Sunday, September 19, 2010

Boone outscores Tide

If you look at the size of the schools -- Daniel Boone and Columbia, it was not a good thing for the Tide.
Daniel Boone is a Class AAAA school and the Tide, a Class A school. Sort of like David vs. Goliath.
Probably a game that shouldn't be played.
Daniel Boone was coming off a season where they lost to Manheim Central in the District Three Class AAA playoffs. The Tide was coming off its first winless season in 52 seasons.
And on top of that, Friday night, Columbia celebrated its third Athletic Hall of Fame inductions.
And it was Daniel Boone, who came out on top, outscoring the Tide 49-25, to improve to 3-0 on the season. With the loss, the Tide fell to 1-2, heading into Friday's game with Boiling Springs.
The outcome of this one might have been a little different had the Tide converted a few chances.
It looked like a long night three minutes into the game. Boone running back Darrel Scott busted off a 49-yard touchdown to give the visitor's a 7-0 lead.
Thanks to a roughing the passer penalty against Boone, Columbia moved to the Blazer 48 when Brock Taylor sprinted 48 yards to the end zone to give the Tide some points. Dominic Trout converted the PAT and the game was suddenly tied with 8:59 left in the first quarter.
Boone threatened to take control of the game on their next possession, moving to the Tide 36, before quarterback Tom Boldolus misfired on three straight passes.
After the two teams exchanged punts, the Tide took the lead. Shakim McIlwain on second down broke off a 60-yard touchdown run to give the Tide a 13-7 lead. Columbia missed the PAT and it was looking good for the Tide late in the first quarter.
After the two teams exchanged punts, Boone took a one-point lead with 8:11 left in the first half when Bodolus fired the first of his five touchdown passes, this one a 4-yard pass to Scott Martin. The PAT went right through the uprights and Boone led 14-13.
That didn't matter.
The Tide came right back. Tyler Harrison completed back-to-back passes to Michael Burke IV. But two plays after the pass completions to Burke, disaster struck for the Tide. First with 6:37 left in the half, Harrison went out with an ankle injury and was replaced by Seth Lefever. On the next play, McIlwain fumbled at the five and Boone recovered.
That turnover led to a Bodolus 65-yard scoring pass to Randy Van Horn and a 21-13 Boone lead.
And it got worse on the ensuing Boone kickoff. The Blazers weren't kicking deep, settling for a high pooch kick. On this one, the Tide failed to pick up the loose football and Boone recovered at the Tide 33.
Boone went for the kill but Bodolus' pass was picked off by John Markley at the 10 and returned it to the Blazer 33. But the Tide was flagged for an illegal block on the return. Instead of setting up on the Boone side of the field, Columbia got the ball at their 24. They couldn't move the ball and punted. With 16.5 seconds left in the half, Boone scored again as Bodolus found Alex Ewing and at the half, Boone was ahead 28-13.
To open the second half, Boone got the ball and was moving in for another score when Taylor stepped in front of a Bodolus pass and returned it 65 yards for a score. Again, the Tide missed the PAT and trailed 28-19 with 9:20 left in the third quarter.
Boone woke up. Bodolus found Justin Brown for a 33-yard score and all the sudden it was 35-19 Boone with 7:49 left in the third quarter.
Four minutes later, Scott scored on another long run of 59-yards and Boone's advantage was 42-19.
Two possessions and one turnover later, Boone's Boldolus found Jared Stoffers for his fifth TD pass of the game and Boone was ahead 49-19.
The Tide broke its scoring drought with 7:03 left in the game as Johnny Vazquez rumbled in from the 15.

Relaxation on the River

Here is an article from the Sunday News about the river islands. Just brought up a thousand or so questions, but I will keep quiet for now and let people post:

Wrestlers to hold barbeque

The Columbia wrestling team will hold its fall chicken barbecue ar Scott's Automotive, 12th Street and Lancaster Avenue, Saturday, Sept. 25.

Columbia seeks spring coaches

The Columbia High School is looking for spring coaches in the sports of girls' softball and track and field.
Interested parties are asked to contact Athletic Director Jim Rhoads at 901 Ironville Pike.

College update

Here is the weekly update of college football players from Columbia:
At the Valley, Ben Guiles rushed for 68 yards and Yahya McIntyre caught one pass for eight yards in Lebanon Valley's 21-6 win over Moravian.
At Kutztown, Colby Tuell caught one pass for six yards in Kutztown's 38-13 win over Lock Haven.
At Juniata, Brandon Felus has played in all three games and has recorded five tackles. Juniata plays at F&M on Saturday.