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Posted: Wednesday, October 9, 2013 5:45 pm

Looking to upset Union, the De Soto Dragons scored first Friday night at home.

However, the rest of the game belonged to the Wildcats (4-2, 2-1), as they blasted De Soto (1-5), 46-6.

“It was critical to jump on them and score on our first drive to keep them from getting into the game,” said Union Head Coach Erick Webster.

Union used De Soto’s touchdown just under two minutes into the game as a wakeup call. Union scored 24 points in the first quarter, added 13 in the second and capped it off with a touchdown and two-point conversion in the third quarter to roll to the victory.

Union now holds fourth place in the Class 4 District 3 standings with 37.34 points, 3.17 points ahead of Priory and two points behind Sullivan.

Union returns home to host the Owensville Dutchmen (1-5) in a Four Rivers Conference game Friday night at 7 p.m.

Can’t Stop Hulsey

De Soto had difficulty slowing down Union junior quarterback Blake Hulsey.

As a passer, Hulsey went 31-37 for 379 yards and five touchdowns. He also passed for two two-point conversions.

On the ground, Hulsey carried the ball nine time for 37 yards. While he didn’t score a touchdown, he did rush for two two-point conversions.

“Blake had another big game, even though we brought our run-pass back to balance a little bit. We have been about 63 percent pass and got down to 57 percent,” Webster said. “We threw to 11 different receivers which has always been a goal for us, sometimes it’s tough for us to balance getting the ball to our play makers versus spreading the ball around forcing defenses to defend the whole field.”

Webster said Hulsey has done an exceptional job finding his receivers this season.

“Blake has done a fantastic job of following his reads indiscriminately and putting the ball where it needs to go,” Webster said. “He does have many receivers that we can trust for a catch.”

Besides Hulsey, Ethan Hughes attempted seven passes and completed five of them for 42 yards. He did throw an interception.

On the receiving side, Logan Bellamy caught nine passes for 97 yards and one touchdown.

TreLin Edwards grabbed five passes for 46 yards and one touchdown. Jobie Richardson pulled in four passes for 58 yards and one touchdown. Jake Siddens caught four passes for 51 yards. Jacob Carman had four catches for 41 yards.

Nick Maher caught three passes for 38 yards and one touchdown. John Prosser had two receptions for 40 yards and one touchdown. Tyler Pace caught two passes for 21 yards.

Wes Narup grabbed one pass for 15 yards. Tate Bell caught one pass for 11 yards and Zach Lanham had one catch for three yards.

On the ground, 10 different Wildcats carried the ball.

Prosser was the leading rusher with nine carries for 71 yards and one touchdown, Union’s only rushing touchdown on the night.

Edwards rushed three times for 24 yards. Drew Reed carried three times for eight yards. Hughes had three carries for three yards.

Maher ran once for five yards. Tyler Brown carried once for four yards.

Bellamy and Lukis Ladymon each ran once for no yardage. Brandon Lefholz lost three yards on his carry.

Defensively, Bellamy and Logan Grainger each recovered fumbles. Casey Peth and Deric Purnell recorded sacks. Prosser intercepted a pass.

Maher led the way with eight total tackles. Carman had seven solo stops to lead the team in that category.

Bellamy and Logan Meyer each made six tackles while Joe Lasky posted five.

“I cant say there were any really critical plays,” Webster said about the game. “It would be accurate to say that we were methodical about our approach. Running over 75 snaps we had several 20- and 30-yard gains but didn’t really have very many big plays besides a couple of screens, mostly we caught the ball ran for about 10, and got tackled by the first defender. We have several routes that hit between 10-15 yards and a five yard run put it at 20.”

The Wildcats return home this week to host the Owensville Dutchmen.

Owensville Preview

After winning last Friday for the first time since 2011, the Owensville Dutchmen are looking to turn things into a winning streak.

“Obviously it’s a big match up,” Webster said. “The scenario is setting up with their first win and distractions with our homecoming. They are riding high on confidence from a big win and there is the danger of distraction from our week of homecoming. Our kids will be amped up so our week will be about managing emotions.

Owensville (1-5, 1-2) edged Pacific last Friday in Owensville, 17-14.

Prior to that, the Dutchmen lost 26-6 to Borgia, 55-13 to Blair Oaks, 30-13 to Salem, 15-6 to St. James and 66-21 to Hermann.

Webster knows the key to beating Owensville is jumping on them early.

“For us to beat the Dutchmen we will have to avoid turning the ball over, protect Hulsey and get a couple of stops on defense,” Webster said. A fast start isn’t as important to us as maintaining our overall speed of play.”

Jesse Lowder quarterbacks the Dutchmen and he’s completed 19 of 62 pass attempts for 268 yards, one touchdown and five interceptions.

Tristan Crofford has run 22 times for 211 yards while Devon Dowler has 49 carries for 167 yards and two scores and Matt Pohlmann has run 32 times for 87 yards.

