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Posted: Friday, August 22, 2014 10:56 pm | Updated: 12:31 am, Sat Aug 23, 2014.

Taking advantage of a safety near the end of the first half, the Washington Blue Jays held off the St. Clair Bulldogs at Rauch Field, 26-21.

Slick footballs on a hot and humid night added to the anxiety of the opening week of the high school football season. Turnovers and fumbles stalled both teams.

Washington took the opening kickoff, but stalled in St. Clair territory.

The Bulldogs started from their own two after a punt was downed there, but a lengthy drive ended at the Washington 10 when Austin Finder recovered a fumble.

The Bulldogs struck first when Paul Armistead blocked a punt and returned the ball 12 yards for the game's first score.

The Bulldogs had a bad snap on the extra point attempt, but Adam Hinson calmly found Devon Thompson in the end zone for a two-point conversion. St. Clair led 8-0 with 5:43 to play in the opening quarter.

Washington got on the scoreboard with 2:10 to play in the quarter. Jared Rennick rambled to the left for the touchdown run. Conlan Jarvis kicked the extra point, cutting the St. Clair lead to 8-7.

The touchdown was set up by a bad snap on a St. Clair punt.

In the second quarter, the Bulldogs continued to find success running the ball. Cody Bredell hustled up the middle from six yards out with 10:45 to go in the second quarter and Kyle Walters kicked the extra point to make it 15-7 in favor of the Bulldogs.

Washington bounced back with Rennick seeming to shed almost the entire St. Clair defense for a big gain up the middle. That set up a 11-yard pass from Isaac Lippert to a wide-open Ben Straatmann with 7:18 left in the half. Jarvis kicked the extra point to cut the St. Clair lead to 15-14.

Another missed punt snap led to Jay Jacquin putting Washington on top with 56 seconds left in the half. He tackled Walters, who alertly held onto the ball instead of trying to make something happen in the end zone. Washington took a 16-15 lead and that's how the half ended.

Special teams issues continued to plague the Bulldogs to start the second half as a fumbled kickoff forced St. Clair to start at its own nine-yard line. From there, halftime adjustments by the Blue Jays halted the St. Clair running game, forcing another punt.

The punt snap was good, but Seth Bollmann went 48 yards down the right sideline for a score with 9:36 left in the quarter. Jarvis made the extra point to give Washington a 23-15 lead.

Evander Spinks lugged the ball into Washington territory following an injury break.

Spinks came through again on fourth and one to push the ball to the Washington 24.

On fourth down from the 25, Collin Scott's pass fell just past Kevin Cox's outstretched hands in the end zone and the Blue Jays held. With the heat and humidity, cramping injuries slowed down play in the second half. Rennick ran the ball into St. Clair territory, but had to come out with a leg cramp.

Washington's drive stalled, but Jarvis kicked a 28-yard field goal with 2:19 left in the quarter.

Spinks returned the kickoff to the Washington 49 and Bredell followed that with a first-down run to the 30.

The third quarter ended with the Bulldogs driving at the Washington 25. However, facing fourth and two, St. Clair was stopped a yard short and Washington took over at its own 21.

On the next play, Lippert carried out to the Washington 45 and the Blue Jays gained momentum again.

Washington's drive wilted in the heat and humidity, but the Blue Jays knocked key time off the clock. St. Clair had 7:50 left when Trey Walsh's punt was downed at the one-yard line.

St. Clair needed only one play to make something happen. Scott kept the ball of the left side and went 99 yards for a score with 7:34 to play. However, the two-point conversion attempt failed on a fumble.

After the kickoff, Washington stalled and was forced to punt. The Bulldogs took over at their own 31 with 6:25 to play.

Time became Washington's best ally as the Blue Jays stripped seconds off the clock before giving St. Clair the ball back at its own 18. Lippert knocked the ball away on a fourth-down pass to seal the victory for the Blue Jays.

Box Score

SC 8-7-0-6=21

WHS 7-9-10-0=26

First Quarter

SC - Paul Armistead 12 blocked punt return (Devon Thompson pass from Adam Hinson), 5:43

W - Jared Rennick 47 run (Conlan Jarvis kick), 2:10

Second Quarter

SC - Cody Bredell 6 run (Kyle Walters kick), 10:45

W - Ben Straatmann 22 pass from Isaac Lippert (Jarvis kick), 7:18

W - Jay Jaquin tackles Walters in end zone for safety, 0:56

Third Quarter

W - Seth Bollmann 48 punt return (Jarvis kick), 9:36

W - Jarvis 28 FG, 2:19

Fourth Quarter

SC - Collin Scott 99 run (run failed), 7:34


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