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Trailblazers come together in big win against Volunteer

In the first two games of the season for the Daniel Boone Trailblazers, a combination of turnovers and inefficiency on offense pushed the Blazers to a 0-2 start. With their first conference game on the road at Volunteer, the Blazers look to have put their slow start behind them after a 41-0 win on Friday night.
Daniel Boone put together 384 yards of total offense, leaning on veteran running back Cliff Sanders to pull the Blazers out of their early season rut. Sanders scored the game’s opening touchdown on 23-yard run for the only score of the first quarter.
A familiar offensive scenario also unfolded for the Blazers throughout the contest as head coach Jeremy Jenkins implemented his two quarterback system, rotating between junior Jacob Littleton and sophomore Dustin Chandler. The Blazers used two senior quarterbacks throughout the season and postseason a year ago.
Sanders continued the scoring for Boone in the second quarter, taking a Chandler pass 28 yards for six before completing his third touchdown of the game before halftime on a 7-yard run. He finished the contest with four total TDs on 83 yards rushing and 34 yards receiving.
The Blazers continued to pound the Falcons in the second half, opening the third quarter with a 70-yard touchdown pass from Chandler to Michael Osterman. Cliff Sanders found pay dirt for the fourth time in the game in the third on a 3-yard run to put the Blazers up 35-0. Boone’s final touchdown came in the fourth quarter on an 11-yard Chandler touchdown run.
Boone’s defense was also the strongest the unit has been in the first three games, holding the Falcons to just seven yards on the ground and 58 yards through the air. Chandler finished with 118 yards through the air on just three completions and Littleton completed seven passes for 48 yards. The second part of the Boone rushing attack, Austin McLemore, finished with 41 yards on six carries.
With the win, Boone moves to 1-0 in the conference. The Blazers will attempt to move to .500 on the season on Sept. 9 in their homecoming game against Happy Valley.