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Posted: Wednesday, September 18, 2013 2:00 pm

Skyler Hutchison and the St. Clair running attack proved to be the difference in a football victory Friday at Pacific High School.

Hutchison carried the ball 36 times for a school-record 298 yards and scored four touchdowns to lead the Bulldogs (2-1, 1-0) to a 26-14 Four Rivers Conference win over the Indians.

Over the last two weeks, Hutchison has rushed for 492 yards in wins over Pacific and De Soto.

“That’s the back we know Skyler to be and that’s what he’s capable of doing. Our guys up front did a good job,” said St. Clair Head Coach Cody McDowell. “They threw a lot of different things at us. At this point of the season, there’s a lot of that stuff that we haven’t seen. We’ll look at it and go from there.” Pacific (1-2, 0-1) was within 20-14 midway through the third quarter, but couldn’t pull even.

“We made some plays on both sides of the ball. We just have to continue to battle,” said Pacific Head Coach George Hinkle. “Like I told the kids, we have to practice in order to play. We’ve had quite a few kids on the sideline during practice. We have to get them out there. They have to be out there if they want to participate on Friday night.”


St. Clair accumulated 396 total yards, 330 rushing and 66 passing.

Quarterback Collin Scott was 6-14 passing for 66 yards and one touchdown. He rushed for 24 yards on nine attempts.

“He’s playing better every game, just needs more consistency,” McDowell said of Scott. “I was happy with how we played up front. We have some snap issues we still have to fix and some mental mistakes we need to work on.”

Alex Miller carried the ball three times for 25 yards and had three receptions for 23 yards.

Kevin Cox added two catches for 36 yards. Ian McQueen had one catch for seven yards and scored a two-point conversion.

The Bulldogs were without injured running back Evander Spinks.

Collin Avery had an interception for the Bulldogs.

“Defensively, we had some young guys playing in certain spots due to injuries,” McDowell said. “There were some mental mistakes. Those mental mistakes are things that kill us.”

Pacific accumulated 188 total yards, 110 rushing and 78 passing.

Lucas Zurliene, who made his first start of the season at quarterback, was 12-23 passing for 78 yards with one touchdown and one interception. He also rushed for 29 yards on nine carries.

“He did OK. He’s young and is going to make mistakes,” Hinkle said of Zurliene. “When he makes mistakes, he can’t go in the tank. He’s got to rally back, whether it’s on offense or defense. He has to understand what the mistakes are, and then work to correct them.”

Eain Roberts, Pacific’s starting quarterback in the first two games, suffered a torn ACL and MCL in the second game against Potosi and will miss the remainder of the season.

Caleb Moman carried the ball three times for 43 yards. Tanner Brown rushed for 18 yards on six attempts and had two catches for 12 yards.

Josh Vondriska collected four receptions for 27 yards and rushed for 20 yards on four attempts.

Chris Klenke finished with four catches for 26 yards. Duane Singleton had one reception for nine yards, which went for a touchdown. Lane Smith added one catch for four yards.

Dalton Voyles led Pacific’s defense with 12 solo tackles and two assists. Zurliene added six solos and two assists.

Dustin Cowsert and Shane Henderson both registered six solos and one assist. Logan Wells recovered a fumble.

Ashton Moore recovered a fumble in the end zone for a touchdown.

Game Summary

St. Clair struck first on a one-yard touchdown run by Hutchison with 2:26 remaining in the first quarter to take a 6-0 lead.

Hutchison gave St. Clair a 12-0 lead on a four-yard touchdown run with 3:47 remaining in the second quarter.

Pacific got on the scoreboard with 32 seconds left in the second quarter when Zurliene tossed a nine-yard touchdown pass to Singleton to make the score 12-7.

St. Clair took the momentum right back, executing perfectly a hook and ladder pass with four seconds left.

Scott fired the ball to McQueen, who tossed it back to Hutchison, who raced down the sideline for a touchdown that went for 77 yards.

“That was a big play. It gave us a little cushion going into half,” McDowell said. “We came out and sputtered a little in the third quarter. We’ve had some second-half trouble so far, so I was glad to see us score in the fourth quarter and extend our lead.”

Another big play in the first half was an interception at the goal line by St. Clair’s Avery, which halted a Pacific drive early in the second quarter.

The Indians also had the ball at the St. Clair five-yard line early in the third quarter, and got no points out of it.

Pacific cut the lead to 20-14 with 6:20 left in the third quarter when a high snap on a St. Clair punt rolled into the end zone and was recovered by Moore for a touchdown.

Hutchison scored his fourth touchdown of the game on an 11-yard run to increase the Bulldogs’ lead to 26-14 with 7:07 remaining in the fourth quarter.

