Eagles soar to 4-0 with win at Wesclin

The Columbia High School football team waited out the storm Friday night and rained down with offense on Saturday, winning 44-13 at Wesclin on Saturday.

Eagles quarterback Greg Long threw for a touchdown and rushed for three more in the victory, which moved Columbia to 4-0 on the season.

Long’s five-yard scamper made it 7-0 early in the first quarter. Running back Colton Byrd followed suit with a 14-yard TD run to put the Eagles up 14-0.

Wesclin scored a TD to open the second quarter, but Long kicked a 4-0 yard field goal to make it 17-6.

Dylan Hildebrand grabbed an interception and ran it back 27 yards for a score for Columbia, and a 10-yard TD catch by Jordan Holmes gave the Eagles a 30-6 lead at halftime.

Long added TD runs of 14 and 10 yards in the second half for Columbia. He finished 10-for-15 passing and 120 yards. Holmes had 112 yards receiving. Byrd rushed for 176 yards.

On defense, Jarrett Allscheid made 12 tackles and Owen Suedkamp added 10 tackles.

Read more in the Sept. 21 issue of the Republic-Times newspaper,

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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.
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