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Posted: Wednesday, October 2, 2013 6:45 pm

Kelan Winters might be a quarterback at heart.

But Borgia Head Coach Dale Gildehaus certainly is happy that Winters, a sophomore, has done what’s best for the team by playing running back.

On Friday, Winters averaged 10.7 yards per carry while scoring four touchdowns in Borgia’s 34-7 Archdiocesan Athletic Association Large Division win over visiting St. Dominic.

“He’s just got great speed,” Borgia Head Coach Dale Gildehaus said. “His future is just outstanding.”

Winters also got some snaps in at quarterback.

I wanted to give him some carries at quarterback,” Gildehaus said. “He’s been a quarterback all his life. The more he plays, the better his reads will become.”

“We are continuing each week to get better,” Gildehaus said. “That’s our ultimate goal. We have. These young men have bought into the program. They’re not afraid to work and there’s not any complaining. Everyone wants the ball, but it’s all about the team. It was a team win and we keep on rolling.”

Borgia (3-2, 2-1) heads to Bishop DuBourg (2-3, 0-2) Friday night to take on the Cavaliers in the AAA Large Division finale at 7 p.m.

St. Dominic (3-2, 1-1) also goes to south St. Louis to take on St. Mary’s.

“If we can have another great week of practice, we can get to be 4-2,” Gildehaus said. “That’s the goal. Our ultimate goal is to get a home game come Week 10.”


Winters had 17 carries on the night, including touchdown runs of 46, 24, one and 59 yards to give Borgia a huge lead in the contest. He added three receptions for three yards and returned two kicks for 63 yards.

Gildehaus also gave his sophomore the chance to play quarterback as well and he did not complete either of his two pass attempts in the game.

The Knights really didn’t need Winters to complete passes. Junior Justin Baylard did a good job at that, going 11-12 for 113 yards and one touchdown.

“Justin did a nice job of running our read tonight,” Gildehaus said. “He ran hard. He did a nice job of throwing the ball tonight.”

Junior Drake Raftery caught that scoring pass, a 15-yard touchdown, in the fourth quarter. Raftery was Borgia’s leading receiver on the night with four catches for 62 yards and one score.

Todd Kleekamp caught two passes for 28 yards.

“Todd Kleekamp is another senior who has improved,” Gildehaus said. “He made some nice catches tonight.”

Riley Durbin had one grab for 14 yards and Jeremy Humpherys caught one pass for six yards.

Winters played a major role in Borgia’s 214 rushing yards in the game.

Dominic Struckhoff, making his return from injury, carried the ball six times for 30 yards.

Baylard was next with six carries for nine yards. Dean Lockhart, another player making his debut after injury rehabilitation, ran twice for four yards.

“Dean ran the ball hard,” Gildehaus said. “We eased in Dominic Struckhoff in his return from injury.”

Charlie Smith had one carry for two yards. Brett Snider, Borgia’s punter, suffered a 13-yard loss when he struggled to handle a snap.

Snider did average 38.3 yards per punt in the game. Ryan Jones frequently found the end zone with his kickoffs.

“Brett had never punted before Aug. 16,” Gildehaus said. “He did a great job tonight.

John Hanneken and Logan Bell each had nine total tackles for the Knights. Dylan Voss posted eight while Brandon Guehne recorded eight.

“I thought Tyler Breckenkamp had his best game on defense,” Gildehaus said. “Phillip Swoboda played his best defensive game. With Hunter Warmack out, Dylan Voss stepped in and did a great job.”

Gildehaus also praised Borgia’s offensive line.

“They’re all underclassmen and they have never played a single down of varsity football before this year,” Gildehaus said. “Before the game, they were asking great questions. In the game, we’re playing faster now. Tonight was one step in the right direction. They’ve shown tremendous progression.”

Borgia’s stats had St. Dominic with 193 total yards with 128 on the ground and 65 through the air.

Tony Papa led the Crusaders in rushing with 14 carries for 53 yards. Luke Mennemeier ran four times for 39 yards and one touchdown. Mark Weiss had nine rushes for 28 yards.

Mennemeier was 4-21 in the game for 37 passing yards. Gary Ernst completed two of four attempts for 33 yards.

Drew Basse led the Crusaders with eight total tackles. Jarod Sachs had six stops.

DuBourg Preview


If you had to use one word to describe Borgia’s Week 6 opponent, young would be it.

The Cavaliers actually have three seniors on this year’s team, but remain extremely young.

Of the rest of the roster, only 11 players are juniors this year. The others are sophomores and freshmen.

“With that year of experience, they’re much better in running their spread. They’re much more fluid in running the misdirection. We’ll have to play very disciplined football.”

Heading into this game last year, the Cavaliers hadn’t scored a touchdown. This year, DuBourg has two wins to its credit.

The Pioneers defeated St. Charles Lutheran, 29-27, and won a 15-13 game over Cardinal Ritter last week.

“They have an offense,” Gildehaus said. “Even against Duchesne, they moved the ball at times.”

Losses have been to Lutheran South (49-0), St. Dominic (41-23) and Duchesne (41-3).

“It’s a conference school,” Gildehaus said. “We’ve got a chance to finish second in our conference. Still, second’s not happy, but that’s better than last.”

Stafford Green is the top rusher for DuBourg with 50 carries for 334 yards and one touchdown.

Maurion Warren has scored three times while carrying 34 times for 209 yards.

William Kayser has run 22 times for 123 yards and one touchdown.

Thomas Kinney is DuBourg’s quarterback and he’s completed 12 of 42 attempts for 153 yards, one touchdown and one interception.

Warren is the top receiver with four catches for 82 yards and one touchdown. Kayser has caught four passes for 42 yards and HG King has three catches for 23 yards.

Defensively, Kayser leads the way with 35 total tackles, two sacks, one fumble recovery and one interception.

Jeremiah McCloud has 26 total tackles and a sack.

Warren has returned eight kicks for 194 yards this season. has picked Borgia to win the game, 35-20. still has an incorrect AAA schedule and has not projected the outcome.

Box Score

SD 0-0-0-7=7

BOR 14-7-6-7=34

First Quarter

BOR - Kelan Winters 46 run (Brandon Guehne pass from Todd Kleekamp), 11:16

BOR - Winters 24 run (run failed), 3:59

Second Quarter

BOR - Winters 1 run (Jacob Grellner kick), 1:01

Third Quarter

BOR - Winters 59 run (kick failed), 1:46

Fourth Quarter

SD - Luke Mennemeier 24 run (Alex Castulik), 8:40

BOR - Drake Raftery 15 pass from Justin Baylard (Grellner kick), 4:46


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