Through the air, Ben Angell is the top receiver with 12 receptions for 224 yards.

Defensively, Chris Dolles is the team’s top tackler with 36 total stops. He also has one sack, one fumble recovery and one interception.

Dowler has recorded 28 total stops while Luke Jahnsen has 26 stops.

Crofford is the team’s top kick and punt returner and has 450 return yards on 24 attempts.

Box Score

UNI 24-14-8-0=46

DES 6-0-0-0=6

First Quarter

DES — Nick Moore 8 pass from Garrett Keath (kick failed), 10:06

UNI — Logan Bellamy 1 pass from Blake Hulsey (Hulsey run), 8:29

UNI — Nick Maher 3 pass from Hulsey (Jake Siddens pass from Hulsey), 5:52

UNI — TreLin Edwards 19 pass from Hulsey (Tyler Pace pass from Hulsey), 0:26

Second Quarter

UNI — John Prosser 13 run (run failed), 6:30

UNI — Jobie Richardson 6 pass from Hulsey (Siddens pass from Hulsey), 1:46

Third Quarter

UNI — Prosser 14 pass from Hulsey (Hulsey run), 1:06


Area Scoreboard

Boys Basketball

Friday, Jan. 2

Sullivan at Washington    7 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 6

Community Christian at Fulton SA    5:30 p.m.

Cardinal Ritter at Borgia    6:45 p.m.

*Crosspoint at Liberty Christian    7:30 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 8

Fulton SA at Bethel    6:30 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 9

*Borgia at St. Dominic    6:45 p.m.

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

*Crosspoint at Eagle Ridge    7:45 p.m.

Fulton SA at Calvary Lutheran Tny    TBA

Saturday, Jan. 10

&Borgia vs. Lutheran N    TBA

Fulton SA at Calvary Lutheran Tny    TBA

Monday, Jan. 12

%St. Charles vs. Bayless    6 p.m.

%Westminster vs. Washington    7:30 p.m.

Fulton SA at Providence    7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 13

%Borgia vs. St. Clair    6 p.m.

#South Callaway vs. North Callaway    6 p.m.

#Hermann vs. Russellville    6 p.m.

Heritage Classical at Crosspoint    7 p.m.

%Francis Howell Central vs. Union    7:30 p.m.

#Montgomery Co vs. New Bloomfield    7:30 p.m.

#Harrisburg vs. New Haven    7:30 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 15

#South Callaway-North Callaway loser vs. Montgomery Co-New Bloomfield loser    6 p.m.

#South Callaway-North Callaway winner vs. Montgomery Co-New Bloomfield winner    6 p.m.

Bethel at Fulton SA    6:30 p.m.

#Hermann-Russellville loser vs. Harrisburg-New Haven loser    7:30 p.m.

#Hermann-Russellville winner vs. Harrisburg-New Haven winner    7:30 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 16

%St. Charles-Bayless loser vs. Westminster-Washington loser    4 p.m.

%Borgia-St. Clair loser vs. Francis Howell Central-Union loser    5:30 p.m.

*Crosspoint at Community Christian    6:30 p.m.

%St. Charles-Bayless winner vs. Westminster-Washington winner    7 p.m.

Providence at Fulton SA    7 pm.

#Seventh-place game    7:30 p.m.

Consolation game    7:30 p.m.

%Borgia-St. Clair winner vs. Francis Howell Central-Union winner    8:30 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 17

%Seventh-place game    2:30 p.m.

#Third-place game    3:30 p.m.

%Consolation game    4 p.m.

%Third-place game    5:30 p.m.

#Championship game    6:30 p.m.

%Championship game    7 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 20

Fulton SA at Liberty Christian    6:30 p.m.

Crosspoint at CAGSL    7:30 p.m.

%Washington Tournament

#South Callaway Tournament

Girls Basketball

Friday, Dec. 26

Seckman Tournament

Mehlville vs. Northwest    noon

Festus vs. Patriettes    1:30 p.m.

Oakville vs. Seckman    3 p.m.

Pacific vs. Carnahan    4:30 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 27

Seckman Tournament

Festus-Patriettes loser vs. Mehville-Northwest loser    noon

Pacific-Carnahan loser vs. Oakville-Seckman loser    1:30 p.m.

Festus-Patriettes winner vs. Mehville-Northwest winner    3 p.m.

Pacific-Carnahan winner vs. Oakville-Seckman winner    4:30 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 29

Seckman Tournament

Seventh-place game    1:30 p.m.

Third-place game    1:30 p.m.

Consolation game    3 p.m.

Championship game    3 p.m.

Rolla Tournament

St. Clair vs. Waynesville    3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 30

Rolla Tournament

St. James-Sedalia loser vs. Waynesville-St.Clair loser    2 p.m.

St. James-Sedalia winner vs. Waynesville-St. Clair winner    5 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 31

Rolla Tournament

Consolation game    9 a.m.

Seventh-place game    9 a.m. at MS&T

Third-place game    12 p.m.

