Wednesday, October 17, 2012
The new-look district format has Zumwalt East, Zumwalt South both hosting a playoff game.
District football in Missouri used to be so easy to understand. For the last several years, football teams were put in four- or five-team districts and the last few weeks of the regular season became a de-facto playoff. Everyone played every district school once and the teams with the two best records in district play would advance to the playoffs. That will all change this year. Friday night is Week 9 of the football season and the end of the regular season--a departure from the 10-game regular seasons of years past. The change means that the old Week 10 will actually be District Playoff round one. In an effort to have every regular season game count, the format for districts was altered. A complex point system was created to make sure …
Saturday, October 6, 2012
Voters were impressed by Jefferson's four touchdown game for the Cougars.
In a losing effort, Bryce Jefferson couldn't be stopped. The Lutheran High School sophomore scored not one, not two, not even three—four touchdowns in Week 6. It was an impressive week, for Jefferson, enough so to help him win the Patch St. Charles County Athlete of the Week award. Out of the 100 votes cast, Jefferson beat out Holt's Mark Cushing by just six votes to earn the crown. Here's how the voting broke down: Which St. Charles County football player had the best Week 6? Although Lutheran fell short against Trinity, sophomore Jefferson had a big game for the Cougars. In the 45-40 loss against Trinity, Jefferson accumulated four touchdowns—one on the ground, two receiving and one on a kickoff return. Jefferson picked up 68 yards on …
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Help decide which St. Charles County football player had the best week.
Monday, October 1, 2012
Help decide which St. Charles County football player had the best week.
It's time for another edition of the St. Charles County Athlete of the Week fan poll. This week we turn our attention to the football field. Tell us in the poll below: Which St. Charles County football player had the best Week 6? Matt Etherton—Fort Zumwalt East: The Lions are 5-1 and got win No. 5 in a big win against rival Zumwalt South. The quarterback-receiver combo of Shane Barrett and Matt Etherton had a big game. Etherton had just four catches, but he made them count en route to 105 yards receiving. Three of his four catches went for scores—one from 19 yards, one from 56 yards out and another from 16 yards. Bryce Jefferson—Lutheran High School: Although Lutheran fell short against Trinity, sophomore Bryce Jefferson had a big game …
Saturday, September 1, 2012
The Cougars' Brett Collins is the fan choice for top football player from Week 1 of the high school season.
The wins just keep coming for Brett Collins and the Lutheran Cougars. After helping his team snap an 18-game losing streak in Week 1 of the 2012 high school football season, Lutheran quarterback Brett Collins was nominated for the Patch St. Charles County Athlete of the Week. Collins, with 76 percent of the vote, came out on top. Here's how the voting broke down: Who was the top football player from Week 1 of the 2012 season? Collins had a hand in all four touchdowns for the Cougars. As the quarterback, Collins was 12-for-21 for 209 yards and three touchdowns against no interceptions. As a running threat, Collins carried the ball 17 times for 73 yards and a score. *** Patch wants to thank everyone who voted. Remember, this whole …
Monday, August 27, 2012
Help us name the fan's choice for the top football player from the first week of the high school season.
It's another high school sports season, which means the return of our weekly St. Charles County Athlete of the Week poll. This week we turn our attention to the football filed. Tell us in the poll below: Who was the St. Charles County player of the week for the first week of the 2012 football season? Here are the nominees: Brett Collins—Lutheran High School: For the first time since Sept. 3, 2010, the Lutheran Cougars picked up a win. Snapping an 18-game losing skid that spanned all of last season, the Cougars topped Principia 27-21 on the opening night of the 2012 season. A key piece in the win? Quarterback Brett Collins. The Cougars scored four touchdowns in the game and Collins had a hand in all four. As the quarterback, Collins was…
Saturday, May 19, 2012
Duchesne's Abby Smegner wins the Athlete of the Week award after a strong showing at the District track meet.
Duchesne's Abby Smegner had quite the showing at the Class 3, District 4 meet. Smegner paced the field in the 800 with her first-place time of 2:20.8 to win the District title. Her winning ways didn't stop on the track. Smegner was able to take the field in the St. Charles County Athlete of the Week voting. Smegner racked up 38 percent of the votes to win the award. Who had the best showing during District track weekend? Total votes: 26 The Duchesne girls track team thrived in the longer-distance races during Saturday's Class 3, District 4 meet. The Pioneer girls won both the 1,600-meter and 3,200-meter relays. The other race win came in the 800-meter run via Abby Smegner. The Duchesne runner topped the field in the 800 with her first-…
Saturday, May 12, 2012
St. Charles Pirate Ellen Weaver's big week earns her the fan's choice for Athlete of the Week.
It appears the voters in St. Charles County are impressed by offense. Last week St. Charles High School's Ellen Weaver put on an offensive clinic for the Pirates. In two games she potted five goals and tallied two assists on the soccer pitch. It's a pretty big understatement to say that's pretty good. Weaver's impressive week caught the eye, and the votes, around St. Charles County. The Pirate picked up 72 percent of the vote to take home the St. Charles County soccer player of the week award. Here's how the voting went down. Who was the St. Charles County girls soccer player of the week beginning on April 30? Total votes: 259 Ellen Weaver—St. Charles High School: St. Charles had two big wins last week and Ellen Weaver was a big part of…
Monday, May 7, 2012
Show your school spirit by voting for your school's Patch Athlete of the Week.
Another week is in the books and another week of voting begins. The week we take it back to the soccer pitch and put our focus back against on girls soccer. All across St. Charles County, girls put up big numbers on the field. Here are the top four choicea for Patch's fan vote for Athlete of the Week. So tell us: Who was the St. Charles County girls soccer player of the week beginning on April 30? Natalie Weinhold—Lutheran High School: The Lutheran Cougars picked up a Archdiocesan Athletic Association win on May 3 against rival Bishop DuBourg. Lutheran scored two first-half goals to pick up a 2-0 win against DuBourg. All the offense the Cougars needed came from the foot of Natalie Weinhold. The Cougars' forward netted both the goals in …
Monday, April 9, 2012
Spring sports roll on with another big week in St. Peters.
The spring season rolls on in St. Peters. This week, as teams begin to pull away, the games are getting bigger. Conference play is picking up. Rivalry games are springing up. It's a big week on the fields and playing surfaces. Let's see what games are on the schedule around St. Peters. Fort Zumwalt East Fort Zumwalt South Lutheran High School of St. Charles County Francis Howell Central