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Posted: Friday, September 6, 2013 1:00 pm

Many questions remain as area high school football teams head into the second week of the season.

Most teams will be looking for redemption after falling in the opening game. Only four area teams, Washington, Borgia, St. James and Pacific were winners in the first week and even those squads have questions.

Washington and Borgia have quarterback controversies and each has two who could start this week.

Washington opens the new Rauch Field at Scanlan Stadium as it debuts the new artificial turf surface. The Blue Jays also are honoring their 1973 state championship squad.

The folks at MasseyRatings.com went 5-4 last week. CalPreps.com starts Oct. 1.

Borgia at Union

While not a conference game, this one has all of the flavor of a rivalry game. Last year, as the St. Louis Rams Game of the Week, Borgia rolled to a 56-12 victory. However, by the end of the season, Union moved ahead of Borgia in the Class 4 District 3 standings.

For Borgia, the big question this week is who will start at quarterback for the Knights. Drake Raferty keyed Borgia’s second-half comeback at Owensville in a 26-6 win. Justin Baylard started that game.

For Union, the key will be controlling the line of scrimmage. The Wildcats were scorched by Poplar Bluff in a 31-14 defeat last week. Bi Nguyen ran for over 300 yards himself. Union has got to do a better job of stopping the run to have a chance.

MasseyRatings.com Projection: Borgia 29, Union 20

Timberland at Washington

A large crowd is expected a Washington will show off its new field and track with the 1973 team on hand.

Both the Blue Jays and the Wolves are coming off victories in the opening week.

Washington expects to use two quarterbacks again with Isaac Lippert and Christian Hardesty.

Kyle Summers rushed for 214 yards last week against St. Clair while Seth Bollmann had 151 receiving yards.

Timberland opened the season with a home win over Parkway West, 27-0.

The Wolves rely on a solid rushing attack. All four of their touchdowns last week came on the ground by four different players.

Bryce Becker rushed for 87 yards, including a 67-yard touchdown run.

Washington defeated Timberland last season, 25-7.

MasseyRatings.com Projection: Washington 34, Timberland 27

De Soto at St. Clair

St. Clair looks to bounce back from last week’s loss to Washington with another home contest against De Soto.

The Dragons lost their opener at Pacific, 28-21.

Five of the Bulldogs’ first six games are at home with the final three on the road.

St. Clair junior quarterback Collin Scott rushed for 139 yards and one touchdown and also threw for 124 yards and one score in the opener.

Running back Skyler Hutchison figures to be a big piece to the Bulldogs’ offense this week.

De Soto quarterback Garrett Keath threw for two touchdowns and rushed for another during last week’s opener.

St. Clair defeated De Soto last season, 55-13.

MasseyRatings.com Projection: St. Clair 41, De Soto 7

Pacific at Potosi

Shooting for its second straight win to start the season, Pacific hits the road to Potosi after last week’s victory over De Soto.

Playing in his first-ever varsity game last week, Pacific senior Tanner Brown rushed for two touchdowns and quarterback Eain Roberts ran for 81 yards and one score.

Linebacker Jeff Hinkle intercepted two passes, returning one for a touchdown, to give the Indians the lead for good.

Potosi lost its opener last week to Carnahan, 41-32.

Quarterback Aaron Vinson  had three touchdown passes and running back Blaine Riddle rushed for 111 yards for the Trojans.

Potosi defeated Pacific last season, 13-6.

MasseyRatings.com Projection: Potosi 28, Pacific 21

Sullivan at Festus

What’s stronger, the Sullivan defense or Festus offense?

Fans will find out Friday night in Jefferson County as the Festus Tigers host Sullivan.

Festus is coming off a 70-27 thrashing of perennial power Farmington last Friday while Sullivan fell 3-0 to Park Hills Central.

Something will have to give in Friday’s game.

The Tigers did most of their damage on the ground, running for 497 yards in the win over Farmington. Corey Carr led the way with seven carries for 145 yards. Nathan Cummings ran for 93 yards and Travis Spraul and Austin Cook each picked up at least 70.

For Sullivan to have success, the Eagles need to continue playing strong defense and find some way to get Justin Biermann the ball in the broken field.

MasseyRatings.com Projection: Sullivan 34, Festus 0

Hermann at Cuba

After falling short last week against Montgomery County, Hermann looks to break into the win column at Cuba.

Bearcats quarterback Craig Winkelmann, the team’s primary rusher, had 130 yards on 17 carries last week. He also threw for 46 yards and a score.

Chris Hug and Saige Hale also are threats out of the backfield.

Cuba quarterback Nicholas Lemons rushed for three touchdowns last week in a loss to St. James.

MasseyRatings.com Projection: Hermann 32, Cuba 14

Owensville at Blair Oaks

Blair Oaks, a traditional Class 2 power, is looking to bounce back after losing to Moberly in Week 1, 48-18.

Meanwhile, the Dutchmen are looking to end a losing streak that goes back to 2011.

To have a chance, the Dutchmen have to find the same type of defensive effort they had against Borgia. Owensville not only held the Knights scoreless for over half, but also scored on a fumble recovery.

Owensville’s offense will have to find some way to sustain drives against the Falcons and push the ball into the end zone to have a chance.

MasseyRatings.com Projection: Blair Oaks 49, Owensville 7

St. James at Houston

St. James looks to improve as it visits Houston Friday night. Last year, the Tigers defeated Houston, 25-20, in a rescheduled game, to starting the season 2-0. St. James won just one more game the rest of the season.

In the win over Cuba, St. James got 123 rushing yards from Jesse Hays and three touchdowns from Braxton Ubben.

Houston is coming off a 48-16 loss to Salem, the 32nd consecutive time it has lost to Salem.

Houston had 220 yards of total offense in the game.

MasseyRatings.com Projection: Houston 21, St. James 20

Warrenton at Troy

Warrenton will be hoping for offensive improvement to go with its strong defense when it visits Troy Friday night.

The Warriors gave St. Dominic just 133 rushing yards last week and over half came on one play.

Troy gained 390 yards last week in a 40-26 win over Ft. Zumwalt South last week.

The Trojans won last year’s meeting, 35-19.

MasseyRatings.com Projection: Troy 36, Warrenton 14

Orchard Farm at Wright City

Both teams are looking for retribution after losing in the opening week. Wright City led Trinity at the half, but couldn’t hold on.

Orchard Farm rolled up over 500 yards of offense last week but lost.

Orchard Farm shut out Wright City last year, 36-0.

MasseyRatings.com Projection: Orchard Farm 28, Wright City 13

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Area Scoreboard

62nd Annual Borgia Pepsi Thanksgiving Tournament

Blue Division

Pool 1

McCluer North

Normandy

Carnahan

Pool 2

Cardinal Ritter

Pacific

Rockwood Summit

Gold Division

Pool 1

CBC

Soldan

Washington

Pool 2

Borgia

North Tech

Union

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.

Wrestling

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

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