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Posted: Friday, November 2, 2012 7:30 pm

Priory got a first-hand look of how dominant and explosive St. Clair has been all season.

Playing in the Class 4 District 3 football semifinals Wednesday at St. Clair High School, the second-seeded Bulldogs fell behind by a touchdown early on, but responded with six unanswered touchdowns in a 42-13 victory over third-seeded Priory.

“We played a good game, especially after the first 10 minutes of the game where they had the ball,” said St. Clair Head Coach Cody McDowell. “We knew coming in that Priory was a good team. They’re well-coached and very disciplined. They had good size up front. We just made some plays. We played physical and knocked the ball lose a few times. That’s something they probably haven’t seen too much.”

St. Clair (10-1) visits Sullivan (11-0) in the district championship game Monday at 7 p.m.

The district winner advances to the Class 4 quarterfinals Saturday, Nov. 10, against either Webb City (11-0) or Hillcrest (10-1).


St. Clair accumulated 523 total yards against Priory, 377 rushing and 146 passing.

“We did a good job up front,” McDowell said. “Those guys deserve a lot of credit.”

St. Clair quarterback Kyle Juergens had another huge game. He carried the ball eight times for 191 yards and two touchdowns. Two of his rushes went for a combined 162 yards on touchdowns of 71 and 91 yards.

With Wednesday’s effort, Juergens surpassed 1,000 yards rushing on the season.

Juergens also made the most of his passing attempts, completing six of 12 passes for 128 yards and two touchdowns.

“Kyle busted one on our first play and got another big one later in the game,” McDowell said. “He played the way we expect him to play.”

Collin Scott was 1-1 passing for 18 yards.

Rickey Grivetti carried the ball 12 times for 140 yards and two touchdowns.

Wyatt Mehler rushed for 39 yards on seven attempts. Skyler Hutchison carried the ball once for five yards.

Adam Brott finished the game with three receptions for 92 yards and two touchdowns.

Harley Love (18 yards), Evan Powell (17 yards), Blake Dierking (11 yards) and Alan Barrett (eight yards) each added one catch.

“We just made more plays than they did,” McDowell said.

Defensively, Evan Murphy paced St. Clair with seven solo tackles and six assists.

Jake Yerkey collected four solos and two assists, including two sacks.

Josh Martin and Brott both collected three solos and two assists. Juergens also had three solos.

Ben Suntrup registered two solos and three assists. Hutchison, Powell and Dierking each added two solos and two assists.

Jake Oermann and Grivetti both had two solos.

Priory running back Thomas Raybuck, who entered the game with 1,411 yards rushing on the season after missing last week’s Union game, rushed for 88 yards on 18 carries and one touchdown against St. Clair.

Quarterback David Nogalski was 16-28 passing for 162 yards and one touchdown.

“The running back is a good player. We did a good job keying in on him and didn’t let him break any big ones,” McDowell said. “The quarterback made some throws.”

Game Summary

Priory (8-3) had the game’s first possession and took over 10 minutes off the clock, capping a 23-play drive with a three-yard touchdown run by Raybuck to make the score 7-0 with 1:49 left in the first quarter.

It was all St. Clair from there.

On the Bulldogs’ first play, Juergens raced 71 yards for a touchdown to tie the game 7-7 with 1:27 remaining in the opening quarter.

The game was tied 7-7 after one quarter.

St. Clair found the end zone three times in the second quarter.

Brott had a pair of touchdown receptions from Juergens. The first went for 69 yards to give the Bulldogs a 14-7 lead with 8:36 left in the second quarter. The next went for six yards to make the score 21-7 with 1:50 remaining in the second quarter.

St. Clair then reached into its bag of tricks, scoring on a hook-and-ladder from Juergens to Barrett to Grivetti for a 46-yard touchdown with one second left on the clock.

“We’ve used plays like that on occasion. We thought it was a good time to try it,” McDowell said. “We did a good job executing it and got the touchdown.”

The Bulldogs led 28-7 at halftime.

St. Clair put the game away with a pair of third-quarter scores.

Grivetti raced 34 yards for a touchdown to make the score 35-7 with 9:48 left in the third quarter.

Juergens capped the Bulldogs’ scoring with a 91-yard touchdown run to make the score 42-7 with 1:01 remaining in the third quarter.

The Rebels scored the only touchdown of the fourth quarter on a 62-yard pass from Nogalski to Dan Watson with 2:48 left on the clock.

Priory 7-0-0-6=13

St. Clair 7-21-14-0=42

First Quarter

P-Thomas Raybuck 3 run (Lucas Correa kick), 1:49

S-Kyle Juergens 71 run (Jacob Meisel kick), 1:27

Second Quarter

S-Adam Brott 69 pass from Juergens (Meisel kick), 8:36

S-Brott 6 pass from Juergens (Meisel kick), 1:50

S-Rickey Grivetti 42 pass from Juergens (Meisel kick), :01

Third Quarter

S-Grivetti 34 run (Meisel kick), 9:48

S-Juergens 91 run (Meisel kick), 1:01

Fourth Quarter

P-Dan Watson 62 pass from David Nogalski (pass failed), 2:48


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 13, Daniel Boone Post 262 8

G2 Jefferson City Post 5 11, Hannibal Post 55 2

Friday, July 25

G3 West 11, St. Charles Post 312 1

G4 Daniel Boone 10, Hannibal 2

Saturday, July 26

G5 Jefferson City 9, West 2

G6 St. Charles 11, Daniel Boone 10

G7 West 6, St. Charles 2

Sunday, July 27

G8 Championship — West 11, Jefferson City 0

G9 If-Needed Game — Jefferson City 14, West 12

Jefferson City advances to state tournament in Sedalia.

Senior Legion State Tournament

At Liberty Park, Sedalia

Thursday, July 31

G1 Jefferson City Post 5 vs. Lee’s Summit Post 189 Aux. Outlaws, 4 p.m.

G2 Joplin Miners vs. Festus Post 253, 7 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 1

G3 G1 winner vs. G2 winner, noon

G4 G1 loser vs. G2 loser, 3 p.m.

G5 G3 loser vs. G4 winner, 6 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 2

G6 Championship — G3 winner vs. G5 winner, 1 p.m.

G7 If-needed game — G6 winner vs. G6 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 Jackson 3, Springfield Glendale 2

G2 Eureka 7, Sedalia 0

Friday, June 25

G3 Jackson 8, Washington 3

G4 Springfield Glendale 8, Sedalia 3

G5 Jackson 4, Eureka 2

G6 Washington 8, Springfield Glendale 0

Saturday, June 26

G7 Eureka 11, Washington 10 (9 innings)

G8 Championship — Jackson 7, Eureka 6

Jackson advances to Regional Tournament in Leavenworth, Kan.

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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