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Warriors 'get all of those jitters out'

September 04, 2010|By JACK HILL III/Staff Correspondent

BOONSBORO -- Opening-night jitters didn't bug Boonsboro on Friday as the Warriors started the 2010 football season with a 40-18 victory over the Owings Mills Eagles at Warrior Field on Friday night.

"There is nothing like an opening win to get all of those jitters out," Boonsboro coach Clayton Anders said. "We're very happy to start off with a win. We're young. We've got some really tough games coming up. The next string of three games can tell us how tough we will be."

Owings Mills got on the scoreboard first with 7 minutes, 5 seconds remaining in the first quarter when Devin Boyd scored on a 37-yard interception return.

Sophomore halfback Justin Jardeleza dashed along the left sideline for a 29-yard touchdown run and Josh Harwood kicked the extra point with 2:32 to go to put Boonsboro on top 7-6.

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Just 1:25 later, the Eagles regained the lead at 12-7 when Tyrik Scott fired a 47-yard touchdown pass to Boyd.

But with 15 seconds left in the first quarter, senior quarterback Andy Sigler threw a 40-yard touchdown pass to Aaron Turner along the right sideline to give the Warriors the lead for good at 13-12.

"Aaron was wide open on the side and I just threw it up," Sigler said.

Owings Mills fumbled the ball on the first play of the second quarter and Boonsboro recovered. Sigler took advantage by scoring on a 16-yard run to the right side just 30 seconds into the second quarter. Jardeleza ran for the two-point conversion to help the Warriors increase their advantage to 21-12.

"During practice, the coaches tell me that if I ever see a big hole open I should run through it," Sigler added. "For the first game, we played well. We just pulled together as a team."

Senior halfback Jared Blickenstaff had an 8-yard touchdown run to the left side with seven minutes remaining in the second quarter to extend Boonsboro's lead to 27-12.

Jardeleza's 5-yard touchdown run to the right side with just 30 seconds to go in the second quarter gave the Warriors a commanding 33-12 halftime lead.

"In the second quarter, we hit some misdirection plays," Anders added. "I think Owings Mills maybe got a little bit tired. We got a working margin, score-wise. When our first-unit defense was in there, we were playing the run real well and forcing them to punt."

Boonsboro raised its lead to 40-12 in the third quarter on a 20-yard touchdown run by Blickenstaff and an extra-point kick by Harwood.

Owings Mills scored its final touchdown in the fourth quarter on a 1-yard run by Shane Gaines.

Boonsboro 40, Owings Mills 18

Owings Mills 12 0 0 6 -- 18

Boonsboro 13 20 7 0 -- 40

OM -- Devin Boyd 37 interception return (run failed)

B -- Justin Jardeleza 29 run (Josh Harwood kick)

OM -- Boyd 47 pass from Tyrik Scott (pass failed)

B -- Aaron Turner 40 pass from Andy Sigler (kick failed)

B -- Sigler 16 run (Jardeleza run)

B -- Jared Blickenstaff 8 run (kick blocked)

B -- Jardeleza 5 run (kick failed)

B -- Blickenstaff 20 run (Harwood kick)

OM -- Shane Gaines 1 run (run failed)

OM Boo

First downs 11 11

Rushes-yards 40-113 38-256

Passing yards 113 40

Comp-Att-Int 6-13-1 1-4-1

Total offense 53-226 42-296

Punts-avg. 4-25.0 3-33.3

Penalties-yards 11-110 8-64

Fumbles-lost 2-1 3-2

Records: Owings Mills 0-1; Boonsboro 1-0.

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING -- Owings Mills: Johnson 13-45, Scott 8-(-9), Gaines 6-(-20), Butler 4-7, Kelley 7-83, Briggs 1-0, Hursey 1-7. Boonsboro: J. Jardeleza 10-100, Lowery 8-23, Blickenstaff 8-89, C. Jardeleza 2-1, Sigler 3-15, Gregory 3-15, Ruiz 2-7, Marshall 2-6.

PASSING -- Owings Mills: Scott 3-9-1-54, Gaines 3-4-0-59. Boonsboro: Sigler 1-4-1-40.

RECEIVING -- Owings Mills: Boyd 3-69, Johnson 1-6, Keene 2-38. Boonsboro: Turner 1-40.

Records: Owings Mills 0-1; Boonsboro 1-0.

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