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Posted: Wednesday, October 9, 2013 6:15 pm

While most of the talk from Washington’s football game against Vianney centered around the performance of Markel Smith, lost in the shuffle was the fact that the Blue Jays gave the favored Griffins all they could handle.

In the end, Vianney escaped Washington with a 48-41 victory.

“We played very well. It definitely was one of our better performances. The kids were prepared and played hard,” said Washington Head Coach Zach Schneider. “We had a lot of opportunities to pick up the win and we put ourselves in position to do that. They just made a few more plays than we did. We competed for four quarters. It was a fight.”

Vianney Head Coach Paul Day, who formerly coached at Owensville and Ft. Zumwalt West, praised the Blue Jays.

“All the compliments go out to Washington and their coaching staff. Their kids played their hearts out,” Day said. “Their coaching staff did a tremendous job getting their team prepared to play.”

Markel Smith

Smith, the Griffins’ senior running back, set a new state record with 541 yards rushing. He carried the ball 42 times and scored all seven of his team’s touchdowns. He’s rushed for 1,531 yards on the season.

“It’s always good to have a big game. Hat’s off to my team. I appreciate them. The O-line picked me up, held their blocks and I executed when I needed to,” Smith said. “I want to tip my hat to Washington. It was a great game. I love games like this.”

Smith, 5-10 and 215 pounds, gave a verbal commitment to Mizzou last year, but has since de-committed and has yet to decide what college he will attend.

“He had a great night, there’s no question. He made all the big plays. He was dynamite,” Day said.

“We went through the same four-year cycle playing against Montee Ball (now with the Denver Broncos) and I think Markel is head and shoulders above Montee and this point (high school senior),” Schneider said. “Timberland had a little more balance than Vianney does. Everyone focuses on Markel and he still gets it done against a tough schedule. He rushed for 130 yards against a CBC team with four Division I players on defense.

“We did a lot of good things defensively. We tackled better than we have in the last couple of weeks, even tough we gave up that yardage. We stopped him in the backfield a few times. We just don’t have the kids who can run with him.”


Not to be overlooked was Washington running back Kyle Summers, who carried the ball 19 times for 220 yards and one touchdown. He had two long runs on fake punts. He’s rushed for 1,315 yards on the season.

“He’s a great player,” Day said of Summers. “I don’t know what he had from scrimmage. We did a good job from scrimmage. Where he got the big plays were the two fake punts, and he had one big run.”

Also the punter, Summers has the freedom to run when he sees an opening.

“We have a rule where if Kyle sees the back of heads on punts, he can go,” Schneider said. “He made tremendous reads on those plays. He’s a smart football player.”

It was another big night for receiver Seth Bollmann, who scored three touchdowns, two receiving on 85- and 11-yard plays, and another on a 90-yard punt return.

“Seth had a tremendous game. He’s fast and elusive. He rarely gets hit hard and runs for a lot of yards after contact,” Schneider said. “We have to find ways to get him and Austin (Finder) the ball more often.”

Quarterback Isaac Lippert was 10-21 passing for 140 yards with three touchdowns and one interceptions.

Bollmann had two touchdown receptions and Caleb Curran added a five-yard scoring catch.

The Blue Jays (2-4) were led defensively by Alex Schull, who registered 11 tackles. Nick Cunningham added 10 tackles and recovered a fumble. Teddy Harrison also recovered a fumble.

Vianney (4-2) lost the ball four times inside the Washington 15-yard line, three on fumbles and one on a loss of downs.

Game Summary

Both teams scored on their first play from scrimmage.

Washington struck first when Lippert tossed a quick screen pass to his left to Austin Finder, who then fired a long pass downfield to a wide-open Michael Wadlow that went for a 67-yard touchdown to make the score 7-0 just 17 seconds into the game.

The Griffins came right back and scored on their first play on a 65-yard touchdown run by Smith, which tied the game 7-7 just 33 seconds into the contest.

Five of the six touchdowns in the first half went for 46 yards or more.

Both of Bollmann’s touchdown receptions (85 and 11 yards) were in the first half.

Smith had touchdown runs of 65, 75, 46 and four yards in the first half.

Vianney led Washington at halftime, 26-21.

The Blue Jays grabbed a 27-26 lead in the third quarter on a one-yard touchdown run by Summers.

Another 65-yard touchdown run by Smith pulled the visitors ahead, 34-27.

Washington tied the game on a pass from Lippert to Curran.

Smith then answered with touchdown runs of 31 and 21 yards. Vianney led 48-34 with 2:03 left.

Bollmann returned a kickoff 90 yards for a score to make the score 48-41 with 1:49 remaining.

The Blue Jays then attempted an onside quick, which was recovered by Vianney.

Zumwalt North Preview

Washington, 0-2 in the GAC Central, returns to conference action Friday against Ft. Zumwalt North, its final home game of the regular season.

