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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

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