2016 MSHSAA State Baseball

619px-Baseball_(crop)Prepcasts.com and MSHSAA.TV are teaming up this year for the 2016 Baseball State Championships from TR Hughes Stadium.

Prepcasts.com will provide the announcers for all the Semi Final games and will have Nate Lucas – the voice of the Springfield Cardinals and Tim Miller on all the Final Games.  All Finals are @ 1:30 pm each day.

Prepcasts.com and MSHSAA.TV will simulcast the audio portion on both formats.


[From MSHSAA.org]


All Semifinal and Championship games from the baseball championships will be available on-line at www.MSHSAA.tv.  There is a subscription fee involved with watching the games on-line.  The third-place games will not be streamed on MSHSAA.tv.


The 3rd place games will ONLY be on Prepcasts.com as a video cast … all 3rd place games are @ 10:30 am each day.


67th MSHSAA Baseball Championships

Class 1 – May 30 and 31 
Class 2 – May 31 and June 1
Class 3 – June 1 and 2
Class 4 – June 3 and 4
Class 5 – June 2 and 3

O’Fallon Ballpark, O’Fallon
Admission $7 per day (re-entry permitted only with proper wristband)



Class 1 Brackets (.html)
Class 2 Brackets (.html)
Class 3 Brackets (.html)
Class 4 Brackets (.html)
Class 5 Brackets (.html)





Thanksgiving Left-Overs by Bob Ryan

 college bowl gamesWe’ve all been there…..the Thanksgiving meal loads us down but the there is still an abundant amount of leftovers….doesn’t mean it was bad…just too much…..eventually we get to them…some stay good longer than others…likewise we also have some left-overs in the sports world…..


….rumor has it….. now that Chip Kelly’s win total has dropped each of the last 2 NFL years, his highly touted offense is sputtering, his players keep him at “arm’s length”…that he’s interested in returning back to college…did I hear you say “USC”…where he did most of his recruiting while at coaching previously at Oregon in the Pac 10—12–14—18–20…whatever it is


…with the 1-pt kicking conversion down to 94.7% in the NFL this year…teams like the Packers (3 of 4), Steelers (5 of 7), San Diego (2 of 3), in 2-point conversions should consider doing it each and every time….think how that’d change the strategy for the opposition if you maintain those percentages of 2 point conversions and score 8 points instead of 7 on a regular basis


….Do these college basketball coaches really think that taking their team “on the road” for 1 or 2 games over Thanksgiving is the best for their players…come on…the players already play 12 months a year…can’t you give them one of the biggest family Holidays at HOME …..Where they belong?


…if journeyman lefthander AJ Happ signs with Toronto for 3 years, $36mil …what’s a real pitcher going to seek….go ahead David Price…open that wallet even wider to hold all the cash that’ll be thrown your way..btw..Price has already reached his apex as a pitcher…he’s started the inevitable slide that touches all players…yet …teams will carry the treasure chest to him to sign


….the Bears upset win over Green Bay brought some thoughts to mind….the best part of the game was halftime….ya know the time when you usually “duck out” to go bathroom, get food, see if your wife went shopping, check on the dog, make sure the house isn’t burning down, look at the weather, etc…anyway seeing Bart Starr “welcome” Bret Favre into the GB HOF…or whatever they call it…brought back memories with both guys….apparently Starr had to really work hard physically to take that ride around the track..his ride brought back memories of the MAN’s final ride around Busch to me……other thoughts….GB receivers can’t get open….the Rammies showed the league that a cover 1 (i.e. m/m on each wide rec with 1 Free safety) severely bottles up the Packers…..btw…we saw the 3 best QB in the long history of Green Bay on the field on the same night…


….sports fans must REALLY be perverted….most that I know really enjoy football games played in the rain, wind, snow…anything out of the ordinary…sure it demolishes most offensive strategy but there is a different feel about the game…the Baylor-TCU game was one of those played in the pouring rain throughout the 2nd half of the game…these prolific scoring teams were 14-14 after a slow rain during the 1st quarter …after that…it was punt, punt, punt, punt….yada-yada-yada…yet was still entertaining as TCU won in 2-OT


….with all my years of high school coaching, I can’t ignore the MSHSAA football championship weekend…..in no particular order

…..how about Valle Catholic (Ste Genevieve)….won their 14th title in Class 1….steeped in tradition, the Warriors are coached by a Valle grad….don’t spell it Valley or they’ll be after ur head J …I haven’t been following the Warriors long (probably 10-12 years) but it always seems to be the same family names who are sons, grandsons, nephews of players of decades ago….congrats (again!)

