Daniel Boone drops OJR for East­ern Con­fer­ence ti­tle

The Community Connection - - SPORTS - By Mer­cury staff sports@pottsmerc.com

The Daniel Boone foot­ball team got a mea­sure of re­venge Fri­day night. And a tro­phy to go with it.

The Blaz­ers re­versed a reg­u­lar-sea­son re­sult against Owen J. Roberts and were vic­to­ri­ous in the East­ern Con­fer­ence 5A/6A cham­pi­onship game, 28-20, at Owen J. Roberts.

Casey Lacey pro­vided Daniel Boone (6-5), which fell to OJR 28-7 in Week 2, with the win­ning score on a 14-yard touch­down run with 1:43 re­main­ing in the third quar­ter and a 2814 lead. While the Blaz­ers sur­ren­dered a quick touch­down on a 54-yard re­cep­tion by Con­nor Leis­ter for OJR (6-5), they buck­led down in a score­less fourth quar­ter.

It was Lacey’s sec­ond touch­down af­ter he and quar­ter­back Tommy Buchert con­nected on a 50yard TD pass in the fi­nal minute of the sec­ond quar­ter. The score gave Boone the lead for good af­ter Mar­cus Martin’s 10-yard TD run lev­eled the score 14-14 with 2:41 left in the first half.

Buchert did dam­age on the ground in the first half with touch­down runs of 92 and 11 yards

The East­ern Con­fer­ence con­sists of mem­ber schools pri­mar­ily in Dis­tricts 3, 4 and 11. The or­ga­ni­za­tion stages four clas­si­fi­ca­tion-size de­ter­mined ‘cham­pi­onship’ games for the top schools in each di­vi­sion that did not make their re­spec­tive PIAA dis­trict play­offs. Boy­er­town won last year’s 5A/6A East­ern Con­fer­ence fi­nal.

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