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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

Boys Basketball

Monday, Jan. 26

^Rock Bridge 79, Northwest 27

^Lutheran South 76, Hillsboro 43

Owensville 41, Hermann 40

St. James 80, Montgomery County 39

Tuesday, Jan. 27

Jackson 65, Pacific 44

^Borgia 82,  Union 61

~Warrenton 69, Chamois 24

^Washington 49, St. Clair 45 (OT)

~Wright City 51, New Haven 37

*Bethel at Crosspoint    7:45 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 28

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

Thursday, Jan. 29

^Northwest vs. Hillsboro   5:30 p.m.

~Chamois vs. New Haven    6 p.m.

~Warrenton vs. Wright City    6 p.m.

^Union vs. St. Clair    7 p.m.

~Hermann vs. Montgomery Co    7:30 p.m.

~Owensville vs. St. James    7:30 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 30

^Rock Bridge vs. Lutheran South    5:30 p.m.

^Borgia vs. Washington    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.

^Union Tournament

~Hermann Tournament

Monday, Feb. 2

New Haven at Silex   5:30  p.m.

Fulton SA at North County Christian    7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 3

Whitfield at Union    4 p.m.

*Crosspoint at Fulton SA    6:30 p.m.

Pacific at Borgia    6:45 p.m.

*Holt at Washington    7 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 5

*Fulton SA at Community Christian    6:30 p.m.

*Duchesne at Borgia    6:45 p.m.

*Rivers of Life at Crosspoint    7 p.m.

Wellsville at New Haven     6 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 6

*Union at New Haven    6 p.m.

*Pacific at St. James    6 p.m.

*Borgia at St. Mary’s    6:45 p.m.

*St. Clair at Sullivan    7 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 9

Crosspoint, Fulton SA at MAC Tny    TBA

Tuesday, Feb. 10

*St. Clair at Pacific    5:30 p.m.

*Hermann at Union    5:30 p.m.

Rock Bridge at Borgia    7:15 p.m.

Crosspoint, Fulton SA at MAC Tny    TBA

Owensville at New Haven   6 p.m.

Girls Basketball

Monday, Jan. 26

^Holt 60, Pacific 57

^Warrenton 42, Union 40

~Owensville 64,  Montgomery Co 32

Borgia 62, Cardinal Ritter 41

^St. Clair 64, Lutheran South 45

~Hermann 57, Wright City 26

Washington 74, Wentzville Liberty 19

Tuesday, Jan. 27

Fulton SA at Barat    4:30 p.m.

~New Haven 42, Montgomery Co 34

*Bethel at Crosspoint    6:15 p.m.

~Chamois 61, Wright City 20

Wednesday, Jan. 28

^Pacific 62, Union 59 (OT)

Fulton SA at Thomas Jefferson    5 p.m.

^Lutheran South 54, Wentzville Liberty 40

~Owensville 54, New Haven 24

^Warrenton 51, Holt 44

~Chamois 50, Hermann 45

^Washington 54, St. Clair 31

Thursday, Jan. 29

*Borgia at Notre Dame    6:45 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 30

^Seventh-place game — Union vs. Wentzville Liberty   4 p.m.

~Consolation — Montgomery Co. vs. Wright City    5 p.m.

^Consolation — Pacific vs. Lutheran South    5:30 p.m.

*Providence at Crosspoint    6 p.m.

Eagle Ridge at Fulton SA    6 p.m.

~Third-place game — Hermann vs. New Haven   6:30 p.m.

^Third-place game — St. Clair vs. Holt   7 p.m.

~Championship — Owensville vs. Chamois   8 p.m.

^Championship — Washington vs. Warrenton    8:30 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 2

#Borgia vs. Patriettes    4 p.m.

#Cardinal Ritter vs. Union    5:20 p.m.

De Soto at St. Clair    5:30 p.m.

Fulton SA at North County Christian    6 p.m.

#Washington vs. Parkway South    6:40 p.m.

Chamois at New Haven    7 p.m.

#Helias vs. Troy    8 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 3

*Crosspoint at Fulton SA    5 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 4

#Washington-Parkway South loser vs. Helias-Troy loser    4 p.m.

#Borgia-Patriettes loser vs. Cardinal Ritter-Union loser    5:20 p.m.

#Washington-Parkway South winner vs. Helias-Troy winner    6:40 p.m.

#Borgia-Patriettes winner vs. Cardinal Ritter-Union winner    8 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 5

*Pacific at St. James    6 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 6

Barat at Fulton SA    4:30 p.m.

*St. Clair at Sullivan    5:30 p.m.

*Rivers of Life at Crosspoint    5:30 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 7

#Seventh-place game    noon

#Consolation    1:30 p.m.

#Third-place game    3 p.m.

#Championship    4:30 p.m.

New Haven at Elsberry    5 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 9

*Hermann at Union    5:30 p.m.

*St. Clair at Pacific    5:30 p.m.

*Owensville at New Haven    6 p.m.

*St. Dominic at Borgia    6:45 p.m.

Crosspoint, Fulton SA at MAC Tny    TBA

Tuesday, Feb. 10

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt South    5:30 p.m.

Crosspoint, Fulton SA at MAC Tny    TBA

^Washington Tournament

~Hermann Tournament

#Borgia Tournament


Tuesday, Jan. 27

*Pacific 42, St. Clair 33

Borgia 36, Hallsville 30

Helias 66, Borgia 21

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.

Monday, Feb. 2

Borgia at O’Fallon Christian    5 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 3

Washington at Pacific    6 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 4

Borgia at AAA Tny    TBA

Thursday, Feb. 5

*Pacific at Union    6 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 7

Washington at Seckman Tny    9 a.m.

St. Clair at Francis Howell Central Inv    9:30 a.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 10

Pacific at Parkway Central Tri-Meet    5 p.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 91, Borgia 80

Tuesday, Jan. 27

Washington 122, St. Charles West 46

Thursday, Jan. 29

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

Borgia at St. Dominic    8:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 3

Washington at McCluer North    3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 4

Borgia at MICDS/Duchesne (Rec-Plex)    8:30 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 6

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

Tuesday, Feb. 10

Borgia at Nerinx Hall    4 p.m.

Washington at GAC Meet    TBA

Wednesday, Feb. 11

Washington at GAC Meet    TBA

Thursday, Feb. 12

Borgia at AAA Meet    TBA

Washington at GAC Meet    TBA

*Conference Games