…. John Burroughs ALWAYS seems to have a very high win total each year…this year they upended Odessa 30-6 to win their 9th championship in the Class 3 title game

….although they fell one game short…congrats to CBC & Chaminade …both from the MCC who fell in the Championship game…particular kudos to CBC the 2014 champion… where I taught/coached for 21 years –so I’m a biased….. who have been led by Coach Scott Pingel to new heights during his tenure as head coach…a tremendous coach but even a better person


…while I’m on the HS turf…it is assumed that in the 6 classes of football that the champion of Class 2 is better than 1; 3 better than 2..etc….why not offer the opportunity to any school (probably like Valle) who want to move up a classification to get more of a challenge or a better gauge on their skill level to do it? It would require…in my mind…that the ALL of the school’s teams move up a classification and the smallest school in the class above them would move down to the smaller classification. Each 2 year rotation, the school could reevaluate its status. Maybe a school wants more of a challenge in basketball, soccer, baseball….just a thought


..…Bears Coach John Fox’s gum chewing is from the same school as Pete Carroll…..dump in 3 packs of gum and chew in elongated , extended bites while vigorously using your jaws and cheeks in those wide bites …I guess so the gum doesn’t get stuck together?..anyway….do it as if you’re getting ready to swallow it and do it for each moment of the game…or at least when the camera is on you J However….Fox can coach…give him his due…


….I hardly follow the NBA…probably can’t name more than 10 players but….Golden State’s 18-0 record to start the season just jumps out at you…they have a 9 game lead in the division and we aren’t in December yet! Super-shooter Stephen Curry has the sweetest, longest J around. The NBA record of 33 consecutive wins is held by the LA Lakers. That team had some very famous basketball names…coached by Bill Sharman with a 35 year old Wilt Chamberlain, 2 slick shooting guards called Gail Goodrich and Jerry West. Those Lakers started their streak on Nov 5 (10th game of the year) and didn’t lose again until Jan 9 in Milwaukee..To a team with the great Oscar Robertson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar..and went on to capture the NBA title. This record is really stunning when you consider the nightly game-game-game in one city and then the next.


….I’ve heard of riding the same horse….but Bama Coach Nick Saban went too far in his 29-13 win over arch-rival-Auburn….every running play for the Crimson Tide in the 4th quarter was carried by star running back—Derrick Henry.. .Henry lugged the ball 46x for 271 yards..including the last 16 consecutive running plays….ya know…sometimes coaches try to “fool” the opponent too often…. The longer I coached football….the less I “fooled” people (and myself)


….ready or not….here’s the bowl schedule…without the teams….although there should be a bowl or three for the smaller conferences….the “REAL” bowls don’t begin until after Christmas

….why not try a new approach of names …removing the corporate names from the titles of the game (that reek of money)…let the title say something about the game–

These are some possible “new “names as well….in some cases…the types of teams desired—

The Pony Express Bowl (two teams with best rushers in the country); or the Air-Mail Bowl (2 teams with best passers); the Plumbers Bowl (2 teams that plug up the offenses); the American Idol Bowl (teams with 2 talented, pretty-boy QB); the Fox News Bowl (two teams with conservative offenses);the Plain-Jane Bowl (teams with the least colorful, most drab uniforms); the Beat the Clock Bowl(where no reviews, discussions, TV timeouts other than half or called time outs are permitted ); the New Year’s Bowl (starting at 12 mid-night on New Year’s Day); the American Bandstand Bowl (where the two bands are on stages at each end of stadium and one plays tunes each time-out)—this would be one of those bowls located in a place like Hawaii (where things seem to be more relaxed J


Saturday, Dec. 19

Bowl Location Time (ET) / TV  
Gildan New Mexico Bowl C-USA vs. MWC University Stadium Albuquerque, NM 2:00pm / ESPN
Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl MWC or BYU vs. Pac-12 Sam Boyd Stadium Las Vegas, NV 3:30pm / ABC
Raycom Media Camellia Bowl MAC vs. Sun Belt Cramton Bowl Montgomery, AL 5:30pm / ESPN
AutoNation Cure Bowl American vs. Sun Belt Citrus Bowl Stadium Orlando, FL 7:00pm / CBSSN
R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl C-USA vs. Sun Belt Mercedes-Benz Superdome New Orleans, LA 9:00pm / ESPN

Monday, Dec. 21

Bowl Location Time (ET) / TV  
Miami Beach Bowl C-USA vs. The American Marlins Park Miami, FL 2:30pm / ESPN

Tuesday, Dec. 22

Bowl Location Time (ET) / TV  
Famous Idaho Potato Bowl MAC vs. MWC Albertson’s Stadium Boise, ID 3:30pm / ESPN
Boca Raton Bowl MAC vs. American FAU Stadium Boca Raton, FL 7:00pm / ESPN

