Voegele shines again for Eagles

Columbia’s Dominic Voegele tosses the ball to a referee following one of his three rushing touchdowns Friday night. See more photos online at republictimes.smugmug.com.

Senior quarterback Dominic Voegele was the star again for the Columbia High School football team, rushing for three touchdowns and throwing for three more in a 44-7 victory at home over Salem on Friday night.

Voegele finished with 123 yards rushing and 165 yards passing on the night.

The Eagles opened the scoring with a 40-yard TD pass from Voegele to Brennan Weik early in the first quarter. 

Following a fourth down stop by Columbia’s defense, Voegele ripped off a 95-yard TD run to put the Eagles up 14-0 with 4:23 left in the opening frame.

In the second quarter, Voegele ran for a 12-yard score, threw a 59-yard TD pass to Zach Wetzel and threw an eight-yard TD strike to Carter Hicks. 

Columbia led 37-0 at the half.

Just for good measure, Voegele scored on an eight-yard TD run in the third quarter.

Logan Hicks led Columbia’s defense with nine tackles and an assist.

For the season, Voegele has rushed for 771 yards and 11 TDs and thrown for 740 yards and seven scores. 

He’s also the team’s top tackler on defense with 48 total stops. 

Columbia (5-2) plays this Friday at Breese Central (6-1) in a key Cahokia Conference clash.

Breese Central has three linemen weighing above or near 300 pounds each and a wide receiver – Braden Revermann – with nearly 750 yards receiving already this season. 

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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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