Week Four Preview

FRC action continues Friday with St. Clair at home against Sullivan and Pacific at Union. Both games begin at 7 p.m.

Sullivan (1-2, 1-0) defeated Union (1-2, 0-1) last Friday, 36-22.

McDowell expects a major challenge against Sullivan.

“It’s a big game for us and a big game for them. It’s just another Four Rivers Conference game for us. That’s how we have to approach it and take things one at a time,” McDowell said. “We have a couple of guys that we hope to get back. (Jake) Oermann (lineman) played limited. We’ll see what he can do and what he can handle.”

Hinkle knows the Indians will have their hands full against Union.

“It’s not going to be easy. They’ll be tough. We have to make sure we have a good week of practice,” Hinkle said. “We have to prepare well. We just have to play better and do a better job executing.”

Box Score

St. Clair 6-14-0-6-26

Pacific 0-7-7-0-14

First Quarter

S-Skyler Hutchison 1 run (kick failed), 2:26

Second Quarter

S-Hutchison 4 run (kick failed), 3:47

P-Duane Singleton 9 pass from Lucas Zurliene (Mitchell Broam kick), :32

S-Hutchison 77 pass from Collin Scott (Ian McQueen pass from Scott), :04

Third Quarter

P-Ashton Moore fumble recovery (Broam kick), 6:20

Fourth Quarter

S-Hutchison 11 run (run failed), 7:07


Area Scoreboard

Area Sports Schedule

American Legion Baseball

Ninth District Senior Legion Tournament

Thursday, July 17

At Westhoff Park

G1 (1) West 11, (8) Pacific 1

G2 (4) St. Charles 17, (5) Elsberry 2

At St. Peters Rec-Plex

G3 (3) Washington 4, (6) Wentzville 0

G4 (2) Daniel Boone 8, (7) St. Peters 2

Friday, July 18

At St. Peters Rec-Plex

G5 Elsberry 8, Pacific 3

G6 St. Peters 9, Wentzville 1

At Westhoff Park

G7 St. Charles 4, West 1

G8 Daniel Boone 7, Washington 4

Saturday, July 19

At St. Peters Rec-Plex

G9 Washington 9, Elsberry 4

G10 West 9, St. Peters 6

G12 West 14, Washington 1

At Westhoff Park

G11 St. Charles def. Daniel Boone (fft)

Sunday, July 20

Rest at Westhoff Park

G13 Championship — West 2, St. Charles 1 (13 innings)

Monday, July 21

G14 If-Needed Game — St. Charles 13, West 11

Zone 1 Senior Legion Tournament

At Lindenwood University, St. Charles

Thursday, July 24

G1 West 13, Daniel Boone Post 262 8

G2 Jefferson City Post 5 11, Hannibal Post 55 2

Friday, July 25

G3 West 11, St. Charles Post 312 1

G4 Daniel Boone 10, Hannibal 2

Saturday, July 26

G5 Jefferson City 9, West 2

G6 St. Charles 11, Daniel Boone 0

G7 West 6, St. Charles 2

Sunday, July 27

G8 Championship — West 11, Jefferson City 0

G9 If-Needed Game — Jefferson City 14, West 12

Jefferson City advances to state tournament in Sedalia.

Ninth District Junior Legion Tournament

Tuesday, July 8

At Union High School

G1 (1) Elsberry 3, (8) New Haven 0

At Ronsick Field

G4 (3) Washington 7, (6) Wentzville 1

G4 (2) Union 8, (7) Hannibal 1

At St. Peters Rec-Plex

G2 (5) St. Peters 8, (4) St. Charles 6

Wednesday, July 9

At New Haven

G5 Wentzville 4, New Haven 0

G6 St. Charles 8, Hannibal 7 (9 innings)

At Ronsick Field

G7 St. Peters 5, Elsberry 2

G8 Washington 2, Union 1

Remainder at Ronsick Field

Thursday, July 10

G9 Union 7, Wentzville 1

G10 Elsberry 3, St. Charles 2

Friday, July 11

G11 Washington 12, St. Peters 11 (10 innings)

G12 Elsberry 6, Union 3

Saturday, July 12

G13 Elsberry 4, St. Peters 3

G14 Championship — Washington 3, Elsberry 1

Washington wins district, to host Zone 1 Tournament at Borgia. Schedule below.

Junior Legion Zone 1 Tournament

At Borgia

Thursday, June 17

G1 Elsberry Post 226 10, Chillicothe Post 25 2

Friday, June 18

G2 Washington Post 218 5, Elsberry 1

G3 Chillicothe 5, Elsberry 4

Saturday, June 19

G4 Championship — Washington 16, Chillicothe 0 (5 innings)

Washington advances to State Tournament in Jackson.

