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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

Senior Legion

Tuesday, July 1

*Daniel Boone 14, Pacific 3

*Washington 20, Sullivan 5

Wednesday, July 2

*Daniel Boone 8, Pacific 2

*Washington 11, St. Peters 1

Thursday, July 3

*Washington 11, St. Charles 0

Friday, July 4

*Pacific at St. Peters    1:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 5

*Washington 20, Pacific 1

Sunday, July 6

*Washington 11, Warrenton 2

Monday, July 7

Washington 9, Creve Coeur 7

Blue Springs Wood Bat Tournament

Wednesday, July 9

Washington 7, Gravette Lions 0

Thursday, July 10

Washington vs. Post 339 West (Bellevue, Neb.), Blue Springs South High School, 2 p.m.

Friday, July 11

Washington vs. Geiger Redi-Mix (Leavenworth, Kan.), Hidden Valley No. 1, 11:30 a.m.

Washington vs. Hawthorne Outlaws (Lee's Summit), Jim Moran Field (Hidden Valley), 7 p.m.

Saturday, July 12

Washington vs. TBA, TBA

Sunday, July 13

Semifinal Games, 11 a.m.

Championship, 2 p.m.

Junior Legion

Tuesday, July 1

*Union 5, New Haven 0

*Union 7, New Haven 4

*St. Charles 12, Pacific 5

Thursday, July 3

*Union 13, Hannibal 2

*Union 10, Hannibal 3

*Elsberry at Pacific    7 p.m.

Saturday, July 5

*Daniel Boone at Pacific (DH)    10 a.m.

Union 6, Crocker 5

Union 13, Crocker 7

Freshman Legion

Tuesday, July 1

*Washington 16, Pacific 1

Wednesday, July 2

*Washington 11, St. Peters 0

Ninth District Tournament Schedules

Junior Legion

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 vs. Wentzville, 6 p.m.

G10 Elsberry vs. St. Charles, 8:30 p.m.

Friday, July 11

G11 St. Peters vs. Washington, 6 p.m.

G12 G9 winner vs. G10 winner, 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 12

G13 G11 loser vs. G12 winner, 2 p.m.

G14 Championship — G11 winner vs. G13 winner, 5 p.m.

Sunday, July 13

G15 If-Needed Game — G14 winner vs. G14 loser, 2 p.m.

Ninth District Tournament Schedules

Freshman Legion

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 Hannibal vs. St. Peters, 6 p.m.

G10 Elsberry-Winfield vs. Wentzville, 8:30 p.m.

Friday, July 11

G12 G9 winner vs. G10 winner, 6 p.m.

G11 St. Charles vs. Washington, 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 12

G13 G11 loser vs. G12 winner, 1 p.m.

G14 Championship — G11 winner vs. G13 winner, 4 p.m.

Sunday, July 13

G15 If-Needed Game — G14 winner vs. G14 loser, 1 p.m.

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

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    8 a.m.

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    6 p.m.

7-12    at Division Meet, Pacific    8 a.m.

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.

Great Midwest Football League

July 5

Missouri Cyclones 22, Midwest Chargers 14

Ninth District Standings

July 1, 2014

District Games Only

Senior Legion

Team    Wins    Losses

West    11    2

Daniel Boone 262    9    3

Washington 218    11    5

St. Charles 312    9    5

Elsberry 226    8    5

Wentzville 323    5    5

St. Peters 313    7    7

Pacific 320    3    10

Warrenton 122    0    10

Sullivan 18    1    12

2014 Final Standings

Junior Legion

Team    Wins    Losses

Elsberry 226    20    2

Union 297    19    3

Washington 218    18    4

St. Charles 312    14    8

St. Peters 313    12    10

Wentzville 323    12    10

Hannibal 55    10    12

New Haven 366    9    13

Daniel Boone 262    5    14

Warrenton 122    3    16

Pacific 320    3    15

Sullivan 18    0    20

Freshman Legion

Team    Wins    Losses

St. Charles 312    20    0

Washington 218    17    3

Hannibal 55    16    4

Elsberry-Winfield 226    14    6

Wentzville 323    9    11

Warrenton 122    8    12

West    7    13

St. Peters 313    6    14

New Haven 366    5    15

Pacific 320    4    16

Elsberry 226    4    16

*Indicates League Games

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