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Posted: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 12:15 pm

It was football season last weekend for many area schools.

The Eighth Annual East Central Football Camp took place at Borgia, Hermann, Parkway West and Ft. Zumwalt East.

A total of 39 high school football teams participated in the event.

Coaches Dale Gildehaus of Borgia and Jeff Duncan of Parkway West began the camp eight years ago.

“Jeff and I met Saturday night following the camp and it was another tremendous success. I want to thank our parents who volunteered and the officials, who donated their time,” Gildehaus said. “Everything seemed to go great. I don’t think it could have gone better.”

Four schools hosted controlled scrimmages both Friday and Saturday.

Area teams participating were Borgia, Washington, Union, Pacific, Sullivan, Hermann, Owensville, St. James and Wright City.

“You won’t find a better high school football camp in the Midwest when you consider the price, the venues, the teams and the format,” Duncan said. “We had 16 schools the first year and close to 40 in the last three years. It gets better every year.”

Borgia, Washington and Sullivan played at Borgia both Friday and Saturday.

The final round of Saturday’s games at Borgia, including the Knights against the Blue Jays, was called off due to lightning in the area.

“The kids from both sides were looking forward to it, but it was the right decision to call it off with lightning in the area,” Gildehaus said. “We’ll see Washington in less than two months at our jamboree.”


The Knights played against Christian, Miller Career and Sullivan on Friday and Festus and Sullivan on Saturday.

“We’re young. We’re a sophomore and junior team. There will be some growing pains. We’ll struggle early, but we’ll get better,” Gildehaus said. “We competed Friday. Did we win? No, but we didn’t embarrass ourselves. We came back Saturday and did well against Sullivan and Festus. We had a couple of injuries, but I think we’re OK.”

Gildehaus saw some good things on both sides of the ball.

“At quarterback, Justin Baylard had a good Saturday night. Kelan Winters was impressive. Drake Raftery was our best defensive back. Then we moved him to running back and he ran the ball well,” Gildehaus said. “Todd Kleekamp and Cody Smith both had a nice catch. On the line, James Mullen and Brendan Joyce stepped up. Hunter Warmack played well at linebacker. We have 47 sophomores through seniors. That’s good, but there are too many running backs and receivers. We need to develop some depth on the line.”


The Blue Jays played Friday against Miller Career, Affton and Festus and Saturday against Sullivan and Festus.

“I was really pleased with the work ethic the kids put in during camp leading up to the two days at Borgia. We performed alright. I think we surprised ourselves with a few things we did well. There were other things we didn’t do as well,” said Washington Head Coach Zach Schneider. “Offensively, we moved the ball. We’ll focus on the running game, especially early in the season. Kyle Summers and Caleb Curran both did a great job running the ball. Jeremy Monehan is a sophomore who did some good things. Ben Straatmann, a freshman, did a good job running the ball.

“Defensively, we struggled a little getting off the field on third down. We have some experience on defense with Alex Schull, Austin Subke, Michael Wadlow and Nathan Kopp. Jared Rennick played well at outside linebacker. Our tackling was a little sloppy, but that’s expected in June. We lined up right and did some good things. The best part for us was we didn’t get anyone hurt.”


The Wildcats were at Parkway West on both days, going against Parkway West, Webster Groves and McCluer on Friday and Parkway West, Waynesville and Ritenour on Saturday.

“I thought both days went really well for us. We were trying to get our legs under us Friday and then came back Saturday and were more at game speed. We’re still growing and developing,” said Union Head Coach Erick Webster. “We had a couple of long touchdowns against Ritenour and did a good job defensively rallying to the ball. Ritenour and McCluer had some kids who could move. We did a very good job against Waynesville and Webster Groves. Parkway West was a good matchup for us.”

Webster said the Wildcats received several solid performances.

“Blake Hulsey had a good Friday and a really good Saturday at quarterback. He did a good job managing blitzes and moved the ball well from the pocket. When his feet were set, he was very accurate,” Webster said. “Logan Bellamy really stood out at inside receiver. Some people referred to him as being quicker than a hiccup. John Prosser and Nick Maher did good things at running back. Defensively, Nick Maher and Trey Edwards played well. On the defensive line, we had Nathan Collins at noseguard and Joe Lasky at end who played well. I was pleased with how our line did. We only had seven linemen on Saturday. We have to figure out what we have depth wise.”


Area Scoreboard


Friday, Sept. 19

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

Cardinal Ritter at Borgia    7 p.m.

*St. Clair at Union    7 p.m.

*Pacific at Sullivan    7 p.m.

*Hermann at Owensville    7 p.m.

Ash Grove at St. James    7 p.m.

Cuba at Brentwood    7 p.m.

*St. Charles West at Warrenton    7 p.m.

South Callaway at Wright City     7 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 12

*Ft. Zumwalt North 49, Washington 0

*Borgia 35, St. Dominic 0

*Union 27, Pacific 19

*Sullivan 47, St. Clair 21

Hermann 65, Wentzville Liberty 7

*Owensville 29, St. James 28 (OT)

Cuba 22, Windsor 6

*Warrenton 14, St. Charles 6

*Bowling Green 55, Wright City 0

Friday, Sept. 5

Warrenton 14, Washington 6

Borgia 13, Maplewood-Richmond Heights 0 (forfeit)

*Union 32, Sullivan 19

*Pacific 20, St. Clair 18

*Hermann 52, St. James 20

Owensville 35, Cuba 8

*Wright City 36, Montgomery Co. 0

Friday, Aug. 29

Sullivan 30, Washington 8

Borgia 56, Union 13

Ozark 41, St. Clair 0

Potosi 34, Pacific 13

Hermann 54, Cuba 12

Blair Oaks 42, Owensville 0

St. James 36, Houston 18

Warrenton 28, Troy 0

Orchard Farm 36, Wright City 18

Friday, Aug. 22

Washington 26, St. Clair 21

Borgia 48, Owensville 12

Parkway West 49, Union 39

Pacific 28, De Soto 20

Park Hills Central 34, Sullivan 27

St. James 12, Cuba 6

Hermann 61, Montgomery Co 12

Warrenton 26, St. Dominic 23

Trinity 28, Wright City 24


Tuesday, Sept. 16

*Borgia at Notre Dame    4:30 p.m.

