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Posted: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 9:45 am

Playing short-handed, the Missouri Cyclones lost on the Road Saturday against the Chicago Cardinals, 20-14.

The Cyclones (1-2) held the lead for most of the game before the Cardinals (3-0) went ahead for good early in the fourth quarter.

“We were missing right around 20 guys due to injuries or work-related conflicts. We’re pretty beat up right now,” said Cyclones Head Coach Troy Robertson. “Offensively, we were missing two starting linemen, two starting running backs and a starting receiver. We didn’t have two of our normal starters on defense. We had to move people around. A lot of guys were playing out of position. For what we traveled with, our guys showed me a lot. It was an exciting game.”

The Cyclones return home to play their next two games at Borgia. They take on the Missouri Valley Pitbulls Saturday at 6 p.m.

On Saturday, June 29, the Cyclones host the Nashville Storm at 7 p.m.

“We’re disappointed that we’ve lost two straight games and have a 1-2 league record,” Robertson said. “We’re in the process of rebuilding. We have 30 new players on the team this year. We still have eight games left to play this season, including back-to-back home games starting this week.”

There was good news for the Cyclones on the injury front as starting quarterback BJ Buckner returned from a hand injury and threw two touchdown passes against the Cardinals. He was 9-21 passing for 164 yards.

Buckner tossed a three-yard touchdown pass to Chad Stanley to give the Cyclones a 7-0 lead in the first quarter.

The two teams combined for three second-quarter touchdowns.

Leading 7-6, the Cyclones struck again on a 15-yard touchdown pass from Buckner to Mac Harris to increase their lead to 14-6.

The Cardinals returned the ensuing kickoff for a touchdown to make the score 14-12.

Threatening to score again, the Cyclones got the ball to the Chicago three-yard line on a 45-yard reception by Stanley late in the second quarter.

But they could not score as a field goal attempt was blocked in the final seconds of the first half.

The first half ended with the Cyclones leading 14-12.

The lone touchdown of the second half came early in the fourth quarter by the Cardinals on an eight-yard quarterback keeper. They added the two-point conversion to grab a 20-14 advantage.

The Cyclones made one final push at the end of the game.

“We got the ball down to the 35-yard line and tried a Hail Mary on the last play of the game, but couldn’t make the play,” Robertson said.

Harris rushed for 32 yards on four carries for the Cyclones. Deon Morris carried the ball seven times for 24 yards. Tito Washington had 15 yards on two attempts.

Andy Mundwiller finished with five receptions for 81 yards. Stanley had two catches for 56 yards.

Defensively, Devi Greer led the Cyclones with nine tackles. Kayland Lyles added six stops. Marcus Clay had five tackles. Evan Brinker had four tackles.

“We had no turnovers in the game, which was a positive after having four turnovers last week. It was nice to have Buckner back at quarterback. Andy Mundwiller had a good game at receiver,” Robertson said. “There are still some issues on the offensive line. Hopefully we’ll get healthy and have better results in future games.”


Area Scoreboard

62nd Annual Borgia Pepsi Thanksgiving Tournament

Blue Division

Pool 1

McCluer North



Pool 2

Cardinal Ritter


Rockwood Summit

Gold Division

Pool 1




Pool 2


North Tech


Monday, Nov. 24

CBC 77, Washington 52

Tuesday, Nov. 25

Cardinal Ritter vs. Rockwood Summit, PPD

Washington 63, Soldan 62

Borgia 83, Union 50

Wednesday, Nov. 26

Carnahan 71, Normandy 46

Pacific 64, Rockwood Summit 22

North Tech 67, Union 37

Thursday, Nov. 27

McCluer North 95 Carnahan 68

CBC 82, Soldan 55

Borgia 50, North Tech 45

Friday, Nov. 28

McCluer North 93, Normandy 39

Pacific 70, Cardinal Ritter 57

Saturday, Nov. 29

Blue Consolation — Rockwood Summit 47, Normandy 38

Gold Consolation — Soldan 78, Union 59

Gold Third Place — North Tech 63, Washington 57

Blue Third Place — Cardinal Ritter 71, Carnahan 46

Blue Championship — McCluer North 64, Pacific 58 (OT)

Gold Championship — CBC 67, Borgia 66

Boys Basketball

Monday, Dec. 8

Lutheran S 64, St. Clair 48

Borgia 61, Carnahan 51

Tuesday, Dec. 9

Lafayette 44, Washington 35

Friday, Dec. 12

Potosi 72, St. Clair 45

*Washington 69, Ft. Zumwalt North 65

Montgomery Co 62, New Haven 61

*St. Mary’s at Borgia    6:45 p.m.

