Burlington Central grabs first win
The Burlington Central Rockets probably didn't notice the cold that much. They picked up their first win of the year by beating previously undefeated North Boone, 29-0, on cold, rainy Rocket Hill Friday night.
Trevor Davison and Jason Berango each rushed for more than 100 yards and scored 2 touchdowns and the Rocket defense was dominant in the Big Northern East opener for both teams.
Kyle Blankenburg sacked Viking quarterback Ryan Davis 3 times, Charles Sanders had a sack, and the Rockets recovered 2 fumbles while holding North Boone to 123 total yards.
"The defense played very well," said Central coach Rich Crabel. "The scouting report was good, they executed very well. They made tackles this week and that was our focus all week: make tackles."
The Rockets scored on their first possession, going 65 yards in 11 plays, with Davison taking it in from the 1-yard line.
North Boone fumbled the ensuing kickoff and the Rockets got to the 3-yard line but were stopped on downs. On another possession, they got to the Vikings' 8 but couldn't punch it in, and had to settle for a 6-0 lead at halftime.
The Rockets (1-2 overall) finally got rolling after intermission, with Davison and Berango each scoring in the third quarter for a 22-0 lead.
"We pushed it around like we were supposed to, we just didn't score every time like we were supposed to," said Crabel of the first half. "It got a little wet, then I got a little smarter and started getting in better footballs and that helped us in that aspect a little bit."
Berango added his second touchdown in the fourth quarter.
Davison finished with 109 yards and Berango added 101 as the Rockets rolled up 345 yards of offense on the slick field. Robert Doubek completed 8 of 14 passes for 135 yards, 4 to Brenden Bushy.
Special teams also contributed, with Branden Sorensen booming a 51-yard punt to pin the Vikings at their 1-yard line.