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Posted: Friday, November 1, 2013 4:15 pm

Dale Gildehaus knew he needed to remind his Borgia football Knights that they could play with Westminster Christian Academy.

Unfortunately for the Knights, the Wildcats learned the lessons from a Week 7 contest much better, crushing Borgia in the rematch Thursday night at Parkway North, 46-6.

“This team we played was not the same team we played in Week 7,” said Gildehaus. “For some reason on this evening, they seemed to be faster and bigger. We were manhandled physically. We were in the right positions, but they made plays.”

Borgia (5-5) had lost Oct. 12 at Westminster (8-2), 35-20, and had chances to take charge in that contest.

However, Westminster wasn’t going to let that happen in the second meeting, a district tournament contest, Thursday night.

The Wildcats scored the first 46 points in the Week 10 matchup while cruising to the victory.

Westminster outgained Borgia 301-57, and that was just for the first half.

For the game, Westminster outgained Borgia 482-110.

The Wildcats specialized in the ground attack, and ran for 409 of those yards compared to a 10-yard deficit for the Knights.

That included one touchdown in the first quarter, a 38-yard run by standout Trey Merritt just 2:32 into the game. David Williams kicked the extra point.

Merritt became the first Westminster player to rush for 1,000 yards in a season during the game.

Borgia halted the Wildcats on the next drive, but Westminster still found a way to get onto the scoreboard as Williams split the uprights from 47 yards out with 5:20 to play in the second quarter.

Williams gave the Wildcats a 13-0 lead early in the second quarter on a 41-yard field goal with 10:04 left in the half.

Brett Bond then broke loose for a 64-yard touchdown with 7:13 left in the half. Williams kicked the extra point and the Wildcats led 20-0.

Westminster still wasn’t done for the half. Merritt hit the open field for a 26-yard touchdown run with 1:38 left in the half. Williams kicked the extra point and it was 27-0 at the half.

Williams hit a 23-yard field goal with 7:48 left in the third quarter to give Westminster a 30-0 lead.

The Wildcats then scored on defense, getting a safety with 6:18 to go in the third quarter, making it 32-0. Wes Park tackled Borgia quarterback Justin Baylard in the end zone for the two-point play.

Westminster activated the running clock on its first passing touchdown of the game, a nine-yard strike from Brendan Bognar to Bond with 3:11 to go in the quarter. Williams kicked the extra point to make it 39-0.

In the fourth quarter, Caleb Miller scored on a 36-yard run for the Wildcats with 4:30 to play. Williams kicked the extra point to make it 46-0.

Borgia’s lone scoring highlight came with 16 seconds left in the game. Senior Korey Fumagalli caught a two-yard pass from sophomore Kelan Winters. The extra-point kick failed and the game ended with a 46-6 Westminster victory.

“That was the most gratifying feeling to see him score,” Gildehaus said. “Korey is a senior and hasn’t played very much. To see him accomplish that was special.”

Borgia’s positive yardage came through the air. Baylard was 6-12 for 58 yards. Winters completed five of eight chances for 62 yards and one touchdown.

On the receiving side, Dominic Struckhoff caught three passes for 15 yards.

Todd Kleekamp had two catches for 33 yards and Drake Raftery had two receptions for 21 yards.

Winters had one catch for 22 yards while Bret Snider caught one pass for 16 yards, Jeremy Humphreys caught one pass for 11 yards and Fumagalli had one catch for two yards.

On the ground, Winters ran 16 times for 11 yards. Struckhoff had three carries for four yards. Baylard lost 25 yards on seven attempts.

Defensively, Brandon Guehne had eight total tackles with seven solos. Charlie Smith and Hunter Warmack each had seven total tackles with five solos.

Tyler Breckenkamp and Kleekamp each had five tackles.

“We have to become more aggressive on our tackling,” Gildehaus said.

Snider averaged 43.3 yards per punt.

“We made tremendous strides this year,” said Gildehaus. “We lose seven tremendous seniors. We battled injuries all season long. That made it more difficult. It’s not all about winning and losing, but how you handle adversity.

The Wildcats advance to a Wednesday night game at Sullivan. Westminster (8-2) is seeded third in the district while Sullivan (8-2) is the second seed.

The other district semifinal sends Priory (6-4) to Ladue (9-1). That game could be moved as Ladue does not have lights.

