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Posted: Wednesday, September 4, 2013 7:00 pm

After a scoreless first half Friday the Borgia Knights (1-0) were able to come alive for a 26-6 victory over the Owensville Dutchmen (0-1) Friday.

Quarterback Change

“We got a break when we changed quarterbacks,” Borgia Head Coach Dale Gildehaus said. “When Raftery came in, he broke the long one. I really felt that whoever got the first big break (would win) and we got the first big break. I mean, look, they were going on one and luckily we caught them. So that was the big break in the ballgame.”

Borgia got on the board with 9 minutes, 17 seconds left in the third quarter on a 65-yard run by junior quarterback Drake Raftery. The extra-point kick failed and Borgia led 6-0.

Raftery, who rushed for 119 yards in the game, extended the lead to 12-0 on a 10-yard run with 5:02 remaining in the third quarter. The Knights were unsuccessful with a two-point conversion.

Raftery also completed five of eight passes for 45 yards. Junior Justin Baylard started the game at quarterback. He completed two of six passes for 15 yards and threw one interception. He rushed for 42 yards.

“Give credit to Coach Gildehaus, he’s got a great team over there and they played hard all night long,” Owensville Head Coach Dale Long said. “I felt like we had our chances and deserved to take it from them and we shot ourselves in the foot a couple times tonight.”

Defense Scores

The Knights scored once more in the third after blocking a Dutchmen punt attempt with 3:26 left in the quarter. Senior defensive lineman Brendan Joyce recovered for the touchdown, and Jake Erwin’s extra point extended Borgia’s lead to 19-0.

Owensville cut into Borgia’s lead with 2:15 left in the game after junior linebacker Dalton Chapman recovered a Borgia fumble at the 1-yard line and scored to make it 26-6.

Borgia would score once more with 5.3 seconds to play after intercepting a Dutchmen pass. Sophomore Kelan Winters returned the ball 28 yards for the touchdown and Erwin connected on the extra point to secure the final score, 26-6.

“They played their hearts out. We made some mistakes,” Gildehaus said. “I thought defensively Hunter Warmack did very well for a sophomore. Kelan Winters, he’s another sophomore. They’re going to get better.”

Defensively, the Knights had strong games from Warmack, who finished with six tackles, and Winters, who had 10. Senior linebacker John Hanneken finished with nine tackles and two sacks.

Union Preview

Borgia will be on the road again Friday at Union (0-1).

Union lost to Poplar Bluff 31-14 in its season opener Friday.

“We’ve just got to build every week and we’re doing that so let’s take the mistakes, watch those things on the film tomorrow morning, learn from those and if we can cut out 10 of the 20 that we made, it’ll be a competitive ballgame. But if we make 20 mistakes against Union, we’ll get beat by 35,” Gildehaus said.

The Knights beat Union 56-12 last season.

Gildehaus noted that his team is much like Union’s was last year in how many younger players they have. Borgia has just seven seniors, and there are quite a few sophomores playing key roles for them this season. While that may be difficult for the Knights now, Gildehaus is confident they’ll continue to improve.

“You look at Union when they played us last year, they struggled, I mean we beat them bad, but look what they did at the end of the year. They were ahead of us,” Gildehaus said.“My goal is this year step by step by step because this year it’s only going to get tougher with Union this week and then Duchesne and then it’s Westminster.

“It’s not an easy road. As with our sophomores our pass protection needs work, we all do, but you know what, it’s only week 3 (since practices started). Doggone it, take the win, be happy with the win, keep getting better.”


Owensville had opportunities to score in the game, including on a 30-yard field goal on the first drive of the game that was blocked.

Owensville had a few highlights in the game with junior quarterback Jesse Lowder completing 10 of 25 passes for 170 yards, eight of which were caught by senior wide receiver Ben Angell. Angell had 153 yards receiving in the loss.

Junior running back Matt Pohlmann and sophomore running back Tristan Crofford each rushed for 40 yards.

The Dutchmen travel to Blair Oaks (0-1) on Friday.

Box Score

Borgia 0-0-19-7=26

Owensville 0-0-0-6=6

First Quarter

No scoring

Second Quarter

No scoring

Third Quarter

BOR — Drake Raftery 3 run (kick failed), 9:17

BOR — Raftery 10 run (2 pt. conversion failed), 5:02

BOR — Brendan Joyce 1 run (Jacob Erwin kick), 3:26

Fourth Quarter

OWN — Dalton Chapman 1 run (kick failed), 2:15

BOR — Kelan Winters 28 run (Erwin kick), 5.3


Area Scoreboard


Friday, Sept. 19

*Ft. Zumwalt S at Washington    7 p.m.

Cardinal Ritter at Borgia    7 p.m.

*St. Clair at Union    7 p.m.

*Pacific at Sullivan    7 p.m.

*Hermann at Owensville    7 p.m.

Ash Grove at St. James    7 p.m.

Cuba at Brentwood    7 p.m.

*St. Charles West at Warrenton    7 p.m.

South Callaway at Wright City     7 p.m.

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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