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Cincinnati Commit Taylor Boose Plays Well In Loss

In a matchup of the two best teams in the Washington DC area Taylor Boose's Centreville Wildcats came up short against a very talented Gonzaga team that figures to battle area powers Dematha and Good Counsel for the WCAC crown.

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It was certainly disappointing for Boose and his teammates to lose such a big contest in their home opener. The problem was that Centerville spent most of the half down by 10 or more points, and Wing T offenses aren't really built for comeback mode. That's exactly where they were for most of that second half.

Centerville was without Boose's primary running mate in South Carolina commit A.J. Turner. That allowed Gonzaga to concentrate on stuffing the inside veer of Centerville, which they did pretty well. Gonzaga's big defensive tackles were an issue all game long. Still Boose was very impressive in a losing effort. WIth most of the focus on him he still ran for over 100 yards* and a touchdown.

* That is by my numbers, I haven't seen anything official unfortunately

When it comes to projecting Boose to the Bearcats I really like the possibilities. He is a really, really physical runner who rarely goes down on first contact and always falls forward. He doesn't have elite speed, but he is fast enough in the open field and he is really quick to the hole. Right now he looks to be at about 200 pounds, maybe closer to 195, but he has the frame to add 10 or 20 pounds of muscle. That would allow the Bearcats to do a little thunder and lightning with Joshuwa Holloman filling the later role. There is a lot to like about the Bearcats running backs going forward.