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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.


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 vs. Lee’s Summit Post 189 Aux. Outlaws, 4 p.m.

G2 Joplin Miners vs. Festus Post 253, 7 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 1

G3 G1 winner vs. G2 winner, noon

G4 G1 loser vs. G2 loser, 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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