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Posted: Wednesday, November 6, 2013 1:45 pm

It was a disappointing way to end a tough football season for Washington.

Playing in the opening round of Class 5 District 4 last Friday in Sedalia, fourth-seeded Smith-Cotton used a steady rushing attack and a stingy defense to knock off Washington, 36-7.

The Tigers (4-6) visit top-seeded Camdenton (8-1) in the district semifinals Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Playing on a grass field for the first time this season, Washington (2-8) never got anything going consistently on either side of the ball.

“We had some things going in the first half. We just made too many mistakes,” said Washington Head Coach Zach Schneider. “It’s a rough way to go out. I hate that for these kids. I’m going to miss the seniors dearly.”

Key Stretch

Smith-Cotton scored nine points in the final 21 seconds of the first half.

A 30-yard field goal by Chance McMullin gave the Tigers a 10-7 lead with 21 seconds left in the second quarter.

Washington then got the ball back after recovering an onside kick.

After the Blue Jays ran a couple of plays, time appeared to run out in the first half, but Washington called a timeout with two seconds left.

Half of Smith-Cotton’s team was off the field and toward the locker room, but was called back for the final play.

Washington then attempted a hook-and-ladder, which was broken up and recovered by McMullin, who raced 45 yards for a touchdown to make the score 16-7 at intermission.

“He made a heck of a play. Then he picked it up and did something with it,” Schneider said of McMullin. “They have some good football players. Coach (Mark) Johnson does a heck of a job. He’s a guy I look up to. He’s done it for a long time. He had his kids ready to go.”

The final play of the first half turned out to be a momentum killer for the Blue Jays.

“I’m an aggressive guy. I want to score every play. At some point, you can’t do that,” Schneider said. “We had two situations where we gave them 14 points in the first half. That’s all on me.”

Statistics

Washington accumulated 220 yards, 164 rushing and 56 passing.

Playing in his final game of his WHS career, Kyle Summers carried the ball 23 times for 130 yards and scored the team’s lone touchdown.

Quarterback Isaac Lippert was 7-13 passing for 56 yards and an interception.

Austin Finder collected three receptions for 36 yards. Seth Bollmann added two catches for 16 yards. Calvin Blaylock and Summers both had one catch for two yards.

Defensively, Michael Wadlow paced the Blue Jays with eight tackles.

Nick Cunningham, Alex Schull and Summers each had seven tackles.

Game Summary

The Blue Jays led 7-0 after one quarter, but were outscored 36-0 for the remainder of the contest.

Washington got on the scoreboard first when Summers ran 15 yards for a touchdown to make the score 7-0 with 32 seconds remaining in the first quarter.

Smith-Cotton tied the game with 5:42 left in the second quarter on a two-yard touchdown run on fourth down by Dakota Brown, who barely crossed the goal line for a score.

Leading 16-7, the Tigers put the game away in the third quarter and early into the fourth, outscoring the Blue Jays 20-0 in a span covering 12:05.

Quarterback Caleb Reed tossed a 44-yard touchdown pass to McMullin and Jacob Weeks ran nine yards for a score to increase the lead to 30-7 after three quarters.

Just five seconds into the fourth quarter, Brown ran 10 yards for a score to make the score 36-7.

McMullin and Brown both scored two touchdowns for Smith-Cotton.

“We just made too many mistakes. It’s kind of been the theme of the year,” Schneider said. “We didn’t take care of the ball and we didn’t do a good job tackling. That goes back to us as coaches.”

Seniors, Looking Ahead

Schneider gave credit to his senior class for leading the team this season.

“Kyle (Summers) is going to be a big one to let go. He’s a four-year varsity letterman and a four-year varsity starter,” Schneider said. “Just the whole class, you can go right down the list. Austin Subke and Nathan Kopp played several years on the offensive and defensive lines. Alex Schull, DJ Quaethem, I can go on and on. They’ve all done a lot of good things for us and will be truly missed. I hate that they went out on a year like this.”

Schneider is encouraged by what the future holds.

“We’ve got some talented guys coming back. Austin Finder is a tremendous player. He’s a kid who didn’t play last year, but came back this year. He’s got a bright future, as does Seth Bollmann,” Schneider said. “We’ve got to get better with the basic stuff. We’ve got to have variety in our offense. We were kind of a one-dimensional team this year and that killed us. We’ve got to look at a lot of things offensively and defensively.

