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Posted: Wednesday, October 2, 2013 7:00 pm

Blake Hulsey and the Union offense had it all working during last Friday’s Four Rivers Conference football game in St. Clair.

Hulsey, the Wildcats’ junior quarterback, had a hand in all seven of his team’s touchdowns, four passing and three rushing, in a 49-21 victory over the Bulldogs.

“Our offense played extremely well. I’m really pleased with what we did, both running the ball and passing the ball,” said Union Head Coach Erick Webster. “It was an exciting night for us, especially when we started rolling the way we did. St. Clair is a team that plays us close most of the time. We didn’t pull away until after the half. It was a great win.”

Leading 28-21 at halftime, Union outscored St. Clair 21-0 in the second half.

“We were fine in the second half. We had the ball, down a score, and couldn’t capitalize. We went three and out and had to punt. It was our own mistakes,” said St. Clair Head Coach Cody McDowell. “It’s the same things we’ve been preaching all year. We’re seeing more of it. It gets frustrating at times, but it’s things we can fix. We just need to have guys who are willing to fix it.”

Union (3-2, 2-1) put the game away on a 98-yard touchdown pass from Hulsey to Jake Siddens, which increased its lead to 42-21 early in the fourth quarter.

The 98-yard pass play set a Union school record for the longest touchdown.

“I think the old record was 94 yards,” Webster said. “That was a big-boy throw for Blake. Jake made a nice catch. We’re sometimes hit or miss on protection, but we had everything we needed on that one.”

Statistics

Union accumulated 585 yards, 435 passing and 150 rushing.

Hulsey was 25-37 passing for 435 yards and four touchdowns. He carried the ball 17 times for 90 yards and three touchdowns.

“Blake is a great athlete and a great quarterback,” Webster said. “I’m extremely pleased to see his development. He’s come so far since last year as a sophomore.”

Logan Bellamy finished with 10 receptions for 119 yards and one touchdown. He had one carry for eight yards.

Siddens added three catches for 140 yards and two touchdowns.

“Jake has been consistent,” Webster said. “If you take a receiver away from us, we have three or four more who will make plays, too.”

Jacob Carman added six receptions for 62 yards and one touchdown. He also rushed for 17 yards on three carries.

John Prosser rushed for 39 yards on six attempts and had four catches for 47 yards.

Jobie Richardson (42 yards), Nick Eads (20 yards) and TreLin Edwards (five yards) each had one reception.

Defensively, Nick Maher paced the Wildcats with nine solo tackles and three assists.

Joe Laskey added eight solo tackles. Siddens had six solos and two assists, Bellamy had five solos, two assists and recovered a fumble and Casey Peth had four solos and three assists.

“We’re definitely rolling offensively,” Webster said. “Defensively, we’re getting better every week. That’s the only thing we’ve asked of them. I’m extremely pleased about that.”

St. Clair (2-3, 1-2) accumulated 264 yards, 146 rushing and 118 passing.

Quarterback Collin Scott was 11-20 passing for 85 yards and two touchdowns. He rushed for 48 yards on nine attempts.

Damon Arnold was 4-7 passing for 33 yards. He rushed for seven yards on three carries.

Alex Miller registered six catches for 54 yards and scored two touchdowns, one on a catch and another on a kickoff return.

“Alex is one of the better all-around players on our team,” McDowell said. “He played exactly how I expected from him. We have to have that from him every night. We need other guys to step up and give us their all as well.”

Skyler Hutchison carried the ball 21 times for 72 yards. Paul Armistead rushed for 19 yards on five attempts.

Harley Love (29 yards) and Colbie Viessman (19 yards) both had two catches. Kevin Cox (10 yards and one touchdown), Ian McQueen (10 yards) and Adam Hinson (four yards) each added one catch.

Defensively, Dalton Ulrich paced the Bulldogs with three solo tackles and eight assists. Collin Avery had eight solos.

Ryan Alsop added two solos and five assists. Jacob Villalobos had two solos and four assists, Branden Brown had four solos and one assist and Tommy Ghirardi and Harley Love both had three solos and two assists.

Game Summary

The Wildcats held a 12-0 lead after one quarter on a pair of touchdown passes from Hulsey to Bellamy for 12 yards and to Siddens for 41 yards.

The Bulldogs got on the scoreboard on a five-yard touchdown pass from Scott to Miller, making the score 12-7.

Union responded on a 10-yard touchdown run by Hulsey to increase its advantage to 20-7.

Miller then returned the ensuing kickoff 80 yards for a touchdown, pulling St. Clair to within 20-14.

