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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.”


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


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 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.


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