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Posted: Wednesday, October 9, 2013 5:15 pm

Week six was the final home football game of the regular season for the St. Clair Bulldogs.

And they made the most of it.

Playing on senior night, the Bulldogs used a balanced attack of rushing and passing to defeat St. James in a Four Rivers Conference contest, 39-7.

“We had lost two straight games, so it was good to get back into the win column,” said St. Clair Head Coach Cody McDowell. “We did a lot of good things on both sides of the ball. There are still things to work on, but we’re coming along.”

It’s possible the Bulldogs could get a home game in week 10, the opening round of district play, but will focus on the final three games of the regular season.

“We don’t mind playing away games. It kind of eliminates the distractions. We’re looking forward to these next three games,” said McDowell. “That’s just the way our schedule worked out. You have to play the hand you’re dealt.”

St. Clair (3-3, 2-2) scored 39 straight points after falling behind 7-0.

It was another big game for Bulldogs senior running back Skyler Hutchison, who scored four touchdowns, three rushing and one receiving.

Alex Miller added two touchdown receptions on passes from quarterback Collin Scott.


St. Clair accumulated 564 yards, 320 rushing (on 51 carries) and 244 passing.

Hutchison carried the ball 23 times for 165 yards and three touchdowns. He added one reception for 39 yards and a score.

For the season, Hutchison has rushed for 996 yards on 144 attempts.

Scott was 12-22 passing for 216 yards and three touchdowns. He also rushed for 57 yards on six carries.

“Collin played better. We probably expected too much from him early in the season. He didn’t have any varsity experience at quarterback and had to learn how to handle things,” McDowell said. “He’s starting to relax and play better. There are still mistakes, but that’s expected from someone who’s played only six games at quarterback on the varsity level.”

Damon Arnold completed his only attempt for 28 yards. He carried the ball three times for 15 yards.

Evander Spinks returned to the lineup after missing time with an injury and rushed for 35 yards on four attempts. He also had three receptions for 38 yards.

Paul Armistead carried the ball 12 times for 20 yards.

Seven different Bulldogs had at least one reception.

Miller finished with four catches for 88 yards and two touchdowns.

Ian McQueen added two receptions for 24 yards.

Kyle Walters (28 yards), Kevin Cox (15 yards) and Harley Love (12 yards) each had one catch. Walters also rushed for 20 yards on two carries.

Defensively, Love paced the Bulldogs with two solo tackles and eight assists.

Jake Oermann finished with three solos and two assists. Dalton Ulrich had two solos and three assists.

Lucas Magruder (one sack), Branden Brown, Mason Helton and Spinks each had two solos and two assists.

Collin Avery collected one solo, three assists and an interception.

Game Summary

St. James (3-3, 1-2) grabbed a 7-0 lead on a touchdown pass from quarterback Brett Karnes to Jamal Sconiers.

The Bulldogs answered with four touchdowns in the first half to take a 25-7 advantage into halftime.

St. Clair had things in cruise control during the second half, outscoring the Tigers, 14-0.

“We’re coming along offensively pretty well. We’ve had some injuries we’ve had to deal with. Our offensive line is a work in progress,” McDowell said. “Our defense did some good things. We’re getting better. Like anything, we just have to eliminate some mistakes.”

Week Seven Preview

St. Clair returns to action Friday at Hermann (3-3, 2-1). St. James visits Sullivan (4-2, 4-0).

The Bearcats (3-3, 2-1) suffered their first FRC loss last week at Sullivan, 35-14.

Hermann held a 14-7 halftime lead over Sullivan and the game was tied 14-14 after three quarters.

“Andy (Emmons) does a good job and they’re doing well,” McDowell said. “They got their system implemented and are doing good things. They play physical.”

The Bearcats are mostly a running team with their option attack.

Quarterback Craig Winkelmann is the catalyst of the offense. He rushed for 95 yards on 19 carries against Sullivan.

Chris Hug carried the ball eight times for 86 yards against the Eagles.

Saige Hale, Garrett Leimkuehler, Jarrod Kolbe and Conner Lane also are threats to carry the ball. Kody Thompson is the top receiving threat.

Hermann’s three losses have been to Montgomery County (6-0), South Callaway (5-1) and Sullivan (4-2).

Wins have come in convincing fashion over Cuba, St. James and Owensville.

St. James takes on a Sullivan team that’s the only remaining unbeaten squad in FRC play.


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