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Posted: Wednesday, October 2, 2013 7:00 pm

Blake Hulsey and the Union offense had it all working during last Friday’s Four Rivers Conference football game in St. Clair.

Hulsey, the Wildcats’ junior quarterback, had a hand in all seven of his team’s touchdowns, four passing and three rushing, in a 49-21 victory over the Bulldogs.

“Our offense played extremely well. I’m really pleased with what we did, both running the ball and passing the ball,” said Union Head Coach Erick Webster. “It was an exciting night for us, especially when we started rolling the way we did. St. Clair is a team that plays us close most of the time. We didn’t pull away until after the half. It was a great win.”

Leading 28-21 at halftime, Union outscored St. Clair 21-0 in the second half.

“We were fine in the second half. We had the ball, down a score, and couldn’t capitalize. We went three and out and had to punt. It was our own mistakes,” said St. Clair Head Coach Cody McDowell. “It’s the same things we’ve been preaching all year. We’re seeing more of it. It gets frustrating at times, but it’s things we can fix. We just need to have guys who are willing to fix it.”

Union (3-2, 2-1) put the game away on a 98-yard touchdown pass from Hulsey to Jake Siddens, which increased its lead to 42-21 early in the fourth quarter.

The 98-yard pass play set a Union school record for the longest touchdown.

“I think the old record was 94 yards,” Webster said. “That was a big-boy throw for Blake. Jake made a nice catch. We’re sometimes hit or miss on protection, but we had everything we needed on that one.”

Statistics

Union accumulated 585 yards, 435 passing and 150 rushing.

Hulsey was 25-37 passing for 435 yards and four touchdowns. He carried the ball 17 times for 90 yards and three touchdowns.

“Blake is a great athlete and a great quarterback,” Webster said. “I’m extremely pleased to see his development. He’s come so far since last year as a sophomore.”

Logan Bellamy finished with 10 receptions for 119 yards and one touchdown. He had one carry for eight yards.

Siddens added three catches for 140 yards and two touchdowns.

“Jake has been consistent,” Webster said. “If you take a receiver away from us, we have three or four more who will make plays, too.”

Jacob Carman added six receptions for 62 yards and one touchdown. He also rushed for 17 yards on three carries.

John Prosser rushed for 39 yards on six attempts and had four catches for 47 yards.

Jobie Richardson (42 yards), Nick Eads (20 yards) and TreLin Edwards (five yards) each had one reception.

Defensively, Nick Maher paced the Wildcats with nine solo tackles and three assists.

Joe Laskey added eight solo tackles. Siddens had six solos and two assists, Bellamy had five solos, two assists and recovered a fumble and Casey Peth had four solos and three assists.

“We’re definitely rolling offensively,” Webster said. “Defensively, we’re getting better every week. That’s the only thing we’ve asked of them. I’m extremely pleased about that.”

St. Clair (2-3, 1-2) accumulated 264 yards, 146 rushing and 118 passing.

Quarterback Collin Scott was 11-20 passing for 85 yards and two touchdowns. He rushed for 48 yards on nine attempts.

Damon Arnold was 4-7 passing for 33 yards. He rushed for seven yards on three carries.

Alex Miller registered six catches for 54 yards and scored two touchdowns, one on a catch and another on a kickoff return.

“Alex is one of the better all-around players on our team,” McDowell said. “He played exactly how I expected from him. We have to have that from him every night. We need other guys to step up and give us their all as well.”

Skyler Hutchison carried the ball 21 times for 72 yards. Paul Armistead rushed for 19 yards on five attempts.

Harley Love (29 yards) and Colbie Viessman (19 yards) both had two catches. Kevin Cox (10 yards and one touchdown), Ian McQueen (10 yards) and Adam Hinson (four yards) each added one catch.

Defensively, Dalton Ulrich paced the Bulldogs with three solo tackles and eight assists. Collin Avery had eight solos.

