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Posted: Wednesday, October 3, 2012 8:00 pm

For the moment, the Borgia football Knights will savor their homecoming victory.

But the Knights know that the homestretch of the regular season will be brutal.

Borgia (4-2, 2-2) finished their Archdiocesan Athletic Association schedule Friday with a 49-7 win over Bishop DuBourg. And while the Knights became the first team this season to allow DuBourg to score, Borgia controlled most aspects of the game.

“This is a night the seniors will never forget,” Borgia Head Coach Dale Gildehaus said. “It’s against a team that is building, but we had our young kids in there, too.”

Gildehaus cited both league and district implications of the win.

“It’s a conference win and it gives us the chance to move up in the district standings,” said Gildehaus. “That’s important. Next week will be the biggest ballgame of the year, because it could be for homefield advantage in Week 10.”

The Knights play their final scheduled home game Friday night, hosting Westminster. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.

Upcoming Games

The Knights appear to have their playoff destiny in their hands. The final three games of the regular season are against three district opponents.

Heading into Friday’s game against Westminster, the Knights are tied with the Wildcats for fifth in the district. Both teams are 4-2 overall and have 35.67 points accumulated in the district standings.

“It’s going to be a game of turnovers,” Gildehaus predicted. “If we can get three turnovers, we’ll win the ballgame.”

Borgia’s strength of schedule rating should increase over the final two weeks. The Knights go on the road to play St. Clair (5-1) in Week 8. The Bulldogs currently rank second in the district with 43.66 points.

And, in Week 9, Borgia visits Sullivan (6-0), which leads the district with 49.33 points.

The top four teams in the district will host games in Week 10. Currently, the Knights have to leap past Priory (4-2) to host a playoff game. The Rebels are one point ahead of Borgia.

Ladue (4-2) is third in the district at 39.34 points heading into this week’s game against archrival Clayton (5-1).

DuBourg Game

For the most part, the Knights moved the ball at will against the Cavaliers Friday night.

Borgia managed a special teams score, an 88-yard punt return by Ray Smith, on the team’s first touch of the game.

“We work extremely hard on special teams,” Gildehaus said. “Glenn Roehrig and Tommy Miller do a great job with them. The wall was set up perfectly for it. That’s something we work hard on in practice. Ray’s got great speed, but the wall was set up as well. To get up 7-0 before you even touch the ball offensively is pretty special.”

When Borgia finally sent the offense onto the field, the Knights needed just two plays to score again as quarterback John Baumstark broke loose for a 37-yard touchdown and the Knights led 14-0 after just 5:54 of action.

“We want to keep getting better,” Gildehaus said. “I thought John did some great things rolling and working on things. I thought our offensive line got off the ball better.”

Borgia jumped out to a 28-0 lead after one quarter and led 35-0 at the intermission.

“We could have put more points on the board, but it was not as important as getting better in blocking and tackling,” Gildehaus said. “We did a nice job of blocking. I thought Matt Dobsch looked the best in blocking. Robbie Vossbrink did a super job in blocking.”

The Knights were able to break the big plays in the game as well. Five of Borgia’s touchdowns were for 30 yards or longer.

That included a 30-yard touchdown pass from Baumstark to Tony Helfrich, a 68-yard run by Ray Smith and a 53-yard touchdown pass from Justin Baylard to Brandon Guehne.

“At the time of the last touchdown (from Baylard to Guehne),” Gildehaus said, “we had our third teamers in there and they’re firing everybody. You’ve got to give your kids the chance to play.”

Borgia rolled up 293 rushing yards in the game and added 148 yards through the air.

“Most importantly, we ran the ball very well,” Gildehaus said. “Anything we really wanted to do running the ball, we did. We can get better and we’ll go back to work Monday.”

DuBourg had some positives in the game. The Cavaliers ran the ball 36 times for 62 yards and completed five of 11 pass attempts for 109 yards and one score. The fourth quarter touchdown came against Borgia reserves, but still marked the first time the freshman-dominated Cavaliers had scored this season.

“They scored, but that’s OK,” Gildehaus said. “A lot of our kids got the opportunity to play.”

Tom Kinney was 4-10 for 108 yards and a touchdown. Stafford Green had four catches for 105 yards, including a 23-yard touchdown which proved to be DuBourg’s first points of the season.

Green nearly broke away a few plays before the scoring pass in the fourth quarter, making a one-handed grab near the sidelines. However, Borgia was able to track him down for the stop.

