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Sullivan Remains Unbeaten in FRC, Races Past Pacific

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Posted: Wednesday, October 2, 2013 4:45 pm

Pacific grabbed an early lead, but Sullivan quickly took over in a Four Rivers Conference football victory last Friday.

The Eagles (3-2, 3-0) jumped to a big halftime advantage and cruised to a 49-9 win over the Indians.

“Our offensive line controlled things up front and we got things going pretty good,” said Sullivan Head Coach Andy Arnette. “Our defense did a great job. Our defensive line and inside linebackers put a lot of pressure on their young quarterback and our outside linebackers helped shut down their run game.”

The Indians (1-4, 0-3) tried to stay close in the first half, but couldn’t keep up with Sullivan’s offense.

“We made too many mistakes. We had a good offense set up, but dropped some balls at crucial times,” said Pacific Head Coach George Hinkle. “We took the lead on a punt return and also kicked a field goal to keep it close. We had them in bad situations. There were just too many errors at critical moments.”

Pacific took a 6-0 lead with 9:51 left in the opening quarter when Chris Klenke returned a punt 62 yards for a touchdown.

“Chris has really improved as a player. That was a big play to give us the lead. We set up a good wall for him and he ran behind his blocks,” Hinkle said. “That play showed our kids that we’re capable of making plays against good teams. We just have to execute better than we have before.”

Sullivan responded with six touchdowns in the first half, led by quarterback Justin Biermann.

“We took some positives from the game. Our special teams played well. Our defense did some good things, even though we took some bad angles at times,” Hinkle said. “We’ll learn from our mistakes and move on.”

Arnette, a 2003 Pacific graduate, hopes for the best for the Indians.

“I’d like to see Pacific win some games and take some momentum into next season,” Arnette said. “They’ve had some injuries to key players. I wish them the best.”


Sullivan accumulated 451 yards, 375 rushing and 76 passing.

Biermann carried the ball eight times for 228 yards and scored two touchdowns. He was 3-5 passing for 76 yards with one touchdown and one interception.

“Biermann put on a show in the first half,” Arnette said. “We didn’t use him much toward the end of the second quarter and he played the first series of the second half.”

Caden Weigl rushed for 51 yards on seven attempts and a touchdown. Devin Harris had five carries for 50 yards and a score.

McGowan finished with two receptions for 47 yards and a touchdown. Joey Rigdon had one catch for 27 yards.

Defensively, Weigl paced the Eagles with seven solo tackles and one assist.

Pacific accumulated 125 yards, 81 passing and 44 rushing.

Lucas Zurliene was 7-18 passing for 81 yards. He rushed for 17 yards on six attempts.

Caleb Moman (15 yards) and Tanner Brown (11 yards) both had four rushing attempts.

Josh Vondriska collected four receptions for 50 yards. Klenke added two catches for 27 yards. Lane Smith had one catch for four yards. He also had an interception on defense.

Defensively, Dalton Voyles paced the Indians with 11 solo tackles and three assists.

Shane Henderson finished with eight solos and one assist. Vondriska registered six solos and one assist. Dustin Cowsert and Scott Roberts both had four solos and two assists.

Week Six Preview

Sullivan hosts Hermann Friday in a contest between the final two unbeaten teams in FRC play.

The Bearcats (3-2, 2-0) won last week’s Gasconade County Bowl over Owensville, 66-21. They also own wins over Cuba and St. James and have lost to Montgomery County and South Callaway.

Quarterback Craig Winkelmann is the catalyst for Hermann’s offense. He rushed for three touchdowns and threw for three more against Owensville.

“Hermann has been putting up a lot of points. They’re getting back to what they used to run with that option attack,” Arnette said. “Our defense will have to be disciplined and stay on their assignments. Hopefully we’ll be able to control the ball and the clock with our offense.”

Pacific visits Owensville (0-5, 0-2) as both teams look for their first conference victory.

“Owensville is behind the eight-ball, too. They’re struggling to get to where they want to be,” Hinkle said. “We have a lot of work to do this week in practice. It doesn’t matter who we’re playing, we have to make plays. That’s what we have to do in Owensville.”


