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Dominant offensive line continues to deliver for Boulder City

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Boulder City football players Michael Kelso and D. J. Koopman Thursday, July 26, 2012.

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Fools led Boulder City to a 51-0 victory over Clark Friday night.

Well, FOOLS, to be exact. That’s the name Boulder City coach Alex Kazel has bestowed upon his offensive line — consisting of center Brandon Foster, left guard Jackson Dunagan, right guard Dillon Prach, right tackle Christian Nielsen and left tackle Joe Tanefski.

It stands for “Fraternal Order of the Offensive Line.” The group earned the title against the Chargers.

“Compared to what we go up against, we’re a small offensive line,” Kazel said. “But these guys fire off the ball and get after it. They play physical and hard.”

The line opened holes for the running backs to rush for more than 300 yards in the Eagles' fourth straight win to start the year. D.J. Koopman was the most productive ball carrier for Boulder City this week, as he had nine carries for 173 yards and three touchdowns.

His final touchdown was a 59-yard rush early in the third quarter, minutes after Corbett Fleming returned a kick 80 yards for a score.

“We ran one play in the second half and had 14 points,” Kazel said. “It was great. We were able to give a lot of kids the chance to play.”

Case Keefer can be reached at 948-2790 or [email protected]. Follow Case on Twitter at twitter.com/casekeefer.

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