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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

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 at Union    7 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 20

Sullivan Shootout

Owensville vs. Rockwood Summit, 11:30 a.m.

St. Clair vs. Lindbergh, 1 p.m.

Jefferson City vs. Jackson, 2:30 p.m.

Washington vs. Lutheran South, 4 p.m.

Borgia vs. Poplar Bluff, 5:30 p.m.

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

Washington at Francis Howell    7 p.m.

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 vs. Sullivan, 8:30 p.m.

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