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Posted: Wednesday, October 10, 2012 2:00 pm

Washington’s three GAC Central football games this season certainly have been entertaining.

Two of the games have been decided in the final minute, including the Blue Jays’ 14-10 victory last Friday at Ft. Zumwalt North.

“It was a back-and-forth game all night with a lot of punting and field position battles,” said Washington Head Coach Zach Schneider. “Both defenses played well. We were fortunate to break a couple of big plays. Our defense won the game for us. We needed them and they stepped up. Our defense doesn’t get the credit it deserves.”

Final Drive

Trailing 10-7, Washington quarterback Luke Hasenjaeger tossed a 54-yard touchdown pass to Randall Flotte with 54 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter, which proved to be the game-winner.

The Blue Jays (4-3, 2-1) sealed the win on an interception by Michael Wadlow with 43 seconds left to play.

“We got the ball with about three minutes left to play, trailing 10-7. We started the drive by running the ball. We were close to breaking one all night,” Schneider said. “We kept plugging away until we faced a fourth and six at around midfield.”

On the fourth down play, Max Phinney caught a first down pass from Hasenjaeger.

“It was the play of the game,” Schneider said of Phinney’s reception. “Max made a great catch and got the first down by a couple of yards.”

Two plays later, Hasenjaeger and Flotte connected for the game-winning touchdown pass.

“Randall was in the backfield and beat an outside linebacker on a swing route,” Schneider said. “Any time we have Randall one-on-one with a linebacker, I’ll take that. Luke threw a good ball and Randall did the rest.”

Ft. Zumwalt East Preview

Washington plays a homecoming game Friday against Ft. Zumwalt East.

The Blue Jays can gain a share of the conference championship with a win and a Holt loss to Ft. Zumwalt South.

“South has a good team, so that could happen,” Schneider said. “We have to take care of our own business. We have our hands full with Ft. Zumwalt East.”

The Lions (5-2, 2-1) suffered their first conference loss Saturday to Holt, 35-13. They’ve also lost to Francis Howell, 14-0.

Wins have come against Howell Central 34-20, Howell North 42-20, Cape Central 21-7, Ft. Zumwalt North 38-26 and Ft. Zumwalt South, 48-30.

FZE runs a spread option offense, which revolves around sophomore quarterback Shane Barrett, who by far is the team’s leading rusher.

“The quarterback runs the ball a lot. They also have a running back who can break one at any time,” Schneider said. “They’ll take shots down field with the pass. They are big up front. We have to control their size.”

The Lions’ player to watch on defense is senior outside linebacker Mason Burnett, who is being recruited by Division I schools.

“Burnett is 6-4, 220 pounds and runs well. He was a step behind (Ft. Zumwalt South’s) Chase Abbington in the 100-meter dash last spring,” Schneider said. “They move him around. He’ll also play inside linebacker and also on the end to come off the edge. He’ll run the ball sometimes for them as well.”

Washington currently stands in third place in the Class 5 District 4 standings, less than two points behind second-place Camdenton. Lebanon tops the standings. The first two seeds receive a first-round bye district play.

“We have a lot to play for,” Schneider said. “We have a chance for a share of the conference and a chance to get that second seed, which would be huge to get a bye.”


Washington accumulated 317 total yards against Zumwalt North, 179 rushing and 138 passing.

Hasenjaeger was 16-25 passing for 138 yards and one touchdown.

Flotte scored both of the Blue Jays’ touchdowns, one rushing and one receiving. He carried the ball 15 times for 134 yards and had four receptions for 79 yards.

Phinney rushed for 19 yards on four attempts and had two catches for nine yards.

Kyle Summers carried the ball five times for 12 yards. Brock Hopkins had four receptions for 34 yards.

Alex Monehan (16 yards) and Caleb Curran (eight yards) both had three catches. Curran also rushed for eight yards on five attempts. Ben Gratza had one catch for five yards.

Defensively, Jared Walde led Washington with 11 solo tackles and four assists.

Caleb Summers finished with seven tackles. Dilan Bollmann added five solos and three assists. Alex Schull had a sack. Wadlow had an interception.

The Panthers (3-4, 1-4) accumulated 226 yards, 157 rushing and 69 passing.

Quarterback Zach Hilliard was 8-15 passing for 69 yards with one touchdown and one interception.

Deon Lewis carried the ball 14 times for 78 yards.

Game Summary

Washington grabbed a 7-0 lead on a 69-yard touchdown run by Flotte with 5:25 left in the second quarter.

The score remained 7-0 at halftime.

FZN tied the game with 10:53 remaining in the fourth quarter on a 14-yard touchdown pass from Hilliard to Justin Fitzpatrick.

The Panthers then took a 10-7 lead with 3:09 left to play on a 30-yard field goal by Jake Crowder.

Washington 0-7-0-7=14

Ft. Zumwalt North 0-0-0-10=10

Second Quarter

W-Randall Flotte 69 run (Luke Hoemann kick), 5:25

Fourth Quarter

F-Justin Fitzpatrick 14 pass from Zach Hilliard (Jake Crowder kick), 10:53

F-Jake Crowder 30 FG, 3:09

W-Flotte 54 pass from Luke Hasenjaeger (Hoemann kick), :58


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

Sullivan Shootout

Owensville vs. Rockwood Summit, 11:30 a.m.

St. Clair vs. Lindbergh, 1 p.m.

Jefferson City vs. Jackson, 2:30 p.m.

Washington vs. Lutheran South, 4 p.m.

Borgia vs. Poplar Bluff, 5:30 p.m.

Sullivan vs. Affton, 7 p.m.

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 72, New Haven 21

*Union 49, Pacific 48

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