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Metro Catholic Conference Notebook For September 19

No letdown for CBC football in rout of SLUH; CYC/Bob Guelker Soccer Tournament gets underway Monday night

After club the previous week, CBC had to guard against the proverbial "letdown" game this past week.

The Cadets, after a bit of a slow start, unleashed 34 unanswered points and remained atop of the Metro Catholic Conference standings with a 34-7 thumping of SLUH Friday night.

Cadets coach Scott Pingel talked about it with his players and they responded accordingly as CBC improved to 4-0 overall and 2-0 in the MCC.

After his big game against the Spartans, quarterback Dalton Demos followed it up with a 15-for-29 passing game for 234 yards and a pair of touchdowns, including a 66-yarder to Marcus Wheat in the fourth quarter. Antonio Brown broke the century mark with 105 rushing yards and two scores and the Cadets defense also scored in the game, picked off two passes and sacked SLUH quarterback Trevor McDonough twice. CBC has outscored its four opponents 202-78.

McDonough hit Stefan Sansone for a 29-yard touchdown to open the scoring for SLUH (1-3, 0-1), but the Junior Billikens were stifled the rest of the way.

had a week off and stayed a half game behind CBC. They are 3-0 overall and 1-0 in the conference after (47-32), (54-6) and

De Smet (3-1, 1-1) kept pace and was in a foul mood doing so, blitzing the Golden Griffins (1-3, 0-2) by a 34-7 score as

* MCC soccer -- With what is expected to be an air-tight race to the finish, chalk up the initial test to Chaminade after

The Red Devils got goals from Tommy Barlow and Jordan Bay in a 2-0 win over the Cadets to improve to 5-2 overall and 1-0 in the MCC. The Cadets fell to 3-2-1 (0-1).

"Any time you can shut CBC out, you've probable done something right in the back," lauded Chaminade coach Mike Gauvain.

It was Barlow's seventh goal of the season and Bay's fifth as the dup have accounted for 12 of the Red Devils' 14 goals this season.

* CBC -- After a disappointing loss to SLUH to end the CBC Tournament, the Cadets got back on track with (5-0) and Granite City (4-0) this past week.

Justin Bilyeu scored twice, Tim Michel, Julius Adewumni and Devin Boyce each tallied goals in the win over Whitfield. Kyle Skubic scored twice, Bilyeu and Michel added goals in the win over the Warriors. Nathan Griffin earned the shutout in each match.

* De Smet -- The Spartans had a light week with one match, but it was a 1-0 win over Rockwood Summit to improve to 5-1 on the season.

Louie Berra potted his team-leading fifth goal of the season in the first half and Jake Koenig added his third shutout of the season.

De Smet plays host to Whitfield Monday at 6 p.m. It hosts Fort Zumwalt South Wednesday, plays at John Burroughs Thursday and hosts Loyola Academy on Saturday morning.

* Vianney -- After suffering their first loss of the season to De Smet last week, the Golden Griffins bounced back well, going 3-0 last week with wins over Waterloo Gibault (5-0), (5-0) and a huge 2-1 win over Oakville Saturday.

Mark Segbers led Vianney (6-1-2) with a goal and two assists, while Jason Hackett and Adam Michel each tallied a goal and assist in the win over Gibault. Connor Sparrow and Tony Hartman shared the shutout, with Sparrow playing the first 60 minutes of the match.

Against Pattonville, Ryan Murphy led the way with two goals and an assist. Jason Hackett added a goal and an assist, while Michel and Segbers added goals. Sparrow and Michael Allen shared the shutout.

Against Oakville, Segbers added a first-half goal, his third in as many matches, but the Tigers got the equalizer in the second half before the Golden Griffins won in penalty kicks. Segbers now has six goals and three assists on the season.

*SLUH -- The Junior Billikens were idle for the week and are 4-1-1 on the season.

* Guelker Tournament -- The 57th annual CYC/Bob Guelker Memorial Tournament kicks off Monday and will be represented by four of the five MCC teams.

CBC, Chaminade, Vianney and SLUH are all in the field.

This year's field includes 34 teams in three divisions. All three divisions will feature a World Cup format, the first of its kind ever in the tournament. The finals will be played Saturday at the Anheuser-Busch Center in Fenton.

Last year, Oakville bested Chaminade, SLUH and CBC -- all by one-goal -- to win the title in the Msgr. Louis Meyer Division.

The Meyer Division and its pools are as follows:

Pool A: Kirkwood, Oakville, SLUH, St. Dominic

Pool B: CBC, Lindbergh, Rock Bridge, Trinity

Pool C: O'Fallon, St. Mary’s, Vianney, Webster Groves

Pool D: Chaminade, Duchesne, Francis Howell Central, Mehlville

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