Cavaliers give away nothing to Warriors

September 11, 2010|By BOB PARASILITI

WINFIELD, Md. -- The Boonsboro football team tried to be frugal, while hoping for a little charity.

South Carroll wasn't in a giving mood, though, leaving the Warriors down on their luck.

Quarterback Anthony Nardo fired five touchdown passes -- including three to Johnny Hettchen -- as the Cavaliers played near-flawless football on Friday in a 44-0 rout of the Warriors.

"We needed help," said Boonsboro coach Clayton Anders. "We needed field position ... fumbles ... they didn't give us anything. They didn't even have very many penalties. That is a nice team. They didn't make any mistakes."

In fact, the Cavaliers (2-0) all but knocked the Warriors down and shook any loose change from their pockets.

Boonsboro (1-1) fell behind early and never recovered as it went nowhere. The Warriors managed one first down in the first half and four in the game. They spent just five plays in South Carroll territory, all coming in the final nine minutes under a running clock.


South Carroll used its spread-style offense to stretch Boonsboro's defense across the field, and found thin spots to poke holes.

"We didn't have a great week of practice," Anders said. "The things that went wrong out here were the same things that we kept having trouble with in practice. But then, we didn't do anything offensively."

South Carroll gave notice quickly as Dan Mullen returned the opening kickoff 72 yards to the Boonsboro 12 to open the game. Three plays later, Nardo found Hettchen on a wide-open 15-yard pass in the front corner of the end zone. Chris Frederick added his first of five extra points for the 7-0 lead.

"That first kickoff return set a tone," Anders said. "It's difficult to put the defense in that kind of spot to open a game. But that was only one score."

Boonsboro got its only first down of the first half on its opening possession before punting. The Cavaliers turned it into a 51-yard drive, capped by Nardo's second scoring connection to Hettchen, a 5-yarder, for a 14-0 lead to end the first quarter.

The Warriors continued to struggle while the Cavaliers tacked on 17 points in the second quarter. Nardo hit Ryan Maclvor on a 15-yard score and Mullen on an 18-yard strike in the final seconds of the half. Frederick added a 26-yard field goal for a 31-0 halftime lead.

South Carroll turned a pair of Boonsboro turnovers into the finishing scores of the game, while starting the clock running for the rest of the game.

The Cavaliers recovered a Boonsboro fumble and scored on their first play after the recovery, as Nardo found Hettchen for a 23-yard score. Reserve running back Ryan Patrick scored from the 1 after an interception.

Nardo hit 15 of 20 passes for 218 yards and five TDs, while Hettchen had five catches for 103 yards and three scores.

South Carroll held a 274-127 edge in offensive yardage. J.R. Lowery led Boonsboro with 32 yards rushing.

"We needed to stay in striking distance and hope for them to make mistakes," Anders said. "We didn't stay in striking distance, though. We didn't have field position and we had some costly three-and-outs. It just wasn't good enough."

South Carroll 44, Boonsboro 0

Boonsboro 0 0 0 0 -- 0

South Carroll 14 17 13 0 -- 44

SC -- Johnny Hettchen 13 pass from Anthony Nardo (Chris Frederick kick)

SC -- Hettchen 5 pass from Nardo (Frederick kick)

SC -- Ryan Maclvor 15 pass from Nardo (Frederick kick)

SC -- Frederick 26 field goal

SC -- Dan Mullen 18 pass from Nardo (Frederick kick)

SC -- Hettchen 23 pass from Nardo (Frederick kick)

SC -- Ryan Patrick 1 run (kick failed)

Boon SC

First downs 4 14

Rushes-yards 30-125 24-56

Passing yards 218 2

Comp-Att-Int 15-20-0 1-4-1

Total offense 34-127 44-274

Fumbles-lost 1-1 0-0

Punts-avg. 5-20.4 1-23.0

Penalties-yards 2-7 5-30


RUSHING -- Boonsboro: Lowery 7-32, Poffenberger 4-24, J. Jardeleza 3-23, Rice 1-23, Blickenstaff 7-20, Marshall 3-8, Ruiz 1-(minus 3), Sigler 3-(minus 5). South Carroll: Nardo 9-25, Breno 3-19, Cody Jaeger 2-7, Ryan Patrick 3-6, McCarty 1-1, Mullen 4-1, Team 1-(minus 1).

PASSING -- Boonsboro: Sigler 1-3-1 2. South Carroll: Nardo 15-20-0 218.

RECEIVING -- Boonsboro: Turner 1-2; South Carroll: Hettchen 5-103, Mullen 3-38, Malane 2-27, Maclvor 2-22, Wright 2-16, McCarty 1-13.

Records: Boonsboro 1-1; South Carroll 2-0.

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