For the Knights, Smith topped the century mark in rushing yardage with 123 yards on four carries.

Jacob Haskins hauled the ball five times for 60 yards. Baumstark had two carries for 47 yards and his replacement at quarterback, Baylard, had seven carries for 34 yards.

Josh Kleekamp picked up 30 yards on five carries.

Baumstark completed all six of his pass attempts for 73 yards and one touchdown.

Baylard completed three of six attempts for 75 yards, one touchdown and one interception.

Preston Marquart caught three passes for 30 yards. Helfrich had two receptions for 30 yards and Robbie Vossbrink had two catches for 24 yards.

Guehne had the 53-yard touchdown catch. Haskins caught one ball for 11 yards.

DuBourg did have the ball for a considerable amount of time and that meant that a number of Knights were able to post defensive statistics.

Borgia did not take advantage of a single turnover. Helfrich did record two sacks to go with four tackles and an assist.

Borgia’s top tackler was Kleekamp with six solo stops.

Nick Monzyk ended with five tackles and an assist.

Evan Zeitzmann recorded four tackles and seven assists. Clayton Pezold added four assists to his four tackles. Vossbrink and Nick Jacquin also had four tackles. Vossbrink had one assist while Jacquin added two.

“I thought our defensive line, Jacob Long, Connor Lebsack and Nick Monzyk probably had their best game of the year,” said Gildehaus.

Luke Schriewer kicked six extra points while Jake Erwin added one.

One of Schriewer’s successful extra points was from 35 yards due to penalty.

“Luke is a very good kicker. That’s huge. Against the teams coming up, a field goal could be huge,” Gildehaus said.

“We learned a lot from this game,” Gildehaus said. “It’s a win, we take it and now we try to get better in Week 7.”

Box Score

DB 0-0-0-7=7

BOR 28-7-7-749

First Quarter

BOR - Ray Smith 88 punt return (Luke Schriewer kick), 8:06

BOR - John Baumstark 37 run (Schriewer kick), 6:06

BOR - Tony Helfrich 30 pass from Baumstark (Schriewer kick), 3:11

BOR - Smith 68 run (Schriewer kick), 0:4.5

Second Quarter

BOR - Baumstark 10 run (Schriewer kick), 8:48

Third Quarter

BOR - Justin Baylard 5 run (Schriewer kick), 8:43

Fourth Quarter

BD - Stafford Green 23 pass from Thomas Kinney (Jeff Schwartz kick), 6:27

BOR - Brandon Guehne 53 pass from Baylard (Jake Erwin kick), 3:41


Area Scoreboard

Boys Basketball

Monday, Jan. 12

%St. Charles 85, Bayless 32

%Westminster 64, Washington 44

Fulton SA at Providence    7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 13

Pacific 48, Eureka 38

%Borgia 72, St. Clair 36

#South Callaway 68, North Callaway 29

#Hermann 28, Russellville 13

Crosspoint 59, Heritage Christian Academy 18

%Francis Howell Central 87, Union 79

#New Bloomfield 63, Montgomery Co 59

#Harrisburg 48, New Haven 39

Thursday, Jan. 15

#North Callaway 65, Montgomery County 58

#South Callaway 84, New Bloomfield 58

Bethel at Fulton SA    6:30 p.m.

#Russellville 36, New Haven 34

#Harrisburg 51, Hermann 44

Friday, Jan. 16

%Washington 71, Bayless 43

%Union 65, St. Clair 52

*Crosspoint at Community Christian    6:30 p.m.

%St. Charles 67, Westminster 50

Providence at Fulton SA    7 pm.

#Seventh-place game — New Haven vs. Montgomery Co.    7:30 p.m.

Consolation game — Russellville vs. North Callaway    7:30 p.m.

%Borgia 60, Francis Howell Central 53

Saturday, Jan. 17

%Seventh-place game — Bayless 58, St. Clair 43

#Third-place game — Hermann vs. New Bloomfield   3:30 p.m.

%Consolation game — Washington 66, Union 59

%Third-place game — Westminster 66, Francis Howell Central 62

#Championship game — Harrisburg vs. South Callaway    6:30 p.m.

%Championship game — St. Charles 65, Borgia 40

Sunday, Jan. 18

Pacific vs. Jefferson City (Mizzou)    5:30 p.m.