Wednesday, Dec. 23

Bowl Location Time (ET) / TV  
San Diego County CU Poinsettia Bowl MWC vs. MAC Qualcomm Stadium San Diego, CA 4:30pm / ESPN
GoDaddy Bowl MAC vs. Sun Belt Ladd-Peebles Stadium Mobile, AL 8:00pm / ESPN

Thursday, Dec. 24

Bowl Location Time (ET) / TV  
Popeyes Bahamas Bowl Middle Tennessee vs. MAC Thomas Robinson Stadium Nassau, Bahamas Noon / ESPN
Hawai’i Bowl American vs. MWC or BYU Aloha Stadium Honolulu, HI 8:00pm / ESPN

Saturday, Dec. 26

Bowl Location Time (ET) / TV  
St. Petersburg Bowl American vs. C-USA Tropicana Field St. Petersburg, FL 11:00am / ESPN
Hyundai Sun Bowl ACC/Notre Dame vs. Pac-12 Sun Bowl Stadium El Paso, TX 2:00pm / CBS
Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl Big 12 vs. C-USA Cotton Bowl Stadium Dallas, TX 2:20pm / ESPN
New Era Pinstripe Bowl ACC/Notre Dame vs. Big Ten Yankee Stadium  Bronx, NY 3:30pm / ABC
Camping World Independence Bowl ACC/Notre Dame vs. SEC Independence Stadium Shreveport, LA 5:45pm / ESPN
Foster Farms Bowl Big Ten vs. Pac-12 Levi’s Stadium Santa Clara, CA 9:15pm / ESPN

Monday, Dec. 28

Bowl Location Time (ET) / TV  
Military Bowl ACC/Notre Dame vs. Navy Navy-Marine Corps. Stadium Annapolis, MD 2:30pm / ESPN2
Quick Lane Bowl ACC/Notre Dame vs. Big Ten Ford Field Detroit, MI 5:00pm / ESPN

Tuesday, Dec. 29

Bowl Location Time (ET) / TV  
Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl Big Ten vs. MWC Amon G. Carter Stadium Fort Worth, TX 2:00pm / ESPN
Russell Athletic Bowl ACC/Notre Dame vs. Big 12 Orlando Citrus Bowl Orlando, FL 5:30pm / ESPN
Nova Home Loans Arizona Bowl C-USA vs. MWC Arizona Stadium Tucson, AZ 7:30pm / ASN
AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl Big 12 vs. SEC NRG Stadium Houston, TX 9:00pm / ESPN

Wednesday, Dec. 30

Bowl Location Time (ET) / TV  
Birmingham Bowl SEC vs. American Legion Field Birmingham, AL Noon / ESPN
Belk Bowl SEC vs. ACC/Notre Dame Bank of America Stadium Charlotte, NC 3:30pm / ESPN
Franklin Amer. Mort. Music City Bowl SEC vs. ACC/ND or Big Ten LP Field Nashville, TN 7:00pm / ESPN
National University Holiday Bowl Big Ten vs. Pac-12 Qualcomm Stadium San Diego, CA 10:30pm / ESPN

Thursday, Dec. 31

Bowl Location Time (ET) / TV Tickets
Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl At-Large vs. At-Large (NY6) Georgia Dome Atlanta, GA Noon / ESPN
Goodyear Cotton Bowl Playoff Semifinal Game AT&T Stadium Arlington, TX 4 or 8pm / ESPN
Capital One Orange Bowl Playoff Semifinal Game Sun Life Stadium Miami Gardens, FL 4 or 8pm / ESPN

Friday, Jan. 1

Bowl Location Time (ET) / TV  
Outback Bowl Big Ten vs. SEC Raymond James Stadium Tampa, FL Noon / ESPN2
Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl Big Ten vs. SEC Orlando Citrus Bowl Orlando, FL 1:00pm / ABC
Fiesta Bowl At-Large vs. At-Large (NY6) U. of Phoenix Stadium Glendale, AZ 1:00pm / ESPN
Rose Bowl Game Big Ten vs. Pac-12 (NY6) Rose Bowl Pasadena, CA 5:00pm / ESPN
Allstate Sugar Bowl Big 12 vs. SEC (NY6) Mercedes-Benz Superdome New Orleans, LA 8:30pm / ESPN

Saturday, Jan. 2

Bowl Location Time (ET) / TV  
TaxSlayer Bowl ACC/ND or Big Ten vs. SEC EverBank Field Jacksonville, FL Noon / ESPN
AutoZone Liberty Bowl Big 12 vs. SEC Liberty Bowl Memphis, TN 3:20pm / ESPN
Valero Alamo Bowl Big 12 vs. Pac-12 Alamodome San Antonio, TX 6:45pm / ESPN
Motel 6 Cactus Bowl Big 12 vs. Pac-12 Chase Field Phoenix, AZ 10:15pm / ESPN

Monday, Jan. 11

Bowl Location Time (ET) / TV  
CFP National Championship Semifinal Winner vs. Semifinal Winner U. of Phoenix Stadium Glendale, AZ 8:30pm / ESPN


Valle Catholic final minute FG in the mud earns another trip to the Dome

PrintThe weather conditions were frightful, but the ending for Valle Catholic
was so delightful. The Warriors outstanding Senior kicker, Devon Kutz,
knocked home a 27 yard field goal with 45 seconds remaining, to send the
Ste. Genevieve Catholic school back to the Edward Jones Dome in St.
Louis for the 7th straight year, 16-13 over Marceline, in a Class 1 Semifinal.

