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Posted: Friday, October 18, 2013 10:35 pm | Updated: 11:22 pm, Fri Oct 18, 2013.

Borgia 39, St. Clair 34

In a game with plenty of offense and big plays, Borgia and St. Clair came down to a huge, dramatic play in the final minute of the game.

On a fourth and long play, Borgia quarterback Justin Baylard fired a 55-yard touchdown pass to a wide open Todd Kleekamp with 37 seconds left in the fourth quarter to give the Knights a 39-34 victory.

With St. Clair holding a 34-27 lead, the Knights scored on a one-yard touchdown run by Baylard with two minutes left in the fourth quarter.

But the extra point missed and St. Clair retained a 34-33 lead.

Making up for the missed extra point, Borgia kicker Jacob Grellner bounced the onside kick off a St. Clair player, which was recovered by Charlie Smith at midfield.

It looked like the Bulldogs had the game won after a couple of sacks, but Baylard and Kleekamp hooked up on fourth down to pull off the dramatic victory.

It was a big night for Baylard, who threw four touchdown passes and ran for another.

St. Clair quarterback Collin Scott had three touchdown passes. Skyler Hutchison of the Bulldogs rushed for two scores.

The outcome will no doubt keep Borgia at least in the sixth spot, ahead of St. Clair, in the Class 4 District 3 standings.

Borgia (5-3) entered the game in sixth place in the district while St. Clair (3-5) was seventh.

Borgia scored on its second play from scrimmage on a reverse pass. Bret Snider took the reverse and tossed a 59-yard touchdown pass to Todd Kleekamp to make the score 7-0 just 25 seconds into the game.

St. Clair came right back and scored on its first possession on a 11-yard touchdown pass from Scott to Alex Miller with 9:29 remaining in the opening quarter.

The Knights ended the first quarter with a pair of scores.

Baylard fired a 44-yard touchdown pass to Dominic Struckhoff to make the score 14-7 with 3:03 left in the first quarter.

Baylard then connected with Tyler Breckenkamp on a 19-yard touchdown pass to increase the lead to 21-7 with no time left in the first quarter.

The only score of the second quarter was by the Bulldogs on a 21-yard touchdown pass from Scott to Harley Love with 9:23 left on the clock.

Borgia took the 21-14 advantage into halftime.

With a healthy dose of Hutchison, the Bulldogs outscored the Knights in the third quarter, 20-6.

Hutchison scored 38 seconds into the third quarter on a 45-yard touchdown run. The extra point failed, which kept Borgia’s lead at 21-20.

The Knights came back on a 38-yard touchdown pass from Baylard to Kelan Winters. The extra point turned into a failed pass play on a botched snap, making the score 27-20 with 8:32 left in the third quarter.

Hutchison struck again on a 65-yard touchdown run, pulling the Bulldogs to within 27-26 with 7:47 left in the third quarter.

St. Clair took the lead with 2:06 remaining in the third quarter on a 12-yard touchdown pass from Scott to Kevin Cox. Miller scored the two-point conversion on a pass from Scott to make the score 34-27.

St. Clair led 34-27 after three quarters.  

The Knights outscored the Bulldogs in the fourth period, 12-0.

Week nine is the final week of the regular season. Borgia will host Four Rivers Conference champion Sullivan (6-2) Friday at 7 p.m.

St. Clair (2-3 in the FRC) travels to Owensville (1-7, 1-4) Friday at 7 p.m.

St. Clair 7-7-20-0=34

Borgia 21-0-6-12=39

First Quarter

B-Todd Kleekamp 59 pass from Bret Snider (Jacob Grellner kick), 11:35

S-Alex Miller 11  pass from Collin Scott (Skyler Hutchison kick), 9:29

B-Dominic Struckhoff 44 pass from Justin Baylard (Grellner kick), 3:03

B-Tyler Breckenkamp 19 pass from Baylard (Grellner kick), 0:00

Second Quarter

S-Harley Love 21 pass from Collin Scott (Hutchison kick), 9:23

Third Quarter

S-Hutchison 45 run (kick failed), 11:22

B-Kelan Winters 38 pass from Baylard (pass failed), 8:32

S-Hutchison 65 run (kick failed), 7:47

S-Kevin Cox 12 pass from Scott (Miller pass from Scott), 2:06

Fourth Quarter

B-Baylard 1 run (kick failed), 2:00

B-Kleekamp 55 pass from Baylard (pass failed), :37


Area Scoreboard

Area Sports Schedule


Monday, April 14

Washington at Pacific, PPD

North County at St. Clair, PPD

Union 5, Waynesville 3

Tuesday, April 15

Borgia 4, Washington 2

Cuba 7, St. Clair 1

*Pacific 14, Owensville 0

Wednesday, April 16

Borgia 11, Kennedy 1

Lutheran S 6, Washington 0

Thursday, April 17

*Union 11, Owensville 1

*New Haven 5, St. Clair 4

*Pacific 5, St. James 4

Saturday, April 19

Union vs. Washington (at TR Hughes Ballpark), 12:30 p.m.

Girls Soccer

Monday, April 14

Washington 5, Borgia 3

*Union 12, St. James 0

*Sullivan 1, Owensville 0 (2 OT)

Tuesday, April 15

*Washington 2, Ft. Zumwalt East 0

*Union 10, Owensville 0

Thursday, April 17

*Washington 2, Ft. Zumwalt S 1 (PKs)

Union 10, North County 0

#St. Clair 3, Maplewood 1

Pacific at Troy Tny    TBA

Friday, April 18

Washington 2, Sullivan 1

#Ritenour 2, St. Clair 0

Saturday, April 19

#St. Clair vs. Cape Girardeau Central, 11 a.m. (fifth-place game)


Monday, April 14

*Washington 176, Holt 179 (medalist W-B. Carpenter 42)

Tuesday, April 15

Borgia 209, Kennedy 250 (medalist B-C. Voss 35)

*Pacific/Sullivan at St. Clair, 4 p.m.

*Hermann at Union, 4 p.m.

Wednesday, April 16

Wash at FZS Tny, TBA

Thursday, April 17

Warrenton Tny, 8 a.m.

Track and Field

Tuesday, April 15

Union Relays (Winners: B-Potosi 101; G-Washington 119)

Saturday, April 19

Washington at Kirkwood    TBA

Boys Volleyball

Wednesday, April 9

Duchesne def. Borgia, 25-19, 25-16

Thursday, April 10

Seckman def. Borgia, 25-15, 21-25, 25-13

College Softball

Wednesday, April 16

*ECC split with St. Charles

Thursday, April 17

*ECC split with St. Louis

*Conference Games

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