--Marshall 4 run (run failed)

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING -- Berkeley Springs, Langenstein 15-37, Mason 2-8,, Griffith 2-2, White 8-(minus 48); Boonsboro, McLean 11-85, Marshall 4-28, Lowery 6-23, Sigler 3-5, Eavey 1-(minus 2), Blickenstaff 1-(minus 3), Austin 1-(minus-16), Team 3-(minus 3).

PASSING -- Berkeley Springs, White 10-20-149-2; Boonsboro, Sigler, 6-6-102-0.

RECEIVING -- Berkeley Springs, Redick 3-53, Spielman 3-25,, Bennett 2-45,Langenstein 2-16; Boonsboro, McLean 2-24; Marshall 2-20, Lowery 1-31,, Dove 1-11.

Berkeley Springs0000--0Boonsboro022140--36BerkBooFirst downs89Rushes-yards27(-15)34-123Passing yards149104Comp-Att-Int10-20-27-7-0Total offense47-13441-227Punts-avg.2-19.53-35.2Penalties-yards4-509-60Fumbles-lost0-02-1
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