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Posted: Wednesday, September 11, 2013 1:20 pm

It could’ve been a repeat of St. Clair’s game against Washington a week before.

The Bulldogs (1-1) got off to a quick start, the lights went out after halftime and then De Soto (0-2) got back in the game.

St. Clair wasn’t about to let that happen again, though, as they finished the game with a 32-22 victory in football action Friday.

“It took forever. Just a long game, lots of stuff, lots of ups and downs,” St. Clair Head Coach Cody McDowell said. “The kids did a pretty good job. Coming out of half I felt pretty good and then we hit that light delay, which, unfortunately, is something that is too common right now. But the kids responded at the end when we had to, we made a play when we had to, and got a couple lucky breaks, so I’m happy for the kids.”


The Bulldogs scored quick and often in the first half.

St. Clair got on the board just 16 seconds into the game when junior Ian McQueen returned the opening kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown and the extra point put the Bulldogs ahead 7-0.

McQueen had four receptions for 42 yards in the game.

The Bulldogs’ defense helped the scoring cause by tackling a De Soto player in the end zone for a safety to make it 9-0 with four minutes left in the first quarter.

Senior Skyler Hutchison had a big game for the Bulldogs. He scored his first of two touchdowns on a five-yard run with five seconds to play in the first quarter.

“He’s a hard runner,” McDowell said of Hutchison. “We tried to get him the ball in some certain spots and he did a pretty good job running hard. He ran harder this week for the full game than he did last week so that was good to see.”

Hutchison ran for 194 yards on 23 carries. He also was a perfect 4-4 on extra point attempts and had three solo tackles.

After De Soto got on the board with a one-yard run by Connor Bothell, Hutchison scored his second touchdown on a 54-yard run with 6:45 left in the first half.

St. Clair’s final score of the half came from a 36-yard pass from Collin Scott to Alex Miller and put the Bulldogs up 30-7. Scott completed 10 of 23 passes for 163 yards in the game.

Just 40 seconds into the second half, some of the stadium lights went out, causing about a 20-minute delay. After that De Soto scored 15 consecutive points to pull within eight points of the Bulldogs.

“They caught the momentum,” McDowell said. “They’ve got some play makers. They’ve got some kids over there that are pretty good players and they got it to them and they made some plays. We made some mistakes. It was a deal where they caught the momentum and rode it for a little bit, but fortunately we stopped it and got it ourselves a little bit and we scored. It was up and down.”

St. Clair’s defense shut down De Soto in the fourth quarter and scored the final points of the game on a safety with 3:42 left to play.

“We started to slip there, but we pulled it back together and came home with the win,” Hutchison said. “That was awesome.”

Defensively the Bulldogs were led by Collin Avery who had six solo tackles against the Dragons.

Harley Love had six total tackles and Kevin Cox had five tackles.

St. Clair had 363 yards of total offense in the game, 212 yards rushing and 151 yards receiving.

Evander Sprinks had two catches for 14 yards and five carries for 16 yards. Cox had one catch for 30 yards and Love had two catches for 29 yards. Miller had five carries for eight yards.

Pacific Preview

St. Clair heads to Pacific for both teams’ first Four Rivers Conference game of the season.

The Indians (1-1) faced off against De Soto in week 1 and won 28-21.

“I’ve just seen a little bit on them because De Soto played them last week, so as we were watching De Soto film we were able to see a little bit of them,” McDowell said. “I don’t know much about them. We’ll start with them this week.”

The Bulldogs rolled to a 49-7 victory against the Indians last season.

“It’ll be an awesome battle,” Hutchison said. “I can’t wait.”

McDowell thinks one major area of improvement for the Bulldogs is in their consistency.

“We’re still learning,” McDowell said. “Guys are still learning how to play four quarters. We’re still building. Just trying to learn from what we did good and bad and fix what we did bad.”

Pacific lost at Potosi 28-26 last Friday.

Pacific quarterback Lucas Zurliene was 7-14 passing, throwing for 70 yards with three interceptions. He rushed for 47 yards on seven carries.

Quarterback Eain Roberts was 2 for 5 for 58 yards and one touchdown. He ran for 64 yards on six carries.

Chris Klenke had 82 yards on three receptions for the Indians.

Tanner Brown and Caleb Moman each had 25 yards on nine carries in the loss to Potosi.

Dustin Cowsert had six total tackles for Pacific. Logan Wells had seven total tackles, Klenke had five total tackles and Scott Roberts had four.

Box Score

De Soto 0-7-15-0-22

St. Clair 16-14-0-2-32

First Quarter

S-Ian McQueen 90 kickoff return (Skyler Hutchison kick), 11:44

S-Safety, 4:00

S-Hutchison 5 run (Hutchison kick), :05

Second Quarter

D-Connor Bothell 1 run (Cameron Krupp kick), 8:08

S-Hutchison 54 run (Hutchison kick), 6:45

S-Alex Miller 25 pass from Collin Scott (Hutchison kick), :47

Third Quarter

D-Garrett Keath 18 run (Krupp kick), 9:02

D-Safety, 4:01

D-Keath 5 run (kick failed), 2:23

Fourth Quarter

SC-Safety, 3:42


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

Northwest 43, Mehlville 42

Festus 58, Patriettes 13

Seckman 36, Oakville 28

Pacific 73, Carnahan 38

Saturday, Dec. 27

Seckman Tournament

Mehlville 39, Patriettes 35

Oakville 73, Carnahan 38

Festus 47, Northwest 30

Pacific 51, Seckman 33

Monday, Dec. 29

Seckman Tournament

Seventh-place game—Carnahan vs. Patriettes    1:30 p.m.

Third-place game—Seckman vs. Northwest    1:30 p.m.

Consolation game—Oakville vs. Mehlville    3 p.m.

Championship game—Pacific vs. Festus   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