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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


Friday, Oct. 3

*Ft. Zumwalt E at Washington    7 p.m.

*St. Mary’s at Borgia    7 p.m.

*Union at Owensville    7 p.m.

*Hermann at St. Clair    7 p.m.

Festus at Pacific    7 p.m.

*Sullivan at St. James    7 p.m.

Cuba at Lincoln    7 p.m.

*Warrenton at Winfield    7 p.m.

*Wright City at Van-Far    7 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 26

Union 54, Washington 14

*Borgia 45, Duchesne 7

*St. Clair 57, St. James 55 (2 OT)

*Pacific 40, Owensville 34

*Hermann 24, Sullivan 12

Cuba 74, Liberty Wentzville 7

Parkway West 20, Warrenton 7

Mark Twain 32, Wright City 18

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


Wednesday, Oct. 1

*Washington at Holt    4:30 p.m.

De Soto at Pacific    4:30 p.m.

Sullivan at Affton    4:30 p.m.

St. James at Steelville    4:30 p.m.

St. Clair at Montgomery Co    5 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 2

Owensville at Borgia    3:45 p.m.

Union at Salem    4:30 p.m.

Cuba at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

Rockwood Summit at Pacific    4:30 p.m.

Sullivan at Rolla    4:30 p.m.

Father Tolton at Hermann    4:30 p.m.

St. James at Crocker    4:30 p.m.

New Haven at Montgomery Co    5 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 3

Belle at New Haven    5 p.m.

Pacific, Sullivan at Rolla Tny    TBA

Saturday, Oct. 4

Pacific, Sullivan at Rolla Tny    TBA

Monday, Oct. 6

Hermann at Borgia    3:45 p.m.

Union at Washington    4:30 p.m.

St. Clair at Festus    4:30 p.m.

Linn at New Haven    5 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 7

*Borgia at St. Dominic    4:30 p.m.

District Tournaments

Class 4 District 4

Wednesday, Oct. 8

(5) Rolla at (4) Northwest, 4:15 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 9

Rolla-Northwest winner at (1) Lafayette, 4:15 p.m.

(3) Washington at (2) Eureka, 4:15 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 10

Championship, Eureka, 4:15 p.m.

Class 3 District 7

At St. Dominic

Wednesday, Oct. 8

(4) Borgia vs. (5) Wentzville Liberty, 2:30 p.m.

(3) Winfield vs. (6) O’Fallon Christian, 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 9

(1) St. Dominic vs. Borgia-Liberty winner, 2:30 p.m.

(2) Warrenton vs. Winfield-O’Fallon Christian winner, 4:30 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 10

Championship, 4 p.m.


Wednesday, Oct. 1

Hillsboro def. Pacific 19-25, 25-13, 25-18

Thursday, Oct. 2

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

*St. Clair at Union    5 p.m.

*Pacific at Sullivan    5:30 p.m.

*Hermann at Owensville    5:30 p.m.

*St. James at New Haven    5:30 p.m.

*St. Dominic at Borgia    6:30 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 3

Missouri Baptist JV at ECC    3 p.m.

Lewis & Clark at ECC    7 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 4

Indian Hills at ECC    9 a.m.

^Southwestern Illinois at ECC    1 p.m.

St. Clair Tny    TBA

Hermann at Lebanon Tny    TBA

Crosspoint at MAC Tournament    TBA

Monday, Oct. 6

New Haven at Linn    5 p.m.

Borgia at Trinity    5:30 p.m.

Hazelwood West at Pacific    5:30 p.m.

Helias at Hermann    5:30 p.m.

Owensville at Blair Oaks    5:30 p.m.

Belle at St. James    5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 7

*Washington at Holt    5 p.m.

*St.Clair at St. James    5 p.m.

*Owensville at Union    5:30 p.m.

*New Haven at Pacific    5:30 p.m.

*Sullivan at Hermann    5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 8

*Mineral Area at ECC    6:30 p.m.

Boys Soccer

Wednesday, Oct. 1

Warrenton 3, St. Clair 1

Columbia Independent at Fulton SA    4:30 p.m.

Washington at Union    5 p.m.

Sullivan at North County    5 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 2

*Pacific at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

*Union at Sullivan    5 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 3

Lincoln at ECC    4 p.m.

Calvary Lutheran at Fulton SA    4:30 p.m.

Crosspoint at Heritage    5 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 5

Lincolnland at ECC    1 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 6

FRC Classic, St. Clair    TBA

Tuesday, Oct. 7

#St. Louis United B at Crosspoint    4:30 p.m.

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

*Holt at Washington    5 p.m.

*St. Dominic at Borgia    6:15 p.m.

FRC Classic, St. Clair    TBA

Wednesday, Oct. 8

FRC Classic, St. Clair    TBA

Cross Country

Wednesday, Oct. 1

St. James Inv    4 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 4

Washington at Parkway West Inv    9 a.m.

Pacific at Potosi Inv    11 a.m.

Borgia, Union Capital City Challenge    TBA

Tuesday, Oct. 7

Hermann Inv    4 p.m.

St. Clair, St. James at Cuba Inv    4 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 8

Borgia at AAA Meet, Lutheran SC    TBA

Boys Swimming

Monday, Sept. 29

Wednesday, Oct. 1

*Borgia at Lutheran SC/Christian    TBA

Saturday, Oct. 4

Borgia, Washington at Ft. Zumwalt N Inv    9 a.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 7

Washington at CBC    4 p.m.

*Conference Games

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