Pirates show fight in finale, but finish season winless

Monday, November 7, 2005

The Perryville football team took another crack at getting its first win Friday night, which was no small feat considering Dexter already had clinched the Class 3 District 1 title and was ready to pay back the Pirates for a 41-37 triple-overtime decision in the district winner-take-all game last year.

"Nobody gave us a chance to win the game or even be in the game," Perryville coach Rick Chastain sad.

Nonetheless, the Pirates locked the Bearcats in a scoreless battle before Dexter's Alex Becker scored on a 1-yard touchdown run with 8 minutes, 3 seconds to play.

Becker finished with 129 yards rushing, and Dexter compiled 293 yards. The Bearcats fumbled three times in the game.

"Defensively, we played really well," Chastain said. "Dexter is big and strong but our guys played well and clamped down on them."

Perryville bounced back from a 21-20 overtime loss to a more beatable opponent, Kennett, which they lost when the Indians faked a point-after kick and ran in a two-point conversion.

"I think this shows they're ready to get bigger, stronger and faster for next year," Chastain said. "It's hard to say you're happy when you're 0-10, but I was proud of the kids tonight."

Perryville ended the night with minus-13 yards rushing, and only 77 yards passing on a 9-of-26 effort from Ryan Schilling. But Ryan Regelsperger pulled in seven catches for 42 yards.

Unofficially, Regeslperger, a senior, finished with 32 catches for an area-best 409 yards.

"He's a fine, fine player," Chastain said. "I enjoyed watching him play, and I enjoyed calling his number because I knew he would make the catch."

Week 10 summaries

DEXTER 6, PERRYVILLE 0

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Dexter0006--6

Fourth Quarter

D -- Alex Becker 6-yard run (kick failed)

PHSDexter
First downs713
Rushes-yards27-(-13)37-159
Passing yards77134
Passes9-26-212-20-0
Punts9-30.84-35.0
Fumbles-Lost1-13-3
Penalties-Yards11-8214-120

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING -- Perryville, Joe Krietler 11-22, Ryan Schilling 6-(-38), Travis Brown 5-11, Kris Cottner 3-4, Marcus Walton 1-(-2), Ricky Dunn 1-(-10); Dexter, Alex Becker 29-129, Justin Foushee 4-23, Zach Verdura 3-8, Josh Stevens 1-1.

PASSING -- Perryville, Schilling 9-26-2-77; Dexter, Stevens 12-20-0-134.

RECEIVING -- Perryville, Ryan Regelsperger 7-42, Walton 2-35; Dexter, Josh Davis 3-33, Eric Rinehart 2-17, Andrew Stuever 1-22, Foushee 1-18, Logan Swindle 1-12, Bobby Rawson 1-9, Austin Mathews 1-8, Becker 1-8, Drew Pixley 1-7.

CENTRAL 33, SIKESTON 20

Sikeston00614--20
Central19077--33

First Quarter

C -- Hykeem Hammonds 1-yard run (Tyler McNabb kick)

C -- Ty Craft 22-yard pass from Blake Slattery (kick failed)

C -- Hammonds 61-yard run (conversion failed)

Third Quarter

S -- Acie Dixon 1-yard run (kick failed)

C -- Craft 19-yard run (McNabb kick)

Fourth Quarter

S -- Joey Williams 35-yard pass from Chase Ferrell (conversion failed)

C -- Hammonds 80-yard run (McNabb kick)

S -- Ferrell 3-yard run (Robbie Howard pass from Ferrell)

SikestonCentral
First downs1511
Rushes-yards44-17634-351
Passing yards8897
Passes9-17-05-14-1
Punts2-254-29.25
Fumbles-Lost3-23-1
Penalties-Yards4-256-60

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING -- Sikeston, Acie Dixon 10-62, Adrian Douglas 3-19, Jerod Scott 13-62, Byron Davis 6-18, Chase Ferrell 10-5, Robbie Howard 4-9; Central, Hykeem Hammonds 16-233, Blake Slattery 1-8, Derien Downing 1-9, Ty Craft 3-24, Derek Walker 10-45, Garrett Stevens 1-14, George Hamilton III 2-13, Tyrone Wade 1-5.

PASSING -- Sikeston, Ferrell 9-16-0-88, Williams 0-1-0-0; Central, Slattery 2-7-0-56, Stevens 3-7-1-41.

RECEIVING -- Sikeston, Howard 7-46, Scott 1-7, Williams 1-35; Central, Craft 2-26, Downing 2-45, Scott Dunaway 1-26.

VALLE CATHOLIC 34, CHAFFEE 6

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Valle Catholic21067-- 34

First quarter

VC -- Jay Pope 32 run (Garrett Meyer kick)

VC -- Nathan Jokerst 24 run (Meyer) kick)

VC -- Nathan Grass 2 run (Meyer kick)

Third quarter

VC -- Grass 1 run (kick failed)

Fourth quarter

Ch -- Michael Lee 25 run (kick failed)

VC -- N. Jokerst 19 run (Meyer kick)

VCCh
First downs125
Rushes-yards51-29926-66
Passing yards3643
Passes5-3-010-5-1
Punts0-0NA
Fumbles-Lost1-13-3
Penalties-Yards6-455-35
Total plays5636

Individual statistics

RUSHING -- Valle, Nathan Jokerst 22-131, Jay Pope 9-107, Nathan Grass 9-55, Sean Odneal 2-10, Scott Jokerst 1-5, Wade Lurk 4-2, Zach Uding 1-(-1), Ryan Roth 1-(-2), Casey Koller 1-(-2), Kellen Basler 1-(-6); Chaffee, Kent Courtney 16-33, Michael Lee 3-26, Dylan McAlister 3-13, Chris Thomas 1-4, Colin Dannenmueller 2-1, Jerrod Steger 1-(-11).

PASSING -- Valle, Odneal 0-1-0-0, Roth 3-4-0-36; Chaffee, Lee 5-10-1-43.

RECEIVING -- Valle, Kyle Basler 1-27, Kellen Basler 1-12, Garrett Kertz 2-1, Laird 1-0, Neil Brown 1-(-1); Chaffee, Zach McDaniel 2-17, Geoff Mirly 2-16, Andrew Hendrix 1-10.

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