Area Scoreboard

Area Sports Schedule

American Legion Baseball

Ninth District Senior Legion Tournament

Thursday, July 17

At Westhoff Park

G1 (1) West 11, (8) Pacific 1

G2 (4) St. Charles 17, (5) Elsberry 2

At St. Peters Rec-Plex

G3 (3) Washington 4, (6) Wentzville 0

G4 (2) Daniel Boone 8, (7) St. Peters 2

Friday, July 18

At St. Peters Rec-Plex

G5 Elsberry 8, Pacific 3

G6 St. Peters 9, Wentzville 1

At Westhoff Park

G7 St. Charles 4, West 1

G8 Daniel Boone 7, Washington 4

Saturday, July 19

At St. Peters Rec-Plex

G9 Washington 9, Elsberry 4

G10 West 9, St. Peters 6

G12 West 14, Washington 1

At Westhoff Park

G11 St. Charles def. Daniel Boone (fft)

Sunday, July 20

Rest at Westhoff Park

G13 Championship — West 2, St. Charles 1 (13 innings)

Monday, July 21

G14 If-Needed Game — St. Charles 13, West 11

Zone 1 Senior Legion Tournament

At Lindenwood University, St. Charles

Thursday, July 24

G1 West 13, Daniel Boone Post 262 8

G2 Jefferson City Post 5 11, Hannibal Post 55 2

Friday, July 25

G3 St. Charles Post 312 vs. West, 5 p.m.

G4 Daniel Boone vs. Hannibal, 8 p.m.

Saturday, July 26

G5 Jefferson City vs. G3 winner, 10 a.m.

G6 G3 loser vs. G4 winner, 4 p.m.

G7 G5 loser vs. G6 winner, 7 p.m.

Sunday, July 27

G8 Championship — G5 winner vs. G7 winner, 1 p.m.

G9 If-Needed Game — G8 winner vs. G8 loser, 4 p.m.

Ninth District Junior Legion Tournament

Tuesday, July 8

At Union High School

G1 (1) Elsberry 3, (8) New Haven 0

At Ronsick Field

G4 (3) Washington 7, (6) Wentzville 1

G4 (2) Union 8, (7) Hannibal 1

At St. Peters Rec-Plex

G2 (5) St. Peters 8, (4) St. Charles 6

Wednesday, July 9

At New Haven

G5 Wentzville 4, New Haven 0

G6 St. Charles 8, Hannibal 7 (9 innings)

At Ronsick Field

G7 St. Peters 5, Elsberry 2

G8 Washington 2, Union 1

Remainder at Ronsick Field

Thursday, July 10

G9 Union 7, Wentzville 1

G10 Elsberry 3, St. Charles 2

Friday, July 11

G11 Washington 12, St. Peters 11 (10 innings)

G12 Elsberry 6, Union 3

Saturday, July 12

G13 Elsberry 4, St. Peters 3

G14 Championship — Washington 3, Elsberry 1

Washington wins district, to host Zone 1 Tournament at Borgia. Schedule below.

Junior Legion Zone 1 Tournament

At Borgia

Thursday, June 17

G1 Elsberry Post 226 10, Chillicothe Post 25 2

Friday, June 18

G2 Washington Post 218 5, Elsberry 1

G3 Chillicothe 5, Elsberry 4

Saturday, June 19

G4 Championship — Washington 16, Chillicothe 0 (5 innings)

Washington advances to State Tournament in Jackson.

Junior Legion State Tournament

At Jackson

Thursday, July 24

G1 Jackson 3, Springfield Glendale 2

G2 Sedalia vs. Eureka, 5:30 p.m.

Friday, June 25

G3 Washington vs. Jackson, noon

G4 Springfield Glendale vs. G2 loser, 2:30 p.m.

G5 G2 winner vs. G3 winner, 5 p.m.

G6 G3 loser vs. G4 winner, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 26

G7 G5 loser vs. G6 winner, 1 p.m.

