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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

Area Sports Schedule

American Legion Baseball

Ninth District Senior Legion Tournament

Thursday, July 17

At Westhoff Park

G1 (1) West 11, (8) Pacific 1

G2 (4) St. Charles 17, (5) Elsberry 2

At St. Peters Rec-Plex

G3 (3) Washington 4, (6) Wentzville 0

G4 (2) Daniel Boone 8, (7) St. Peters 2

Friday, July 18

At St. Peters Rec-Plex

G5 Elsberry 8, Pacific 3

G6 St. Peters 9, Wentzville 1

At Westhoff Park

G7 St. Charles 4, West 1

G8 Daniel Boone 7, Washington 4

Saturday, July 19

At St. Peters Rec-Plex

G9 Washington 9, Elsberry 4

G10 West 9, St. Peters 6

G12 West 14, Washington 1

At Westhoff Park

G11 St. Charles def. Daniel Boone (fft)

Sunday, July 20

Rest at Westhoff Park

G13 Championship — West 2, St. Charles 1 (13 innings)

Monday, July 21

G14 If-Needed Game — St. Charles 13, West 11

Zone 1 Senior Legion Tournament

At Lindenwood University, St. Charles

Thursday, July 24

G1 West 13, Daniel Boone Post 262 8

G2 Jefferson City Post 5 11, Hannibal Post 55 2

Friday, July 25

G3 West 11, St. Charles Post 312 1

G4 Daniel Boone 10, Hannibal 2

Saturday, July 26

G5 Jefferson City 9, West 2

G6 St. Charles 11, Daniel Boone 10

G7 West 6, St. Charles 2

Sunday, July 27

G8 Championship — West 11, Jefferson City 0

G9 If-Needed Game — Jefferson City 14, West 12

Jefferson City advances to state tournament in Sedalia.

Senior Legion State Tournament

At Liberty Park, Sedalia

Thursday, July 31

G1 Jefferson City Post 5 11, Lee’s Summit Post 189 Aux. Outlaws 2

G2 Festus Post 253 9, Joplin Miners 2

Friday, Aug. 1

G3 Jefferson City vs. Festus, noon

G4 Lee’s Summit vs. Joplin, 3 p.m.

G5 G3 loser vs. G4 winner, 6 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 2

G6 Championship — G3 winner vs. G5 winner, 1 p.m.

G7 If-needed game — G6 winner vs. G6 loser, 4 p.m.

Ninth District Junior Legion Tournament

Tuesday, July 8

At Union High School

G1 (1) Elsberry 3, (8) New Haven 0

At Ronsick Field

G4 (3) Washington 7, (6) Wentzville 1

G4 (2) Union 8, (7) Hannibal 1

At St. Peters Rec-Plex

G2 (5) St. Peters 8, (4) St. Charles 6

Wednesday, July 9

At New Haven

G5 Wentzville 4, New Haven 0

G6 St. Charles 8, Hannibal 7 (9 innings)

At Ronsick Field

G7 St. Peters 5, Elsberry 2

G8 Washington 2, Union 1

Remainder at Ronsick Field

Thursday, July 10

G9 Union 7, Wentzville 1

G10 Elsberry 3, St. Charles 2

Friday, July 11

G11 Washington 12, St. Peters 11 (10 innings)

G12 Elsberry 6, Union 3

Saturday, July 12

G13 Elsberry 4, St. Peters 3

G14 Championship — Washington 3, Elsberry 1

Washington wins district, to host Zone 1 Tournament at Borgia. Schedule below.

Junior Legion Zone 1 Tournament

At Borgia

Thursday, June 17

G1 Elsberry Post 226 10, Chillicothe Post 25 2

Friday, June 18

G2 Washington Post 218 5, Elsberry 1

G3 Chillicothe 5, Elsberry 4

Saturday, June 19

G4 Championship — Washington 16, Chillicothe 0 (5 innings)

Washington advances to State Tournament in Jackson.

Junior Legion State Tournament

At Jackson

Thursday, July 24

G1 Jackson 3, Springfield Glendale 2

G2 Eureka 7, Sedalia 0

Friday, June 25

G3 Jackson 8, Washington 3

G4 Springfield Glendale 8, Sedalia 3

G5 Jackson 4, Eureka 2

G6 Washington 8, Springfield Glendale 0

Saturday, June 26

G7 Eureka 11, Washington 10 (9 innings)

G8 Championship — Jackson 7, Eureka 6

Jackson advances to Regional Tournament in Leavenworth, Kan.

