Winning night for local football teams

Waterloo’s Evan Davis hurdles a Civic Memorial defender during Friday night’s 40-0 win. For more photos from the game, click here. (John Hooser photo)

It was a good Friday night for local high school football teams, with Waterloo, Columbia, Dupo and Red Bud all posting wins.

Waterloo improved to 4-1 on the season in impressive fashion, rolling to a 40-0 victory at Civic Memorial.

A bad snap on the punt following Civic Memorial’s opening drive gave the Bulldogs the ball on the four yard line, and Evan Davis cashed in with a short rushing touchdown early on for the Bulldogs.

It was the first of three TDs for Davis on the night. He rushed for 90 yards. Waterloo’s Koby Osterhage also got into the act, rushing for 102 yards and two scores.

That was more than enough scoring for Waterloo, as the Bulldogs defense did not surrender a point. Waterloo finished with three interceptions, two fumble recoveries and seven sacks on the night.

Osterhage had two sacks and Gavin Lich recorded an interception and fumble recovery.

Waterloo hosts Jerseyville (2-3) next Friday. For photos from Friday’s win, click here.

Another shutout took place Friday night in Columbia as the Eagles blanked Freeburg, 24-0.

Brennan Weik got the scoring going on a 21-yard pass reception from quarterback Dominic Voegele to put Columbia up 7-0 in the final minute of the first quarter.

In the second quarter, Voegele scored on a three-yard run to give the Eagles a 14-0 edge going into halftime.

Voegele started off the second half in style with a 73-yard TD run to put the Eagles up comfortably at 21-0. He added a 33-yard field goal in the fourth quarter.

For the night, Voegele rushed for 149 yards and threw for 104 yards.

Logan Hicks led the Columbia defense with 11 tackles and two assists.

The Eagles play next week at Wood River (4-1).

Dupo won a wild game at Carlyle on Friday, 34-28.

Dupo was leading late in the fourth quarter until Carlyle scored a touchdown and converted the two-point try to take a 28-26 advantage with just 1:05 remaining.

That’s when Tigers junior Tommy Williams took over. His 70-yard kickoff return TD with 45 seconds left gave Dupo the narrow victory.

Logan Stevens rushed for 119 yards and added 35 receiving yards for Dupo (3-2), which hosts Red Bud (4-1) next Friday.

Red Bud rolled to a 45-0 win over Sparta on Friday night. The Musketeers have outscored opponents 164-38 this season.

The Dupo football team celebrates after winning Friday night at Carlyle.
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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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