Eagles Blank Affton To Reach District Semifinals
Sullivan returned to the gridiron on Friday at Affton following a three-week layoff from COVID-19 quarantines.
The team had not played since Oct. 9 in a 12-6 loss to St. James.
With the season on the line, the Eagles delivered a stellar performance, defeating Affton 18-0.
Sullivan (2-5) will play at Union on Friday night with a spot in the district championship game on the line.
Union defeated Sullivan 14-0 when the two teams met in Week 3.
But the Eagles, who missed the final two games of the regular season against Owensville and North County, look like a different team.
Even after a long layoff and only six days to practice, Sullivan bullied the Cougars.
They held Affton to a lowly 34 yards of offense.
Affton rushed the ball 19 times for minus 5 yards.
Quarterback Will Apple completed one of six passes for 39 yards and an interception.
Sullivan’s offense has been uneven at times this season and after being shutout in the first half, they pounded away for three second-half scores.
Trey Blankenship ran 28 times for 121 yards and put the Eagles on the board with a 2-yard score at the 6:40 mark in the third quarter.
Alex Goly scored on a 21-yard run with 1:23 to play in the quarter. Goly scored again with 55 seconds left in the game.
He finished with 14 rushes for 77 yards.
Jeremiah Rodriguez had 56 carries for 13 yards.
Jason Blankenship ran twice for 23 yards.
Gabe Dace attempted three passes and completed one for 39 yards. Ty Shetley had the team’s only reception.
Union defeated Clayton 42-0 on Friday.
In the other semifinal, John Burroughs plays Pacific. Pacific defeated Windsor 50-34 on Friday.
The winners meet for the championship game on Friday, Nov. 13.