Hulsey then tossed his third touchdown pass of the first half, a 16-yard play to Carman, making the score 28-14.

The Bulldogs came right back and scored on an 10-yard touchdown pass from Scott to Cox.

Union held a 28-21 lead at halftime.

Hulsey scored on a one-yard touchdown run to make the score 35-21.

The play of the game for the Wildcats was the 98-yard touchdown pass from Hulsey to Siddens, increasing the lead to 42-21.

Hulsey added a 28-yard touchdown run with 8:23 remaining in the fourth quarter, increasing the lead to 49-21.

“I’d like to say I said something amazing at halftime,” Webster said. “We were almost to the point where they couldn’t stop us at all. We just had to keep rolling, and we did.”

Week Six Preview

Union steps out of conference play with a game Friday at De Soto at 7 p.m.

The Dragons (1-4) won their first game of the season last week over Windsor, 26-8. They’s lost to Pacific, St. Clair, North County and Festus.

“We’re taking a breather from the conference and heading out to De Soto,” Webster said. “We’ve scouted them a little. They’re a team that St. Clair handled pretty well. It will be a good opportunity for us to play well, go on the road and learn that skill set.”

St. Clair hosts St. James Friday at 7 p.m.

The Tigers (3-2, 1-1) lost last week to Moberly, 58-7. They’ve defeated Cuba, Houston and Owensville and lost to Hermann and Moberly.

St. James quarterback Brett Karnes was injured against Moberly and is expected to miss at least the next two weeks.

“We have to fix our things and whoever is here Friday, we’ll play them and hopefully take care of our end of things,” McDowell said. “I like our team. I like our kids. I feel like we’re just as good as the teams we’re playing. We’re making mistakes instead of plays. I’m not upset with our team makeup. We’ve got guys who need to see the problems and be willing to look at themselves in the mirror, identify the problems and fix them.”

Box Score

Union 12-16-7-14=49

St. Clair 0-21-0-0=21

First Quarter

U-Logan Bellamy 12 pass from Blake Hulsey (kick failed), 7:45

U-Jake Siddens 41 pass from Hulsey (run failed), 1:00

Second Quarter

S-Alex Miller 5 pass from Collin Scott (Skyler Hutchison kick), 8:29

U-Hulsey 10 run (Bellamy pass from Hulsey), 5:43

S-Miller 80 kickoff return (hutchison kick), 5:27

U-Jacob Carman 16 pass from Hulsey (Bellamy pass from Hulsey), 2:15

S-Kevin Cox 10 pass from Scott (Hutchison kick), :42

Third Quarter

U-Hulsey 1 run (Ryan Schumaker kick), 8:07

Fourth Quarter

U-Siddens 98 pass from Hulsey (Schumaker kick), 10:25

U-Hulsey 28 run (Schumaker kick), 8:23

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Area Scoreboard

Boys Basketball

Wednesday, Feb. 18

Francis Howell 56, Washington 40

Thursday, Feb. 19

Valley Park at Fulton SA    4:30 p.m.

Crosspoint at MCSAA State Tny    TBA

*St. Clair 52, New Haven 36 

Friday, Feb. 20

*Duchesne 50, Borgia 49

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt N    PPD

Crosspoint at MCSAA State Tny    TBA

Saturday, Feb. 21

*Pacific 84, Hermann 38

Crosspoint at MCSAA State Tny    TBA

Monday, Feb. 23

*Sullivan 99, Union 97

Tuesday, Feb. 24

Salem 57, St. Clair 40

Jackson 74, Borgia 50

Union 72, Wentzville Liberty 55

Pacific 64, Washington 48

Wednesday, Feb. 25

Sikeston 64, Washington 47

Thursday, Feb. 26

Pacific 64, Farmington 45

*Holt 61, Washington 57

Friday, Feb. 27

Union 111, Potosi 109 2OT

*FZ Zumwalt North 59, Washington 43

Girls Basketball

Wednesday, Feb. 18

Washington 70, Lindbergh 35

Thursday, Feb. 19

*Sullivan 41, Union 37

*St. Clair 71, New Haven 33

*Hermann 59, Pacific 55

Confluence Prep at Fulton SA    6 p.m.

