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Posted: Wednesday, October 3, 2012 5:00 pm

Playing its final road game of the regular season, St. Clair cruised to a 45-19 football win last Friday at St. James High School.

The Bulldogs (5-1, 3-1) fell behind in the opening minutes of the game, but quickly took control in a Four Rivers Conference victory.

“We’re on the verge, but we’re still not where we want to be. We played a little too sloppy for the sixth game,” said St. Clair Head Coach Cody McDowell. “We’re in the middle of the season and everyone is grinding it out right now. We have some things that need to be cleaned up. We are what our record says we are. We’re 5-1 and that’s probably what we deserve to be.”

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St. Clair plays its final three regular season games at home, beginning with a week seven contest Friday against Hermann.

“We’ve been road dogs for most of the season,” McDowell said. “Hopefully the kids will embrace the opportunity to play at home. The season has gone by fast. We’re getting close to district time.”

The Bearcats (3-3, 2-1) lost last Friday to Sullivan, 60-7. They own wins over Cuba 13-12, St. James 28-20 and Owensville 33-14. Losses have come against Montgomery County 56-21, South Callaway 43-8 and Sullivan.

Quarterback Craig Winkelmann and running back Armando Matech lead the Bearcats’ offense.

“Hermann will be ready to play. They’re young and going through some growing pains. Coach (Andy) Emmons is doing a good job,” McDowell said. “Their quarterback and running back both are good players. We definitely have to key on them.”

St. James (3-3, 1-2) hosts unbeaten Sullivan (6-0, 4-0).

Statistics

St. Clair accumulated 409 total yards against St. James, 297 rushing and 112 passing.

“Once our offense got going, we did a lot of good things,” McDowell said. “We played a lot of our No. 2s and junior varsity kids in the second half. We knew we weren’t going to have a JV game with St. James, so we wanted to give our younger kids a chance to play.”

Quarterback Kyle Juergens was 6-13 passing for 86 yards and two touchdowns. He also carried the ball seven times for 137 yards and scored two touchdowns.

Collin Scott was 2-5 passing for 26 yards. He rushed for five yards on three attempts.

Rickey Grivetti carried the ball six times for 27 yards and scored two touchdowns.

Josh Martin rushed for 26 yards on six attempts.

Adam Brott carried the ball three times for 46 yards. He also had one catch for 29 yards and a touchdown.

Wyatt Mehler rushed for 44 yards on 10 attempts. Alex Miller rushed for 12 yards on two carries.

Blake Dierking finished with three receptions for 33 yards and one touchdown.

Evan Powell (18 yards), Harley Love, (14 yards), Jesse Kordonowy (12 yards) and Alan Barrett (six yards) each had one reception.

Defensively, Ben Suntrup led St. Clair with four solo tackles and four assists.

Evander Spinks added four solos. Evan Murphy registered three solos and four assists.  Jake Yerkey had three solos and two assists. Shane Heideman Martin both recorded three solos.

Grivetti and Kordonowy both had one interception.

“They returned the opening kickoff to around midfield and then we gave them 30 yards in penalties on the first drive,” McDowell said. “After the first drive, our defense did a good job.”

Game Summary

After falling behind 7-0 in the first 3 1/2 minutes of the game, the Bulldogs scored 45 unanswered points over the final 21 minutes of the first half to take control of the contest.

St. James grabbed a 7-0 lead on a three-yard touchdown pass from Dusty Snelson to Levi Witt with 8:32 left in the first quarter.

St. Clair took the lead for good on a 13-yard touchdown run by Grivetti with 6:38 remaining in the first quarter and a 13-yard pass from Juergens to Dierking with eight seconds left in the opening quarter.

The Bulldogs put the game away with four touchdowns in the second quarter.

Grivetti scored on an 12-yard run with 10:17 left on the clock.

Juergens then had scoring runs of 40 and 15 yards to increase the lead to 35-7 with 4:01 remaining in the second quarter.

Juergens then tossed a 29-yard touchdown pass to Brott to make the score 42-7 with 2:45 left in the second quarter.

