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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

Area Sports Schedule

American Legion Baseball

Ninth District Senior Legion Tournament

Thursday, July 17

At Westhoff Park

G1 (1) West 11, (8) Pacific 1

G2 (4) St. Charles 17, (5) Elsberry 2

At St. Peters Rec-Plex

G3 (3) Washington 4, (6) Wentzville 0

G4 (2) Daniel Boone 8, (7) St. Peters 2

Friday, July 18

At St. Peters Rec-Plex

G5 Elsberry 8, Pacific 3

G6 St. Peters 9, Wentzville 1

At Westhoff Park

G7 St. Charles 4, West 1

G8 Daniel Boone 7, Washington 4

Saturday, July 19

At St. Peters Rec-Plex

G9 Washington 9, Elsberry 4

G10 West 9, St. Peters 6

G12 West 14, Washington 1

At Westhoff Park

G11 St. Charles def. Daniel Boone (fft)

Sunday, July 20

Rest at Westhoff Park

G13 Championship — West 2, St. Charles 1 (13 innings)

Monday, July 21

G14 If-Needed Game — St. Charles 13, West 11

Zone 1 Senior Legion Tournament

At Lindenwood University, St. Charles

Thursday, July 24

G1 West 13, Daniel Boone Post 262 8

G2 Jefferson City Post 5 11, Hannibal Post 55 2

Friday, July 25

G3 West 11, St. Charles Post 312 1

G4 Daniel Boone 10, Hannibal 2

Saturday, July 26

G5 Jefferson City 9, West 2

G6 St. Charles 11, Daniel Boone 0

G7 West 6, St. Charles 2

Sunday, July 27

G8 Championship — West 11, Jefferson City 0

G9 If-Needed Game — Jefferson City 14, West 12

Jefferson City advances to state tournament in Sedalia.

Ninth District Junior Legion Tournament

Tuesday, July 8

At Union High School

G1 (1) Elsberry 3, (8) New Haven 0

At Ronsick Field

G4 (3) Washington 7, (6) Wentzville 1

G4 (2) Union 8, (7) Hannibal 1

At St. Peters Rec-Plex

G2 (5) St. Peters 8, (4) St. Charles 6

Wednesday, July 9

At New Haven

G5 Wentzville 4, New Haven 0

G6 St. Charles 8, Hannibal 7 (9 innings)

At Ronsick Field

G7 St. Peters 5, Elsberry 2

G8 Washington 2, Union 1

Remainder at Ronsick Field

Thursday, July 10

G9 Union 7, Wentzville 1

G10 Elsberry 3, St. Charles 2

Friday, July 11

G11 Washington 12, St. Peters 11 (10 innings)

G12 Elsberry 6, Union 3

Saturday, July 12

G13 Elsberry 4, St. Peters 3

G14 Championship — Washington 3, Elsberry 1

Washington wins district, to host Zone 1 Tournament at Borgia. Schedule below.

Junior Legion Zone 1 Tournament

At Borgia

Thursday, June 17

G1 Elsberry Post 226 10, Chillicothe Post 25 2

Friday, June 18

G2 Washington Post 218 5, Elsberry 1

G3 Chillicothe 5, Elsberry 4

Saturday, June 19

G4 Championship — Washington 16, Chillicothe 0 (5 innings)

Washington advances to State Tournament in Jackson.

Junior Legion State Tournament

At Jackson

Thursday, July 24

G1 Jackson 3, Springfield Glendale 2

G2 Eureka 7, Sedalia 0

Friday, June 25

G3 Jackson 8, Washington 3

G4 Springfield Glendale 8, Sedalia 3

G5 Jackson 4, Eureka 2

G6 Washington 8, Springfield Glendale 0

Saturday, June 26

G7 Eureka 11, Washington 10 (9 innings)

G8 Championship — Jackson 7, Eureka 6

Jackson advances to Regional Tournament in Leavenworth, Kan.

