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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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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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