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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. 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

Friday, Sept. 5

Warrenton 14, Washington 6

Borgia 13, Maplewood-Richmond Heights 0 (forfeit)

*Union 32, Sullivan 19

*Pacific 20, St. Clair 18

*Hermann 52, St. James 20

Owensville 35, Cuba 8

*Wright City 36, Montgomery Co. 0

Friday, Aug. 29

Sullivan 30, Washington 8

Borgia 56, Union 13

Ozark 41, St. Clair 0

Potosi 34, Pacific 13

Hermann 54, Cuba 12

Blair Oaks 42, Owensville 0

St. James 36, Houston 18

Warrenton 28, Troy 0

Orchard Farm 36, Wright City 18

Friday, Aug. 22

Washington 26, St. Clair 21

Borgia 48, Owensville 12

Parkway West 49, Union 39

Pacific 28, De Soto 20

Park Hills Central 34, Sullivan 27

St. James 12, Cuba 6

Hermann 61, Montgomery Co 12

Warrenton 26, St. Dominic 23

Trinity 28, Wright City 24


Tuesday, Sept. 16

*Borgia at Notre Dame    4:30 p.m.

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

*Union at Owensville    4:30 p.m.

*Pacific at New Haven    4:30 p.m.

*St. James at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

*Hermann at Sullivan    4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 17

Washington at Warrenton    4:30 p.m.

Sullivan at Northwest    4:30 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 18

*St. Dominic at Borgia    3:45 p.m.

*Union at Hermann    4:30 p.m.

*St. Clair at New Haven    4:30 p.m.

*St. James at Pacific    4:30 p.m.

*Owensville at Sullivan    4:30 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 19

Union at Ft. Zumwalt N Tny    TBA

South Callaway at New Haven    5 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 20

Union at Ft. Zumwalt N Tny    TBA

St. James Tny    TBA

Monday, Sept. 22

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

Union at North County    4:30 p.m.

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

*Borgia at Duchesne    4:30 p.m.

*Holt at Washington    4:30 p.m.

*Pacific at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

*Owensville at New Haven    4:30 p.m.

*Hermann at St. James    4:30 p.m.


Tuesday, Sept. 16

*Sullivan at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt E    5 p.m.

*New Haven at Union    5:30 p.m.

*Pacific at Hermann    5:30 p.m.

*Owensville at St. James    5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 17

Washington at Duchesne    5 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 18

*St. Clair at Owensville    5 p.m.

*Union at Pacific    5:30 p.m.

*Hermann at New Haven    5:30 p.m.

*St. James at Sullivan    5:30 p.m.

O’Fallon Christian at Borgia    6:30 p.m.

Washington at Gateway Match Up    TBA

Friday, Sept. 19

Eagle Ridge at Crosspoint    5:15 p.m.

Providence at Crosspoint    7:15 p.m.

Washington at Gateway Match Up    TBA

Saturday, Sept. 20

New Haven Round Robin    9 a.m.

ECC at Wentworth    1 p.m.

ECC vs. Graceland JV (Wentworth)    3 p.m.

Washington at Gateway Match Up    TBA

St. Clair at Seckman Tny    TBA

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    TBA

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    TBA

Boys Soccer

Tuesday, Sept. 16

Crosspoint at Fulton St. Albans    4:30 p.m.

Tolton Catholic at Borgia    5:30 p.m.

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt E    6 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 17

*St. Louis at ECC    4:30 p.m.

Union at Affton    5 p.m.

St. Clair at De Soto    5 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 18

*St. Clair at St. James    5 p.m.

Dixon at Sullivan    5 p.m.

Borgia at Trinity    6:15 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 19

Eagle Ridge at Crosspoint    4:30 p.m.

Tolton at Fulton SA    5 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 20

*Ft. Zumwalt S at Washington    10 a.m.

Crowder at ECC    2 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 22

Hillsboro at Union    5 p.m.

CYC Tny    TBA

Tuesday, Sept. 23

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

North County at Union    5 p.m.

*St. James at Pacific    5 p.m.

*Borgia at St. Dominic    6:15 p.m.

CYC Tny    TBA

Cross Country

Thursday, Sept. 18

St. Clair at Lutheran North    4 p.m.

New Haven, St. James at Steelville Inv    4 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 20

Festus Inv.    9 a.m.

Hermann at Fulton Inv    9 a.m.

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

Tuesday, Sept. 16

*Borgia at St. Dominic    3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 17

Duchesne at Borgia    3:30 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 18

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

Borgia at AAA Meet, Lutheran SC    TBA

Wednesday, Sept. 24

Washington at GAC Central Meet    TBA

Thursday, Sept. 25

*Duchesne at Borgia    3:30 p.m.

Boys Swimming

Saturday, Sept. 20

Borgia at Ft. Zumwalt W    8:30 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 29

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

*Conference Games

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