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Posted: Wednesday, October 30, 2013 2:00 pm

It couldn’t have come at a better time.

Pacific (2-7, 1-5) snapped its seven-game losing streak on the football field in a big way Friday at St. James, cruising to a 39-22 victory.

“We did a lot of good things on both sides of the ball. It was a great team effort all the way around,” said Pacific Head Coach George Hinkle. “I’m happy for our boys. They deserve this. They laid it on the line and put together a very good game.”

It was a huge night for Indians senior running back Tanner Brown, who rushed for 324 yards on 34 carries and scored three touchdowns. He also found the end zone on a pair of two-point conversions.

“Tanner’s 324 rushing yards might be a school record. It’s close. We’re in the process of looking it up,” Hinkle said. “He was a workhorse with 34 carries. They ran a lot of blitzes up the middle and Tanner was able to get to the edge, turn the corner and make some big runs.”

The Indians are seeded eighth in Class 4 District 3 and take on top-seeded Ladue (8-1) in the opening round Thursday at 7 p.m. at St. Louis University High School.

St. James (3-6, 1-5) is seeded fourth in Class 3 District 2 and hosts fifth-seeded Bishop DuBourg (3-6) Friday at 7 p.m.


Pacific accumulated 437 yards, 418 rushing and 19 passing.

“Any time you have a back go for the amount of yards Tanner did, you have to give credit to the offensive line,” Hinkle said. “Dalton Mathis, Scott Roberts, Logan Wells and Jeff Hinkle have been our mainstays on the offensive line this season.”

Brown did most of the damage with his 324-yard performance. He also had one catch for 13 yards.

Quarterback Josh Vondriska was 2-3 passing for 19 yards. He rushed for 18 yards on seven carries.

Ashton Moore carried the ball three times for 38 yards and scored one touchdown.

Dalton Voyles carried the ball nine times for 30 yards and scored one touchdown.

Caleb Moman rushed for eight yards on two attempts.

Duane Singleton finished with one reception for six yards.

“The way we ran the ball, we didn’t need to throw it very much,” Hinkle said. “Not only did Tanner have a good game, but Ashton and Dalton also ran the ball well.”

Defensively, Voyles led Pacific with eight solo tackles and four assists.

Scott Roberts added six solos (two sacks) and two assists. Jeff Hinkle, Shane Henderson and Singleton (one fumble recovery) each registered five solos and one assist.

Danny Nickelson had a sack and a fumble recovery. Logan Wells and Lucas Zurliene also recovered a fumble.

“We played pretty well defensively. The big thing was we were able to put pressure on them and force some turnovers,” Hinkle said. “We had some good kickoff and punt returns by Lucas Zurliene and Jason Koepke, which gave our offense good field position.”

Ladue Preview

Ladue brings an eight-game winning streak into the district opener against Pacific.

The Rams lost in week one against Parkway Central (8-1) by a 41-10 score, but have rebounded with wins over Parkway West, Berkeley, McCluer, Normandy, Affton, Clayton, Ft. Zumwalt North and Jennings.

During their eight-game winning streak, the Rams are averaging 45 points per game.

“Watching them on film, they have athletes everywhere. They have good size and good speed. They have a lot of seniors and a lot of experience,” Hinkle said. “They do a good job attacking on both sides of the ball.”

Quarterback Matthew Hooper has thrown for 19 touchdowns and has rushed for nine more this season.

His favorite targets are Ryan Glazer, Duncan Cannon and Cody Kniptash. The top running threats are Udell Hyde, James Scott and Matthew Hooper.

“Their offensive line is the key for them. They get off the ball well. The quarterback runs the option well. He can throw it and run it. He sees the field well,” Hinkle said. “We have to do what we do, catch a few breaks and try to give ourselves a chance. We’ve played against some very good teams, like Sullivan and Festus, so we’re not going to back down.”

The Ladue-Pacific winner plays the Union-Priory winner in the district semifinals Wednesday, Nov. 6, at 7 p.m.


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