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Camdenton’s Run Attack Fuels Victory Over Blue Jays, 35-7

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Posted: Friday, November 2, 2012 6:45 pm

Entering Wednesday’s Class 5 District 4 semifinal football contest, Camdenton’s game plan was to use its potent running attack to limit the opportunities for Washington’s offense.

Mission accomplished.

A steady attack of running plays mixed in with a handful of passes was more than enough for the Lakers to end Washington’s season at Camdenton High School, 35-7.

“That’s what they’re known for. Their running back (Murphy Ward) was a load. Watching him on film doesn’t do him justice. He’s a bowling ball. He ran with a low center of gravity and never stopped driving his feet,” said Washington Head Coach Zach Schneider. “We knew our possessions would be at a premium with Camdenton wanting to run the ball and eat up the clock. We moved the ball, but just couldn’t punch it in at the right times.”

Second-seeded Camdenton (7-3) will play at top-seeded Lebanon (9-1) in the district championship game Monday at 7 p.m. The winner advances to the Class 5 quarterfinals.

Lebanon defeated fifth-seeded Rolla in the other district semifinal game, 42-15.

“Lebanon will be a tough team to beat,” Schneider said. “If Camdenton can establish the run like they did against us, they can win the game.”

Game Summary

Camdenton had the game’s first possession and marched down the field for a touchdown.

Ward, Camdenton’s all-time leading rusher, ran the ball on every play of the opening drive, which was capped on a seven-yard touchdown run to make the score 7-0 with 8:42 left in the first quarter.

The Blue Jays put together a solid drive on their first possession, but fumbled at the Camdenton 15-yard line, which was recovered by the Lakers’ Alec Everett.

Camdenton then put together an 85-yard drive, which resulted on an 18-yard touchdown pass from Cory Simpson to Kullen Carlock to increase the lead to 14-0 with 1:23 left in the first quarter.

The Lakers led 14-0 after one quarter.

Washington got on the scoreboard with 6:43 remaining in the second quarter when quarterback Luke Hasenjaeger tossed a seven-yard touchdown pass to Alex Monehan to make the score 14-7.

Camdenton answered on a 22-yard touchdown run by Justin Bernabe to increase its advantage to 21-7 with 1:48 left in the second quarter.

Washington trailed 21-7 at halftime.

“It hurt when we got down by two touchdowns late in the second quarter,” Schneider said. “It limited a little more of what we could do with our running game. It also allowed them to drop eight defenders in pass coverage.”

The Blue Jays were forced to punt on the opening possession of the second half.

Camdenton took the ball and scored when Simpson and Carlock hooked up again for a 21-yard scoring strike to make the score 27-7 with 1:38 left in the third quarter.

The final touchdown of the game was with 9:58 left in the fourth quarter on a 40-yard run by Bernabe. The two-point conversion made the score 35-7.


Washington accumulated 286 total yards, 213 passing and 73 rushing.

Hasenjaeger was 22-32 passing for 213 yards with one touchdown and one interception. He also rushed for 17 yards on three attempts.

Kyle Summers carried the ball three times for 46 yards.

Caleb Curran rushed for 26 yards on six attempts.

Max Phinney had four rushes for 18 yards.

Randall Flotte, the team’s leading rusher, saw limited action.

“Randall has been banged up,” Schneider said. “We had some set plays for him, but the way the game was going, it didn’t work out.”


Washington said good-bye to a large senior class.

“We had a great senior class of 26 kids. Around 20 of them saw a significant amount of playing time. They provided a lot of leadership to the team,” Schneider said. “We have a good group of kids coming back. We had 16 or 17 juniors this year, a lot of whom were defensive guys. That’s something to build on.”

Schneider took plenty of positives from the season.

“We had a couple of letdowns in conference play. We were a few points away from being 7-2 and conference champions,” Schneider. “I’m proud of our kids for the season we had. We’ll get back to work soon and get ready for next year.”

Washington 0-7-0-0=7

Camdenton 14-7-6-8=35

First Quarter

C-Murphy Ward 7 run  (Mason Bennett kick), 8:42

C-Kullen Carlock 18 pass from Cory Simpson (Bennett kick), 1:23

Second Quarter

W-Alex Monehan 7 pass from Luke Hazenjaeger (Luke Hoemann kick), 6:43

C-Justin Bernabe 22 run (Bennett kick), 1:48

Third Quarter

C-Carlock 21 pass from Simpson (kick failed), 1:38

Fourth Quarter

C- Bernabe 40 run (Dylan Hymes pass from Simpson), 9:58


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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