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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.”

Statistics

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.”

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Area Scoreboard

62nd Annual Borgia Pepsi Thanksgiving Tournament

Blue Division

Pool 1

McCluer North

Normandy

Carnahan

Pool 2

Cardinal Ritter

Pacific

Rockwood Summit

Gold Division

Pool 1

CBC

Soldan

Washington

Pool 2

Borgia

North Tech

Union

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 76, Union 57

Saturday, Dec. 20

Sullivan Shootout

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

Lindbergh 67, St. Clair 46

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

Washington 56, Lutheran South 54

Poplar Bluff 59, Borgia 49

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

Francis Howell 55, Washington 48

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 62, Sullivan 35

Saturday, Dec. 20

Union at Waynesville    5 p.m.

Wrestling

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

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