High School Football

Football roundup: Columbia stays perfect, Mater Dei rolls to 6th-straight victory

Here’s a recap of Friday’s high school football games:

Columbia stays perfect, downs Breese Central

The Eagles romped to a 56-18 home win against Breese Central.

Nic Horner’s 39-yard touchdown pass to Sam Horner, followed by Nic Horner’s 3-yard touchdown run gave Columbia a 14-0 lead after one quarter.

Kyle Athmer’s 22-yard strike to Shane Becker cut the deficit to 14-6. However, Nic Horner connected with Sam Horner for two more touchdown passes for a 28-6 lead. John Walsh’s 6-yard touchdown pass from Athmer cut the deficit to 28-12 at halftime.

Donavan Bieber’s 47-yard touchdown run early in the third quarter made it 35-12. Athmer and Walsh hooked up for another scoring strike, but then Nic Horner hit Bieber for a 55-yard touchdown and Londyn Little for a 47-yard score to make it 49-18. Nic Horner’s 44-yard touchdown pass to Sam Horner in the fourth quarter completed the scoring.

Nic Horner enjoyed a huge night, completing 11-of-12 passes for 262 yards and six touchdowns. Bieber finished with 103 yards rushing, while Sam Horner, who kicked two extra points, caught five passes for 97 yards and Little collected 96 receiving yards. Adam Wibbenmeyer booted five point afters.

Athmer had a big game, completing 17 passes for 236 yards and three touchdowns.

The Eagles, champions of the Cahokia Conference, improved to 7-0 overall while improving to 5-0 in league action. The Cougars are 3-4, 3-2.

Mater Dei continues surge, defeats Granite City

The Knights won their sixth-straight game, dispatching the visiting Warriors 49-14.

Leading 21-14 in the third quarter, Mater Dei pulled away with four-consecutive touchdowns. Reed Braundmeier’s 17-yard touchdown pass to Ben Kassen began the surge and after Zach Napovanice rumbled 38 yards for a touchdown, the Knights were in charge at 35-14. Touchdown runs from Nolan Foppe and Cameron Kreke in the fourth quarter salted the win.

Mitchell Haake’s 6-yard touchdown pass from Braundmeier put the Knights ahead 6-0. Braundmeier then hit Kassen for a 27-yard score and the ensuing two-point conversion for a 14-0 lead. Freddy Edwards’ 53-yard run, combined with Chase Boushard’s extra point, cut the deficit to 14-7. Napovanice’s 28-yard run made it 21-7. Omarion Gooden’s 60-yard scoring strike to Aaron Barnett trimmed the lead to 21-14. But Mater dominated thereafter.

Foppe and Napovanice both finished with 134 yards rushing, while Braundmeier completed 11 passes for 120 yards and three touchdowns. Grant Cox booted five extra points. Gooden passed for 138 yards.

Mater Dei is 6-1, while Granite City is 2-5.

Mascoutah topples Jerseyville

The Indians posted a 48-28 Mississippi Valley Conference road win against the Panthers.

Mascoutah trailed 14-0 and then 21-7, but two rushing touchdowns from Devin Wills tied the score at 21-21 entering halftime. A 14-point third quarter put the Indians in control, as Devon Ross hit Aidan Jones for a 16-yard touchdown and Wills scampered 74 yards for a touchdown.

Ross’ 36-yard strike to Wills early in the fourth quarter extended the lead to 42-21 and all but ended any drama. Ross added a 4-yard touchdown run to complete the scoring. Jerseyville received three touchdowns from Carter Quinn and another from Brian McDonald.

Wills finished with 206 yards rushing on 15 carries, while Ross completed 14 passes for 226 yards and two touchdowns. McDonald finished with 105 yards rushing, while Quinn had 89 yards. Matthew Jackson added 100 rushing yards.

The Indians are 4-3 overall, 2-2 in the MVC. The Panthers are 2-5, 1-3.

Civic Memorial eases past Waterloo

The Eagles built a 20-7 lead and ultimately posted a solid 34-14 triumph against the host Bulldogs.

Touchdowns from Noah Turbyfill and Nick Walker, combined with the extra points from Kaylyn Aiello, staked Civic Memorial to a 14-0 lead. Eric Brown’s 14-yard touchdown pass to Ethan Horvath, followed by Tyson Roedl’s point after, cut it to 14-7. However, Turbyfill found Walker for an 8-yard touchdown before halftime and then Walker’s 16-yard run in the third quarter extended the margin to 26-7.

Chandler Powell’s 2-yard touchdown run and the two-point conversion pass from Turbyfill to Alex Reams made it 34-7. William GIlbert’s 4-yard run, and Roedl’s point after, completed the scoring.

The Eagles are 5-2 overall, 3-1 in the MVC. The Bulldogs are 1-6, 0-4.

Other scores from Friday:

  • Belleville East 24, Alton 21. The Lancers are 2-5 overall, 1-2 in the Southwestern Conference. Alton is 3-4, 1-2.
  • Edwardsville 40, Belleville West 14. Edwardsville is 5-2 overall, 3-1 in the Southwestern Conference. Belleville West 2-5, 1-3.
  • Freeburg 42, Wesclin 0. Freeburg is 4-3 overall, 3-2 in the Cahokia Conference. Wesclin is 2-5, 1-4.
  • Red Bud 38, Brentwood 12. Red Bud is 4-3.
  • Cahokia 60, Mount Vernon 7. Cahokia is 5-2 overall, 3-1 in the South Seven Conference.
  • Mattoon 26, Collinsville 20. Collinsville is 0-7.

Games set for Saturday, Oct. 12

Saturday schedule