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Posted: Saturday, November 3, 2012 6:32 pm | Updated: 10:08 am, Wed Nov 7, 2012.

By Bill Battle

Missourian Sports Editor

Ripping out to a 42-0 lead through the first three quarters, the Sullivan Eagles earned their spot in the Class 4 District 3 championship game Wednesday.

Sullivan (11-0) defeated Westminster (8-3), 42-14 in the contest.

“I was pleased with the way we played last night,” Sullivan Head Coach Pat Burke said. “I thought that our offense executed what we wanted to be able to do. Defensively we were able to get the stops that we needed.”

The Eagles will host St. Clair (10-1) in the championship game Monday at 7 p.m.


Sullivan did what it’s done all season long, execute the running game while playing exceptional defense.

The Eagles ran for 338 yards on 46 carries, an average of 7.3 yards per run. Sullivan also passed for 71 yards.

Westminster’s running game was halted for merely 39 yards on 16 carries. The Wildcats threw for 152 yards during the contest.

Sullivan’s Justin Biermann ran for the only two touchdowns of the first quarter on runs of 32 yards (with 9:18 left) and two yards (with 3:27 to play). Jake Lochner kicked both extra points to make it 14-0.

Sullivan’s multidimensional running attack received touchdowns from three different players in the second quarter.

Clayton Mayer scored on a 48-yard run with 11:49 to play in the half.

Quarterback Adam Tiefenbrunn scored from one yard out with 7:16 left in the half.

And Biermann added his third touchdown of the contest with 4:15 left in the half.

Lochner added three more extra points.

In the third quarter, Sullivan’s defense continued to shut down the Wildcats and the Eagles added the only touchdown, a six-yard run by Mayer with 2:56 to play in the third. Lochner’s kick made it 42-0.

That gave Burke the chance to rotate younger kids into the game, giving them important playoff experience.

“It is really good to get those younger kids in,” Burke said. “It’s something that we really haven’t been able to do much over the last few years so hopefully it’s something that we can build on for the future.”

Westminster struck back in the final quarter. Brett Bond found Kyle Kinner for a 14-yard touchdown with 11:07 to play. The extra-point kick failed.

Bond found Tyler Catlett for a 34-yard touchdown with 3:54 left to play. That pair connected again for the two-point conversion.


Biermann, who was injured again during the game, led the Eagles with 17 carries for 187 yards.

Mayer also rushed for over 100 yards with 16 carries for 114 yards.

Joey Rigdon, who was shaken up, picked up 17 yards on two carries.

Both Biermann and Rigdon are questionable for the St. Clair game.

Overall, Sullivan emerged with nothing else major in the injury department.

“Injury wise, we have a few people banged up right now,” Burke said. “But at this point in the season there are not many teams that are not dealing with bumps and bruises.”

Caden Weigl recorded 12 yards on four carries. Tiefenbrunn ran six times for seven yards and Zach Holtz ran once for one yard.

Tiefenbrunn completed six of 10 attempts for 71 yards.

Adam Weiland was the most successful receiver with three catches for 53 yards. Biermann and Seth Mesey each had one catch for nine yards. Mayer caught one pass for no yards.

Bond led Westminster with 12 completions among 20 attempts for 141 yards, two touchdowns and one interception.

Brendan Bognar completed two of three passes for 11 yards.

Kinner recorded six catches for 73 yards. Coby Nye caught four passes for 27 yards.

Catlett had two receptions for 39 yards. Jacob Hicks had one catch for four yards and Jesse Gruneisen had one catch for two yards.

Hicks ran three times for 16 yards.

Bond was next with five carries for 11 yards. Trey Merritt had five carries for seven yards while Nye ran once for four yards. Alex Rideout had one yard on one carry while Catlett ran once for no yards.


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 at Union    7 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 20

%Washington vs. TBA    4 p.m.

%Borgia vs. Poplar Bluff    5:30 p.m.

%St. Clair vs. TBA    TBA

%Sullivan Shootout

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 at New Haven    6 p.m.

*Pacific at Union    7 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 19

Washington at Francis Howell    7 p.m.

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 vs. Sullivan, 8:30 p.m.

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