The Panthers (5-1, 2-1) rebounded from a loss two weeks ago to Ft. Zumwalt East with a 42-13 win last week over Holt.

They also own victories over St. Charles West, Mehlville, Troy and Ft. Zumwalt South.

Brenden Pierce is a dual-threat quarterback and the Panthers are deep at the running back and receiver positions.

“They’re very good offensively, a lot better than they’ve been in the last couple of seasons. Their quarterback can throw and they have good receivers. They also have a stingy defense,” Schneider said. “We have to keep their offense off the field and stop their running game when they have the ball. If we can build from the Vianney game and continue to compete, I like our chances. This is one we can get. We need to put four good quarters together.”

Box Score

Vianney 14-12-8-14=48

Washington 14-7-6-14=41

First Quarter

W-Michael Wadlow 67 pass from Austin Finder (Aaron Meyer kick), 11:43

V-Markel Smith 65 run (Kevin Reilly kick), 11:27

W-Seth Bollmann 85 pass from Isaac Lippert (Meyer kick), 4:48

V-Smith 75 run (Reilly kick), 4:26

Second Quarter

V-Smith 46 run (kick failed), 11:09

V-Smith 4 run (pass failed), 6:59

W-Bollmann 11 pass from Lippert (Meyer kick), 2:32

Third Quarter

W-Kyle Summers 1 run (run failed), 5:04

V-Smith 65 run (Smith run), 4:50

Fourth Quarter

W-Caleb Curran 5 pass from Lippert (Meyer kick), 8:48

V-Smith 31 run (Reilly kick), 5:43

V-Smith 21 run (Reilly kick), 2:03

W-Bollmann 90 kickoff return (Meyer kick), 1:49


Area Scoreboard

Area Sports Schedule

American Legion Baseball

Ninth District Senior Legion Tournament

Thursday, July 17

At Westhoff Park

G1 (1) West 11, (8) Pacific 1

G2 (4) St. Charles 17, (5) Elsberry 2

At St. Peters Rec-Plex

G3 (3) Washington 4, (6) Wentzville 0

G4 (2) Daniel Boone 8, (7) St. Peters 2

Friday, July 18

At St. Peters Rec-Plex

G5 Elsberry 8, Pacific 3

G6 St. Peters 9, Wentzville 1

At Westhoff Park

G7 St. Charles 4, West 1

G8 Daniel Boone 7, Washington 4

Saturday, July 19

At St. Peters Rec-Plex

G9 Washington 9, Elsberry 4

G10 West 9, St. Peters 6

G12 West 14, Washington 1

At Westhoff Park

G11 St. Charles def. Daniel Boone (fft)

Sunday, July 20

Rest at Westhoff Park

G13 Championship — West 2, St. Charles 1 (13 innings)

Monday, July 21

G14 If-Needed Game — St. Charles 13, West 11

Zone 1 Senior Legion Tournament

At Lindenwood University, St. Charles

Thursday, July 24

G1 West vs. Daniel Boone Post 262, 5 p.m.

G2 Jefferson City Post 5 vs. Hannibal Post 55, 8 p.m.

Friday, July 25

G3 St. Charles Post 312 vs. G1 winner, 5 p.m.

G4 G1 loser vs. G2 loser, 8 p.m.

Saturday, July 26

G5 G2 winner vs. G3 winner, 10 a.m.

G6 G3 loser vs. G4 winner, 4 p.m.

G7 G5 loser vs. G6 winner, 7 p.m.

Sunday, July 27

G8 Championship — G5 winner vs. G7 winner, 1 p.m.

G9 If-Needed Game — G8 winner vs. G8 loser, 4 p.m.

Ninth District Junior Legion Tournament

Tuesday, July 8

At Union High School

G1 (1) Elsberry 3, (8) New Haven 0

At Ronsick Field

G4 (3) Washington 7, (6) Wentzville 1

G4 (2) Union 8, (7) Hannibal 1

At St. Peters Rec-Plex

G2 (5) St. Peters 8, (4) St. Charles 6

Wednesday, July 9

At New Haven

G5 Wentzville 4, New Haven 0

G6 St. Charles 8, Hannibal 7 (9 innings)

At Ronsick Field

G7 St. Peters 5, Elsberry 2

G8 Washington 2, Union 1

Remainder at Ronsick Field

Thursday, July 10

G9 Union 7, Wentzville 1

G10 Elsberry 3, St. Charles 2

Friday, July 11

G11 Washington 12, St. Peters 11 (10 innings)

G12 Elsberry 6, Union 3

Saturday, July 12

G13 Elsberry 4, St. Peters 3

G14 Championship — Washington 3, Elsberry 1

Washington wins district, to host Zone 1 Tournament at Borgia. Schedule below.

