SGHS Football

Ste. Genevieve’s Payton Matthews (16) brought in a pass while a pair of Central players tried to defend the play on Friday. The reception set up a touchdown later in the drive. (Photo by JASON Viox/Herald staff)

Ste. Genevieve’s bid for a second straight victory didn’t pan out last Friday night as the Dragons lost to rival Park Hills Central.

The Rebels took advantage of a few lapses from Ste. Genevieve in the first half, and while the Dragons (2-3) showed some improvement and more fight in the second half, it was just too much to overcome as Central triumphed 31-14 at Dragons Stadium to take the lead in the MAFC-White race.

Ste. Genevieve was coming off a Week 4 overtime win against Potosi that had ended a two-game losing streak.

“You can’t just be a second half, come-from-behind team,” said Ste. Genevieve coach Kenneth Weik. “You’ve got to do things in the beginning of the game and set things up, and we didn’t do that. We didn’t step up defensively in the first half, and we definitely didn’t finish things off offensively. That’s a big, big problem.

“We’ve got to fix that. We’ve got to get consistent on offense, and we’ve got to make plays on defense. We sat on our heels too much. In the second half, yeah we made plays, but we need to make to make those plays early.”

See complete story in the October 2 edition of the Herald.