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Posted: Friday, October 5, 2012 1:00 pm

Until this season, Week 7 marked the final week before the playoffs.

But, with the new changes to the MSHSAA playoff system, it’s just another week of preparing for the Week 10 assigned playoff games.

Entering Week 7, there is one undefeated team (Sullivan) and one winless team (Owensville). Two games, Westminster at Borgia and Washington at Ft. Zumwalt North, pit teams with the same records against each other.

The Westminster-Borgia game should be very important in the Class 4 District 3 standings as the teams enter the game tied in points for fifth place in the district.

Heavy rain hit the area Friday morning and there remains a 30 percent chance for rain continuing through the night, which could impact games, especially those on grass fields.

Westminster (4-2) at Borgia (4-2)

Westminster enters Friday’s game at Borgia on a two-game skid with losses to Priory and John Burroughs.

Borgia Head Coach Dale Gildehaus feels turnovers will be a huge key in the game. He stated that if Borgia can cause three turnovers, it will win the game.

Some of those turnovers likely would have to be interceptions. Westminster quarterback Brett Bond already has thrown for over 1,000 yards this season with nine touchdowns and three interceptions. He has completed 58 of 98 attempts.

Bond also is a threat to run and has 239 yards and five touchdowns on the ground. The Wildcats also run with Alex Rideout (228 yards, five touchdowns) and Trey Merritt (216 yards).

Through the air, Kyle Kinner has caught 27 passes for 562 yards and six touchdowns. Jacob Hicks and Chris Cacciarelli are other capable receivers.

Defensively, Coby Nye is tied for the team lead in tackles and leads the squad in interceptions.

Borgia has got to continue to show improvement in all aspects of the game to have a chance. That means the Knights have got to have a rushing game with John Baumstark and Ray Smith and need to be able to throw the ball effectively.

Defensively, the Knights need to recognize where the ball is and finish tackles.

Massey Ratings/USA Today High School Sports — Westminster 26, Borgia 19

Calpreps.com — Westminster 22, Borgia 21

Washington (3-3) at Ft. Zumwalt North (3-3)

Putting together four quarters is the goal for the Blue Jays, who have scored a combined 85 second-half points in the last two games against Ft. Zumwalt South and Vianney.

Ft. Zumwalt North runs the triple option offense, and has had success throwing the ball out of it with quarterback Zach Hilliard, who has thrown for 759 yards and six touchdowns.

Other offensive threats are running back Deon Lewis (374 yards) and receiver Colin Mueller (266 yards).

The Panthers have scored the least amount of points in the GAC Central, averaging 14.5 points per game, but have allowed the fewest, giving up 16.5 points.

On the flip side, the Blue Jays have scored the most points in the league, averaging 36.5 points, but also have allowed the most at 29.5.

Quarterback Luke Hasenjaeger has thrown for 1,007 yards and seven touchdowns this season.

Running backs Randall Flotte and Kyle Summers both have had big games this season.

Massey Ratings/USA Today High School Sports — Washington 26, Ft. Zumwalt North 24

Calpreps.com — Washington 26, Ft. Zumwalt North 21

Hermann (3-3) at St. Clair (5-1)

The Bulldogs play at home for only the second time this season, ending the regular season with three straight games on their field.

The results still have been good with their only loss coming at Sullivan.

St. Clair is healthy with its full arsenal of weapons at its disposal, including quarterback Kyle Juergens, tight end Blake Dierking and running backs Rickey Grivetti, Adam Brott and Josh Martin.

Solid line play on both sides of the ball also has been a key for St. Clair’s success.

Hermann is coming off a 60-7 home loss to Sullivan, but things don’t get any easier this week.

To have a chance, the Bearcats will need big games from quarterback Craig Winkelmann and running back Armando Matech.

Massey Ratings/USA Today High School Sports — St. Clair 42, Hermann 6

Calpreps.com — St. Clair 52, Hermann 7

Union (2-4) at Owensville (0-6)

Union has gained confidence with two wins in a row while the Dutchmen have continued to struggle in trying to put together a victory.

Union sophomore quarterback Blake Hulsey continues to show tremendous improvement while distributing the ball to multiple weapons.

Logan Bellamy was the benefactor last week, scoring three touchdowns in the win over De Soto. But there are others capable of breaking out as well. Other favored receivers include Jacob Carman, Jobie Richardson and Jake Siddens.

Owensville works the ball around, but running back Gage Tayloe has been the team’s most consistent performer. He scored both touchdowns against Pacific last week.