Junior Legion Zone 1 Tournament

At Borgia

Thursday, June 17

G1 Elsberry Post 226 10, Chillicothe Post 25 2

Friday, June 18

G2 Washington Post 218 5, Elsberry 1

G3 Chillicothe 5, Elsberry 4

Saturday, June 19

G4 Championship — Washington 16, Chillicothe 0 (5 innings)

Washington advances to State Tournament in Jackson.

Junior Legion State Tournament

At Jackson

Thursday, July 24

G1 Springfield Glendale vs. Jackson, 3 p.m.

G2 Sedalia vs. Eureka, 5:30 p.m.

Friday, June 25

G3 Washington vs. G1 winner, noon

G4 G1 loser vs. G2 loser, 2:30 p.m.

G5 G2 winner vs. G3 winner, 5 p.m.

G6 G3 loser vs. G4 winner, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 26

G7 G5 loser vs. G6 winner, 1 p.m.

G8 Championship — G5 winner vs. G7 winner, 3:30 p.m.

Sunday, June 27

G9 If-Needed Game — G8 winner vs. G8 loser, 1 p.m.

Freshman Legion Ninth District Tournament

Tuesday, July 8

At Elsberry Legion Field

G1 (1) St. Charles 7, (8) St. Peters 0

G2 (4) Elsberry-Winfield 4, (5) Wentzville 3

At Elsberry Khoury League Field

G3 (3) Hannibal 3, (6) Warrenton 2

G4 (2) Washington 10, (7) West 1

Wednesday, July 9

At Elsberry Khoury League Field

G5 St. Peters 17, Warrenton 6

G6 Wentzville 5, West 4

At Elsberry Legion Field

G7 St. Charles 10, Elsberry-Winfield 2

G8 Washington 3, Hannibal 0

Remainder at Elsberry Legion Field

Thursday, July 10

G9 St. Peters 11, Hannibal 9

G10 Elsberry-Winfield 13, Wentzville 4

Friday, July 11

G12 Elsberry-Winfield 8, St. Peters 3

G11 Washington 6, St. Charles 0, 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 12

G13 St. Charles 10, Elsberry-Winfield 1

G14 Championship — St. Charles 5, Washington 2

Sunday, July 13

G15 If-Needed Game — St. Charles 2, Washington 0

Missouri Freshman

Legion State Tournament

At Rotary Recreational

Complex - Ronsick Field

Wednesday, July 16

G1 Creve Coeur Post 397 16, St. Robert Post 331 2

G2 Ste. Genevieve Post 150 4, St. Charles Post 312 0

G3 Jackson Post 158 1, vs. Springfield Glendale Merchants 0

G4 Washington Post 218 9, Eureka Post 177 4

Thursday, July 17

G5 Springfield Glendale 11, St. Robert 1 (St. Robert eliminated)

G6 St. Charles 10, Eureka 2 (Eureka eliminated)

G7 Ste. Genevieve 4, Creve Coeur 2

G8 Washington 12, Jackson 10

Friday, July 18

G9 Jackson 12, Springfield Glendale 0 (Springfield Glendale eliminated)

G10 Creve Coeur 8, St. Charles 3 (St. Charles eliminated)

G11 Ste. Genevieve 3, Washington 2

G12 Creve Coeur 11, Jackson 7 (Jackson eliminated)

Saturday, July 19

G13 Washington 8, Creve Coeur 3 (Creve Coeur eliminated)

G14 Championship—Washington 5, Ste. Genevieve 2

Sunday, July 20

G15 Championship Game 2—Washington 3, Ste. Genevieve 0

Great Midwest Football League

July 19

Missouri Cyclones 34, Illinois Justice 0

Swim Team Schedules

Washington Swim Team

Date    Opponent    Time/Result

6-9    at Oaks Landing    Washington 192-100

6-16    Westglen    Washington 259-206

6-23    at Fox Creek    Washington 311-225

6-30    at Chadwick    Chadwick 264-258

7-7    Cherry Hills    Washington 291-140

7-11 at Division Meet, Westminster Christian First

Pacific Swim Team

Date    Opponent    Time/Result

6-9    Lake of the Woods    LOtW 176-130

6-16    at Union    Union 289-220

6-23    Bridle Creek    Pacific 371-124

6-30    at Arbor Oaks    Pacific 282-241

7-7    at Indian Hills    Cancelled, weather

7-12    Division Meet    First

Union Swim Team

Date    Opponent    Time/Result

6-9    at Arbor Oaks    Union 180-120

6-16    Pacific    Union 289-220

6-23    at Lake of the Woods    LoTW 312-201

6-30    Indian Hills    Union 322-275

7-7    Bridle Creek    PPD

7-12    at Division Meet, Pacific    Third

Pacific Diving Team

Date    Opponent    Time

6-14    at MAC West    MAC West 40-30

6-21    at Lindgate    Lindgate

6-28    at Cool Dell    9 a.m.

7-13    at Championships    8 a.m.

*Indicates League Games

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