Football Ends Early Due to Rain
Athletic News - Football
The Westminster College football team lost to the St. Scholastica Saints Saturday afternoon, 6-20. The game was ended with 3:38 left to go in the game due to rain. The loss brought the Blue Jays record to 3-4 overall and 2-4 in the UMAC.
The Saints put the first numbers on the board, kicking a 34 yard field goal nine minutes into the game. With 12 seconds left in the first quarter, Joe Plassmeyer (Oakville, Mo. / Oakville) threw a 29 yard pass to Scott Rodgers (Centralia, Mo. / Centralia) to put the Blue Jays up 6-3.
St. Scholastica came out of the first half, and scored with only four plays. Westminster could not get down the field, and fumbled, giving the Saints their second touchdown of the game. The Blue Jays headed into halftime down 17-6.
The third quarter was filled with disappointment for both teams, as both teams could not get close enough to even kick a field goal.
Westminster had possession going into the fourth quarter. On the St. Scholastica seven yard line, the Blue Jays were not able to get a touchdown. St. Scholastica had the ball for nine minutes when they finally kicked a field goal, to put them up 20-6. Following the field goal, the game was delayed due to rain and lightning. The game was not able to continue, so the game was called.
Jeremy Hampton (Jefferson City, Mo. / Jefferson City) led the game with five tackles. Gus Lyles (St. Louis, Mo. / Webster Groves), D O’Donnell (Lee’s Summit, Mo. / Lee’s Summit North) and Wilfredo Vargas (Golden Gate, Fla. / Golden Gate) all chipped in with seven tackle assists each.
The Blue Jays hit the road next Saturday, October 20th, to play MacMurray. Kickoff is set to start at 1:00 pm.