“We’ll see how much work the kids put in during the offseason and see where we want to be. Do we want to be in this position again or be somewhere different? There’s a lot of work ahead of us and we’ll get started on it very soon.”

Box Score

Washington 7-0-0-0=7

Smith-Cotton 0-16-14-6=36

First Quarter

W-Kyle Summers 15 run (Aaron Meyer kick), :32

Second Quarter

S-Dakota Brown 2 run (Chance McMullin kick), 5:42

S-McMullin 30 FG, :21

S-McMullin 45 fumble return (kick failed), :00

Third Quarter

S-McMullin 44 pass from Caleb Reed (McMullin kick), 8:31

S-Jacob Weeks 9 run (McMullin kick), 4:00

Fourth Quarter

S-Brown 10 run (kick failed), 11:55

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Area Scoreboard

Boys Basketball

Monday, Jan. 26

^Rock Bridge 79, Northwest 27

^Lutheran South 76, Hillsboro 43

Owensville 41, Hermann 40

St. James 80, Montgomery County 39

Tuesday, Jan. 27

Jackson 65, Pacific 44

^Borgia 82,  Union 61

~Warrenton 69, Chamois 24

^Washington 49, St. Clair 45 (OT)

~Wright City 51, New Haven 37

*Bethel at Crosspoint    7:45 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 28

Fulton SA at Thomas Jefferson    6:30 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 29

^Hillsboro 49, Northwest 34

~New Haven 35, Chamois 28

~Wright City 47, Warrenton 41

^Union 63,  St. Clair 60

~Hermann 63 vs. Montgomery Co 5

St. James 57, Owensville 35

Friday, Jan. 30

^Rock Bridge 80, Lutheran South 59

^Borgia 46, Washington 43 (OT)

*Providence at Crosspoint    7:30 p.m.

Eagle Ridge at Fulton SA    7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 31

^Seventh-place game — St. Clair vs. Northwest   2:30 p.m.

~Seventh-place game    2:30 p.m.

^Consolation — Union vs. Hillsboro    4 p.m.

~Consolation    4 p.m.

^Third-place game — Washington vs. Lutheran South   5:30 p.m.

~Third-place game    5:30 p.m.

^Championship — Borgia vs. Rock Bridge    7 p.m.

~Championship    7 p.m.

^Union Tournament

~Hermann Tournament

Monday, Feb. 2

New Haven at Silex   5:30  p.m.

Fulton SA at North County Christian    7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 3

Whitfield at Union    4 p.m.

*Crosspoint at Fulton SA    6:30 p.m.

Pacific at Borgia    6:45 p.m.

*Holt at Washington    7 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 5

*Fulton SA at Community Christian    6:30 p.m.

*Duchesne at Borgia    6:45 p.m.

*Rivers of Life at Crosspoint    7 p.m.

Wellsville at New Haven     6 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 6

*Union at New Haven    6 p.m.

*Pacific at St. James    6 p.m.

*Borgia at St. Mary’s    6:45 p.m.

*St. Clair at Sullivan    7 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 9

Crosspoint, Fulton SA at MAC Tny    TBA

Tuesday, Feb. 10

*St. Clair at Pacific    5:30 p.m.

*Hermann at Union    5:30 p.m.

Rock Bridge at Borgia    7:15 p.m.

Crosspoint, Fulton SA at MAC Tny    TBA

Owensville at New Haven   6 p.m.

Girls Basketball

Monday, Jan. 26

^Holt 60, Pacific 57

^Warrenton 42, Union 40

~Owensville 64,  Montgomery Co 32

Borgia 62, Cardinal Ritter 41

^St. Clair 64, Lutheran South 45

~Hermann 57, Wright City 26

Washington 74, Wentzville Liberty 19

Tuesday, Jan. 27

Fulton SA at Barat    4:30 p.m.

~New Haven 42, Montgomery Co 34

*Bethel at Crosspoint    6:15 p.m.

~Chamois 61, Wright City 20

Wednesday, Jan. 28

^Pacific 62, Union 59 (OT)

Fulton SA at Thomas Jefferson    5 p.m.