Box Score

BOR 0-0-0-6=6

WES 10-17-12-7=46

First Quarter

WES - Trey Merritt 38 run (David Williams kick), 9:28

WES - Williams 47 FG, 5:20

Second Quarter

WES - Williams 41 FG, 10:04

WES - Brett Bond 64 run (Williams kick), 7:13

WES - Merritt 26 run (Williams kick), 1:38

Third Quarter

WES - Williams 23 FG, 7:48

WES - Safety Wes Park sacked Justin Baylard in end zone, 6:16

WES - Brett Bond 9 pass from Brendan Bognar (Williams kick), 3:11

Fourth Quarter

WES - Caleb Miller 36 run (Williams kick), 4:30

BOR - Korey Fumagalli 2 pass from Kelan Winters (kick failed) 0:16.

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Area Scoreboard

Boys Basketball

Friday, Jan. 2

Sullivan at Washington    7 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 6

Community Christian at Fulton SA    5:30 p.m.

Cardinal Ritter at Borgia    6:45 p.m.

*Crosspoint at Liberty Christian    7:30 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 8

Fulton SA at Bethel    6:30 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 9

*Borgia at St. Dominic    6:45 p.m.

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

*Crosspoint at Eagle Ridge    7:45 p.m.

Fulton SA at Calvary Lutheran Tny    TBA

Saturday, Jan. 10

&Borgia vs. Lutheran N    TBA

Fulton SA at Calvary Lutheran Tny    TBA

Monday, Jan. 12

%St. Charles vs. Bayless    6 p.m.

%Westminster vs. Washington    7:30 p.m.

Fulton SA at Providence    7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 13

%Borgia vs. St. Clair    6 p.m.

#South Callaway vs. North Callaway    6 p.m.

#Hermann vs. Russellville    6 p.m.

Heritage Classical at Crosspoint    7 p.m.

%Francis Howell Central vs. Union    7:30 p.m.

#Montgomery Co vs. New Bloomfield    7:30 p.m.

#Harrisburg vs. New Haven    7:30 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 15

#South Callaway-North Callaway loser vs. Montgomery Co-New Bloomfield loser    6 p.m.

#South Callaway-North Callaway winner vs. Montgomery Co-New Bloomfield winner    6 p.m.

Bethel at Fulton SA    6:30 p.m.

#Hermann-Russellville loser vs. Harrisburg-New Haven loser    7:30 p.m.

#Hermann-Russellville winner vs. Harrisburg-New Haven winner    7:30 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 16

%St. Charles-Bayless loser vs. Westminster-Washington loser    4 p.m.

%Borgia-St. Clair loser vs. Francis Howell Central-Union loser    5:30 p.m.

*Crosspoint at Community Christian    6:30 p.m.

%St. Charles-Bayless winner vs. Westminster-Washington winner    7 p.m.

Providence at Fulton SA    7 pm.

#Seventh-place game    7:30 p.m.

Consolation game    7:30 p.m.

%Borgia-St. Clair winner vs. Francis Howell Central-Union winner    8:30 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 17

%Seventh-place game    2:30 p.m.

#Third-place game    3:30 p.m.

%Consolation game    4 p.m.

%Third-place game    5:30 p.m.

#Championship game    6:30 p.m.

%Championship game    7 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 20

Fulton SA at Liberty Christian    6:30 p.m.

Crosspoint at CAGSL    7:30 p.m.

%Washington Tournament

#South Callaway Tournament

Girls Basketball

Friday, Dec. 26

Seckman Tournament

Mehlville vs. Northwest    noon

Festus vs. Patriettes    1:30 p.m.

Oakville vs. Seckman    3 p.m.

Pacific vs. Carnahan    4:30 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 27

Seckman Tournament

Festus-Patriettes loser vs. Mehville-Northwest loser    noon

Pacific-Carnahan loser vs. Oakville-Seckman loser    1:30 p.m.

Festus-Patriettes winner vs. Mehville-Northwest winner    3 p.m.

Pacific-Carnahan winner vs. Oakville-Seckman winner    4:30 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 29

Seckman Tournament

Seventh-place game    1:30 p.m.

Third-place game    1:30 p.m.

Consolation game    3 p.m.

Championship game    3 p.m.

Rolla Tournament

St. Clair vs. Waynesville    3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 30

Rolla Tournament

St. James-Sedalia loser vs. Waynesville-St.Clair loser    2 p.m.

St. James-Sedalia winner vs. Waynesville-St. Clair winner    5 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 31

Rolla Tournament

Consolation game    9 a.m.

Seventh-place game    9 a.m. at MS&T

Third-place game    12 p.m.

Championship game    3 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 2

Hermann at Washington    5:30 p.m.

New Haven at Bourbon    6 p.m.

Monday, Jan. 5

*Union at New Haven    6 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 6

*Holt at Washington    5:30 p.m.

*Crosspoint at Liberty Christian    5:30 p.m.

