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WEST SUNBURY - The Moniteau Warriors handed the St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen their first loss of the season last night by a 39-15 score in a KSAC game played at Moniteau.
The Warriors are now 5-0 on the season, while St. Marys slipped to 4-1.
It was the big plays that gave the Warriors three of their touchdowns, as Dustin Geagan scored on 45- and 89-yard runs and Ethan Pry scored on a 40-yard play.
â€śI give Moniteau credit. We got outplayed. Moniteau has a nice football team, very physical,â€ť said St. Marys coach Joe Schlimm.
â€śThere are no excuses. Moniteau played a more solid football game than we did,â€ť added Schlimm.
The St. Marys offense was limited to 30 net yards. Luke Schreiber was the leading ground gainer with 10 net yards on nine carries. Quarterback Justin Quiggle was two-of-eight for 34 yards with one interception.
Moniteau was led by Dustin Geagan with 281 net yards on 23 carries and four touchdowns. Quarterback Kyle Armagost picked up 108 net yards on 17 carries. He was one for seven in the passing department for 40 yards and a touchdown.
The Dutch defense came up with two fumble recoveries, one by Colby Mahovlich and one by Jimmy Werner. Quiggle picked off an Armagost aerial.
The Warriors took the opening kickoff and marched 73 yards, the last 45 being by Geagan on a second and eight play. The try for two failed as Moniteau led 6-0 with 9:23 left in the first period.
St. Marys took over on their own 44 after the kickoff. Baker was held for no gain on first down. Schreiber picked up eight yards on second down. A motion penalty moved the ball back five yards. Quiggle was thrown for a 12-yard loss on third down. Quiggleâ€™s punt was downed at the Moniteau seven-yard line.
After Geagan got four yards on first down, Mahovlich recovered a Warrior fumble on the 11. Schreiber was thrown for a four-yard loss on first down. Quiggle gained the four yards back on the next play. Baker gained seven to the four. An offsides penalty on Moniteau put the ball at the two. Quiggle picked up a first down with a yard gain to the one. On first and goal, Baker went the final yard to knot the game at 6-all. Scott Barberâ€™s PAT gave the Dutch the 7-6 lead with 4:04 left in the first quarter.
Moniteau took over on their own 17. An illegal block moved it back to the nine. DeMaria gained two to the 11. On second down, Geagan broke free on an 89-yard touchdown run to give the Warriors the 12-7 lead as the PAT failed with 3:09 left in the first quarter.
The Dutch punted as the first period ended. On the first play of the second quarter, Armagost found Ethan Pry for a 40-yard touchdown pass play, giving the Warriors the 20-7 lead as the PAT failed.
The teams traded punts. On the Dutchmenâ€™s next possession, Aramgost picked off a St. Marys pass. The Warriors ran two plays and fumbled the ball, with Dutchman Jimmy Werner recovering. The teams then traded punts. Neither team scored the remainder of the half as the Warriors led 20-7.
Moniteau took the second half kickoff and marched 46 yards for a touchdown, with Armagost scoring from a yard out. The try for two failed as the Warriors led 26-7 with 10:10 left in the third period.
St. Marys fumbled on their next possession, with Quiggle stopping the next Warriorsâ€™ possession with an interception. St. Marys was forced to punt on their next possession. The ball was downed on the seven after a fumble. On first down from the seven, Armagost was caught in the endzone by Dutchmen Luke Schreiber and Colby Mahovlich for a safety, making the score 26-9 with 3:01 left in the quarter.
The teams exchanged punts as the fourth quarter began. The Dutch were forced to punt on their next possession, with Moniteau taking over on the Dutchmenâ€™s 49-yard line. Seven plays later Geagan scored again, this time from 12 yards out. Chester Gladd converted the PAT, making the score 39-9 with 2:45 left.
On the ensuing kickoff, Quiggle returned the ball 78 yards for the touchdown, making the score 39-15 as the PAT failed with 2:24 left in the game.
Moniteau was able to pick up three first downs and run out the clock to record the 39-15 win.
The Dutchmen are now 4-1 overall and 2-1 in the KSAC Large School Division.
St. Marys returns to action next Friday night when they play host to the Redbank Valley Bulldogs at Dutch Country Stadium at 7 p.m.
Next Friday will be Senior Night for the Dutch.
Unofficial game statistics
First downs 2 11
Yards gained rushing -4 425
Passes attempted 8 7
Passes completed 2 1
Intercepted by 1 1
Yards gained passing 34 40
Total yards 30 465
Punts-average 7-37 3-31
Penalties-yards 8-40 4-28
Fumbles-lost 1-1 2-2
Offensive plays 42 58
Score by quarters
St. Marys 7 0 2 6 15
Moniteau 12 8 6 13 39
First Quarter - Moniteau - Dustin Geagan 45-yard run. PAT failed, 6-0, 9:23.
First quarter - St. Marys - Cody Baker 1 yard-run. Scott Barber kicked PAT, 7-6, 4:04.
First quarter - Moniteau - Dustin Geagan 89-yard run. PAT failed, 12-7, 3:09.
Second quarter - Moniteau - Kyle Armagost to Ethan Pry 40-yard pass play. Armagost passed for two-point PAT, 20-7, 11:51.
Third quarter - Moniteau - Kyle Armagost 1-yard run. PAT failed, 26-7, 10:10.
Third quarter - St. Marys - SMAâ€™s Luke Schreiber and Colby Mahovlich tackle Armagost in endzone for safety, 26-9, 3:01.
Fourth quarter - Moniteau - Dustin Geagan 17-yard run. PAT failed, 32-9, 7:58.
Fourth quarter - Moniteau - Dustin Geagan 12-yard run. Chester Gladd kicked PAT, 39-9, 2:45.
Fourth quarter - St. Marys - Justin Quiggle returned kickoff 78 yards. PAT failed, 39-16, 2:24.
Rushing - St. Marys - Justin Quiggle 9 carries, -39 yards; Cody Baker 8 carries, 19 yards; Luke Schreiber 9 carries, 10 yards; Sam Guido 5 carries, 4 yards; Robbie Glass 3 carries, -6 yards. Moniteau - Kyle Armagost 17 carries, 108 yards; Dustin Geagan 23 carries, 232 yards; David Campbell 6 carries, 21 yards; Tyler DiMaria 2 carries, 1 yard; Tanner Blair 3 carries, 14 yards.
Passing - St. Marys - Justin Quiggle 2-8-1 for 34 yards. Moniteau - Kyle Armagost 1-7-1 for 40 yards.
Receiving - St. Marys - Cody Baker 1 catch for 4 yards; Sam Guido 1 catch for 30 yards. Moniteau - Ethan Pry 1 catch for 40 yards.