The game was played with temperatures dropping into the 30’s and
northwesterly winds 20-25 mph, bringing the wind chill down to around 20
degrees. To top it off, rain fell all morning mixed with a little snow,
making field conditions extremely muddy.

After a scoreless first quarter, Valle got on the board late in the
first half with a 3 play, 51 yard drive. Sr. QB Connor Basler found Cole
Wood on a catch and run 51 yard TD. It was the first points allowed by
the Tigers in 8 games. Basler threw 2 TD’s on the day, running his total
to 55 on the season. Basler had 244 yards on 16-30 through the air with
1 pick. Kutz’s kick made it 7-0 with 1:44 remaining in the half and that
was the halftime score.

Marceline, with their run-oriented offense. got back into the game on
their first possession of the 2nd half with an 8 play, 60 yard touchdown
drive. It was capped off by a 1 yard run by Jr. FB Duane Avila and with
the Dylan Ewigman kick, it was 7-7 with 8:23 to go in the 3rd.

It stayed that way throughout quarter 3 with the adverse conditions
affecting everything the teams did. Valle regained the lead early in the
4th against the Tigers 3-3 stacked D on a 5 play-62 yard drive as
Garrett Jaegers caught a 29 yard pass from Basler for a 13-7 Warriors
lead and 9:19 left. Kutz’s kick, however, went wide right.

The Tigers countered with a 9 play, 72 yard drive and tied the game as
Jr. RB Jarred Best went into the house from 10 yards away for a 13 all
tie. The kick was blown wide left and it stayed deadlocked with 5:34 to go.

The blue clad Warriors spread came right back down the field on a 9
play, 72 yard drive, culminated by the 27 yard Kutz FG through the
biting crosswind, for a 16-13 advantage with 45 ticks on the clock.

Marceline, who ended 0-3 through the air, had 2 passes picked off by
Cole Wood and Devon Kutz in the final 40 seconds, with Kutz’s pick on
the final play as Valle’s fans erupted with joy.

Valle Catholic finished with 392 yards of total offense, 148 on the
ground. The Tigers were held to 241 yards, all on the ground, on 51
plays. The Warriors ran 65 plays.

Sr. DE Colin Okenfuss led the Warriors with 15 tackles, 2 QB Sacks, and
3 tackles for losses. Sr. ILB Kurtis Meyer had 11 total tackles, and now
has 138 on the season. Jr. OLB Cole Wood add 10, including 2 tackles for
losses, and a pick. Sr. defensive tackles Brock Kertz and Matthew Skaggs
had 9 tackles apiece.

Valle Catholic advances to the Class 1 State Championship against Penney
(Hamilton) (11-3) Saturday, the last team to defeat the Warriors in the State
Title game in 2012, 60-34. Valle has won 44 straight games. Penney upset
Skyline, 29-12 in the other semi.

You can hear the Valle Catholic-Penney game on Prepcasts Ste. Genevieve.
Pre-game at 1:45, including the ceremony honoring the 1995 State
Championship Warrior team. Valle will be seeking their 14th overall
State Championship. The opening kickoff is scheduled for 2:15.

Valle Catholic captures physical battle over Thayer

prepcasts ste gen logoValle Catholic notched their 13th win this season and their 43rd
consecutive victory over the last 3 years with a hard hitting 17-10
triumph at Thayer (11-2).

The Warriors overcame 6 turnovers and injuries to 3 two-way starters,
Tristan Huck, Nick Oberle, and Zach Viox. The teams traded turnovers in
the first minute of the game.

Valle penetrated to the Bobcats 10 and 6 in the first half before
fumbling and then turning the ball over on downs. The Warriors out first
downed Thayer 14-3 in the opening 24 minutes, but it was scoreless at
the intermission.

The Warriors finally broke on top early in the 3rd quarter with a 10
play, 61 yard drive, culminated on a 1 yard run by SR. QB Connor Basler
with 7:30 to go in the 3rd quarter. Sr. Devon Kutz added his first of
two extra points for a 7-0 lead.  The blue clad school from Ste.
Genevieve got the ball back two minutes later and went on a 5 play, 63
yard drive, fueled by backup Sr. RB Zach Viox, who took it to the house
the final 29 yards down the left sidelines for a 14-0 VC lead. That came
with 4:07 left in the 3rd. Viox had 11 carries for 64 yards in his “next
man up” role.