*Borgia at St. Dominic    6:45 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 7

Borgia at St. Clair    7 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 8

Fulton SA at Bethel    5 p.m.

Park Hills Central at Pacific    5:30 p.m.

Cuba at New Haven    6 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 9

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

*Crosspoint at Eagle Ridge    6:15 p.m.

Fulton SA at Calvary Lutheran Tny    TBA

Saturday, Jan. 10

Borgia vs. MICDS (St. Joseph’s Academy Shootout)    12:30 p.m.

Fulton SA at Calvary Lutheran Tny    TBA

Monday, Jan. 12

Lutheran South at St Clair    5:30 p.m.

Lindbergh at Pacific    5:30 p.m.

@Washington vs. Patriettes    5:30 p.m.

#Harrisburg vs. Russellville    6 p.m.

#New Bloomfield vs. Montgomery Co    6 p.m.

Fulton SA at Providence    6 p.m.

@Helias vs. Sullivan    7 p.m.

#North Callaway vs. New Haven    7:30 p.m.

#Hermann vs. South Callaway    7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 13

Pacific at Ursuline    4:30 p.m.

Ft. Zumwalt East at St. Clair    5:30 p.m.

Heritage Classical at Crosspoint    5:30 p.m.

@St. Charles West vs. Union    5:30 p.m.

@Borgia vs. Eureka    7 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 14

#Harrisburg-Russellville loser vs. North Callaway-New Haven loser    6 p.m.

#Harrisburg-Russellville winner vs. North Callaway-New Haven winner    6 p.m.

#New Bloomfield-Montgomery Co loser vs. Hermann-South Callaway loser    6 p.m.

#New Bloomfield-Montgomery Co winner vs. Hermann-South Callaway winner    6 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 15

Bethel at Fulton SA    5 p.m.

Northwest at St. Clair    5:30 p.m.

@Washington-Patriettes loser vs. Helias-Sullivan loser    5:30 p.m.

@St. Charles West-Union loser vs. Borgia-Eureka loser    7 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 16

@Washington-Patriettes winner vs. Helias-Sullivan winner    5:30 p.m.

Providence at Fulton SA    5:30 p.m.

#Seventh-place game    6 p.m.

#Consolation game    6 p.m.

@St. Charles West-Union winner vs. Borgia-Eureka winner    7 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 17

@Seventh-place game    1 p.m.

#Third-place game    2 p.m.

@Consolation game    2:30 p.m.

@Third-place game    4 p.m.

#Championship    5 p.m.

@Championship    5:30 p.m.

Monday, Jan. 19

*Owensville at St. Clair    5:30 p.m.

Union at Warrenton    6 p.m.

Montgomery Co at New Haven    6 p.m.

*Duchesne at Borgia    6:45 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 20

Fulton SA at Liberty Christian    5 p.m.

Parkway West at Pacific    5:30 p.m.

New Haven at Wellsville    5:30 p.m.

Crosspoint at CAGSL    6 p.m.

O’Fallon Christian at Borgia    6:45 p.m.

@Union Tournament

#South Callaway Tournament

Wrestling

Friday, Dec. 26

Union, Pacific at Hillsboro Tny    TBA

Saturday, Dec. 27

Union, Pacific at Hillsboro Tny    TBA

Monday, Dec. 29

Washington at Lindbergh Tny    TBA

Tuesday, Dec. 30

Washington at Lindbergh Tny    TBA

Wednesday, Jan. 7

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

Thursday, Jan. 8

Washington at Granite City    4:30 p.m.

Borgia at Hancock Tri-Meet    5 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 9

Washington at GAC Championships    TBA

Saturday, Jan. 10

Washington at GAC Championships    TBA

Tuesday, Jan. 13

Union at Liberty Quad    5 p.m.

Washington at Warrenton    6 p.m.

*Sullivan at Pacific    6 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 14

*Washington at Holt/Ft. Zumwalt East    6 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 15

Westminster at Pacific    6 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 16

Union at Branson    5 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 17

Borgia at Owensville Tny    9 a.m.

Washington, Pacific at 141 Rumble    TBA

Union at Branson Tny    TBA

Tuesday, Jan. 20

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

Union at Sullivan/St. James/Warrenton    5 p.m.

Girls Swimming

Wednesday, Jan. 7

Borgia at Kennedy    6:30 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 9

Borgia/Washington at MICDS    4:15 p.m.

Monday, Jan. 12

Borgia at DuBourg    6 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 15

Washington at Clayton    4:15 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 16

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

Tuesday, Jan. 20

Washington at Ft. Zumwalt East/Timberland    3:30 p.m.

*Conference Games

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