For good measure, Jacob Meisel booted a 32-yard field goal with one second remaining in the second quarter.

The Bulldogs led 45-7 at halftime.

St. Clair quarterback Kyle Juergens threw two touchdown passes and rushed for scores of 39 and 15 yards.

Blake Dierking had a 12-yard touchdown catch and Adam Brott secured a 29-yard touchdown catch.

Rickey Grivetti added touchdown runs of 13 and eight yards.

For good measure, Jacob Meisel booted a 32-yard field goal with one second remaining in the second quarter.

St. James then scored on a three-yard run by Snelson in the third quarter and an eight-yard pass from Snelson to Cody Birkner in the fourth quarter.

St. Clair 14-31-0-0=45

St. James 7-0-6-6=19

First Quarter

SJ-Levi Witt 3 pass from Dusty Snelson (kick good), 8:37

SC-Rickey Grivetti 13 run (Jacob Meisel kick), 6:38

SC-Blake Dierking 13 pass from Kyle Juergens (Meisel kick), :08

Second Quarter

SC-Grivetti 12 run (Meisel kick), 10:17

SC-Juergens 40 run (Meisel kick), 9:14

SC-Juergens 15 run (Meisel kick), 4:01

SC-Adam Brott 29 pass from Juergens (Meisel kick), 2:45

SC-Meisel 32 FG :01

Third Quarter

SJ-Snelson 3 run (kick failed), 2:14

Fourth Quarter

SJ-Cody Birkner 8 pass from Snelson 8 (kick failed), 6:41

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Area Scoreboard

Football

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

Softball

Monday, Sept. 8

O’Fallon Christian at Borgia    4:30 p.m.

St. Clair at Windsor    4:30 p.m.

Hermann at Van-Far    4:30 p.m.

*Union at New Haven, 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 9

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

*St. James at Union    4:30 p.m.

*St. Clair at Hermann    4:30 p.m.

*Pacific at Owensville    4:30 p.m.

*New Haven at Sullivan    4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 10

Borgia at Trinity    4:30 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 11

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

*Union at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

*Sullivan at Pacific    4:30 p.m.

*New Haven at St. James    4:30 p.m.

*Owensville at Hermann    4:30 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 12

Washington at Howell C Tny    TBA

Saturday, Sept. 13

Cuba Tournament    TBA

Washington at Howell C Tny    TBA

Pacific at Seckman Tny    TBA

Monday, Sept. 15

Silex at Union    4:30 p.m.

Potosi at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

Wellsville at Hermann    4:30 p.m.

Newburg at Owensville    5 p.m.

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.

Volleyball

Saturday, Sept. 6

Borgia Tournament

Blue Pool

Parkway West def. Hickman, 25-8, 25-12

Borgia def. Washington, 25-6, 25-15

Parkway West def. Washington, 25-19, 25-16

Borgia def. Hickman, 25-21, 25-10

Washington def. Hickman, 25-19, 25-11

Parkway West tied Borgia, 25-15, 22-25

Gold Pool

St. Dominic def. Francis Howell North, 25-14, 25-16

Lutheran South tied Jefferson City, 25-9, 22-25

St. Dominic def. Jefferson City, 25-7, 26-24

Lutheran South tied Francis Howell North, 24-26, 25-18

Jefferson City def. Francis Howell North, 25-9, 25-17

St. Dominic tied Lutheran South, 25-20, 22-25

Seventh Place - Francis Howell North def. Hickman, 25-15, 25-23

Fifth Place - Jefferson City def. Washington, 25-12, 25-20

Semifinal 1 - Lutheran South def. Parkway West, 25-22, 25-20

Semifinal 2 - Borgia def. St. Dominic, 26-24, 23-25, 25-22

Third Place - Parkway West def. St. Dominic, 25-17, 25-9

Championship - Borgia def. Lutheran South, 25-20, 23-25, 25-15

Owensville at Fulton Tny    8:30 a.m.

#ECC vs. Independence    9 a.m.

#ECC vs. Southeast    1 p.m.

