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Posted: Wednesday, August 28, 2013 2:00 pm

Hopes of a turnaround season on the football field began last Friday for Pacific with a jamboree at Sullivan High School.

The Indians played against Salem, St. James and Sullivan.

“Overall, things went well. We stayed healthy, which was the ultimate goal,” said Pacific Head Coach George Hinkle. “We had no bad snaps out of the shotgun formation, we limited our turnovers, we blocked pretty well up front and our tackling was decent.”

Pacific returns seven starters on both sides of the ball from last season’s 2-8 team.

Among the returners is junior quarterback Eain Roberts.

“Eain played pretty well. He threw for 40 yards against Salem and 36 yards against St. James in limited action,” Hinkle said. “Sullivan brought a lot of smoke at him and we didn’t block as well. He still delivered some good throws.”

Seeing action in the backfield were seniors Tanner Brown and Chris Klenke and junior Josh Vondriska. Junior returning starter Dalton Voyles will miss the first game or two with an injured ankle.

“We have enough people in the backfield who can run the ball,” Hinkle said. “Our offensive line is the key. We have to get in front of people, go downhill and block.”

Hinkle was encouraged by the play of his defense, which will be led this season by linebackers Voyles and senior Jeff Hinkle.

“I think we’ll be fine defensively. We just have to continue to improve,” Hinkle said. “Tackling is about heart and desire.”

De Soto Preview

Pacific kicks off its season Friday at home against De Soto at 7 p.m.

In last season’s opener at De Soto, the Indians led in the fourth quarter, but suffered a 26-13 loss.

“A couple of missed calls turned the game. They dropped a pass that the officials called a catch for a touchdown. That was a big momentum changer,” Hinkle said. “We can’t blame the referees. We had a turnover, which led to that touchdown. We can’t put ourselves in that position.”

Hinkle said the Dragons will present a challenge.

“De Soto always is physical. They have good athletes and a good running game,” Hinkle said. “We have to be fundamentally sound and execute on both sides of the ball. We have to tackle, catch the ball and put ourselves in position to win.” Projection — De Soto 27, Pacific 21.


Area Scoreboard

Boys Basketball

Monday, Jan. 26

^Rock Bridge 79, Northwest 27

^Lutheran South 76, Hillsboro 43

Owensville 41, Hermann 40

St. James 80, Montgomery County 39

Tuesday, Jan. 27

Jackson 65, Pacific 44

^Borgia 82,  Union 61

~Warrenton 69, Chamois 24

^Washington 49, St. Clair 45 (OT)

~Wright City 51, New Haven 37

*Bethel at Crosspoint    7:45 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 28

Fulton SA at Thomas Jefferson    6:30 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 29

^Northwest vs. Hillsboro   5:30 p.m.

~Warrenton-Chamois loser vs. Wright City-New Haven loser    6 p.m.

~Warrenton-Chamois winner vs. Wright City-New Haven winner    6 p.m.

^Union vs. St. Clair    7 p.m.

~Hermann-Owensville loser vs. Montgomery Co-St. James loser    7:30 p.m.

~Hermann-Owensville winner vs. Montgomery Co-St. James winner    7:30 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 30

^Rock Bridge vs. Lutheran South    5:30 p.m.

^Borgia vs. Washington    7 p.m.

*Providence at Crosspoint    7:30 p.m.

Eagle Ridge at Fulton SA    7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 31

^Seventh-place game    2:30 p.m.

~Seventh-place game    2:30 p.m.

^Consolation    4 p.m.

~Consolation    4 p.m.

^Third-place game    5:30 p.m.

~Third-place game    5:30 p.m.

^Championship    7 p.m.

~Championship    7 p.m.

%Washington Tournament

#South Callaway Tournament

^Union Tournament

~Hermann Tournament

Girls Basketball

Monday, Jan. 26

^Holt 60, Pacific 57

^Warrenton 42, Union 40

~Owensville 64,  Montgomery Co 32

Borgia 62, Cardinal Ritter 41

^St. Clair 64, Lutheran South 45

~Hermann 57, Wright City 26

Washington 74, Wentzville Liberty 19

Tuesday, Jan. 27

Fulton SA at Barat    4:30 p.m.

~New Haven 42, Montgomery Co 34

*Bethel at Crosspoint    6:15 p.m.

~Chamois 61, Wright City 20

Wednesday, Jan. 28

^Pacific vs. Union    4 p.m.

Fulton SA at Thomas Jefferson    5 p.m.

^Wentzvillr Liberty vs. Lutheran South     5:30 p.m.

~Owensville vs. New Haven    6 p.m.

^Holt vs. Warrenton    7 p.m.

~Hermann vs. Chamois    7:30 p.m.

^Washington vs. St. Clair    8:30 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 29

*Borgia at Notre Dame    6:45 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 30

^Seventh-place game    4 p.m.

~Consolation    5 p.m.

^Consolation    5:30 p.m.

*Providence at Crosspoint    6 p.m.

Eagle Ridge at Fulton SA    6 p.m.

~Third-place game    6:30 p.m.

^Third-place game    7 p.m.

~Championship    8 p.m.

^Championship    8:30 p.m.

@Union Tournament

#South Callaway Tournament

^Washington Tournament

~Hermann Tournament


Tuesday, Jan. 27

*Pacific 42, St. Clair 33

Borgia 36, Hallsville 30

Helias 66, Borgia 21

Wednesday, Jan. 28

Borgia at Lutheran St. Charles    5 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 29

Union at Farmington/Summit    5 p.m.

*Pacific at St. James/Owensville    5:30 p.m.

Washington at Seckman    6 p.m.

St. Clair at De Soto    TBA

Friday, Jan. 30

St. Clair at Potosi/Festus    5 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 31

Pacific at Hazelwood East Tny    9 a.m.

Girls Swimming

Tuesday, Jan. 20

Timberland 140, Washington 96, Ft. Zumwalt East 87

Thursday, Jan. 22

Oakville 120, Washington 115, University City 9, Mehlville 6

Saturday, Jan. 24

Washington 91, Borgia 80

Tuesday, Jan. 27

Washington at St. Charles West    3:30 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 29

Washington at Affton/Lutheran South    4:15 p.m.

Borgia at St. Dominic    8:30 p.m.

*Conference Games