Saturday, October 18th, 2008
St. Henry's shot at the playoffs takes big hit
By Gary R. Rasberry
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
Evan Burgei's one-yard run for a touchdown with 9:47 left in the third quarter allowed St. John's to come back from a 19-7 deficit to beat St. Henry 21-19 at Stadium Park in Delphos on Friday night.
St. John's is now 7-2 on the season and 5-2 in the Midwest Athletic Conference while the Redskins drop to 5-4 overall with the loss and 3-4 in the MAC.
The Redskins had a 19-7 lead midway through the second quarter when Brad Stahl threw his third touchdown pass of the night, a 21-yard strike to Victor Fortkamp, but were shut out for the rest of the evening. The Redskins also missed two extra points on the night, one blocked by the Blue Jays.
St. Henry outgained St. John's 431 to 378, but the Blue Jays outrushed the Redskins 351-198.
The Blue Jays made the come back as Burgei scored the first of his two scores with just over a minute left in the second quarter to make it 19-14 after Jordan Rode's PAT.
With just under 10 minutes left in the third, Burgei got his second touchdown. Rode made it a perfect 3-of-3 on PATs on the night to make it 21-19.
The loss spoiled another big night for Stahl since coming back from injury. Stahl was 12-of-21 for 233 yards, with touchdown passes to Jordan Post and Shawn Dues in addition to the toss to Fortkamp.
Brent Prenger added 134 yards on 29 carries for the Redskins.
St. John's quarterback Wes Ulm paced the Blue Jays with 127 yards rushing on 18 carries. Jordan Leininger added 118 yards on 18 carries.
St. John's travels to Barrenbrugge Park on Friday to face Fort Recovery while St. Henry returns home to face Minster.
Anna 40, Versailles 0
Wes Hunsucker threw for two tochdowns as the Rockets held the Tigers to 165 yards of total offense to improve to 8-1 on the season.
Hunsucker was 16-of-25 passing for 238 yards and threw a pair of touchdown strikes to favorite target Zach Clark, who made six snags for 94 yards.
Kameron Knight added 67 yards on 13 carries while Derek Billing had six catches for 55 yards.
The Tigers were hampered by four turnovers, including three interceptions. Josh Parker returned one of the interceptions for a 33-yard touchdown.
Anna hosts Marion Local in a key MAC and Region 20 contest while Versailles travels to Parkway to wrap up the season.