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Bulldogs, Eagles win on the road

By on September 30, 2017 at 12:48 am

Dalton Viglasky runs during last week’s home win over Civic Memorial. He enjoyed another big game at Jerseyville on Friday. (John Spytek photo)

The Waterloo Bulldogs and Columbia Eagles were both road warriors Friday night, picking up impressive conference football wins away from home.

Waterloo evened its season record to 3-3 with a thrilling 34-28 victory in overtime at Jerseyville.

The two teams were tied 14-14 at halftime in this evenly played matchup, with Waterloo running back Dalton Viglasky rushing for both first half scores. Viglasky’s third TD of the night tied the game at 28-28 with just three minutes remaining in regulation.

In overtime, Waterloo quarterback Graham Baker connected on a 10-yard pass to Jackson Ivers to win the game. Baker finished the night with 11-for-15 passing for two TDs and one interception. Ivers caught Baker’s other TD pass earlier in the game.

Viglasky finished with 114 yards rushing and 58 yards receiving to go along with his three scores.

Jesse Matthews (11 tackles) and Ryan Parker (10 tackles, assist) paced the Waterloo defense, which posted four sacks and an interception on the night.

In Freeburg, it was total domination by the Eagles as they stormed out to a 26-0 lead after one quarter and a 47-7 halftime advantage. Columbia ended up winning by the score of 47-21.

Donovan Bieber, who burst onto the scene last week in place of injured running back Colton Byrd, finished with four total scores — three rushing, one receiving — and 132 yards rushing, including TD runs of 45 and 54 yards.

Sophomore quarterback Nic Horner went 11-for-18 passing for 157 yards and three TDs, two of which went to wide receiver Jared Germain.

Jordan Holmes, who capped off Columbia’s scoring with an 81-yard kickoff return TD off a lateral late in the first half, finished with 50 yards receiving on the night. He topped 2,000 career receiving yards, adding to his own school record.

Columbia improved to 4-2 with the win.

In other local high school football action, Red Bud topped Breese Central, 27-14. Dupo dropped to 0-6 with a 59-6 loss at South Mac in Mt. Olive.


Corey Saathoff

Corey is the editor of the Republic-Times. He has worked at the newspaper since 2004, and currently resides in Columbia. He is also the principal singer-songwriter and plays guitar in St. Louis area country-rock band The Trophy Mules.