POTW: Rick Boone

Published 11:42 pm Monday, November 24, 2008

What transpired in Montgomery Friday night was a beautiful thing. Amid all the turmoil and controversy that hovered about Cramton Bowl was the emergence of a genuine clutch quarterback.

After going to the locker room with his team down 20-7, Demopolis senior signal caller Rick Boone returned to the field with an unparalleled determination. He led his team down the field for three scoring drives that handed Demopolis the 28-27 lead with only four minutes remaining in the game.

The DHS jubilation was short-lived as Carver took only two plays to fire right back and retake the lead. And where was Boone during all of this?

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He was walking the sidelines, preparing for what he knew he had to do.

With 3:30 left on the game clock and his team 70 yards from the goal line, Boone orchestrated his best drive of the season. He complete four passes for 65 yards on the charge to lead his team to a 35-34 deficit. Then Boone completed what may have been his most important pass of the year when he hit Michael Davis in the end zone for the lead with 1:06 left in the game.

He finished the night with 182 yards and two touchdowns through the air in addition to 55 yards on the ground.

“The position Rick plays is such a scrutinized one,” DHS head coach Tom Causey said. “I thought he played a great game Friday night. If you’re gong to go out without winning a championship, that a game you can always look back on with fond memories.”

On the year, Boone ends with 1,434 yards passing to go along with 18 touchdowns. The senior also ran for 708 yards and nine scores. That means Boone supplied his team with 2,432 yards of total offense with 27 touchdowns.