The Blazers faced perhaps their toughest opponent of the season Friday when they played host to Manheim Central.
Boone’s defense proved no match for the Barons powerful rushing attack, as they surrendered 400 yards on the ground to the visitors during their 52-0 loss.
Leading the way for Manheim Central was a pair of running backs: Marc Royer (10 carries, 174 yards, 2 touchdowns) and Ian Hanselman (9 carries, 112 yards, 2 touchdowns). The piling on did not stop when quarterback Colin Fry came out of the game, either. Instead, backup QB Tony Staffieri took the first snap 50 yards downfield for a touchdown. Staffieri, who did not attempt a pass, carried the ball 3 times for 97 yards and two scores.
Perhaps the brightest spot for the Blazers was when Paul Galanti intercepted a pass on the Barons 3rd offensive play. However, after the interception, not much went right for the home team.
Sophomore QB Nick Hughes completed 9 of his 18 pass attempts for 113 yards, finding his favorite target Tommy Pufnock 6 times. Pufnock gained 68 yards on his 6 receptions.
The Blazers will face Mifflin at home next Friday when league play begins.