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Posted: Wednesday, October 3, 2012 6:30 pm

Vianney junior running back Markel Smith showed Washington why he is one of the top players, and recruits, in Missouri.

Smith, who is being recruited by many Division I schools, including Missouri, rushed for 437 yards on 35 carries and scored three touchdowns in the Griffins’ 49-41 home win Friday over the Blue Jays.

Despite Smith’s huge game and Vianney’s 42-6 halftime lead, Washington still made a game of it. The Blue Jays (3-3) outscored Vianney 35-7 in the second half and had chances down the stretch.

“We had a really bad first half. Our guys were a little surprised by Vianney’s level of physical play, especially their offense. We haven’t seen anything like that all year. It’s not like we couldn’t compete, but we were a little taken back by it,” said Washington Head Coach Zach Schneider. “I was proud of the way we came back in the second half. We had five or six minutes with a running clock that really hurt us. Otherwise, I think we could have come back. We ran out of time.”

Ft. Zumwalt North Preview

Washington (1-1 in the GAC Central), returns to league action Friday at Ft. Zumwalt North.

The Panthers (3-3, 1-2) lost last week at Holt, 19-12. Wins have come over St. Charles West 14-6, Mehlville 14-8, and Ft. Zumwalt South 21-14. Losses have been to Troy 14-0, Ft. Zumwalt East 38-26, and Holt.

FZN runs the triple option offense, led by quarterback Zach Hilliard. He has passed for 759 yards this season.

“They’re a solid team that plays hard. They’ve been in every game they’ve played this year,” Schneider said. “They don’t have a Markel Smith out there, but they’ll still be a handful. We need to play assignment football and make tackles. Offensively, we need to limit our mistakes. They haven’t given up a lot of points, but I think we can do some things against them. If we play our game, we can play with anyone.”

Markel Smith

It was a career game for Smith, who has had a number of impressive performances at Vianney (2-4).

Smith, 5-10 and 205 pounds, has rushed for 1,296 yards in six games this season.

“He’s the best running back I’ve seen since I’ve been coaching at Washington,” Schneider said of Smith. “He’s well beyond where Montee Ball was during his junior year at Timberland. We beat Timberland during Ball’s junior year and held him to under 100 yards. Smith has put up big yards against really good teams. His ability to stop and start and then run through tackles is impressive. Their level of play on the offensive line was the difference in the game. And when you put Markel Smith behind them, that multiplies the problem.

“We just don’t see teams like Vianney. They’re a 2-4 team that plays in a conference (Metro Catholic) with teams full of Division I athletes. If they were in the GAC, they might be undefeated or have one loss.”


Washington did much of its offensive damage against Vianney in the second half, scoring 35 points, which included a six-minute stretch with a running clock.

The Blue Jays accumulated 480 total yards, 347 passing and 133 rushing.

Quarterback Luke Hasenjaeger was 23-35 passing for 347 yards with three touchdowns and three interceptions. In the second half, he was 15-16 passing for 290 yards and three touchdowns.

“Things clicked for Luke in the second half,” Schneider said. “There were times where they dropped nine guys into coverage and they still couldn’t stop us.”

Justin Schuler also saw some time at quarterback in the first half.

Randall Flotte also had a big night, scoring four touchdowns. He carried the ball 11 times for 92 yards and two touchdowns. He also had three catches for 114 yards and two touchdowns.

Brock Hopkins collected six catches for 92 yards and one touchdown.

Kyle Summers rushed for 22 yards on six attempts. Max Phinney carried the ball three times for 17 yards and had two receptions for 28 yards.

Collin Anderson finished with four catches for 41 yards. Ben Gratza added three catches for 26 yards. Derek Walters, 24 yards, and Caleb Curran, 15 yards, both had two catches. Alex Monehan had one reception for seven yards.

Defensively, Dilan Bollmann had a big game, registering 15 solo tackles, two assists and returned a fumble for a touchdown.

“Dilan had a tremendous game,” Schneider said. “He scored his third defensive touchdown of the year. He’s consistently at the right spot at the right time.”

Cody Summers added eight solos and one assist. Jared Walde and Kyle Summers both had eight solos. D.J. Quathem added six solos. Caleb Summers added five solos and two assists.

Vianney had 613 total yards, 470 rushing and 143 passing.

Garrett Staskewicz was 9-19 passing for 143 yards and three touchdowns.

Game Summary

Washington pulled to within 49-41 on a 65-yard touchdown pass from Luke Hasenjaeger to Randall Flotte with 1:53 left in the game.

The Griffins took possession of the ball and ran out the clock for the win.

In the first quarter, Smith had touchdown runs of five, 58 and 87 yards to help the Griffins to a quick 21-0 lead. Staskewicz then threw three touchdown passes in the second quarter to Kyle Markway, Nick Allgeyer and Ethan Staskewicz to make the score 42-6 at intermission.

Flotte, Hopkins and Bollmann scored in the third quarter to trim the deficit to 49-27.

Flotte found the end zone twice in the fourth quarter.

“It’s a game we could have won. We probably needed to score 60 to do it, but I think we could have,” Schneider said. “We just made too many mistakes in the first half. If we can put four quarters together, we’ll be a tough team to beat.”

Washington 6-0-21-14=41

Vianney 21-21-7-0=49

First Quarter

V-Markel Smith 5 run (Danny Reilly kick), 6:28

V-Smith 58 run (Reilly kick), 2:52

V-Smith 87 run (Reilly kick), 1:22

W-Randall Flotte 37 run (kick failed), :49

Second Quarter

V-Kyle Markway 27 pass from Garrett Staskewicz (Reilly kick), 8:46

V-Nick Allgeyer 15 pass from Staskewicz (Reilly kick), :51

V-Ethan Staskewicz 38 pass from Staskewicz (Reilly kick), :30

Third Quarter

W-Flotte 48 pass from Luke Hasenjaeger (Luke Hoemann kick), 6:55

V-Spencer Peterson 1 run (Reilly kick), 3:33

W-Brock Hopkins 19 pass from Hasenjaeger (Hoemann kick), 2:12

W-Dilan 6 fumble recovery (Hoemann kick), 2:04

Fourth Quarter

W-Flotte 6 run (Hoemann kick), 9:17

W-Flotte 65 pass from Hasenjaeger (Hoemann kick), 1:53


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 at Union    7 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 20

Sullivan Shootout

Owensville vs. Rockwood Summit, 11:30 a.m.

St. Clair vs. Lindbergh, 1 p.m.

Jefferson City vs. Jackson, 2:30 p.m.

Washington vs. Lutheran South, 4 p.m.

Borgia vs. Poplar Bluff, 5:30 p.m.

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

Washington at Francis Howell    7 p.m.

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 vs. Sullivan, 8:30 p.m.

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