G8 Championship — G5 winner vs. G7 winner, 3:30 p.m.

Sunday, June 27

G9 If-Needed Game — G8 winner vs. G8 loser, 1 p.m.

Freshman Legion Ninth District Tournament

Tuesday, July 8

At Elsberry Legion Field

G1 (1) St. Charles 7, (8) St. Peters 0

G2 (4) Elsberry-Winfield 4, (5) Wentzville 3

At Elsberry Khoury League Field

G3 (3) Hannibal 3, (6) Warrenton 2

G4 (2) Washington 10, (7) West 1

Wednesday, July 9

At Elsberry Khoury League Field

G5 St. Peters 17, Warrenton 6

G6 Wentzville 5, West 4

At Elsberry Legion Field

G7 St. Charles 10, Elsberry-Winfield 2

G8 Washington 3, Hannibal 0

Remainder at Elsberry Legion Field

Thursday, July 10

G9 St. Peters 11, Hannibal 9

G10 Elsberry-Winfield 13, Wentzville 4

Friday, July 11

G12 Elsberry-Winfield 8, St. Peters 3

G11 Washington 6, St. Charles 0, 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 12

G13 St. Charles 10, Elsberry-Winfield 1

G14 Championship — St. Charles 5, Washington 2

Sunday, July 13

G15 If-Needed Game — St. Charles 2, Washington 0

Missouri Freshman

Legion State Tournament

At Rotary Recreational

Complex - Ronsick Field

Wednesday, July 16

G1 Creve Coeur Post 397 16, St. Robert Post 331 2

G2 Ste. Genevieve Post 150 4, St. Charles Post 312 0

G3 Jackson Post 158 1, vs. Springfield Glendale Merchants 0

G4 Washington Post 218 9, Eureka Post 177 4

Thursday, July 17

G5 Springfield Glendale 11, St. Robert 1 (St. Robert eliminated)

G6 St. Charles 10, Eureka 2 (Eureka eliminated)

G7 Ste. Genevieve 4, Creve Coeur 2

G8 Washington 12, Jackson 10

Friday, July 18

G9 Jackson 12, Springfield Glendale 0 (Springfield Glendale eliminated)

G10 Creve Coeur 8, St. Charles 3 (St. Charles eliminated)

G11 Ste. Genevieve 3, Washington 2

G12 Creve Coeur 11, Jackson 7 (Jackson eliminated)

Saturday, July 19

G13 Washington 8, Creve Coeur 3 (Creve Coeur eliminated)

G14 Championship—Washington 5, Ste. Genevieve 2

Sunday, July 20

G15 Championship Game 2—Washington 3, Ste. Genevieve 0

Great Midwest Football League

July 19

Missouri Cyclones 34, Illinois Justice 0

Swim Team Schedules

Washington Swim Team

Date    Opponent    Time/Result

6-9    at Oaks Landing    Washington 192-100

6-16    Westglen    Washington 259-206

6-23    at Fox Creek    Washington 311-225

6-30    at Chadwick    Chadwick 264-258

7-7    Cherry Hills    Washington 291-140

7-11 at Division Meet, Westminster Christian First

Pacific Swim Team

Date    Opponent    Time/Result

6-9    Lake of the Woods    LOtW 176-130

6-16    at Union    Union 289-220

6-23    Bridle Creek    Pacific 371-124

6-30    at Arbor Oaks    Pacific 282-241

7-7    at Indian Hills    Cancelled, weather

7-12    Division Meet    First

Union Swim Team

Date    Opponent    Time/Result

6-9    at Arbor Oaks    Union 180-120

6-16    Pacific    Union 289-220

6-23    at Lake of the Woods    LoTW 312-201

6-30    Indian Hills    Union 322-275

7-7    Bridle Creek    PPD

7-12    at Division Meet, Pacific    Third

Pacific Diving Team

Date    Opponent    Time

6-14    at MAC West    MAC West 40-30

6-21    at Lindgate    Lindgate

6-28    at Cool Dell    9 a.m.

7-13    at Championships    8 a.m.

*Indicates League Games

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