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Posted: Wednesday, September 4, 2013 4:30 pm

With the game in the balance, Pacific made the plays down the stretch to win its opening football game of the season.

Tanner Brown rushed for two touchdowns on offense and Jeff Hinkle intercepted two passes on defense, returning one of them for a touchdown, as the Indians won at home over the Dragons, 28-21.

“We played well. We made some mistakes that we need to get hashed out, but we got the victory, so we’re happy about that,” said Pacific Head Coach George Hinkle. “It’s good to get the first win under our belt.”

Pacific (1-0) trailed 14-0 after one quarter and 21-14 at halftime, but wore down De Soto during the second half.

With the score tied 21-21 in the fourth quarter, Hinkle intercepted a pass and returned it 45 yards for a touchdown to give the Indians the lead for good.

De Soto (0-1) got one more chance to tie it late in the game, but another interception by Hinkle sealed Pacific’s victory.

“The kids showed a lot of character coming back after falling behind,” Hinkle said. “We made some adjustments and improved throughout the game. I was impressed with the way our kids came back.”

Statistics

Pacific accumulated 221 total yards against De Soto, 149 rushing and 72 passing.

Quarterback Eain Roberts was 6-14 passing for 72 yards with one interception. He also carried the ball 12 times for 81 yards and one touchdown.

Brown, playing his first varsity contest, carried the ball 10 times for 57 yards and scored two touchdowns.

Josh Vondriska finished with two receptions for eight yards and rushed for six yards on one carry.

Caleb Moman carried the ball three times for five yards.

Chris Klenke had three catches for 36 yards.

Lane Smith added one reception for 28 yards.

“We can always play better offensively. We punted too many times. We controlled the ball better in the third quarter,” Hinkle said. “I’m excited about the game Tanner had. He’s a hard-working young man who is starting to understand the game more.”

Defensively, Devon Moultrie paced Pacific with six solo tackles and one assist.

Logan Wells added five solos, three assists and recovered a fumble. Klenke had five solos.

Dalton Voyles finished with four solos and four assists. Scott Brandt had four solos and one assist.

Hinkle collected three solo tackles and the two interceptions. Jason Koepke also had an interception.

Scott Roberts and Vondriska both had fumble recoveries. Allen Fitzgerald and Vondriska both had a sack.

“Defensively, we did a good job after giving up two first-quarter touchdowns,” Hinkle said. “Jeff made two big plays with the interceptions. He scored on one and had a chance to score on the other.”

Potosi Preview

Pacific hits the road for a week two contest at Potosi Friday at 7 p.m.

The Trojans (0-1) lost their opener to Carnahan, 41-32.

“Potosi put up a lot of points last week. They have good athletes and good speed. We’ve had good battles with them in the past,” Hinkle said. “Our schedule gets tougher as we go along. We have to continue to get better, limit our mistakes and be ready to play.”

Game Summary

De Soto grabbed a 14-0 lead on a pair of touchdown passes from Garrett Keath to Lamont Allen and Jeremy Edwards, respectively.

The Indians tied the game in the second quarter 14-14 on touchdown runs of one and three yards by Brown.

The Dragons led 21-14 at halftime after Keath raced 73 yards for a touchdown.

Pacific tied the game 21-21 midway through the third quarter on an 18-yard touchdown run by Eain Roberts.

With the game tied 21-21, Pacific took the lead for good when Hinkle picked off a pass and returned it for the touchdown.

Box Score

De Soto 14-7-0-0-21

Pacific 0-14-7-7-28

First Quarter

D-Lamont Allen 38 pass from Garrett Keath, 10:51

D-Jeremy Edwards 20 pass from Keath, :33

Second Quarter

P-Tanner Brown 1 run (Mitchell Broam kick), 9:38

P-Brown 3 run (Broam kick), 5:53

D-Keath 73 run, 5:31

Third Quarter

P-Eain Roberts 18 run (Broam kick), 6:12

Fourth Quarter

P-Jeff Hinkle 45 interception return (Broam kick), 2:08

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Area Scoreboard

62nd Annual Borgia Pepsi Thanksgiving Tournament

Blue Division

Pool 1

McCluer North

Normandy

Carnahan

Pool 2

Cardinal Ritter

Pacific

Rockwood Summit

Gold Division

Pool 1

CBC

Soldan

Washington

Pool 2

Borgia

North Tech

Union

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 vs. Normandy, 6 p.m.

Cardinal Ritter vs. Pacific, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 29

Blue Consolation, noon

Gold Consolation — Soldan vs. Union, 1:30 p.m.

Gold Third Place — Washington vs. North Tech, 3 p.m.

Blue Third Place, 4:30 p.m.

Blue Championship, 6 p.m.

Gold Championship — CBC vs. Borgia, 7:30 p.m.

Blue Championship, 6 p.m.

Gold Championship, 7:30 p.m.

Boys Basketball

Tuesday, Nov. 25

New Haven at Belle    6 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 1

New Haven at Montgomery Co. Tny    TBA

Tuesday, Dec. 2

Festus at Pacific    5:30 p.m.

#St. Clair vs. St. Vincent    6 p.m.

New Haven at Montgomery Co. Tny    TBA

Wednesday, Dec. 3

#St. Clair vs. Jefferson    6 p.m.

New Haven at Montgomery Co. Tny    TBA

Thursday, Dec. 4

New Haven at Montgomery Co. Tny    TBA

Friday, Dec. 5

Washington at Union    7 p.m.

#Crystal City Tny    5/6:30/8 p.m.

New Haven at Montgomery Co. Tny    TBA

Girls Basketball

Tuesday, Nov. 25

Washington 61, St. Clair 49

Saturday, Nov. 29

@Pacific vs. North County    2 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 1

St. Louis Patriettes at Union    7 p.m.

&Pacific vs. Marquette    7 p.m.

St. Clair at Clayton Tny    TBA

New Haven at Montgomery Co Tny    TBA

Tuesday, Dec. 2

St. Clair at Clayton Tny    TBA

New Haven at Montgomery Co Tny    TBA

Wednesday, Dec. 3

&Pacific vs. Ft. Zumwalt West/Rosati-Kain    4/5:30 p.m.

St. Clair at Clayton Tny    TBA

New Haven at Montgomery Co Tny    TBA

Thursday, Dec. 4

St. Clair at Clayton Tny    TBA

New Haven at Montgomery Co Tny    TBA

Friday, Dec. 5

Washington at Union    7 p.m.

Pacific at Marquette Tny    TBA

New Haven at Montgomery Co Tny    TBA

Wrestling

Tuesday, Dec. 2

Washington at Owensville/Rolla    5 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 3

Union at Ladue    5 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 4

Union, Borgia at Washington    6 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 5

Washington, Pacific at Westminster Tny    TBA

Girls Swimming

Thursday, Dec. 4

Borgia at Burroughs    4 p.m.

*Conference Games

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