Monday, Jan. 19

Union 86, Warrenton 62

Tuesday, Jan. 20

Park Hills Central 72, St. Clair 55

Fulton SA at Liberty Christian    6:30 p.m.

Crosspoint at CAGSL    7:30 p.m.

Linn 59, New Haven 38

Thursday, Jan. 22

Union 86, Cuba 72

Fulton SA at Rivers of Life    6 p.m.

Borgia 70, O'Fallon Christian 35

*Crosspoint at Thomas Jefferson    7 p.m.

Pacific 69, Wichita Independent 46

Friday, Jan. 23

Cuba at St. Clair    4 p.m.

Borgia at Trinity    6:45 p.m.

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt E    7 p.m.

*Fulton SA at Crosspoint    7 p.m.

Pacific vs. Riverton at Frontenac Tny (Kan.)    8:30 p.m.

New Haven at Chamois    6 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 24

Pacific vs. TBA, Frontenac Tny (Kan.)    TBA

Monday, Jan. 26

^Rock Bridge vs. Northwest    5:30 p.m.

^Lutheran South vs. Hillsboro    7 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 27

Jackson at Pacific    5:30 p.m.

^Borgia vs. Union    5:30 p.m.

~Warrenton vs. Chamois    6 p.m.

~Hermann vs. Owensville    6 p.m.

^Washington vs. St. Clair    7 p.m.

~Wright City vs. New Haven    7:30 p.m.

~Montgomery Co vs. St. James    7:30 p.m.

*Bethel at Crosspoint    7:45 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 28

Fulton SA at Thomas Jefferson    6:30 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 29

^Rock Bridge-Northwest loser vs. Lutheran South-Hillsboro loser    5:30 p.m.

~Warrenton-Chamois loser vs. Wright City-New Haven loser    6 p.m.

~Warrenton-Chamois winner vs. Wright City-New Haven winner    6 p.m.

^Borgia-Union loser vs. Washington-St. Clair loser    7 p.m.

~Hermann-Owensville loser vs. Montgomery Co-St. James loser    7:30 p.m.

~Hermann-Owensville winner vs. Montgomery Co-St. James winner    7:30 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 30

^Rock Bridge-Northwest winner vs. Lutheran South-Hillsboro winner    5:30 p.m.

^Borgia-Union winner vs. Washington-St. Clair winner    7 p.m.

*Providence at Crosspoint    7:30 p.m.

Eagle Ridge at Fulton SA    7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 31

^Seventh-place game    2:30 p.m.

~Seventh-place game    2:30 p.m.

^Consolation    4 p.m.

~Consolation    4 p.m.

^Third-place game    5:30 p.m.

~Third-place game    5:30 p.m.

^Championship    7 p.m.

~Championship    7 p.m.

%Washington Tournament

#South Callaway Tournament

^Union Tournament

~Hermann Tournament

Girls Basketball

Monday, Jan. 12

St. Clair 60, Lutheran South 49

Pacific 65, Lindbergh 40

@Washington 79, Patriettes 28

#Harrisburg 69,  Russellville 45

#New Bloomfield 54, Montgomery Co 29   

Fulton SA at Providence    6 p.m.

@Helias 47, Sullivan 42

#North Callaway 49 vs. New Haven 39 

#Hermann 44 vs. South Callaway 40

Tuesday, Jan. 13

Ursuline 63, Pacific 44

St. Clair 58, Ft. Zumwalt East 27

Heritage Classical at Crosspoint    5:30 p.m.

@St. Charles West 45, Union 38

@Borgia 57, Eureka 35

Wednesday, Jan. 14

#Russellville 43,  New Haven 24

#North Callaway 63, Harrisburg 57

# South Callaway 46, Montgomery Co 28

#New Bloomfield 58, Hermann 50

Thursday, Jan. 15

Bethel at Fulton SA    5 p.m.

St. Clair 54, Northwest 38

@Sullivan 64, Patriettes 32

@Union 56, Eureka 26

Friday, Jan. 16

@Helias 38, Washington 35

Providence at Fulton SA    5:30 p.m.

#Seventh-place game — New Haven 52, Montgomery County 40

#Consolation — Russellville vs.  South Callaway  6 p.m.

@Borgia 47, St. Charles West 37

Saturday, Jan. 17

@Seventh-place game — Eureka 69, Patriettes 39

#Third-place game — Hermann vs. Harrisburg   2 p.m.

