Week seven of the high school football season featured Washington winning in the final minute, Union posting its third victory and Sullivan remaining unbeaten on the season.
Washington 14, Ft. Zumwalt North 10
It was a dramatic victory for the Washington Blue Jays in a GAC Central football contest Friday at Ft. Zumwalt North High School.
Trailing 10-7, Washington scored the game-winning touchdown with under one minute left in the second half.
Quarterback Luke Hasenjaeger tossed a 54-yard touchdown pass to Randall Flotte with 57 seconds left on the clock to give the Blue Jays a 14-10 victory.
Washington (4-3, 2-1) grabbed a 7-0 lead on a 69-yard touchdown run by Flotte.
The score remained 7-0 at halftime.
Ft. Zumwalt North (3-4, 1-3) tied the game 7-7 on a touchdown with 10:53 remaining in the fourth quarter.
The Panthers then took a 10-7 lead on a field goal with just over three minutes left to play.
After going ahead in the final minute, the Blue Jays sealed the win with 43 seconds left on the clock on an interception by Michael Wadlow.
The win keeps the Blue Jays’ hopes of a conference title alive.
Washington plays its final GAC Central game Friday with a week eight homecoming contest against Ft. Zumwalt East.
Union 49, Owensville 14
Information provided by Will Johnson, Gasconade County Republican
Scoring 30 points in the second quarter, the Union Wildcats won for the third time in four weeks Friday in Owensville.
The Wildcats (3-4, 2-2) defeated the winless Owensville Dutchmen (0-7, 0-4), 49-14.
Union hosts St. James (3-4, 1-3) next Friday night while Owensville visits Sullivan (7-0, 5-0).
Union held a 12-0 lead after one quarter, when the Wildcats exploded in the second 12 minutes of play.
Union broke a scoreless tie with 4:21 left in the first quarter when quarterback Blake Hulsey ran in for the first score. Blake Wright added a 16-yard touchdown with 1:09 left in the quarter and Union was up 12-0.
Jacob Carman scored on a nine-yard pass from Hulsey with 11:11 to go in the half. Carman scored on a run to make it 20-0.
Owensville got on the board as Terrick Ellis hit Gage Tayloe for a 37-yard touchdown with 7:45 remaining in the half. Jesse Lowder’s kick made it 20-7 in favor of the Wildcats.
But Union ran crazy with three more scores in the final 6:43 of the half.
Hulsey scored on a one-yard run with 6:43 to play in the half. Logan Bellamy picked up the two-point conversion.
Carman scored on a 32-yard pass from Hulsey with 4:20 to go in the half. Ryan Schumaker kicked the extra point.
Jobie Richardson scored on a long interception return with 1:23 left in the half. Schumaker’s kick made it 42-7 at the half.
Union added a nine-yard score from Hulsey to Jake Siddens with 10:27 left in the third quarter. Schumaker’s kick made it 49-7.
Owensville scored a final touchdown, although information was not available on the scoring play Friday night.
UNI - Blake Hulsey 5 run (kick failed), 4:21
UNI - Blake Wright 16 run (run failed), 1:09
UNI - Jacob Carman 9 pass from Hulsey (Carman run), 11:11
OWN - Gage Tayloe 37 pass from Terrick Ellis (Jesse Lowder kick), 7:45
UNI - Hulsey 1 run (Logan Bellamy run), 6:43
UNI - Carman 32 pass from Hulsey (Ryan Schumaker kick), 4:20
UNI - Jobie Richardson interception return (Schumaker kick), 1:23
UNI - Jake Siddens 9 pass from Hulsey (Schumaker kick), 10:27
OWN - Touchdown
Sullivan 49, St. James 0
Information provided by Ryan Storz, Sullivan Independent News; and Marty Tiefenbrunn, Sullivan Journal
The Sullivan Eagles remained the area’s lone undefeated team with a 49-0 win at St. James Friday night.
The Eagles (7-0, 5-0) can clinch the Four Rivers Conference title with a win over Owensville (0-7, 0-4) next Friday. St. James visits Union (3-4, 2-2).
Sullivan continued the best start in program history and its first-string defense has not allowed a touchdown since St. Clair scored in the fourth quarter during Week 4.
The Eagles got all of the scoring they needed when Justin Biermann scored on a 31-yard run with 8:21 remaining in the first quarter. Jake Lochner’s kick made it 7-0.
The Eagles added two more first-quarter scores to make it 21-0 after 12 minutes of action.
Sullivan scored four more touchdowns in the second quarter.
There was no scoring in the second half.
Sullivan ran 35 times for 259 yards. Quarterback Adam Tiefenbrunn completed all seven pass attempts for 87 yards and two scores.
St. James earned 65 yards of total offense with eight rushing and 57 passing yards.
SUL - Justin Biermann 31 run (Jake Lochner kick), 8:21
SUL - Biermann 27 run (Lochner kick), 4:24
SUL - Clayton Mayer 28 pass from Adam Tiefenbrunn (Lochner kick), :43
SUL- Mayer 5 run (Lochner kick),11:46
SUL - Biermann 52 run (Lochner kick), 9:38
SUL - Adam Weiland 15 pass from Tiefenbrunn (Lochner kick), 4:42
SUL - Tiefenbrunn 1 run (Lochner kick), 1:47
Festus 21, Pacific 0
Playing on wet and sloppy field conditions at Pacific High School, Festus won a 21-0 decision over the Indians.
The Tigers (5-2) held a 14-0 halftime advantage.
Pacific (1-6) had a chance to cut the lead in half late in the second quarter, but lost the ball on downs at the Festus one yard line.
The Tigers added another touchdown in the third quarter to increase their advantage to 21-0.
The Indians (1-3 in the Four Rivers Conference) return to league action Friday with a week eight contest at Hermann.