Boone Central/Newman Grove Football
The Cardinals Defeat the Shamrocks
In a season-opening showdown at Albion Friday night, Class C1 preseason #1 Boone Central/Newman Grove defeated #8 Columbus Scotus 31-14 in a contest filled with miscues and big plays. Both teams had some first-game jitters and bobbles, combining for seven turnovers and 11 penalties. But, in a game that featured few sustained drives and was dictated by big plays, Boone Central/Newman Grove made the biggest and the most.
The Cardinals wrapped up the decision in the fourth quarter as Mazour passed 35 yards to Zac Glidden for a touchdown and Matt Brugger tacked on a 29-yard field goal.
Meanwhile, the BC/NG defense was pitching a shutout in the second half to top a performance that left both coaches impressed.