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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


Friday, Sept. 26

Washington at Union    7 p.m.

*Borgia at Duchesne    7 p.m.

*St. Clair at St. James    7 p.m.

*Owensville at Pacific    7 p.m.

*Sullivan at Hermann    7 p.m.

Cuba at Liberty Wentzville    7 p.m.

Warrenton at Parkway West    7 p.m.

Wright City at Mark Twain    7 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 19

*Ft. Zumwalt S 56, Washington 7

Borgia 42, Cardinal Ritter 6

*Union 55, St. Clair 35

*Sullivan 27, Pacific 10

Owensville 19, Hermann 16

St. James 28, Ash Grove 7

Brentwood 41, Cuba 24

*St. Charles West 49, Warrenton 7

South Callaway 55, Wright City 6

Friday, Sept. 12

*Ft. Zumwalt North 49, Washington 0

*Borgia 35, St. Dominic 0

*Union 27, Pacific 19

*Sullivan 47, St. Clair 21

Hermann 65, Wentzville Liberty 7

*Owensville 29, St. James 28 (OT)

Cuba 22, Windsor 6

*Warrenton 14, St. Charles 6

*Bowling Green 55, Wright City 0


Saturday, Sept. 20

Union at Ft. Zumwalt N Tny    TBA

St. James Tny    TBA

Monday, Sept. 22

*Washington 7, Ft. Zumwalt S 2

North County 2, Union 1

Warrenton at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

Principia at Sullivan    4:30 p.m.

Hermann at Cuba    4:30 p.m.

Owensville at Cuba    4:30 p.m.

St. James at Bourbon    4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 23

*Duchesne 7, Borgia 3

*Washington 4, Holt 2

*Pacific 15, St. Clair 0

*Owensville 7, New Haven 3

*Hermann at St. James    4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 24

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt E    4:30 p.m.

New Haven at Valley Park    4:30 p.m.

Waynesville at St. James    4:30 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 25

*Borgia at Rosati-Kain    4:30 p.m.

*Ft. Zumwalt E at Washington    4:30 p.m.

*Sullivan at Union    4:30 p.m.

Pacific at Windsor    4:30 p.m.

St. James at Linn    5 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 26

*Ft. Zumwalt N at Washington    4:30 p.m.

Owensville at Rolla Tny    TBA

Saturday, Sept. 27

Borgia, Hermann at Montgomery Co Tny    TBA

Owensville at Rolla Tny    TBA

Monday, Sept. 29

Borgia at Trinity    4:30 p.m.

Washington at Pacific    4:30 p.m.

St. Clair at Salem    4:30 p.m.

Sullivan at De Soto    4:30 p.m.

Hermann at Wright City    4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 30

Borgia at Union    4:30 p.m.

Washington at Rockwood Summit    4:30 p.m.

New Haven at Bourbon    4:30 p.m.


Monday, Sept. 22

St. Clair at Salem    5 p.m.

Bourbon at Sullivan    5:30 p.m.

Dixon at St. James    5:30 p.m.

Hermann Tournament

Washington def. Montgomery Co., 25-22, 25-14

Borgia def. Pacific, 25-13, 25-14

Washington def. Montgomery Co., 25-8, 25-14

Borgia def. Pacific, 25-13, 25-16

Pacific split with Montgomery Co., 25-9, 24-26

Borgia def. Washington, 25-16, 25-23

Tuesday, Sept. 23

Cuba at St. James    5:30 p.m.

Crosspoint at Bethel    5:30 p.m.

Crosspoint vs. Thomas Jefferson    6:30 p.m.

Hermann Tournament

Hermann def. Owensville 25-19, 25-10

New Haven def. Union, 25-15, 25-17

Union split with Hermann, 25-22, 12-25

New Haven def. Owensville, 25-9, 25-9

Union def. Owensville, 25-23, 25-22

New Haven def. Hermann, 25-21, 25-15

Wednesday, Sept. 24

Sullivan at Northwest    4:15 p.m.

*ECC at Jefferson    6:30 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 25

Crystal City at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

Hermann Tournament

Consolation — Pacific vs. Union, 4 p.m.

Semifinal 1 — Borgia vs. Hermann, 5 p.m.

Semifinal 2 — Washington vs. New Haven 6 p.m.

Third-place match, 7 p.m.

Championship match, 8 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 26

Crosspoint at Mississippi Valley    4:30 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 27

%Northeastern Oklahoma at ECC    10 a.m. (Seed Tournament)

%Longview at ECC    11:30 a.m.

%Cottey at ECC    2:30 p.m.

Owensville at Chamois Tny    TBA

Monday, Sept. 29

Union at Hillsboro    5 p.m.

Borgia at Lafayette    5:30 p.m.

Washington at Hermann    5:30 p.m.

St. Clair at Bourbon    5:30 p.m.

Cuba at Sullivan    5:30 p.m.

Owensville at Rolla    5:30 p.m.

ECC at Rend Lake    7 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 30

*Borgia at Notre Dame    4 p.m.

*Hermann at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

Eureka at Washington    5 p.m.

*Union at St. James    5:30 p.m.

*Owensville at Pacific    5:30 p.m.

*Sullivan at New Haven    5:30 p.m.

Crosspoint at Panthers Home School    5:30 p.m.

Boys Soccer

Monday, Sept. 22

Hillsboro 3, Union 1

Washington 0, Bayless 0

Tuesday, Sept. 23

*Fulton SA at Thomas Jefferson    4:30 p.m.

North County at Union    5 p.m.

*Pacific 1, St. James 0

*Borgia 2, St. Dominic 0

CYC Tny    TBA

Wednesday, Sept. 24

Warrenton at Sullivan    5 p.m.

CYC Tny    TBA

Thursday, Sept. 25

*St. Charles at ECC    4 p.m.

Valley Park at Fulton SA    4:15 p.m.

#Thomas Jefferson at Crosspoint    4:30 p.m. (Pacific)

*Pacific at Union    5 p.m.

Sullivan at Borgia    6:15 p.m.

CYC Tny    TBA

Friday, Sept. 26

*Eagle Ridge at Fulton SA    4:30 p.m.

St. James at Belle    5 p.m.

Crosspoint at Mississippi Valley    4:30 p.m.

CYC Tny    TBA

Saturday, Sept. 27

CYC Tny    TBA

Monday, Sept. 29

Northwest at Pacific    4:15 p.m.

*ECC at St. Louis (Florissant)    4:30 p.m.

*Borgia at Duchesne    6:15 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 30

Fulton SA at John Burroughs JV    4:15 p.m.

*St. Clair at Union    5 p.m.

*Sullivan at Pacific    5 p.m.

Calvery Lutheran at St. James    5 p.m.

*Borgia at St. Mary’s    6:15 p.m.

Cross Country

Thursday, Sept. 25

Washington at Rolla Inv    4 p.m.

Union, Owensville, St. James at Belle Inv    4 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 27

Hancock Inv    8:30 a.m.

Pacific at Viburnum Inv    10:30 a.m.

Monday, Sept. 29

St. Clair at Elsberry Inv    4 p.m.

St. James at Dixon    4 p.m.

Girls Golf

Wednesday, Sept. 24

GAC Meet — Ft. Zumwalt S 355, Ft. Zumwalt N 414, Holt 439, Washington 460, Wentzville Liberty 474

Thursday, Sept. 25

*Duchesne at Borgia    3:30 p.m.

Boys Swimming

Monday, Sept. 29

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

*Conference Games

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