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Posted: Friday, October 26, 2012 7:00 pm

For the second time in two weeks, St. Clair proved to be too much for Borgia on the football field.

The second-seeded Bulldogs (9-1) took the lead in the first minute of the game and never looked back Thursday in a 38-7 Class 4 District 3 victory over the seventh-seeded Knights.

“I’m happy with the way our kids responded with a short week. We answered the bell,” said St. Clair Head Coach Cody McDowell. “It’s tough to beat a good team twice. The kids were ready to go and played pretty well.”

The loss marked the end of a tough season for the Knights (4-6).

“It’s over. I lost 21 seniors who are great kids. We lost to a very good football team. St. Clair has outstanding speed. They’re a well-coached team,” said Borgia Head Coach Dale Gildehaus. “The neat thing about playing St. Clair is they win with class and they lose with class. That’s what’s neat about playing a Cody McDowell team. He’s a gentleman. We wish them the best.”

Priory Preview

St. Clair will host Priory (8-2) in the district semifinals Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Priory defeated Union in its district opener Thursday at Parkway North, 8-0.

“I don’t know a lot about them. I’ve seen some film on them and have an idea of what they do,” McDowell said. “They have a good record and have beaten some good teams. We’ll be ready for them.”

The Metro League runner-up has lost only twice this season, 55-34 to Alton Marquette and 59-28 to John Burroughs.

Priory put 42 points on the board in a win over MICDS, 49 in a win over Westminster and won 34-7 last week against previously unbeaten St. Dominic.

But the Rebels were held to just eight points Thursday against Union.

Running back Thomas Raybuck entered the Union game with 1,411 yards rushing and 21 touchdowns, but didn’t play against the Wildcats because of a turf toe injury he suffered during practice. He is questionable to play against St. Clair.

Quarterback David Nogalski has 885 yards rushing and 15 touchdowns and 1,248 passing yards with 12 touchdowns.

Main receivers are Dan Watson and Patrick Agnew.

Sam Friedman leads the team in tackles.

Sullivan (10-0) hosts Westminster (8-2) in the other semifinal game.

The semifinal winners advance to the district championship game Monday, Nov. 5.

“Our kids are keeping it loose and understand what we have to do,” McDowell said. “We have a lot of older guys on the team, so that helps.”


St. Clair accumulated 410 total yards, 328 rushing and 82 passing.

Quarterback Kyle Juergens was 7-13 passing for 82 yards with two touchdowns and one interception. He also carried the ball eight times for 74 yards and two touchdowns, including a 50-yard dash.

Adam Brott rushed for 104 yards on seven attempts, which included a 90-yard touchdown run on the second play of the game. He also had five receptions for 49 yards, which included a five-yard touchdown catch.

Evan Powell had an eight-yard touchdown catch from Juergens in the second quarter.

Rickey Grivetti rushed for 76 yards on 14 carries. Josh Martin carried the ball three times for 83 yards. Skyler Hutchison had two carries for 10 yards.

“Our offense was consistent. We made some mistakes here and there, which we’ll work on,” McDowell said. “This time of the year, you just have to win and advance. That’s what we did and now we’ll go on to the next one.”

Powell had an interception. Blake Dierking had a fumble recovery.

“Our defense played well,” McDowell said. “We did a good job containing their playmakers.”

Borgia managed 195 total yards in the contest.

Quarterback John Baumstark was 6-14 passing for 34 yards with no touchdowns and one interception. He also rushed for 66 yards on 15 carries.

Ray Smith carried the ball 13 times for 65 yards.

Jacob Haskins scored the Knights’ lone touchdown on a 12-yard run in the fourth quarter. He had 26 yards on three carries.

Robbie Vossbrink finished with four catches for 31 yards.

Baumstark had an interception on the defensive side. Clayton Pezold and Jacob Long both recovered a fumble.

“For us, it’s time to put the equipment away. We won four games. That’s unusual. It just doesn’t happen. This is my 26th year at Borgia, we’ve been 4-6 one time. This is it. This is a first,” Gildehaus said. “So what do we do this offseason? Well, we evaluate everything that we do — from your weight program to the offense and the defense that we run. The kids have to re-evaluate themselves. A coach can only do so much, and we will. I told the kids that I promise I’ll work harder this offseason.”

Game Summary

St. Clair held leads of 14-0 after one quarter, 25-0 at halftime and 38-0 after three quarters.

Juergens threw for two touchdowns and rushed for two more.

Brott scored two touchdowns, one rushing and one receiving.

Powell added a touchdown reception.

Haskins ran for a score for the Knights.

“We haven’t been done in October in a long time. Life goes on. Borgia football won’t stop today. We’ll be better next year,” Gildehaus said. “It’s a great group of kids. We worked hard and put a lot of time and effort into it, but it wasn’t meant to be.”


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