Valle extended the lead to 17-0 early in the 4th quarter with a 9
play-52 yard drive. Kutz banged home a 32 yard FG with 11:23 left in the
very physical game.

The Bobcats were called for intentional grounding and moved back to
their own 5 a few seconds later before Matt Griffith went 95 yards for
the only Thayer TD on the day to make it 17-7 with 11:02 to go.

The Warriors Basler had a punt blocked at his own 10 with under 5
minutes remaining, but Thayer settled for a 25 yard Landon Tyler field
goal with 3:35 left.

Valle took over at the Bobcats 44 following a failed onside kick
attempt, but turned the ball over at the Thayer 35 on an ill advised
pass and interception with 40 seconds remaining. Kutz’s pick with 5
seconds to go ended the suspense and the Warriors survived. The Bobcats
had 4 turnovers.

Valle out first downed Thayer 26-6 and finished with 79 plays for 460
yards of total offense. Basler was 16-34 for 265 yards. Garrett Jaegers
had 5 catches for 102 yards. The Bobcats ran 56 plays for 263 yards.
Three plays totaled 169 yards for the Bobcats, and the other 56 plays
only 94 yards, 1.7 yards per play. QB Aiden Henry was 2-14 for 74 yards.

The Warriors advance to the semifinals against Marceline (12-1) Saturday
afternoon at Fr. John Dempsey Field in Ste. Genevieve. Game time is
1:00. The Tigers have shut out their last 7 opponents.

You can hear the game LIVE on Prepcasts Ste. Genevieve on your computer
or any mobile device at m.prepcasts.ezstream.com. An extended pre-game
show at noon with the opening kickoff at 1:00.

78-8 gets you 38 by Frank Kirchmer

prepcasts ste gen logoValle Catholic (8-0) jumped to a quick 29-0 lead just over 7 minutes
into the game and went on to a 78-8 victory over Herculaneum (2-5)
Friday night.

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The Warriors Jr. FB Tristan Huck and Nick Oberle each scored 3
touchdowns and Sr. QB Connor Basler threw 5 more TD passes as Valle led
64-8 at the half before emptying their bench.

It was a 7 play, 61 yard opening drive that gave the Warriors the lead
as Basler hit Huck on a swing pass for 14 yards. Devon Kutz added his
first of 7 extra points for a 7-0 lead with 10:51 left in the opening

Oberle returned a Black Cat punt 33 yards to the 2 and Huck took it in
from there for a 14-0 advantage just 3:33 into the game. Oberle then
pick up a fumble and rumbled 12 yards into the end zone just 1:08 later.
After a bad snap on the conversion, Kutz picked the ball up and hit Sr.
Brendan Samples for the 2 pointer and a 22-0 cushion.

The Warriors partially blocked a Herky punt and took over at their 17.
Jr. slot receiver Cole Wood caught a 3 yard pass out of the VC spread
for the touchdown with 4:53 to go in the opening 12 minutes. It was

Herculaneum scored their only TD of the night as FB Sawyer Wilfong
scored on a 2 yard run, culminating a 4 play, 60 yard drive. He then
caught a 2 point conversion pass from QB Tim Venable for a 29-8 game and
still 3:06 left in quarter 1.

Basler and the Warriors struck right back on a quick drive exactly one
minute later as he found Oberle on a 13 yard scoring strike for a 36-8
lead after one. Basler finished 12-20 for 223 yards as Valle totaled 374
yards of offense.

The onslaught continued in the 2nd quarter as Oberle caught an 11 yarder
and Garrett Jaegers a 13 yard TD. Huck added a 10 yard run to paydirt as
did backup QB Mason Skaggs from the 4.

The final touchdowns in the 2nd half were scored by Sr. Matt Luttrell on
a 60 yard bubble screen from Skaggs and Sr. Seth Mueller picked up a
blocked punt and returned it 23 yards.

The Warriors held Herky to 85 total yards on 44 plays.

The Class 1 top ranked Warriors have now won 38 straight over 3 years.
They will finish their regular season at home next Friday against St.
Pius (Festus) (4-4).

Ste. Genevieve, now 7-1, and ranked 10th in Class 3, shut out De Soto,
41-0. Austin Brewer scored 4 TD’s. The Dragons close their regular
season at home against Caruthersville (5-3) Friday night. You can hear
that game LIVE on Prepcasts Ste. Genevieve at 7:00.

