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Posted: Wednesday, July 10, 2013 10:45 am

A week off appeared to help the Missouri Cyclones.

Returning to football action last Saturday at Mehlville High School after a bye week, the Cyclones ripped apart the St. Louis Spirit, cruising to a 42-0 victory.

“We scored every time we had the ball with our starters in the game during the first half, with the exception of a Hail Mary that was intercepted right before halftime,” said Cyclones Head Coach Troy Robertson. “The Spirit have been around since 2002. They have one win since 2008, and that was by forfeit. We’re in the weak part of our schedule right now. It’s a good opportunity for us to try to get healthy and work on a few things.”

The Cyclones (3-2) visit the Gateway Hawks Saturday at Two Rivers Sports Complex in Flint Hill, located in St. Charles County. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.

The Hawks are coming off a 75-12 loss last week against the Midwest Chargers.

The next home game at Borgia for the Cyclones is scheduled for Saturday, July 20, against the Illinois Justice at 7 p.m.

“We have some positive energy right now,” Robertson said. “We’ve won two games in a row and are getting a few guys back from injuries. There are some interesting things happening in the league. The Detroit Ravens, who we lost to 6-3 in last year’s championship game, were upset over the weekend by the Chicago Cardinals, 36-30. We lost to the Cardinals 20-14 this season. It will be interesting to see what happens in the league for the rest of the season.”

Whatever happens down the stretch, the Cyclones will be doing it without their starting quarterback, BJ Buckner, for the remainder of the season. He has torn tendons in his non-throwing thumb and hasn’t played much over the last few games.

Deon Morris has replaced Buckner as the Cyclones’ quarterback in recent games and will continue that role for the rest of the season.

Morris completed five of 12 passes against the Spirit for 58 yards with three touchdowns and one interception. He also rushed for 26 yards on four carries.

With Morris leading the offense against the Spirit, the Cyclones jumped to leads of 14-0 after one quarter and 35-0 at halftime.

The Cyclones increased their lead to 42-0 in the third quarter.

“We didn’t throw the ball much. We did have three passing touchdowns. Two of them came on screens,” Robertson said. “That’s the way we’ll be for the rest of the season, probably 65-35 run to pass. We had Tim Jones back, which helped our running game. Daryle Jones had a long touchdown run (57 yards). In the second half, we basically had quarterback tryouts, and it wasn’t pretty.”

Daryle Jones rushed for 104 yards on six attempts and scored two touchdowns.

Tim Jones carried the ball four times for 21 yards and one touchdown. He also scored on a 15-yard reception.

Malcolm Owens rushed for 30 yards on three attempts. Adam Amato (Union) carried the ball two times for 22 yards. Bobby Vondera (Union) rushed for six yards on three attempts.

Jason Boyd (16 yards and one touchdown) and Raphael Perry (six yards) both had two receptions.

Chad Stanley added a 28-yard touchdown catch.

Newcomers to the Cyclones are area products Phillip Lashley (St. Clair) and Cory Alfermann (Washington).

Lashley finished with five total tackles, three solos and two assists.

“Lashley played well. He saw some time at cornerback, receiver and special teams,” Robertson said. “Alfermann didn’t play. He’s a lineman who’s coming off an injury. We’re easing him back into it.”

The Cyclones dominated on the defensive side of the ball.

Jason Null registered three sacks and four total tackles. Stave Hatcher added two sacks and three tackles. Bo Claggette added 1.5 sacks and three stops.

Devi Greer and Keith Homco both had five total tackles. Greer and Mac Harris both had two interceptions.

Evan Brinker (Washington) added three tackles.

“We had six or seven quarterback sacks and Jason Null was probably in on four of them,” Robertson said. “We’re still missing some players on both sides of the ball.”


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 76, Union 57

Saturday, Dec. 20

Sullivan Shootout

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

Lindbergh 67, St. Clair 46

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

Washington 56, Lutheran South 54

Poplar Bluff 59, Borgia 49

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

Francis Howell 55, Washington 48

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 62, Sullivan 35

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