Junior Legion State Tournament

At Jackson

Thursday, July 24

G1 Jackson 3, Springfield Glendale 2

G2 Eureka 7, Sedalia 0

Friday, June 25

G3 Jackson 8, Washington 3

G4 Springfield Glendale 8, Sedalia 3

G5 Jackson 4, Eureka 2

G6 Washington 8, Springfield Glendale 0

Saturday, June 26

G7 Eureka 11, Washington 10 (9 innings)

G8 Championship — Jackson 7, Eureka 6

Jackson advances to Regional Tournament in Leavenworth, Kan.

Sunday, June 27

G9 If-Needed Game — G8 winner vs. G8 loser, 1 p.m.

Freshman Legion Ninth District Tournament

Tuesday, July 8

At Elsberry Legion Field

G1 (1) St. Charles 7, (8) St. Peters 0

G2 (4) Elsberry-Winfield 4, (5) Wentzville 3

At Elsberry Khoury League Field

G3 (3) Hannibal 3, (6) Warrenton 2

G4 (2) Washington 10, (7) West 1

Wednesday, July 9

At Elsberry Khoury League Field

G5 St. Peters 17, Warrenton 6

G6 Wentzville 5, West 4

At Elsberry Legion Field

G7 St. Charles 10, Elsberry-Winfield 2

G8 Washington 3, Hannibal 0

Remainder at Elsberry Legion Field

Thursday, July 10

G9 St. Peters 11, Hannibal 9

G10 Elsberry-Winfield 13, Wentzville 4

Friday, July 11

G12 Elsberry-Winfield 8, St. Peters 3

G11 Washington 6, St. Charles 0, 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 12

G13 St. Charles 10, Elsberry-Winfield 1

G14 Championship — St. Charles 5, Washington 2

Sunday, July 13

G15 If-Needed Game — St. Charles 2, Washington 0

Missouri Freshman

Legion State Tournament

At Rotary Recreational

Complex - Ronsick Field

Wednesday, July 16

G1 Creve Coeur Post 397 16, St. Robert Post 331 2

G2 Ste. Genevieve Post 150 4, St. Charles Post 312 0

G3 Jackson Post 158 1, vs. Springfield Glendale Merchants 0

G4 Washington Post 218 9, Eureka Post 177 4

Thursday, July 17

G5 Springfield Glendale 11, St. Robert 1 (St. Robert eliminated)

G6 St. Charles 10, Eureka 2 (Eureka eliminated)

G7 Ste. Genevieve 4, Creve Coeur 2

G8 Washington 12, Jackson 10

Friday, July 18

G9 Jackson 12, Springfield Glendale 0 (Springfield Glendale eliminated)

G10 Creve Coeur 8, St. Charles 3 (St. Charles eliminated)

G11 Ste. Genevieve 3, Washington 2

G12 Creve Coeur 11, Jackson 7 (Jackson eliminated)

Saturday, July 19

G13 Washington 8, Creve Coeur 3 (Creve Coeur eliminated)

G14 Championship—Washington 5, Ste. Genevieve 2

Sunday, July 20

G15 Championship Game 2—Washington 3, Ste. Genevieve 0

Great Midwest Football League

July 19

Missouri Cyclones 34, Illinois Justice 0

Swim Team Schedules

Washington Swim Team

Date    Opponent    Time/Result

6-9    at Oaks Landing    Washington 192-100

6-16    Westglen    Washington 259-206

6-23    at Fox Creek    Washington 311-225

6-30    at Chadwick    Chadwick 264-258

7-7    Cherry Hills    Washington 291-140

7-11 at Division Meet, Westminster Christian First

Pacific Swim Team

Date    Opponent    Time/Result

6-9    Lake of the Woods    LOtW 176-130

6-16    at Union    Union 289-220

6-23    Bridle Creek    Pacific 371-124

6-30    at Arbor Oaks    Pacific 282-241

7-7    at Indian Hills    Cancelled, weather

7-12    Division Meet    First

Union Swim Team

Date    Opponent    Time/Result

6-9    at Arbor Oaks    Union 180-120

6-16    Pacific    Union 289-220

6-23    at Lake of the Woods    LoTW 312-201

6-30    Indian Hills    Union 322-275

7-7    Bridle Creek    PPD

7-12    at Division Meet, Pacific    Third

Pacific Diving Team

Date    Opponent    Time

6-14    at MAC West    MAC West 40-30

6-21    at Lindgate    Lindgate

6-28    at Cool Dell    9 a.m.

7-13    at Championships    8 a.m.

*Indicates League Games

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