Ryan Alsop added two solos and five assists. Jacob Villalobos had two solos and four assists, Branden Brown had four solos and one assist and Tommy Ghirardi and Harley Love both had three solos and two assists.

Game Summary

The Wildcats held a 12-0 lead after one quarter on a pair of touchdown passes from Hulsey to Bellamy for 12 yards and to Siddens for 41 yards.

The Bulldogs got on the scoreboard on a five-yard touchdown pass from Scott to Miller, making the score 12-7.

Union responded on a 10-yard touchdown run by Hulsey to increase its advantage to 20-7.

Miller then returned the ensuing kickoff 80 yards for a touchdown, pulling St. Clair to within 20-14.

Hulsey then tossed his third touchdown pass of the first half, a 16-yard play to Carman, making the score 28-14.

The Bulldogs came right back and scored on an 10-yard touchdown pass from Scott to Cox.

Union held a 28-21 lead at halftime.

Hulsey scored on a one-yard touchdown run to make the score 35-21.

The play of the game for the Wildcats was the 98-yard touchdown pass from Hulsey to Siddens, increasing the lead to 42-21.

Hulsey added a 28-yard touchdown run with 8:23 remaining in the fourth quarter, increasing the lead to 49-21.

“I’d like to say I said something amazing at halftime,” Webster said. “We were almost to the point where they couldn’t stop us at all. We just had to keep rolling, and we did.”

Week Six Preview

Union steps out of conference play with a game Friday at De Soto at 7 p.m.

The Dragons (1-4) won their first game of the season last week over Windsor, 26-8. They’s lost to Pacific, St. Clair, North County and Festus.

“We’re taking a breather from the conference and heading out to De Soto,” Webster said. “We’ve scouted them a little. They’re a team that St. Clair handled pretty well. It will be a good opportunity for us to play well, go on the road and learn that skill set.”

St. Clair hosts St. James Friday at 7 p.m.

The Tigers (3-2, 1-1) lost last week to Moberly, 58-7. They’ve defeated Cuba, Houston and Owensville and lost to Hermann and Moberly.

St. James quarterback Brett Karnes was injured against Moberly and is expected to miss at least the next two weeks.

“We have to fix our things and whoever is here Friday, we’ll play them and hopefully take care of our end of things,” McDowell said. “I like our team. I like our kids. I feel like we’re just as good as the teams we’re playing. We’re making mistakes instead of plays. I’m not upset with our team makeup. We’ve got guys who need to see the problems and be willing to look at themselves in the mirror, identify the problems and fix them.”

Box Score

Union 12-16-7-14=49

St. Clair 0-21-0-0=21

First Quarter

U-Logan Bellamy 12 pass from Blake Hulsey (kick failed), 7:45

U-Jake Siddens 41 pass from Hulsey (run failed), 1:00

Second Quarter

S-Alex Miller 5 pass from Collin Scott (Skyler Hutchison kick), 8:29

U-Hulsey 10 run (Bellamy pass from Hulsey), 5:43

S-Miller 80 kickoff return (hutchison kick), 5:27

U-Jacob Carman 16 pass from Hulsey (Bellamy pass from Hulsey), 2:15

S-Kevin Cox 10 pass from Scott (Hutchison kick), :42

Third Quarter

U-Hulsey 1 run (Ryan Schumaker kick), 8:07

Fourth Quarter

U-Siddens 98 pass from Hulsey (Schumaker kick), 10:25

U-Hulsey 28 run (Schumaker kick), 8:23

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Area Scoreboard

Football

Week 11 Playoff Round 2

Friday, Oct. 31

Union at Borgia    7 p.m.

Brentwood at Hermann    7 p.m.

Cuba at Cardinal Ritter    7 p.m.