Sunday, June 27

G9 If-Needed Game — G8 winner vs. G8 loser, 1 p.m.

Freshman Legion Ninth District Tournament

Tuesday, July 8

At Elsberry Legion Field

G1 (1) St. Charles 7, (8) St. Peters 0

G2 (4) Elsberry-Winfield 4, (5) Wentzville 3

At Elsberry Khoury League Field

G3 (3) Hannibal 3, (6) Warrenton 2

G4 (2) Washington 10, (7) West 1

Wednesday, July 9

At Elsberry Khoury League Field

G5 St. Peters 17, Warrenton 6

G6 Wentzville 5, West 4

At Elsberry Legion Field

G7 St. Charles 10, Elsberry-Winfield 2

G8 Washington 3, Hannibal 0

Remainder at Elsberry Legion Field

Thursday, July 10

G9 St. Peters 11, Hannibal 9

G10 Elsberry-Winfield 13, Wentzville 4

Friday, July 11

G12 Elsberry-Winfield 8, St. Peters 3

G11 Washington 6, St. Charles 0, 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 12

G13 St. Charles 10, Elsberry-Winfield 1

G14 Championship — St. Charles 5, Washington 2

Sunday, July 13

G15 If-Needed Game — St. Charles 2, Washington 0

Missouri Freshman

Legion State Tournament

At Rotary Recreational

Complex - Ronsick Field

Wednesday, July 16

G1 Creve Coeur Post 397 16, St. Robert Post 331 2

G2 Ste. Genevieve Post 150 4, St. Charles Post 312 0

G3 Jackson Post 158 1, vs. Springfield Glendale Merchants 0

G4 Washington Post 218 9, Eureka Post 177 4

Thursday, July 17

G5 Springfield Glendale 11, St. Robert 1 (St. Robert eliminated)

G6 St. Charles 10, Eureka 2 (Eureka eliminated)

G7 Ste. Genevieve 4, Creve Coeur 2

G8 Washington 12, Jackson 10

Friday, July 18

G9 Jackson 12, Springfield Glendale 0 (Springfield Glendale eliminated)

G10 Creve Coeur 8, St. Charles 3 (St. Charles eliminated)

G11 Ste. Genevieve 3, Washington 2

G12 Creve Coeur 11, Jackson 7 (Jackson eliminated)

Saturday, July 19

G13 Washington 8, Creve Coeur 3 (Creve Coeur eliminated)

G14 Championship—Washington 5, Ste. Genevieve 2

Sunday, July 20

G15 Championship Game 2—Washington 3, Ste. Genevieve 0

Great Midwest Football League

July 19

Missouri Cyclones 34, Illinois Justice 0

Swim Team Schedules

Washington Swim Team

Date    Opponent    Time/Result

6-9    at Oaks Landing    Washington 192-100

6-16    Westglen    Washington 259-206

6-23    at Fox Creek    Washington 311-225

6-30    at Chadwick    Chadwick 264-258

7-7    Cherry Hills    Washington 291-140

7-11 at Division Meet, Westminster Christian First

Pacific Swim Team

Date    Opponent    Time/Result

6-9    Lake of the Woods    LOtW 176-130

6-16    at Union    Union 289-220

6-23    Bridle Creek    Pacific 371-124

6-30    at Arbor Oaks    Pacific 282-241

7-7    at Indian Hills    Cancelled, weather

7-12    Division Meet    First

Union Swim Team

Date    Opponent    Time/Result

6-9    at Arbor Oaks    Union 180-120

6-16    Pacific    Union 289-220

6-23    at Lake of the Woods    LoTW 312-201

6-30    Indian Hills    Union 322-275

7-7    Bridle Creek    PPD

7-12    at Division Meet, Pacific    Third

Pacific Diving Team

Date    Opponent    Time

6-14    at MAC West    MAC West 40-30

6-21    at Lindgate    Lindgate

6-28    at Cool Dell    9 a.m.

7-13    at Championships    8 a.m.

*Indicates League Games

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