Bourbon 75, Union 74

Glendale 63, Pacific 46

Saturday, Dec. 13

New Haven 46, Barat 40

Nixa 56, Pacific 46

Tuesday, Dec. 16

*Pacific 70, New Haven 35

*Hermann 67, St. Clair 49

*Ft. Zumwalt South 61, Washington 50

*Union 81, St. James 74

Friday, Dec. 19

*Owensville at St. Clair    4 p.m.

Washington vs. Parkway Central, GAC/Suburban Shootout, St. Charles Family Arena, 5:30 p.m.

*St. James at New Haven    6 p.m.

*Pacific 76, Union 57

Saturday, Dec. 20

Sullivan Shootout

Owensville vs. Rockwood Summit, 11:30 a.m.

Lindbergh 67, St. Clair 46

Jefferson City vs. Jackson, 2:30 p.m.

Washington 56, Lutheran South 54

Poplar Bluff 59, Borgia 49

Sullivan vs. Affton, 7 p.m.

Girls Basketball

Saturday, Dec. 6

Cor Jesu 63, Borgia 60

New Haven 46, Moberly 39

Monday, Dec. 8

Pacific 73, Rolla 40

St. Clair 68, Dixon 37

Washington 54, New Haven 15

Tuesday, Dec. 9

*Borgia 59, Rosati-Kain 38

Union 53, Northwest 44

Thursday, Dec. 11

*Borgia 60, Notre Dame 53

Union 81, Bourbon 53

Friday, Dec. 12

New Haven 45, Principia 30

*Washington 59, Ft. Zumwalt North 32

Saturday, Dec. 13

West Plains 76, Pacific 37

Monday, Dec. 15

*Pacific 46, New Haven 28

*St. Clair 59, Hermann 50

*St. James 64, Union 37

Sullivan Tournament

Cuba 48, Principia 27

Borgia 68, Patriettes 29

Sullivan 56, Pattonville 43

Owensville 78, Farmington 54

Wednesday, Dec. 17

Sullivan Tournament

Farmington 61, Pattonville 39

Sullivan 68, Owensville 64

Principia 55, St. Louis Patriettes 42

Borgia 56, Cuba 38

Thursday, Dec. 18

*St. James 72, New Haven 21

*Union 49, Pacific 48

Friday, Dec. 19

Francis Howell 55, Washington 48

Sullivan Tournament

Seventh Place — Pattonville vs. St. Louis Patriettes, 4 p.m.

Consolation — Farmington vs. Principia, 5:30 p.m.

Third Place — Owensville vs. Cuba, 7 p.m.

Championship — Borgia 62, Sullivan 35

Saturday, Dec. 20

Union at Waynesville    5 p.m.


Monday, Dec. 8

Maplewood 48, Borgia 30

Brentwood 47, Borgia 36

Winfield 48, St. Clair 36

St. Clair 42, St. James 40

Tuesday, Dec. 9

Pacific 55, North County 10

Jackson 63, Washington 12

Farmington 63, Washington 6

Wednesday, Dec. 10

Borgia 36, Lutheran St. Charles 34

Winfield 54, Borgia 30

Thursday, Dec. 11

Union 72, Ft. Zumwalt East 9

Union 52, Principia 30

Union 54, Winfield 27

Saturday, Dec. 13

Union Tournament    9 a.m.

Borgia at McCluer S-Berkeley Tny    9 a.m.

Pacific at Farmington Tny    9 a.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 16

Owensville 61, St. Clair 16

Union 48, Owensville 27

Union 65, St. Clair 18

Friday, Dec. 19

Washington at Raytown S Tny    TBA

Union at Cape Central Tny    TBA

Pacific at Ft. Zumwalt E Tny    TBA

Saturday, Dec. 20

Washington at Raytown S Tny    TBA

Union at Cape Central Tny    TBA

Pacific at Ft. Zumwalt E Tny    TBA

Girls Swimming

Monday, Dec. 8

Washington at Eureka    4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 9

Washington at Nerinx Hall    4 p.m.

LSC/OFC 134, Borgia 101, St. Dominic 83

Monday, Dec. 15

Borgia at Notre Dame (Forest Park)    4 p.m.

Kennedy 88, Washington 84

Wednesday, Dec. 17

Lindbergh 128, Washington 48

*Conference Games