Massey Ratings/USA Today High School Sports — Union 39, Owensville 12

Calpreps.com — Union 38, Owensville 17

Festus (4-2) at Pacific (1-5)

Coming off their first win of the season last week over Owensville, the Indians hope to keep their momentum going, but face a challenge against Festus.

Sophomore quarterback Eain Roberts has shown signs of improvement each week for the Indians. He threw for 175 yards and rushed for three touchdowns last week.

Running back Kelvin Klenke also scored three times against the Dutchmen.

Festus is coming off a 48-31 win over North County. The Tigers have a solid running game, led by Corey Carr, who has rushed for 646 yards and nine touchdowns.

Quarterback Andrew Hayden has passed for 282 yards.

Festus returned two kickoffs for touchdowns last week, meaning Pacific’s special teams play will be a key.

Massey Ratings/USA Today High School Sports — Festus 35, Pacific 7

Calpreps.com — Festus 34, Pacific 7

Sullivan (6-0) at St. James (3-3)

It could be a shootout in Phelps County, but unbeaten Sullivan is expected to score most of the points Friday night.

The Eagles feature a potent running attack with several weapons.

Justin Biermann has scored 13 touchdowns so far this season while rushing for 729 yards. But if teams focus on him, there are Clayton Mayer, Caden Weigl or Adam Weiland also there to pick up yardage.

Adam Tiefenbrunn doesn’t throw often, but is effective with 23 completions in 41 attempts. He’s passed for 356 yards, six touchdowns and two interceptions. Weiland is the top receiver with 10 catches for 245 yards and six touchdowns.

Defensively, Dalton Turner has been unstoppable. He leads the team with 35 total tackles, including 12 for loss. He has six sacks.

If it rains, that suits Pat Burke’s team. The Eagles are very adaptable to keeping the secured with a ground attack following a capable offensive line.

The Tigers depend on Dusty Snelson to trigger the attack and he’s thrown for 626 yards while completing 41 of 60 attempts for seven touchdowns and six interceptions.

Snelson has run for 125 yards and three scores while Jesse Hays has 161 rushing yards and two touchdowns.

Jake Ford is the top target with 312 yards and four touchdowns on 15 catches. Cody Birkner, Braxton Ubben and Levi Witt are other potential pass targets.

Defensively, Hays leads the team in tackles.

Massey Ratings/USA Today High School Sports — Sullivan 48, St. James 7

Calpreps.com — Sullivan 52, St. James 6

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Area Scoreboard

Football

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

Friday, Sept. 12

*Ft. Zumwalt North 49, Washington 0

*Borgia 35, St. Dominic 0

*Union 27, Pacific 19

*Sullivan 47, St. Clair 21

Hermann 65, Wentzville Liberty 7

*Owensville 29, St. James 28 (OT)

Cuba 22, Windsor 6

*Warrenton 14, St. Charles 6

*Bowling Green 55, Wright City 0

Friday, Sept. 5

Warrenton 14, Washington 6

Borgia 13, Maplewood-Richmond Heights 0 (forfeit)

*Union 32, Sullivan 19

*Pacific 20, St. Clair 18

*Hermann 52, St. James 20

Owensville 35, Cuba 8

*Wright City 36, Montgomery Co. 0

Friday, Aug. 29

Sullivan 30, Washington 8

Borgia 56, Union 13

Ozark 41, St. Clair 0

Potosi 34, Pacific 13

Hermann 54, Cuba 12

Blair Oaks 42, Owensville 0

St. James 36, Houston 18

Warrenton 28, Troy 0

Orchard Farm 36, Wright City 18

Friday, Aug. 22

Washington 26, St. Clair 21

Borgia 48, Owensville 12

Parkway West 49, Union 39

Pacific 28, De Soto 20

Park Hills Central 34, Sullivan 27

St. James 12, Cuba 6

Hermann 61, Montgomery Co 12

Warrenton 26, St. Dominic 23

Trinity 28, Wright City 24

Softball

Tuesday, Sept. 16

*Borgia at Notre Dame    4:30 p.m.

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt N    4:30 p.m.

*Union at Owensville    4:30 p.m.

*Pacific at New Haven    4:30 p.m.

*St. James at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

*Hermann at Sullivan    4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 17

Washington at Warrenton    4:30 p.m.

Sullivan at Northwest    4:30 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 18

*St. Dominic at Borgia    3:45 p.m.

*Union at Hermann    4:30 p.m.