Week 10 Playoff Round 1

Friday, Oct. 24

Battle 56, Washington 8

Borgia 42, Kennedy 6

Union 55, Pacific 7

Priory 49, Sullivan 17

Salem 50, St. James 27

Southern Boone 40, Owensville 24

Hermann 36, Transportation and Law 6

Moberly 42, Warrenton 0

O'Fallon Christian 50, Wright City 12

Cuba 30, Jefferson 0

Saturday, Oct. 25

Westminster 49, St. Clair 6

Friday, Oct. 17

Francis Howell N 24, Washington 20

Westminster 35, Borgia 14

*Union 35, Hermann 32

*St. Clair 26, Owensville 12

*Pacific 34, St. James 22

Helias 56, Sullivan 3

Ft. Zumwalt East 42, Warrenton 0

*Clopton-Elsberry 20, Wright City 0

Saturday, Oct. 18

Hogan Prep 49, Cuba 6

Softball

Sectional Games

Wednesday, Oct. 15

Bolivar 17, Sullivan 2

Mexico 5, Warrenton 4

Thursday, Oct. 16

Pacific 12, Rosati-Kain 0

Saturday, Oct. 18

Quarterfinal — De Soto 5, Pacific 2

District Tournaments

Softball

Class 4 District 4

Wednesday, Oct. 8

(4) Northwest 11, (5) Rolla 3

Saturday, Oct. 11

(1) Lafayette 3, Northwest 1

(2) Eureka 4, (3) Washington 0

Monday, Oct. 13

Championship — Eureka 5, Lafayette 0

Class 3 District 3

At Lutheran South

Wednesday, Oct. 8

(4) Affton 3, (5) Bishop DuBourg 2

(3) Pacific 21, (6) Bayless 0

Sunday, Oct. 12

(1) Lutheran South 11, Affton 1

Pacific 1, (2) Notre Dame 0

Championship — Pacific 2, Lutheran South 1

Class 3 District 7

At St. Dominic

Wednesday, Oct. 8

(4) Borgia 9, (5) Wentzville Liberty 8

(3) Winfield 15, (6) O’Fallon Christian 1

Saturday, Oct. 11

At Borgia

(1) St. Dominic 12, Borgia 3

(2) Warrenton 11, Winfield 2

Championship — Warrenton 1, St. Dominic 0

Class 3 District 9

At Sullivan

Wednesday, Oct. 8

(4) St. James 12, (5) Owensville 3

(3) Sullivan 11, (6) St. Clair 1

Saturday, Oct. 11

At Union High School

St. James 10, (1) Union 5

Sullivan 5 (2) Salem 4 (8 innings)