@Consolation game — Sullivan 45, Union 38

@Third-place game — Washington 55, St. Charles West 37

#Championship — New Bloomfield vs. North Callaway    5 p.m.

@Championship — Borgia 37, Helias 36

Monday, Jan. 19

*Owensville 78,  St. Clair 68

Warrenton 51, Union 44

New Haven 44, Montgomery Cnty 40 

*Duchesne at Borgia    6:45 p.m.-rescheduled for Friday, Jan. 23

Tuesday, Jan. 20

Fulton SA at Liberty Christian    5 p.m.

Pacific 63, Parkway West 43

New Haven 35, Wellsville 26

Crosspoint at CAGSL    6 p.m.

Borgia 56, O'Fallon Christian 26

Wednesday, Jan. 21

Pacific 55, Eureka 40

Thursday, Jan. 22

*Washington 56, Ft. Zumwalt East 30

*Crosspoint at Thomas Jefferson    5:30 p.m.

Silex 45, New Haven 44

Borgia 67, Trinity 22

Friday, Jan. 23

*Fulton SA at Crosspoint    5:30 p.m.

*Duchesne at Borgia    6:45 p.m.

Monday, Jan. 26

^Holt vs. Pacific    4 p.m.

^Union vs. Warrenton    5:30 p.m.

~Owensville vs. Montgomery Co    6 p.m.

Cardinal Ritter at Borgia    6:45 p.m.

^St. Clair vs. Lutheran South    7 p.m.

~Hermann vs. Wright City    7:30 p.m.

^Washington vs. Wentzville Liberty    8:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 27

Fulton SA at Barat    4:30 p.m.

~New Haven vs. Montgomery Co    6 p.m.

*Bethel at Crosspoint    6:15 p.m.

~Hermann vs. Wright City    7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 28

^Holt-Pacific loser vs. Union-Warrenton loser    4 p.m.

Fulton SA at Thomas Jefferson    5 p.m.

^Washington-Wentzville Liberty loser vs. St. Clair-Lutheran South loser    5:30 p.m.

~Owensville vs. New Haven    6 p.m.

^Holt-Pacific winner vs. Union-Warrenton winner    7 p.m.

~Hermann vs. Chamois    7:30 p.m.

^Washington-Wentzville Liberty winner vs. St. Clair-Lutheran South winner    8:30 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 29

*Borgia at Notre Dame    6:45 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 30

^Seventh-place game    4 p.m.

~Consolation    5 p.m.

^Consolation    5:30 p.m.

*Providence at Crosspoint    6 p.m.

Eagle Ridge at Fulton SA    6 p.m.

~Third-place game    6:30 p.m.

^Third-place game    7 p.m.

~Championship    8 p.m.

^Championship    8:30 p.m.

@Union Tournament

#South Callaway Tournament

^Washington Tournament

~Hermann Tournament


Tuesday, Jan. 20

*Ft. Zumwalt North 39, Washington 36

*Union 41, St. James 24

*Union 49, Sullivan 24

Warrenton 48, Union 30

Thursday, Jan. 22

Priory/Windsor at Pacific    5 p.m.

Borgia at Festus    5 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 23

Union, Pacific at MICDS Tny    TBA

Saturday, Jan. 24

Union, Pacific at MICDS Tny    TBA

St. Clair at Ft. Zumwalt South Tny    TBA

Tuesday, Jan. 27

*Pacific at St. Clair    6 p.m.

Borgia at Helias Tri-Meet    6 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 28

Borgia at Lutheran St. Charles    5 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 29

Union at Farmington/Summit    5 p.m.

*Pacific at St. James/Owensville    5:30 p.m.

Washington at Seckman    6 p.m.

St. Clair at De Soto    TBA

Friday, Jan. 30

St. Clair at Potosi/Festus    5 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 31

Pacific at Hazelwood East Tny    9 a.m.

Girls Swimming

Tuesday, Jan. 20

Timberland 140, Washington 96, Ft. Zumwalt East 87

Thursday, Jan. 22

Oakville 120, Washington 115, University City 9, Mehlville 6

Saturday, Jan. 24

Washington vs. Borgia    noon

Tuesday, Jan. 27

Washington at St. Charles West    3:30 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 29

Washington at Affton/Lutheran South    4:15 p.m.

Borgia at St. Dominic    8:30 p.m.

*Conference Games