St. Clair, Pacific, Sullivan at North County Tny    TBA

Monday, Sept. 8

Warrenton at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

Fox at Pacific    5:30 p.m.

Hillsboro at Sullivan    5:30 p.m.

Tolton at New Haven    6 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 9

Pacific at Rockwood Summit    4:15 p.m.

Crosspoint at Rivers of Life    5 p.m.

Washington at Owensville    5:30 p.m.

Montgomery Co at Union    5:30 p.m.

Rock Bridge at Hermann    5:30 p.m.

Sullivan at Belle    5:30 p.m.

St. Clair at Kingston    6 p.m.

Crosspoint vs. Community Christian    6 p.m.

*Duchesne at Borgia    6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 10

*ECC at Mineral Area    6:30 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 11

Cuba at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

*Holt at Washington    5 p.m.

New Haven at Centralia    5 p.m.

Park Hills Central at Sullivan    5:30 p.m.

Owensville at Fatima    5:30 p.m.

*Rosati-Kain at Borgia    6:30 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 12

Liberty Christian at Crosspoint    5 p.m.

Rivers of Life at Crosspoint    7 p.m.

Hermann at Crossroads Inv    TBA

New Haven at SEMO Classic    TBA

Saturday, Sept. 13

Missouri Baptist JV at ECC    10 a.m.

Indian Hills at ECC    2 p.m.

Borgia at Springfield Classic    TBA

Union at Rockwood Summit Tny    TBA

Hermann at Crossroads Inv    TBA

New Haven at SEMO Classic    TBA

St. James at Cuba Tny    TBA

Monday, Sept. 15

Union at Cuba    5:30 p.m.

Hickman at Hermann    5:30 p.m.

Sullivan at Potosi    5:30 p.m.

Montgomery Co at Owensville    5:30 p.m.

St. James at Licking    6 p.m.

ECC at Missouri Baptist JV    6 p.m.

New Haven at Borgia    6:30 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.

Boys Soccer

Saturday, Sept. 6

St. Charles at Washington    11 a.m.

Borgia at St. Dominic Tny    TBA

Pacific Tournament    TBA

Sunday, Sept. 7

Blue River 3, East Central 1

Monday, Sept. 8

Christian Academy at Fulton SA    4:30 p.m.

Pacific at Washington    5 p.m.

*Sullivan at St. James    5 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 9

Sullivan at Valley Park    4 p.m.

*ECC at St. Charles    4 p.m.

Crosspoint at St. Louis United A    4:30 p.m.

*St. James at Union    5 p.m.

St. Clair at Belle    5 p.m.

Mehlville at Pacific    5 p.m.

*Borgia at Duchesne    6:15 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 10

Washington at Warrenton    5 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 11

*Washington at Holt    4 p.m.

Windsor at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

Sullivan at Festus    4:30 p.m.

St. James at Calvery Lutheran    5 p.m.

Borgia at Pacific    6:30 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 12

ECC at Oakton    4 p.m.

*Fulton SA at Eagle Ridge    4:30 p.m.

Dixon at St. James    5 p.m.

Crosspoint at Jefferson City Lightning    5 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 13

Washington at Helias    11 a.m.

Cape Central at Union    11 a.m.

ECC at Lake Co    3 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 15

*Sullivan at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

Affton at Pacific    5 p.m.

St. James at Richland    5 p.m.

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.

Cross Country

Tuesday, Sept. 9

Sullivan Invitational    4 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 11

Pacific, Sullivan at Steelville Inv    4 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 13

Forest Park Inv    9 a.m.

New Haven, Hermann, Owensville at Linn Inv    9 a.m.

Monday, Sept. 15

St. James at Bourbon    4 p.m.

Girls Golf

Monday, Sept. 8

Washington at Timberland    3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 9

*O’Fallon Christian at Borgia    3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 10

Washington at Troy    3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 16

*Borgia at St. Dominic    3:30 p.m.

Boys Swimming

Friday, Sept. 5

Washington at Oakville/CBC    4:15 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 10

Washington at Kennedy    5:30 p.m.

*Conference Games

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