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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

62nd Annual Borgia Pepsi Thanksgiving Tournament

Blue Division

Pool 1

McCluer North



Pool 2

Cardinal Ritter


Rockwood Summit

Gold Division

Pool 1




Pool 2


North Tech


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 93, Normandy 39

Pacific 70, Cardinal Ritter 57

Saturday, Nov. 29

Blue Consolation — Rockwood Summit 47, Normandy 38

Gold Consolation — Soldan 78, Union 59

Gold Third Place — North Tech 63, Washington 57

Blue Third Place — Cardinal Ritter 71, Carnahan 46

Blue Championship — McCluer North 64, Pacific 58 (OT)

Gold Championship — CBC 67, Borgia 66

Boys Basketball

Monday, Dec. 8

Lutheran S 64, St. Clair 48

Borgia 61, Carnahan 51

Tuesday, Dec. 9

Lafayette 44, Washington 35

Friday, Dec. 12

Potosi 72, St. Clair 45

*Washington 69, Ft. Zumwalt North 65

Montgomery Co 62, New Haven 61

*St. Mary’s at Borgia    6:45 p.m.

Bourbon 75, Union 74

Glendale 63, Pacific 46

Saturday, Dec. 13

New Haven 46, Barat 40

Nixa 56, Pacific 46

Tuesday, Dec. 16

*Pacific 70, New Haven 35

*Hermann 67, St. Clair 49

*Ft. Zumwalt South 61, Washington 50

*Union 81, St. James 74

Friday, Dec. 19

*Owensville at St. Clair    4 p.m.

Washington vs. Parkway Central, GAC/Suburban Shootout, St. Charles Family Arena, 5:30 p.m.

*St. James at New Haven    6 p.m.

*Pacific 76, Union 57

Saturday, Dec. 20

Sullivan Shootout

Owensville vs. Rockwood Summit, 11:30 a.m.

Lindbergh 67, St. Clair 46

Jefferson City vs. Jackson, 2:30 p.m.

Washington 56, Lutheran South 54

Poplar Bluff 59, Borgia 49

Sullivan vs. Affton, 7 p.m.

Girls Basketball

Saturday, Dec. 6

Cor Jesu 63, Borgia 60

New Haven 46, Moberly 39

Monday, Dec. 8

Pacific 73, Rolla 40

St. Clair 68, Dixon 37

Washington 54, New Haven 15

Tuesday, Dec. 9

*Borgia 59, Rosati-Kain 38

Union 53, Northwest 44

Thursday, Dec. 11

*Borgia 60, Notre Dame 53

Union 81, Bourbon 53

Friday, Dec. 12

New Haven 45, Principia 30

*Washington 59, Ft. Zumwalt North 32

Saturday, Dec. 13

West Plains 76, Pacific 37

Monday, Dec. 15

*Pacific 46, New Haven 28

*St. Clair 59, Hermann 50

*St. James 64, Union 37

Sullivan Tournament

Cuba 48, Principia 27

Borgia 68, Patriettes 29

Sullivan 56, Pattonville 43

Owensville 78, Farmington 54

Wednesday, Dec. 17

Sullivan Tournament

Farmington 61, Pattonville 39

Sullivan 68, Owensville 64

Principia 55, St. Louis Patriettes 42

Borgia 56, Cuba 38

Thursday, Dec. 18

*St. James 72, New Haven 21

*Union 49, Pacific 48

Friday, Dec. 19

Francis Howell 55, Washington 48

Sullivan Tournament

Seventh Place — Pattonville vs. St. Louis Patriettes, 4 p.m.

Consolation — Farmington vs. Principia, 5:30 p.m.

Third Place — Owensville vs. Cuba, 7 p.m.

Championship — Borgia 62, Sullivan 35

Saturday, Dec. 20

Union at Waynesville    5 p.m.


Monday, Dec. 8

Maplewood 48, Borgia 30

Brentwood 47, Borgia 36

Winfield 48, St. Clair 36

St. Clair 42, St. James 40

Tuesday, Dec. 9

Pacific 55, North County 10

Jackson 63, Washington 12

Farmington 63, Washington 6

Wednesday, Dec. 10

Borgia 36, Lutheran St. Charles 34

Winfield 54, Borgia 30

Thursday, Dec. 11

Union 72, Ft. Zumwalt East 9

Union 52, Principia 30

Union 54, Winfield 27

Saturday, Dec. 13

Union Tournament    9 a.m.

Borgia at McCluer S-Berkeley Tny    9 a.m.

Pacific at Farmington Tny    9 a.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 16

Owensville 61, St. Clair 16

Union 48, Owensville 27

Union 65, St. Clair 18

Friday, Dec. 19

Washington at Raytown S Tny    TBA

Union at Cape Central Tny    TBA

Pacific at Ft. Zumwalt E Tny    TBA

Saturday, Dec. 20

Washington at Raytown S Tny    TBA

Union at Cape Central Tny    TBA

Pacific at Ft. Zumwalt E Tny    TBA

Girls Swimming

Monday, Dec. 8

Washington at Eureka    4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 9

Washington at Nerinx Hall    4 p.m.

LSC/OFC 134, Borgia 101, St. Dominic 83

Monday, Dec. 15

Borgia at Notre Dame (Forest Park)    4 p.m.

Kennedy 88, Washington 84

Wednesday, Dec. 17

Lindbergh 128, Washington 48

*Conference Games