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Barons dominate in 52-0 rout of Blazers
Senior Marc Royer rushed for a game-high 180 yards and two scores, while Ian Hanselman added 112 yards on the ground and three TD’s, as the Manheim Central football team ripped Daniel Boone 52-0 in a non-league game on Friday night in Birdsboro.
As a team, the Barons ran for 406 total yards and just missed having a third player reach the century mark, as back-up QB Tony Staffieri churned out 97 yards and two TD’s.
Defensively, this marked the second time in three games the Barons held their opponent to minus rushing yards. Senior Bailey Logan recorded a team-high 12 tackle points and two of Manheim Central’s seven sacks, as the Barons limited the Blazers to minus-three yards on the ground. Manheim Central also shut out Daniel Boone a year ago in Manheim, winning 29-0.
The improved Central to 3-0, four wins shy of 500 in program history.
Royer, who now has a team-high 425 rushing yards in three games, opened the scoring in the first quarter with a 16-yard TD run, and then Hanselman’s 15-yard run, followed by the first of Damon Crouse’s four PAT’s, pushed the lead to 13-0 after one.
Crouse added a 23-yard field goal in the second quarter and then senior quarterback Colin Fry (4-8-1, 58 yards) tossed a five-yard TD pass to Hanselman to make it 23-0, which is how it stayed going to the locker room.
The Barons then invoked the mercy rule with 20 unanswered points in the third. They did so with multiple big plays, starting with Hanselman’s 32-yard run to paydirt. Staffieri followed with TD scampers of 50 and 25 yards to make it 43-0 heading to the fourth. Royer added a 67-yard run in the final stanza to complete the scoring.
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