#37 for Valle Catholic by Frank Kirchmer

prepcasts ste gen logoValle Catholic Sr. QB Connor Basler scored 3 touchdowns on the ground
and threw for 2 more Friday night as the top ranked Class 1 Warriors
(7-0) captured their 37th straight victory, 42-3, over Potosi.

The Warriors scored on their second possession with an 8 play, 66 yard
drive, as Jr. FB Tristan Huck scored from one. Sr. Devon Kutz added the
first of his 6 extra points and Valle led 7-0 with 6:49 to go in the 1st

Valle added 2 more scores before the quarter ended. Basler found pay
dirt on an 18 yard run following a short punt with 4:28 remaining and
then hit fellow Sr. Garrett Jaegers on a quick 9 yard slant to polish
off a 4 play, 40 yard drive at the 1:56 mark for a 21-0 lead.

Valle’s defense dominated the Trojans most of the night, with 12 tackles
for losses. Sr. linebacker Kurtis Meyer had 15 tackles. The Trojans had
only 99 yards of total offense, 71 of those on 2 pass plays.

It was a 6 play, 71 yard drive in the 2nd quarter that gave the blue
clad Warriors a 28-0 lead at halftime. Basler again went 18 yards on a
spread read option for the touchdown with 3:47 remaining in the half.

The Warriors tacked on two 2nd half TD’s. Basler found Cole Wood on a 1
yard TD pass with 8:50 left in the 3rd and then raced 70 yards for his
trifecta touchdown 10:51 from the finish for a 42-0 advantage.

The Trojans got on the board with just 5:37 to go on a 37 yard Kyle Osla
field goal.

Valle had 388 yards of total offense, 216 on the ground. Basler was
12-19 for 172 yards. He has now thrown for 31 touchdowns this season and
run for 7 more.

Ste. Genevieve (6-1) won their 5th straight in dominating fashion,
62-17, over Perryville on Homecoming night. The Dragons travel to De
Soto (4-3) Friday.

Valle Catholic will be at Herculaneum (2-5) Friday night. You can hear
that game LIVE on Prepcasts Ste. Genevieve with updates of Ste. Gen- De

Dragons take down #5 by Frank Kirchmer

prepcasts ste gen logoThe Ste. Genevieve Dragons midline split back veer offense dominated
previously unbeaten Park Hills Central (5-1) Friday night with 369 yards
rushing en route to a signature 40-21 victory over the Class 3 #5 ranked

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Senior running backs Anthony Roe and Austin Brewer each went over 100
yards for the 4th straight week. Brewer had 161 yards on 22 carries and
Roe ran for 156 and 3 touchdowns on 17 carries. QB Wyatt Lalumandier
added 53 more yards on 12 totes of the mail as the Dragons repeatedly
came up with big 3rd and 4th down conversions. SG was 10-16 on 3rd down
and 3-6 on 4th down.

Lalumandier completed 7-14 passes for 156 yards, 2 for touchdowns of 17
yards to Logan Rhinehart and 26 to Dalton Giesler. The Dragons finished
with a whopping 525 yards of total offense in a game they never trailed.

Ste. Gen scored first late in the 1st quarter on an 11 play, 74 yard
drive capped off by Roe’s 2 yard run with :48 left for a 7-0 advantage.
PH Central countered 2 plays later on the 1st play of the 2nd quarter as
Rebel QB Jake Bridges hit Drew Harlow on a beautiful throw and catch
from 43 yards out and a 7-7 tie.

The Dragons came right back with a 3 play 81 yard drive and a 62 yard
Roe gallop to the house for a 14-7 lead with 10:48 to go in the half.
The final SG TD came just :22 from the end of the half following a
Bridges fumble at the Rebel 34. It took 8 plays for Lalumandier to find
Rhinehart on a slant from 17 yards away. SG dominated statistically in
the opening 24 minutes running 40 plays for 269 yards to the Rebels 18
plays for just 124.

Central took nearly half of the 3rd quarter clock to go 80 yards in 11
plays as Bridges snuck it in from inches away on 4th down and then
alertly ran in the 2 point conversion after a low snap for a 20-15 game
and 6:44 left in quarter 3.

Ste. Gen countered quickly with a 7 play, 62 yard drive 3 minutes later
and Lalumandier hit Giesler on a 4th down crossing route for a 26-15
lead. The Rebels scored again less than a minute later as Bridges again
found Harlow down the middle of the field for a 62 yard TD catch and run
to cut the lead back to 26-21 as a try for two failed.

Back came Ste. Gen in the highly entertaining game just over a minute
later with :52 to go in the 3rd as a 50 yard Brewer run set up a 25 yard
tight rope sideline TD jaunt by Lalumandier. He also scored on the 2
point conversion run and the Dragons had a 34-21 lead after 3.