^Lutheran South 54, Wentzville Liberty 40

~Owensville 54, New Haven 24

^Warrenton 51, Holt 44

~Chamois 50, Hermann 45

^Washington 54, St. Clair 31

Thursday, Jan. 29

*Notre Dame 50, Borgia 45

Friday, Jan. 30

^Seventh-place game — Union 66, Wentzville Liberty 31

~Consolation — Montgomery Co. vs. Wright City    5 p.m.

^Consolation — Lutheran South 55, Pacific 49

*Providence at Crosspoint    6 p.m.

Eagle Ridge at Fulton SA    6 p.m.

~Third-place game — Hermann vs. New Haven   6:30 p.m.

^Third-place game — Holt 63, St. Clair 49

~Championship — Owensville vs. Chamois   8 p.m.

^Championship — Washington 61 Warrenton 50

Monday, Feb. 2

#Borgia vs. Patriettes    4 p.m.

#Cardinal Ritter vs. Union    5:20 p.m.

De Soto at St. Clair    5:30 p.m.

Fulton SA at North County Christian    6 p.m.

#Washington vs. Parkway South    6:40 p.m.

Chamois at New Haven    7 p.m.

#Helias vs. Troy    8 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 3

*Crosspoint at Fulton SA    5 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 4

#Washington-Parkway South loser vs. Helias-Troy loser    4 p.m.

#Borgia-Patriettes loser vs. Cardinal Ritter-Union loser    5:20 p.m.

#Washington-Parkway South winner vs. Helias-Troy winner    6:40 p.m.

#Borgia-Patriettes winner vs. Cardinal Ritter-Union winner    8 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 5

*Pacific at St. James    6 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 6

Barat at Fulton SA    4:30 p.m.

*St. Clair at Sullivan    5:30 p.m.

*Rivers of Life at Crosspoint    5:30 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 7

#Seventh-place game    noon

#Consolation    1:30 p.m.

#Third-place game    3 p.m.

#Championship    4:30 p.m.

New Haven at Elsberry    5 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 9

*Hermann at Union    5:30 p.m.

*St. Clair at Pacific    5:30 p.m.

*Owensville at New Haven    6 p.m.

*St. Dominic at Borgia    6:45 p.m.

Crosspoint, Fulton SA at MAC Tny    TBA

Tuesday, Feb. 10

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt South    5:30 p.m.

Crosspoint, Fulton SA at MAC Tny    TBA

^Washington Tournament

~Hermann Tournament

#Borgia Tournament

Wrestling

Tuesday, Jan. 27

*Pacific 42, St. Clair 33

Borgia 36, Hallsville 30

Helias 66, Borgia 21

Wednesday, Jan. 28

Borgia at Lutheran St. Charles    5 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 29

Summit 39, Union 34

Owensville 41, Pacific 38

Pacific 45, St. James 28

Friday, Jan. 30

St. Clair at DeSoto   5 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 31

Pacific at Hazelwood East Tny    9 a.m.

St. Clair at DeSoto 9 a.m.

Monday, Feb. 2

Borgia at O’Fallon Christian    5 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 3

Washington at Pacific    6 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 4

Borgia at AAA Tny    TBA

Thursday, Feb. 5

*Pacific at Union    6 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 7

Washington at Seckman Tny    9 a.m.

St. Clair at Francis Howell Central Inv    9:30 a.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 10

Pacific at Parkway Central Tri-Meet    5 p.m.

Girls Swimming

Tuesday, Jan. 20

Timberland 140, Washington 96, Ft. Zumwalt East 87

Thursday, Jan. 22

Oakville 120, Washington 115, University City 9, Mehlville 6

Saturday, Jan. 24

Washington 91, Borgia 80

Tuesday, Jan. 27

Washington 122, St. Charles West 46

Thursday, Jan. 29

Washington at Affton/Lutheran South    4:15 p.m.

Borgia at St. Dominic    8:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 3

Washington at McCluer North    3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 4

Borgia at MICDS/Duchesne (Rec-Plex)    8:30 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 6

Washington at Ft. Zumwalt South    3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 10

Borgia at Nerinx Hall    4 p.m.

Washington at GAC Meet    TBA

Wednesday, Feb. 11

Washington at GAC Meet    TBA

Thursday, Feb. 12

Borgia at AAA Meet    TBA

Washington at GAC Meet    TBA

*Conference Games

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