*St. Clair at New Haven    4:30 p.m.

*St. James at Pacific    4:30 p.m.

*Owensville at Sullivan    4:30 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 19

Union at Ft. Zumwalt N Tny    TBA

South Callaway at New Haven    5 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 20

Union at Ft. Zumwalt N Tny    TBA

St. James Tny    TBA

Monday, Sept. 22

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt S    4:30 p.m.

Union at North County    4:30 p.m.

Warrenton at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

Principia at Sullivan    4:30 p.m.

Hermann at Cuba    4:30 p.m.

Owensville at Cuba    4:30 p.m.

St. James at Bourbon    4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 23

*Borgia at Duchesne    4:30 p.m.

*Holt at Washington    4:30 p.m.

*Pacific at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

*Owensville at New Haven    4:30 p.m.

*Hermann at St. James    4:30 p.m.

Volleyball

Tuesday, Sept. 16

*Sullivan at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

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

*New Haven at Union    5:30 p.m.

*Pacific at Hermann    5:30 p.m.

*Owensville at St. James    5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 17

Washington at Duchesne    5 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 18

*St. Clair at Owensville    5 p.m.

*Union at Pacific    5:30 p.m.

*Hermann at New Haven    5:30 p.m.

*St. James at Sullivan    5:30 p.m.

O’Fallon Christian at Borgia    6:30 p.m.

Washington at Gateway Match Up    TBA

Friday, Sept. 19

Eagle Ridge at Crosspoint    5:15 p.m.

Providence at Crosspoint    7:15 p.m.

Washington at Gateway Match Up    TBA

Saturday, Sept. 20

New Haven Round Robin    9 a.m.

ECC at Wentworth    1 p.m.

ECC vs. Graceland JV (Wentworth)    3 p.m.

Washington at Gateway Match Up    TBA

St. Clair at Seckman Tny    TBA

Monday, Sept. 22

St. Clair at Salem    5 p.m.

Bourbon at Sullivan    5:30 p.m.

Dixon at St. James    5:30 p.m.

Hermann Tournament    TBA

Tuesday, Sept. 23

Cuba at St. James    5:30 p.m.

Crosspoint at Bethel    5:30 p.m.

Crosspoint vs. Thomas Jefferson    6:30 p.m.

Hermann Tournament    TBA

Boys Soccer

Tuesday, Sept. 16

Crosspoint at Fulton St. Albans    4:30 p.m.

Tolton Catholic at Borgia    5:30 p.m.

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt E    6 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 17

*St. Louis at ECC    4:30 p.m.

Union at Affton    5 p.m.

St. Clair at De Soto    5 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 18

*St. Clair at St. James    5 p.m.

Dixon at Sullivan    5 p.m.

Borgia at Trinity    6:15 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 19

Eagle Ridge at Crosspoint    4:30 p.m.

Tolton at Fulton SA    5 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 20

*Ft. Zumwalt S at Washington    10 a.m.

Crowder at ECC    2 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 22

Hillsboro at Union    5 p.m.

CYC Tny    TBA

Tuesday, Sept. 23

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

North County at Union    5 p.m.

*St. James at Pacific    5 p.m.

*Borgia at St. Dominic    6:15 p.m.

CYC Tny    TBA

Cross Country

Thursday, Sept. 18

St. Clair at Lutheran North    4 p.m.

New Haven, St. James at Steelville Inv    4 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 20

Festus Inv.    9 a.m.

Hermann at Fulton Inv    9 a.m.

Thursday, Sept. 25

Washington at Rolla Inv    4 p.m.

Union, Owensville, St. James at Belle Inv    4 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 27

Hancock Inv    8:30 a.m.

Pacific at Viburnum Inv    10:30 a.m.

Monday, Sept. 29

St. Clair at Elsberry Inv    4 p.m.

St. James at Dixon    4 p.m.

Girls Golf

Tuesday, Sept. 16

*Borgia at St. Dominic    3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 17

Duchesne at Borgia    3:30 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 18

Ft. Zumwalt S at Washington    3:30 p.m.

Borgia at AAA Meet, Lutheran SC    TBA

Wednesday, Sept. 24

Washington at GAC Central Meet    TBA

Thursday, Sept. 25

*Duchesne at Borgia    3:30 p.m.

Boys Swimming

Saturday, Sept. 20

Borgia at Ft. Zumwalt W    8:30 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 29

Washington at Ft. Zumwalt South    3:30 p.m.

*Conference Games

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