Championship — Sullivan 11, St. James 6

Class 2 District 10

At New Bloomfield

Wednesday, Oct. 8

(4) New Bloomfield 5, (5) Belle 0

(3) South Callaway 9, (6) Hermann 0

Saturday, Oct. 11

South Callaway 7, (2) Linn 2

(1) Fatima 6, New Bloomfield 1

Championship — Fatima 7, South Callaway 4

Class 1 District 4

At Community R6, Laddonia

Wednesday, Oct. 8

(4) Wellsville-Middletown 8, (5) New Haven 2

(3) Van-Far 4, (6) Community R6 2

Saturday, Oct. 11

(1) Clopton 13, Wellsville 0

(2) Silex 10, Van-Far 0

Championship — Silex 3, Clopton 0

Volleyball

District Tournaments

Class 4 District 3

At Rockwood Summit

Monday, Oct. 20

(4) Eureka def. (5) Pacific 25-9, 25-16

(2) Northwest def. (7) Parkway South, 25-18, 25-12

(3) Washington def. (6) Rockwood Summit, 25-21, 25-15

Tuesday, Oct. 21

(1) Lafayette def. Eureka, 17-25, 25-14, 25-19

Northwest def. Washington, 25-22, 25-18

Championship — Lafayette def. Northwest, 25-19, 25-20

Class 3 District 8

At Union

Monday, Oct. 20

(5) St. Clair def. (4) Union, 25-20, 25-22

(2) Sullivan def. (7) Salem, 25-7, 25-8

(3) Owensville def. (6) St. James, 14-25, 25-16, 25-19

Tuesday, Oct. 21

(1) Borgia def. St. Clair, 25-10, 25-6

Sullivan def. Owensville, 25-20, 20-25, 25-20

Championship — Borgia def. Sullivan, 25-7, 25-10

Class 2 District 6

At Lutheran St. Charles

Monday, Oct. 20

(4) Barat def. (5) Wright City, 25-16, 24-26, 25-22

(2) Hermann def. (7) Bowling Green, 25-12, 25-18

(3) Whitfield def. (6) Montgomery County, 25-23, 25-17

Tuesday, Oct. 21

(1) Lutheran St. Charles def. Barat, 25-10, 25-9

Whitfield def. Hermann, 23-25, 25-23, 25-15

Championship — Lutheran St. Charles def. Whitfield, 25-18, 25-14

Class 1 District 9

At Calvary Lutheran, Jefferson City

Monday, Oct. 20

(4) Smithton def. (5) Otterville, 25-12, 25-10

(3) Chamois def. (6) Bunceton, 25-23, 25-18

Tuesday, Oct. 21

(1) New Haven def. Smithton, 25-5, 25-7

(2) Calvary Lutheran def. Chamois, 25-14, 25-11

Thursday, Oct. 23

Championship — New Haven def. Calvary Lutheran, 25-9, 25-16

Sectional Matches Saturday, Oct. 25

Class 3

At Villa Duchesne

Villa Duchesne def. St. Dominic, 25-19, 25-13

Borgia def. Duchesne, 25-16, 25-17

Championship — Villa Duchesne def. Borgia, 25-18, 25-23

Class 1

At New Haven

New Haven def. Liberal, 25-15, 25-17

Green Ridge def. Osceola, 25-19, 25-21

Championship — New Haven def. Green Ridge, 25-16, 25-14

State Matches

Friday, Oct. 31

Class 1 Pool Play

New Haven vs. St. Vincent, 9 a.m.

New Haven vs. Santa Fe, 1 p.m.

New Haven vs. Winona, 1 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 1

Third-place match, 9 a.m.

Championship match, 3 p.m.

Boys Soccer

District Tournaments

Class 4 District 8

At Washington

Monday, Oct. 27

(1) Timberland 2, (4) Washington 1 (1OT)

(2) Troy 2, (3) Holt 1 (PKs)

Wednesday, Oct. 29

Championship — Timberland 1, Troy 0 (2OT)

Class 3 District 3

At Rockwood Summit

Monday, Oct. 27

(2) Rockwood Summit 3, (3) Pacific 1

(1) Webster Groves 7, (4) Windsor 0

Wednesday, Oct. 29

Championship — Webster Groves 2, Rockwood Summit 1

Class 3 District 9

At Union

Monday, Oct. 27

(1) Camdenton 2, (4) Union 1 (1OT)

(2) Helias 2, (3) Rolla 1

Wednesday, Oct. 29

Championship — Helias 1, Camdenton 0

Class 2 District 7

At Winfield

Tuesday, Oct. 28

(1) Borgia 4, (4) Winfield 0

(3) Elsberry 2, (2) O’Fallon Christian 1

Wednesday, Oct. 29

Championship — Borgia 3, Elsberry 0

Class 2 District 10

At St. James

Monday, Oct. 27

(1) Fatima 3, (4) St. Clair 1

(2) Sullivan 4, (3) St. James 3 (1OT)

Wednesday, Oct. 29

Championship — Fatima 4, Sullivan 2

Playoff Soccer

Sectional Round

Tuesday, Nov. 4

Borgia at Moberly, TBA

Cross Country

Saturday, Nov. 1

Class 3 district at Linn, Highway 50 and CC (Girls 11:40 a.m., Boys 12:50 p.m.)

Washington sectional at Farmington Engler Park(Boys 10 a.m., Girls 11 a.m.)

Boys Swimming

Tuesday, Oct. 28

Washington at GAC Meet    TBA

Wednesday, Oct. 29

*Borgia at Trinity    TBA

Washington at GAC Meet    TBA

*Conference Games

Racing News