Championship game    3 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 2

Hermann at Washington    5:30 p.m.

New Haven at Bourbon    6 p.m.

Monday, Jan. 5

*Union at New Haven    6 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 6

*Holt at Washington    5:30 p.m.

*Crosspoint at Liberty Christian    5:30 p.m.

*Borgia at St. Dominic    6:45 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 7

Borgia at St. Clair    7 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 8

Fulton SA at Bethel    5 p.m.

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

Cuba at New Haven    6 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 9

*Ft. Zumwalt South at Washington    6 p.m.

*Crosspoint at Eagle Ridge    6:15 p.m.

Fulton SA at Calvary Lutheran Tny    TBA

Saturday, Jan. 10

Borgia vs. MICDS (St. Joseph’s Academy Shootout)    12:30 p.m.

Fulton SA at Calvary Lutheran Tny    TBA

Monday, Jan. 12

Lutheran South at St Clair    5:30 p.m.

Lindbergh at Pacific    5:30 p.m.

@Washington vs. Patriettes    5:30 p.m.

#Harrisburg vs. Russellville    6 p.m.

#New Bloomfield vs. Montgomery Co    6 p.m.

Fulton SA at Providence    6 p.m.

@Helias vs. Sullivan    7 p.m.

#North Callaway vs. New Haven    7:30 p.m.

#Hermann vs. South Callaway    7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 13

Pacific at Ursuline    4:30 p.m.

Ft. Zumwalt East at St. Clair    5:30 p.m.

Heritage Classical at Crosspoint    5:30 p.m.

@St. Charles West vs. Union    5:30 p.m.

@Borgia vs. Eureka    7 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 14

#Harrisburg-Russellville loser vs. North Callaway-New Haven loser    6 p.m.

#Harrisburg-Russellville winner vs. North Callaway-New Haven winner    6 p.m.

#New Bloomfield-Montgomery Co loser vs. Hermann-South Callaway loser    6 p.m.

#New Bloomfield-Montgomery Co winner vs. Hermann-South Callaway winner    6 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 15

Bethel at Fulton SA    5 p.m.

Northwest at St. Clair    5:30 p.m.

@Washington-Patriettes loser vs. Helias-Sullivan loser    5:30 p.m.

@St. Charles West-Union loser vs. Borgia-Eureka loser    7 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 16

@Washington-Patriettes winner vs. Helias-Sullivan winner    5:30 p.m.

Providence at Fulton SA    5:30 p.m.

#Seventh-place game    6 p.m.

#Consolation game    6 p.m.

@St. Charles West-Union winner vs. Borgia-Eureka winner    7 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 17

@Seventh-place game    1 p.m.

#Third-place game    2 p.m.

@Consolation game    2:30 p.m.

@Third-place game    4 p.m.

#Championship    5 p.m.

@Championship    5:30 p.m.

Monday, Jan. 19

*Owensville at St. Clair    5:30 p.m.

Union at Warrenton    6 p.m.

Montgomery Co at New Haven    6 p.m.

*Duchesne at Borgia    6:45 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 20

Fulton SA at Liberty Christian    5 p.m.

Parkway West at Pacific    5:30 p.m.

New Haven at Wellsville    5:30 p.m.

Crosspoint at CAGSL    6 p.m.

O’Fallon Christian at Borgia    6:45 p.m.

@Union Tournament

#South Callaway Tournament


Friday, Dec. 26

Union, Pacific at Hillsboro Tny    TBA

Saturday, Dec. 27

Union, Pacific at Hillsboro Tny    TBA

Monday, Dec. 29

Washington at Lindbergh Tny    TBA

Tuesday, Dec. 30

Washington at Lindbergh Tny    TBA

Wednesday, Jan. 7

*Ft. Zumwalt South at Washington     6 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 8

Washington at Granite City    4:30 p.m.

Borgia at Hancock Tri-Meet    5 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 9

Washington at GAC Championships    TBA

Saturday, Jan. 10

Washington at GAC Championships    TBA

Tuesday, Jan. 13

Union at Liberty Quad    5 p.m.

Washington at Warrenton    6 p.m.

*Sullivan at Pacific    6 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 14

*Washington at Holt/Ft. Zumwalt East    6 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 15

Westminster at Pacific    6 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 16

Union at Branson    5 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 17

Borgia at Owensville Tny    9 a.m.

Washington, Pacific at 141 Rumble    TBA

Union at Branson Tny    TBA

Tuesday, Jan. 20

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt North    6 p.m.

Union at Sullivan/St. James/Warrenton    5 p.m.

Girls Swimming

Wednesday, Jan. 7

Borgia at Kennedy    6:30 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 9

Borgia/Washington at MICDS    4:15 p.m.

Monday, Jan. 12

Borgia at DuBourg    6 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 15

Washington at Clayton    4:15 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 16

Washington at Ft. Zumwalt West    3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 20

Washington at Ft. Zumwalt East/Timberland    3:30 p.m.

*Conference Games