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Posted: Friday, September 13, 2013 11:01 pm

Is there a jinx?

For the third week in a row, the top-ranked team in The Missourian Area Football Poll has fallen.

Opening Four Rivers Conference play Friday in Sullivan, the top-ranked Union Wildcats (1-2) fell to the defending league champion Sullivan Eagles (1-2), 36-22.

Sullivan gave new Head Coach Andy Arnette his first varsity victory and secured a win in a key FRC showdown to start the league campaign.

Sullivan picked up 476 yards in the game on the ground over 51 carries while completing one pass for -6 yards.

Union ran for 176 yards on 37 carries and threw for 371 yards.

Leading the way for Sullivan was senior standout Justin Biermann. Bottled up in losses to Park Hills Central and Festus, Biermann came alive offensively and defensively to lead the Eagles to the win.

Offensively, Biermann ran 22 times for 219 yards. Defensively, he came through with a huge interception return in the closing minute of the game to seal the victory.

Union was paced by its junior quarterback Blake Hulsey. He completed 35 of 48 pass attempts for 329 yards, but also threw four interceptions. On the ground, Hulsey picked up 103 yards on 21 carries.

Sullivan also got 74 yards on nine carries from Caden Weigl, 70 yards on 10 carries from Michael McDermott and 41 yards on seven carries from Joey Rigdon.

Sullivan jumped out to a 13-0 lead, scoring a touchdown 69 seconds into the game on a 40-yard run by Justin Biermann. After a three-and-out by Union, the Eagles quickly scored again, with Zach Holtz rushing for a 22-yard touchdown at 9:36. The kick was blocked.

Union scored with 2:31 to play in the first quarter on an 18-yard touchdown run by Blake Hulsey. After a Sullivan punt on their next drive, Hulsey drove Union down to the Sullivan 2, but the drive was cut short on an interception by Justin Biermann, the first of three.

Biermann fumbled on Sullivan’s ensuing drive, but he made up for it by picking off Hulsey again. Nine plays later, Biermann threw a ball near the goal line intended for Caden Weigl, but the ball went off his hands and was intercepted with 4:27 left in the half. Union took over at their own 1, but punted away. Sullivan got the ball at midfield, then scored on a four-play drive with Biermann rushing for a 20-yard touchdown run with 1:54 left in the half. A successful extra point had Sullivan up 20-7, but Union would quickly drive down the field. At the Sullivan 5 with 20 seconds left, Hulsey lost two yards, then threw two straight incompletions.

On their second drive of the third quarter, Hulsey would fumble the ball away after gaining 13 yards and leading the Wildcats into Sullivan territory. Biermann led the Eagles down field and scored on an 8-yard touchdown run with 2:56 to play in the third quarter.

Jake Lochner began the fourth quarter with a 43-yard field goal at 11:55, giving Sullivan a 29-7 Hulsey again drove Union down the field, and he ran in a 1-yard touchdown with 9:15 left in the game. After an unsuccessful onside kick put the ball at midfield, Biermann ripped off a 44-yard run that brought the ball down to the Union 2, but a bad snap turned the ball over near the goal line for the second time.

Union easily went 98 yards. Hulsey found a wide open Jacob Carman for a 19-yard touchdown pass with 6:45 left. Hulsey pounded through the Eagles defense for a successful 2-point conversion, bringing the score to 29-22.

Union thought they had tied the game on a 15-yard touchdown run by Logan Bellamy with 3:35 to play, but a holding penalty brought the ball back. Union would eventually dig themselves into a 4th-and-27 that they couldn’t escape from.

On their next drive, Sullivan again fumbled the snap, with Union recovering at the Eagles 35. On the first play of the drive, Hulsey threw his third and final interception to Biermann, who took the ball 80 yards for a touchdown with 1:04 to play.

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Area Scoreboard

Football

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

Softball

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.

Volleyball

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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