Sunday, June 27

G9 If-Needed Game — G8 winner vs. G8 loser, 1 p.m.

Freshman Legion Ninth District Tournament

Tuesday, July 8

At Elsberry Legion Field

G1 (1) St. Charles 7, (8) St. Peters 0

G2 (4) Elsberry-Winfield 4, (5) Wentzville 3

At Elsberry Khoury League Field

G3 (3) Hannibal 3, (6) Warrenton 2

G4 (2) Washington 10, (7) West 1

Wednesday, July 9

At Elsberry Khoury League Field

G5 St. Peters 17, Warrenton 6

G6 Wentzville 5, West 4

At Elsberry Legion Field

G7 St. Charles 10, Elsberry-Winfield 2

G8 Washington 3, Hannibal 0

Remainder at Elsberry Legion Field

Thursday, July 10

G9 St. Peters 11, Hannibal 9

G10 Elsberry-Winfield 13, Wentzville 4

Friday, July 11

G12 Elsberry-Winfield 8, St. Peters 3

G11 Washington 6, St. Charles 0, 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 12

G13 St. Charles 10, Elsberry-Winfield 1

G14 Championship — St. Charles 5, Washington 2

Sunday, July 13

G15 If-Needed Game — St. Charles 2, Washington 0

Missouri Freshman

Legion State Tournament

At Rotary Recreational

Complex - Ronsick Field

Wednesday, July 16

G1 Creve Coeur Post 397 16, St. Robert Post 331 2

G2 Ste. Genevieve Post 150 4, St. Charles Post 312 0

G3 Jackson Post 158 1, vs. Springfield Glendale Merchants 0

G4 Washington Post 218 9, Eureka Post 177 4

Thursday, July 17

G5 Springfield Glendale 11, St. Robert 1 (St. Robert eliminated)

G6 St. Charles 10, Eureka 2 (Eureka eliminated)

G7 Ste. Genevieve 4, Creve Coeur 2

G8 Washington 12, Jackson 10

Friday, July 18

G9 Jackson 12, Springfield Glendale 0 (Springfield Glendale eliminated)

G10 Creve Coeur 8, St. Charles 3 (St. Charles eliminated)

G11 Ste. Genevieve 3, Washington 2

G12 Creve Coeur 11, Jackson 7 (Jackson eliminated)

Saturday, July 19

G13 Washington 8, Creve Coeur 3 (Creve Coeur eliminated)

G14 Championship—Washington 5, Ste. Genevieve 2

Sunday, July 20

G15 Championship Game 2—Washington 3, Ste. Genevieve 0

Great Midwest Football League

July 19

Missouri Cyclones 34, Illinois Justice 0

Swim Team Schedules

Washington Swim Team

Date    Opponent    Time/Result

6-9    at Oaks Landing    Washington 192-100

6-16    Westglen    Washington 259-206

6-23    at Fox Creek    Washington 311-225

6-30    at Chadwick    Chadwick 264-258

7-7    Cherry Hills    Washington 291-140

7-11 at Division Meet, Westminster Christian First

Pacific Swim Team

Date    Opponent    Time/Result

6-9    Lake of the Woods    LOtW 176-130

6-16    at Union    Union 289-220

6-23    Bridle Creek    Pacific 371-124

6-30    at Arbor Oaks    Pacific 282-241

7-7    at Indian Hills    Cancelled, weather

7-12    Division Meet    First

Union Swim Team

Date    Opponent    Time/Result

6-9    at Arbor Oaks    Union 180-120

6-16    Pacific    Union 289-220

6-23    at Lake of the Woods    LoTW 312-201

6-30    Indian Hills    Union 322-275

7-7    Bridle Creek    PPD

7-12    at Division Meet, Pacific    Third

Pacific Diving Team

Date    Opponent    Time

6-14    at MAC West    MAC West 40-30

6-21    at Lindgate    Lindgate

6-28    at Cool Dell    9 a.m.

7-13    at Championships    8 a.m.

*Indicates League Games

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