*Borgia 57, Rosati-Kain 25

Crosspoint at MCSAA State Tny    TBA

Friday, Feb. 20

Crosspoint at MCSAA State Tny    TBA

Saturday, Feb. 21

Crosspoint at MCSAA State Tny    TBA

Monday, Feb. 23

*Washington 58,  Ft. Zumwalt North 27

Union 42, De Soto 41

St. Clair at Salem    5:30 p.m PPD

Borgia 59, Nerinx Hall 42

Tuesday, Feb. 24

Union 53, Wentzville Libert 14

*Holt 54, Washington 51

Thursday, Feb. 26

*Owensville 70, Union 68

Washington 85,  Pacific 80 OT  

St. Clair 76, Cape Centtral 52  

Friday, Feb. 27

St. Charles 59, Borgia 55 OT

2015 District Basketball Tournaments

Boys Basketball

Class 2 District 4

At Barat Academy, Chesterfield

Monday, Feb. 23

(4) Barat Academy 60, (5) Silex 40

(2) Clopton 73, (7) McKinley Classical Leadership 52

(6) Crossroads 38, (3) New Haven 29

Wednesday, Feb. 25

Clopton 56, Crossroads 27

(1) Crystal City 68, Barat 64

Friday, Feb. 27

Championship — Crystal City 66, Clopton 63

Class 3 District 8

At South Callaway, Mokane

Tuesday, Feb. 24

(1) Father Tolton 81, (8) Mongtomery Co 46

(5) Southern Boone 68, (4) Hermann 41

(2) California 70, (7) North Callaway 36

(3) South Callaway 87, (6) Hallsville 66

Thursday, Feb. 26

Father Tolton 40, Southern Boone 23

South Callaway 60, California 34

Saturday, Feb. 28

Championship, 7 p.m.––Father Tolton 72, South Callaway 60

Class 3 District 9

At St. James

Tuesday, Feb. 24

(1) Blair Oaks 70, (8) Dixon 47

(5) Steelville 51, (4) St. James  48

(2) Eugene 77, (7) Cuba 46

(3) Fatima 59, (6) Bourbon 48

Thursday, Feb. 26

Blair Oaks 81,  Steelville 43

Eugene 50, Fatima 45

Monday, March 2

Championship, 6 p.m. ––Blair Oaks vs Eugene

Class 4 District 9

At Sullivan

Tuesday, March 3

(5) St. Clair 81, (4) Union 60

(3) Sullivan 66 vs. (6) Owensville 40

Friday, March 6

(1) Pacific vs. St. Clair  6 p.m.

(2) Borgia vs. Sullivan 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 7

Championship, 7:30 p.m.

Class 5 District 8

At Washington

Monday, March 2

(4) Washington 58, (5) Eureka 46

Thursday, March 5

(1) Lafayette vs. Washington, 6 p.m.

(2) Marquette vs. (3) Parkway Central, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, March 6

Championship, 7:30 p.m.

Girls Basketball

Class 2 District 4

At Barat Academy, Chesterfield

Tuesday, Feb. 24

(4) Crystal City 43, (5) Crossroads 23

(3) New Haven 46, (6) Barat Academy 15

Wednesday, Feb. 25

New Haven 53, (2) Silex 44

(1) Clopton 65, Crystal City 25

Friday, Feb. 27

Championship — Clopton 34, New Haven 25

Class 3 District 8

At South Callaway, Mokane

Monday, Feb. 23

(1) Hallsville 52, (8) Mongtomery Co. 40

(4) California 56, (5) Father Tolton 54

(2) Southern Boone 62, (7) South Callaway 37

(6) Hermann 54, (3) North Callaway 44

Wednesday, Feb. 25

Hallsville 44, California 40

Southern Boone 43, Hermann 40

Friday, Feb. 27

Championship — Southern Boone 45, Hallsville 25

Class 3 District 9

At St. James

Monday, Feb. 23

(1) St. James 86, (8) Bourbon 22

(5) Eugene 51, (4) Blair Oaks 48

(2) Fatima 61, (7) Steelville 29

(3) Cuba 46, (6) Dixon 30

Wednesday, Feb. 25

St. James 67, Eugene 21

Fatima 61, Cuba 30

Friday, Feb. 27

Championship — St. James 59,   Fatima 39

Wednesday, March 4

St. James vs Licking/Houston 7:45 p.m.@Missouri University of S&T

Class 4 District 9

At Sullivan

Monday, March 2

(5) Owensville 65, (4) Union 40

(3) St. Clair 75, (6) Pacific 68

Thursday, March 5

(1) Borgia vs. Owensville, 6 p.m.

(2) Sullivan vs. St. Clair, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 7

Championship, 6 p.m.

Class 5 District 8

At Washington

Monday, March 2

(5) Lafayette, 6 p.m. 44, (4) Parkway Central 43

Tuesday, March 3

(1) Washington 46, Lafayette 34

(3) Eureka 63, (2) Marquette 53

Friday, March 6

Championship, 6 p.m.–(1) Washington vs. (3) Eureka

*Conference Games

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