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Posted: Saturday, February 2, 2013 9:00 am

Super Bowl XLVII between the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers takes place Sunday in New Orleans.

Kickoff is set for 5:30 p.m. with the game televised on CBS.

Area experts predict the outcome of the game.

Taking the 49ers...

Andy Herbst, Pacific AD

“Baltimore is worried too much about (Colin) Kaepernick and they’ll let (Frank) Gore run all over them. I want to see our Mizzou boys, Aldon and Justin Smith, get a ring.”

49ers 24, Ravens 21

Greg Dunigan, St. Clair AD

“(Mike) Hunter and I say San Francisco. We are NFC and Mizzou guys. They’ll come through.”

49ers 27, Ravens 20

Bill Deckelman, Washington AD

“The 49ers play hard-nosed football.”

49ers 28, Ravens 21

George Hinkle, Pacific Football (and former NFL player)

“I don’t think Baltimore’s defense can stop San Francisco’s offense. Baltimore has no answer for Kaepernick.”

49ers 28, Ravens 14

Cody McDowell, St. Clair Football

“I’m choosing San Francisco because I’m a fan of (Jim) Harbaugh, Kaepernick and the MU boys on the defensive line. But with the roll Baltimore’s on, I wouldn’t be surprised if the Ravens pulled it out.”

49ers 28, Ravens 24

Erick Webster, Union Football

“Maybe I’m jumping on the bandwagon, but Kaepernick seems to be the real deal and the Ravens defense is getting old. Plus I’m a huge Steelers fan and as much as I want the AFC North to have a good showing, the Ravens beat the Steelers and I want to see them go down.”

49ers 24, Ravens 21

Zach Schneider, Washington Football

“I really enjoy the offensive innovations the 49ers are bringing to the NFL. However, a part of me is rooting for Ray Lewis to retire as a Super Bowl champ.”

49ers 27, Ravens 24

Will Johnson, Gasconade County Republican

“As much as I’d like to see Ray Lewis end his career with another ring, I don’t see the Ravens defense containing Colin Kaepernick’s arm or legs.”

49ers 27, Ravens 24

Craig Vonder Haar, Missourian Sports Writer

“San Francisco has never lost in the Super Bowl. The Ravens can’t stop Mizzou’s Justin Smith and Aldon Smith.”

49ers 27, Ravens 17

And taking the Ravens...

Dale Gildehaus, Borgia football

“It seems like everything has been going right for Baltimore. You need a little luck, which they’ve had, a very good defense, which they have, and a quarterback who is making big-time plays, which (Joe) Flacco has done.”

Ravens 28, 49ers 24

Pat Burke, Sullivan football

“Defense wins championships so I’ve got to go with the Ravens and their geriatric Hall of Famers.”

Ravens 27, 49ers 17

Jeff Duncan, Parkway West football

“It's tough to go against the 49ers, but Atlanta showed that they could contain Kaepernick and I think the Ravens defense will do the same. Ray Lewis goes out as Super Bowl champion.”

Ravens 20, 49ers 19

Chris Arand, Union AD

“The Ray Lewis story will play out and the Ravens will be Super Bowl champs.”

Ravens 27, 49ers 24

Brad Bruns, Borgia AD

“I like rooting for the underdog.”

Ravens 30, 49ers 27

John Covington, KLPW Radio

“Joe Flacco will be the difference. He will establish himself as an elite quarterback. Ray Lewis in the middle on defense will play like a ‘raging stag.’ Antler spray is not an issue.”

Ravens 31, 49ers 21

Bill Battle, Missourian Sports Editor

“It’s hard to believe a team which struggled so badly against the Rams could win the Super Bowl. Baltimore will emulate what the Rams were able to do and pull out the victory.”

Ravens 24, 49ers 17


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