In the first quarter, both defenses held up as the offenses struggled to get things rolling. Boone’s offense was able to pick up a few first downs on short pass completions but wasn’t able to mount a successful drive in the first quarter. Senior Trey Tucker broke off a long touchdown run for Greene County, but it was called back on an offensive holding penalty. Near the end of the quarter, Boone was able to recover a fumble that set up their offense in opposing territory. At the end of the first, the score was 0-0.
In the second quarter, Boone’s offense became overpowering and too much for Greene County to handle. After the fumble recovery, senior Tanner Schminke ran the ball down to the three-yard line. Senior Kaden Sherrard finished it off with a three-yard rushing touchdown which made the score 7-0 in favor of the Toreadors. Boone’s next offensive series consisted of short completions and power runs from Schminke, Sherrard, and senior Eli Johnson. The Toreadors worked their way down to the 25-yard line. On 4th and 2, Schminke broke off a touchdown run, which was his first of the night making the score 14-0 Boone.
Greene County had a big offensive play courtesy of senior Logan Lansman. His 51-yard reception followed by a Boone personal foul gave Greene County the ball on the six-yard line. A defensive stand followed by a blocked field goal held the score at 14-0. Greene County struggled to tackle Schminke as his legs kept churning and gaining big rushing yards. Junior John Herrick came into the mix with a 37-yard reception. Schminke juked a few defenders and ran in for a 37-yard rushing touchdown, his second of the game. The score was 21-0 Boone.
Boone’s defense maintained their excellence and gave the ball back to the offense after forcing a 3 and out. The Toreadors next offensive series was Schminke continuing to rack up rushing yards. He gained 67 rushing yards in one possession and capped off the series with a passing touchdown to junior Mason Hulse. This made the score 28-0 in favor of the Toreadors. That would be the halftime score.
The second half was the same story as Schminke racked up more rushing yards on his way to a 222-yard performance including three touchdowns. Senior Kade Morain hauled in a 50-yard reception which led to another Toreador touchdown. Greene County would eventually find paydirt against Boone’s reserves and make the score 35-8 after a successful two point conversion. That would be the final score.
Boone picked up yet another victory to extend their winning streak. They also claimed the #8 ranking. The Toreadors hold sole possession of first place in district two. They need to win two out of their last three games to clinch their playoff birth. Boone takes on Ballard in Huxley on Friday. Kickoff is at 7:30.