Ste. Gen had a pair of defensive stops in the 4th and put the cherry on
the sundae with 1:28 left as Roe busted into the end zone for his 3rd TD
from the Rebel 27.

Ste. Gen held Bridges to 10-20 passing for 209 yards and 104 yards on
the ground for 313 total. The Dragons were led defensively by DE Morgan
Schenk with 9 tackles.

Much of the credit goes to the Dragon offensive line that features all
seniors, center Leelan Huck, guards, Gabe Harmon and Kade Jett, and
tackles Schenk and AJ Gonz.

The Dragons will host Perryville for homecoming next Friday night.

Prepcasts Ste. Genevieve will audio stream Valle Catholic (6-0) hosting
Potosi (4-2) at 7:00. The top ranked Class 1 Warriors won their 36th
straight covering 3 seasons, 63-6, over Jefferson R-7.

Valle Football Streak Continues by Frank Kirchmer

Frank-KirchmerSr. QB Connor Basler threw 6 first half touchdown passes and top ranked
Class 1 Valle Catholic (Ste. Genevieve) rolled to a 76-7 home win over
Crystal City (2-2) Friday night.

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The Warriors Nick Oberle returned the opening kickoff 90 yards for a TD
only to see the Hornets QB Logan Grove hit WR Zach Cheaney with a 91
yard TD strike on Crystal City’s first play from scrimmage for a 7-7 tie
just :31 seconds into the game.

It was all Valle (4-0) for the rest of the half, as the Warriors totaled
522 yards of first half offense. Basler threw TD passes of 66 yards to
Cole Wood, 43 yards to Oberle, a pair of 4 yarders to Garrett Jaegers,
and 56 and 9 yard strikes to Cole Keeley. Jaegers, who returned to the
lineup for the first time since being injured in last year’s State
Championship game with a torn labrum, caught 5 passes for 70 yards.

Basler also scored on a one yard run, and RB Tristan Huck had a 47 yard
gallop to the house, as the Warriors built a 63-7 halftime lead. Kicker
Devon Kutz was 9-9 on extra points. RB Blake Pennell tacked on a 36 yard
TD run in the 2nd half and freshman Trenton Linderer added a 6 yard
score on the ground.

Valle totaled 272 yards rushing on the night, nearly 11 yards a carry,
and Basler was 10-13 for 261 yards in a balanced attack of 533 total
yards. Basler has already thrown 18 TD passes in 4 games.

Sr. linebacker Kurtis Meyer led all Warrior defenders with 11 total
tackles, a QB sack, 3 tackles for losses and a fumble recovery. Valle
held the Hornets to -15 yards rushing and 101 yards passing, 91 on one
play, for 86 yards of total offense, and 2 first downs.

Valle Catholic, winners now of 34 straight over 3 years, will travel to
Grandview (1-3) Friday night.

Ste. Genevieve Sr. QB Wyatt Lalumandier ran for 168 yards and 2 TD’s and
threw for 2 more TD’s as the Dragons (3-1) broke open a tight game late
for a 41-19 win Friday night at previously undefeated Potosi (3-1).

Ste. Gen will be at Fredericktown (0-4) next Friday night in a game you
can listen to LIVE on Prepcasts Ste. Genevieve.

33 and Counting for Valle by Frank Kirchmer

valle-catholic-200x200Valle Catholic (Ste. Genevieve) captured their 33rd straight victory
over 3 years Saturday afternoon with a 69-7 conquest of Westran in a
game played at St. Francis Borgia in Washington. It was a rematch of
last year’s Class 1 State Championship game, won by the Warriors, 49-25.

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Vale went 71 yards on 7 plays in their opening drive with Jr. fullback
Tristan Huck scoring from the 1 just 1:57 into the game. The extra point
try was missed and the Warriors lead was 6-0 on the hot and muggy 93
degree day.

Westran stopped the Warriors next possession at the Hornets 1 and on the
very next play Sr. FB Dalton Wright went 99 yards for a touchdown and
with the Brett Hilbreth extra point, it was 7-6 with 6:40 remaining in
the opening stanza.

But, the Warriors took control of the game after losing a fumble at the
Westran 18, as Sr. QB Connor Basler scored on a 6 yard run and the 2
point conversion for a 14-7 advantage with 1:19 left in the opening

Valle Catholic increased their lead to 49-7 by halftime. Sophomore Chris
Loida went to the house on a 17 yard run followed by three Basler TD
passes, a 30 yarder to Jr. Tristan Rollhaus, plus 24 and 9 yarders to
Sr. Devon Kutz. Kutz added three extra points and Loida ran in a two
point conversion. Huck scored his 2nd TD with 26 seconds left in the
half on a 1 yard run. Valle was given a short field the entire afternoon
by several poor Hornet punts.

