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Posted: Wednesday, October 3, 2012 3:45 pm

Hard lessons learned earlier in the season paid off for the Union Wildcats Friday night in a 28-14 win over De Soto at Stierberger Stadium.

“It was a great win for our kids,” Union Head Coach Erick Webster said. “Their confidence seems to be growing through every snap of the football. De Soto came ready to play and our kids stepped up to the challenge. It was a hard-fought game by both teams, but we had some breakout games by several of our players that helped put us over the top.”

One of those breakout performances came from Logan Bellamy. The sophomore scored three touchdowns while catching six passes for 139 yards and running seven times for 36 yards.

“Logan Bellamy had a great game,” Webster said.

Union had 332 passing yards, all by quarterback Blake Hulsey. He was 24-45 in the game with three touchdowns and one interception. He ran the ball six times for 13 yards.

Jobie Richardson caught seven passes for 99 yards while Jake Siddens had three catches for 63 yards and a touchdown.

Defensively, John Prosser led the way with 10 tackles and two assists. Siddens had eight tackles and four assists. Blake Wright posted six tackles and six assists while Nick Maher had six tackles and three assists.

Logan Meyer and Cody Pace intercepted passes.

“On the other side of the ball I felt like we displayed a great team effort, and got off the field when it was needed the most,” Webster stated.

Union got a three-yard run from Bellamy to open scoring in the first quarter with 3:43 to play.

With five seconds left in the half, Bellamy scored again on a 16-yard pass from Hulsey. Both conversion attempts failed and Union led 12-0 at the intermission.

Garrett Keath scored on a 30-yard pass from Austin Hayes on a fake punt. Matt Politte kicked the extra point to cut the Union lead to 12-7.

Siddens scored on a 49-yard pass from Hulsey with 6:04 left in the third quarter. Hulsey hit Bellamy for the conversion pass to make it 20-7.

Bellamy then scored on an 89-yard pass from Hulsey with 1:15 to play in the third quarter. Hulsey connected with Bellamy for the two-point conversion to make it 28-7.

Keath scored on a 10-yard run with 9:14 to play and Politte kicked the extra point to make it 28-14, which is how it ended.

De Soto credited itself with 197 rushing yards on 37 carries and 159 passing yards while completing 12 of 24 attempts.

Owensville Preview

Union (2-4) returns to action Friday on the road, visiting Owensville (0-6) for a Four Rivers Conference game.

“When looking ahead at Owensville they are one team that has always played us very tough,” said Webster. “They are a team that struggled early on in the season like us, but are trying to right the ship in the second half of the season. We look for them to grind out long drives and try to control the clock. If we play our game, then the score should settle our way.”

To say it’s been a difficult season for the Dutchmen would be an understatement. Owensville allowed over 50 points in its first three games, losses to Borgia (57-7), Blair Oaks (59-0) and Salem (56-14).

The Dutchmen came close in a 14-7 loss to St. James and then lost to Hermann, 33-14. The Dutchmen faced another team without wins last week, but lost at Pacific, 49-14.

Terrick Ellis quarterbacks the Dutchmen and he’s completed 10 of 45 attempts for 269 yards, two touchdowns and eight interceptions.

Gage Tayloe has been the team’s top runner with 65 carries for 281 yards. He was one of the few bright spots in the loss to Pacific.

Ben Angell has caught four passes for 121 yards while Josh Gregor had two touchdown receptions for 106 total yards.

Defensively, Ryan Escalante leads the team with 36 total tackles and has added two sacks.

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Area Scoreboard

62nd Annual Borgia Pepsi Thanksgiving Tournament

Blue Division

Pool 1

McCluer North

Normandy

Carnahan

Pool 2

Cardinal Ritter

Pacific

Rockwood Summit

Gold Division

Pool 1

CBC

Soldan

Washington

Pool 2

Borgia

North Tech

Union

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.

Wrestling

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

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