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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.


Area Scoreboard


Friday, Sept. 19

*Ft. Zumwalt S 56, Washington 7

Borgia 42, Cardinal Ritter 6

*Union 55, St. Clair 35

*Sullivan 27, Pacific 10

Owensville 19, Hermann 16

St. James 28, Ash Grove 7

Brentwood 41, Cuba 24

*St. Charles West 49, Warrenton 7

South Callaway 55, Wright City 6

Friday, Sept. 12

*Ft. Zumwalt North 49, Washington 0

*Borgia 35, St. Dominic 0

*Union 27, Pacific 19

*Sullivan 47, St. Clair 21

Hermann 65, Wentzville Liberty 7

*Owensville 29, St. James 28 (OT)

Cuba 22, Windsor 6

*Warrenton 14, St. Charles 6

*Bowling Green 55, Wright City 0

Friday, Sept. 5

Warrenton 14, Washington 6

Borgia 13, Maplewood-Richmond Heights 0 (forfeit)

*Union 32, Sullivan 19

*Pacific 20, St. Clair 18

*Hermann 52, St. James 20

Owensville 35, Cuba 8

*Wright City 36, Montgomery Co. 0

Friday, Aug. 29

Sullivan 30, Washington 8

Borgia 56, Union 13

Ozark 41, St. Clair 0

Potosi 34, Pacific 13

Hermann 54, Cuba 12

Blair Oaks 42, Owensville 0

St. James 36, Houston 18

Warrenton 28, Troy 0

Orchard Farm 36, Wright City 18

Friday, Aug. 22

Washington 26, St. Clair 21

Borgia 48, Owensville 12

Parkway West 49, Union 39

Pacific 28, De Soto 20

Park Hills Central 34, Sullivan 27

St. James 12, Cuba 6

Hermann 61, Montgomery Co 12

Warrenton 26, St. Dominic 23

Trinity 28, Wright City 24


Tuesday, Sept. 16

*Borgia at Notre Dame    4:30 p.m.

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt N    4:30 p.m.

*Union at Owensville    4:30 p.m.

*Pacific at New Haven    4:30 p.m.

*St. James at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

*Hermann at Sullivan    4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 17

Washington at Warrenton    4:30 p.m.

Sullivan at Northwest    4:30 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 18

*St. Dominic at Borgia    3:45 p.m.

*Union at Hermann    4:30 p.m.

*St. Clair at New Haven    4:30 p.m.

*St. James at Pacific    4:30 p.m.

*Owensville at Sullivan    4:30 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 19

Union at Ft. Zumwalt N Tny    TBA

South Callaway at New Haven    5 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 20

Union at Ft. Zumwalt N Tny    TBA

St. James Tny    TBA

Monday, Sept. 22

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt S    4:30 p.m.

Union at North County    4:30 p.m.

Warrenton at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

Principia at Sullivan    4:30 p.m.

Hermann at Cuba    4:30 p.m.

Owensville at Cuba    4:30 p.m.

St. James at Bourbon    4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 23

*Borgia at Duchesne    4:30 p.m.

*Holt at Washington    4:30 p.m.

*Pacific at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

*Owensville at New Haven    4:30 p.m.

*Hermann at St. James    4:30 p.m.


Tuesday, Sept. 16

*Sullivan at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt E    5 p.m.

*New Haven at Union    5:30 p.m.

*Pacific at Hermann    5:30 p.m.

*Owensville at St. James    5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 17

Washington at Duchesne    5 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 18

*St. Clair at Owensville    5 p.m.

*Union at Pacific    5:30 p.m.

*Hermann at New Haven    5:30 p.m.

*St. James at Sullivan    5:30 p.m.

O’Fallon Christian at Borgia    6:30 p.m.

Washington at Gateway Match Up    TBA

Friday, Sept. 19

Eagle Ridge at Crosspoint    5:15 p.m.

Providence at Crosspoint    7:15 p.m.

Washington at Gateway Match Up    TBA

Saturday, Sept. 20

New Haven Round Robin    9 a.m.

ECC at Wentworth    1 p.m.

ECC vs. Graceland JV (Wentworth)    3 p.m.

Washington at Gateway Match Up    TBA

St. Clair at Seckman Tny    TBA

Monday, Sept. 22

St. Clair at Salem    5 p.m.

Bourbon at Sullivan    5:30 p.m.

Dixon at St. James    5:30 p.m.

Hermann Tournament    TBA

Tuesday, Sept. 23

Cuba at St. James    5:30 p.m.

Crosspoint at Bethel    5:30 p.m.

Crosspoint vs. Thomas Jefferson    6:30 p.m.

Hermann Tournament    TBA

Boys Soccer

Tuesday, Sept. 16

Crosspoint at Fulton St. Albans    4:30 p.m.

Tolton Catholic at Borgia    5:30 p.m.

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt E    6 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 17

*St. Louis at ECC    4:30 p.m.

Union at Affton    5 p.m.

St. Clair at De Soto    5 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 18

*St. Clair at St. James    5 p.m.

Dixon at Sullivan    5 p.m.

Borgia at Trinity    6:15 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 19

Eagle Ridge at Crosspoint    4:30 p.m.

Tolton at Fulton SA    5 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 20

*Ft. Zumwalt S at Washington    10 a.m.

Crowder at ECC    2 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 22

Hillsboro at Union    5 p.m.

CYC Tny    TBA

Tuesday, Sept. 23

*Fulton SA at Thomas Jefferson    4:30 p.m.

North County at Union    5 p.m.

*St. James at Pacific    5 p.m.

*Borgia at St. Dominic    6:15 p.m.

CYC Tny    TBA

Cross Country

Thursday, Sept. 18

St. Clair at Lutheran North    4 p.m.

New Haven, St. James at Steelville Inv    4 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 20

Festus Inv.    9 a.m.

Hermann at Fulton Inv    9 a.m.

Thursday, Sept. 25

Washington at Rolla Inv    4 p.m.

Union, Owensville, St. James at Belle Inv    4 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 27

Hancock Inv    8:30 a.m.

Pacific at Viburnum Inv    10:30 a.m.

Monday, Sept. 29

St. Clair at Elsberry Inv    4 p.m.

St. James at Dixon    4 p.m.

Girls Golf

Tuesday, Sept. 16

*Borgia at St. Dominic    3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 17

Duchesne at Borgia    3:30 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 18

Ft. Zumwalt S at Washington    3:30 p.m.

Borgia at AAA Meet, Lutheran SC    TBA

Wednesday, Sept. 24

Washington at GAC Central Meet    TBA

Thursday, Sept. 25

*Duchesne at Borgia    3:30 p.m.

Boys Swimming

Saturday, Sept. 20

Borgia at Ft. Zumwalt W    8:30 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 29

Washington at Ft. Zumwalt South    3:30 p.m.

*Conference Games

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