Ste. Gen. Football

Ste. Genevieve’s Bryce Trollinger (9, behind the Perryville receiver) broke up a pass while teammate Kyle Kiefer (32) looked on during Friday’s homecoming contest, which the Dragons won 42-27. (Photo by JASON VIOX/Herald staff)

Ste. Genevieve looked strong on both sides of the ball one series, but seemed to struggle a series or two later during Friday night’s homecoming game against Perryville.

Despite the consistency issues the Dragons found a way to overcome those struggles and a costly gamble that backfired.

Perryville had the momentum in the second half, but Ste. Genevieve survived the late surge, and a late score sealed a 42-27 win Friday night for another MAFC-White win.

“Just the win sounds great,” said Dragons coach Kenneth Weik. “It’s nice to be back there [at .500]. The kids are excited about it. Hopefully they’ll stay that way.

“It’s homecoming,” said senior lineman Clayton Kreitler. “You want to do the best for your fans, and I just loved getting the win.”

The win evened the Dragons’ record at 3-3 after they fell to rival Park Hills Central a week earlier at home.

“It was more of an emotional game, but also at the same factor it’s a physical game, and you’ve got to combine both of them to play hard,” said Kreitler.

See complete story in the October 9 edition of the Herald.