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt N    4:30 p.m.

*Union at Owensville    4:30 p.m.

*Pacific at New Haven    4:30 p.m.

*St. James at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

*Hermann at Sullivan    4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 17

Washington at Warrenton    4:30 p.m.

Sullivan at Northwest    4:30 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 18

*St. Dominic at Borgia    3:45 p.m.

*Union at Hermann    4:30 p.m.

*St. Clair at New Haven    4:30 p.m.

*St. James at Pacific    4:30 p.m.

*Owensville at Sullivan    4:30 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 19

Union at Ft. Zumwalt N Tny    TBA

South Callaway at New Haven    5 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 20

Union at Ft. Zumwalt N Tny    TBA

St. James Tny    TBA

Monday, Sept. 22

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt S    4:30 p.m.

Union at North County    4:30 p.m.

Warrenton at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

Principia at Sullivan    4:30 p.m.

Hermann at Cuba    4:30 p.m.

Owensville at Cuba    4:30 p.m.

St. James at Bourbon    4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 23

*Borgia at Duchesne    4:30 p.m.

*Holt at Washington    4:30 p.m.

*Pacific at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

*Owensville at New Haven    4:30 p.m.

*Hermann at St. James    4:30 p.m.


Tuesday, Sept. 16

*Sullivan at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt E    5 p.m.

*New Haven at Union    5:30 p.m.

*Pacific at Hermann    5:30 p.m.

*Owensville at St. James    5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 17

Washington at Duchesne    5 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 18

*St. Clair at Owensville    5 p.m.

*Union at Pacific    5:30 p.m.

*Hermann at New Haven    5:30 p.m.

*St. James at Sullivan    5:30 p.m.

O’Fallon Christian at Borgia    6:30 p.m.

Washington at Gateway Match Up    TBA

Friday, Sept. 19

Eagle Ridge at Crosspoint    5:15 p.m.

Providence at Crosspoint    7:15 p.m.

Washington at Gateway Match Up    TBA

Saturday, Sept. 20

New Haven Round Robin    9 a.m.

ECC at Wentworth    1 p.m.

ECC vs. Graceland JV (Wentworth)    3 p.m.

Washington at Gateway Match Up    TBA

St. Clair at Seckman Tny    TBA

Monday, Sept. 22

St. Clair at Salem    5 p.m.

Bourbon at Sullivan    5:30 p.m.

Dixon at St. James    5:30 p.m.

Hermann Tournament    TBA

Tuesday, Sept. 23

Cuba at St. James    5:30 p.m.

Crosspoint at Bethel    5:30 p.m.

Crosspoint vs. Thomas Jefferson    6:30 p.m.

Hermann Tournament    TBA

Boys Soccer

Tuesday, Sept. 16

Crosspoint at Fulton St. Albans    4:30 p.m.

Tolton Catholic at Borgia    5:30 p.m.

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

Wednesday, Sept. 17

*St. Louis at ECC    4:30 p.m.

Union at Affton    5 p.m.

St. Clair at De Soto    5 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 18

*St. Clair at St. James    5 p.m.

Dixon at Sullivan    5 p.m.

Borgia at Trinity    6:15 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 19

Eagle Ridge at Crosspoint    4:30 p.m.

Tolton at Fulton SA    5 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 20

*Ft. Zumwalt S at Washington    10 a.m.

Crowder at ECC    2 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 22

Hillsboro at Union    5 p.m.

CYC Tny    TBA

Tuesday, Sept. 23

*Fulton SA at Thomas Jefferson    4:30 p.m.

North County at Union    5 p.m.

*St. James at Pacific    5 p.m.

*Borgia at St. Dominic    6:15 p.m.

CYC Tny    TBA

Cross Country

Thursday, Sept. 18

St. Clair at Lutheran North    4 p.m.

New Haven, St. James at Steelville Inv    4 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 20

Festus Inv.    9 a.m.

Hermann at Fulton Inv    9 a.m.

Thursday, Sept. 25

Washington at Rolla Inv    4 p.m.

Union, Owensville, St. James at Belle Inv    4 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 27

Hancock Inv    8:30 a.m.

Pacific at Viburnum Inv    10:30 a.m.

Monday, Sept. 29

St. Clair at Elsberry Inv    4 p.m.

St. James at Dixon    4 p.m.

Girls Golf

Tuesday, Sept. 16

*Borgia at St. Dominic    3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 17

Duchesne at Borgia    3:30 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 18

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

Borgia at AAA Meet, Lutheran SC    TBA

Wednesday, Sept. 24

Washington at GAC Central Meet    TBA

Thursday, Sept. 25

*Duchesne at Borgia    3:30 p.m.

Boys Swimming

Saturday, Sept. 20

Borgia at Ft. Zumwalt W    8:30 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 29

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

*Conference Games

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