SGHS Football

Ste. Genevieve defensive players Christian Hale (51), Evan Walker (53) and Jacob Boyer (45) pulled down Fredericktown quarterback Evan Burrows for a loss during Friday’s district opener at Ste. Genevieve. The Dragons won 31-7. (Photo by TOBY CARRIG/Herald staff)

The Ste. Genevieve defense came seconds away from recording its first shutout of the season, but the Dragons gladly will settle for a 31-7 drubbing of Fredericktown in the second meeting of the season between the two teams.

This time, the winner advanced to the semifinals in the Class 3 District 1 tournament while the loser’s season ended.

Third-seeded Ste. Genevieve (7-3) now travels to Park Hills Central in hopes of avenging an earlier 31-14 loss to the second-seeded Rebels (7-3).

Kennett and Potosi will meet in the other side of the bracket. Top-seeded and unbeaten Kennett won 56-0 against Doniphan last Friday while Potosi topped Perryville 20-14.

Park Hills Central pinned the last loss on Ste. Genevieve, which has won five straight since.

If there was any question that Ste. Genevieve has fine-tuned its game in recent weeks, last Friday provided the answer. Just three weeks ago, the Dragons had to rally in the second half to win 36-28 at Fredericktown.

Last Friday, the Dragons built a 14-0 lead after one period and never looked back.

Fredericktown’s only points came on a 93-yard touchdown pass with 17 second left in the game and Ste. Genevieve’s reserves on the field.

See complete story in the November 6 edition of the Herald.