Valle’s final 3 touchdowns in the second half, that was played entirely
with a running clock, were scored by the 2nd and 3rd units. Jr. Cody
Stoll completed a 4 play, 40 yard drive, with a 6 yard TD run. Sophomore
QB Mason Skaggs went 46 yards down the sidelines to pay dirt and Fr.
Carter Roth added a 49 yard touchdown run. Freshman Ryan Grein had 2
extra points.

Basler was 16-23 for 190 yards passing and the Warriors added 277 on the
ground for 467 yards of total offense. Sr. Nick Oberle had 7 catches for
66 yards. Rollhaus tacked on 5 for 60. Loida carried the ball 8 times
for 95 yards.

Westran finished with only 106 yards of total offense, all on the
ground. The Hornets had just 7 yards rushing aside from the 99 yard TD
run by Wright as the Warriors dominated the line of scrimmage.

Valle (3-0) will host Crystal City (2-1) Friday night. You can hear the
game LIVE on Prepcasts Ste. Genevieve.

Valle Catholic over Ste. Genevieve FB by Frank Kirchmer

Top ranked Class 1 Valle Catholic (Ste. Genevieve) scored three
touchdowns in the game’s first 6 minutes and rolled to a 51-22 victory
over cross town rival Ste. Genevieve Friday night. Sr. QB Connor Basler
threw for 299 yards and 4 TD’s on 14-22 and added 9 carries for 90 yards
and a touchdown.

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Valle’s high powered, quick tempo spread, went 8 plays and 63 yards with
the opening drive and Jr. fullback Tristan Huck scored from the 1. Sr.
Devon Kutz added his first of 7 extra points for a 7-0 Warrior lead with
9:08 to go in the first.

The Dragons fumbled on their first play from scrimmage and the Warriors
recovered at the SG 21. Basler immediately hit Sr. slot receiver Nick
Oberle over the middle for a TD and a 14-0 lead 18 seconds later.

After stopping the Dragons on 3rd and inches on the following
possession, the Warriors took over at their own 39 following a punt.
Again, Basler went deep on the first play and found Jr. WR Cole Wood for
a 61 yard touchdown pass and Valle had a commanding 21-0 advantage with
6:39 remaining in quarter one.

Ste. Gen bounced back and went 54 yards in 6 plays with Jr. RB Austin
Brewer going the final 14 for the score with 4:34 left in the high
scoring opening frame. Dalton Giesler’s point made it 21-7.

Valle Catholic answered immediately on an 8 play, 57 yard drive, and
Basler went 27 yards down the left sidelines on 3rd and 10 for the TD
and the Warriors lead was 27-7 and still 2:18 left in the quarter.

Following a SG punt that rolled dead at the 2 early in quarter 2, the
Warriors drove 98 yards in only 5 plays, with Basler again finding
Oberle, who caught 8 passes for 127 yards, for a 50 yard TD pass, and a
34-7 advantage with 9:45 to go in the half.

The lead lengthened just over 2 minutes later when Valle took over at
the SG 46 after a Dragon fake punt attempt failed. Four plays later
Basler threw his 4th TD pass to Jr. Tristan Rollhaus from 40 yards out
and it was 41-7. Kutz then added a 35 yard FG with 4:36 to go in the
half and it was 44-7.

Ste. Gen added a TD late in the half following a short punt as they
travelled 21 yards in 4 plays and Jr. QB Wyatt Lalumandier scored from
the 7 with :12 left to make it 44-14 at halftime. Lalumandier had 11
carries for 58 yards.

The Dragons made it interesting late in quarter 3 with a 6 play, 74 yard
drive, following an interception by Jr. Brandon Hinson, and a 58 yard
Lalumandier to Brewer 58 yard TD throw on a wheel route with :48 left.
Brewer ran in the 2-point conversion to bring the Dragons within 44-22.

The final score of the evening came in the 4th as Valle went 14 plays
and 65 yards with Huck going the final two for his 2nd TD. That came
with 7:44 left and extended the lead to 51-22.

The game was marred by numerous penalties. The Dragons had 13 penalties
in the first half alone, most of them for holding. The Dragons also had
3 turnovers, all fumbles.

The Warriors ended the night with 507 total yards on 57 plays, 299
passing and 208 on the ground, an average of 8.9 yards per play. Ste.
Gen had 55 plays for 293 yards with 206 on the ground, and 4-13 passing
for an additional 87 yards. Each team had 13 first downs.

Ste. Genevieve (1-1) hosts New Madrid County Central (0-2) Friday night
while Valle (2-0) will have a  rematch of last year’s Class 1 State
Championship game against Westran (1-1) Saturday afternoon at St.
Francis Borgia High School in Washington. You can hear both games LIVE
or archived on Prepcasts Ste. Genevieve.