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Bruins football victorious in season finale

Saturday, November 6, 2004 | 12:00 a.m. CST; updated 4:42 a.m. CDT, Saturday, July 12, 2008

Senior Demond Thorpe knew that he was playing in the final game of his high school football career.

That’s why he made it count.

The Rock Bridge Bruins went into Friday’s game against Fort Zumwalt West looking for their first district victory of the season. Thanks to two touchdown catches from Thorpe, they finally got it.

“It’s basically what I wanted to do,” Thorpe said. “Chase (Patton) and Van (Alexander) and everybody went out with a bang. I kinda wanted to do the same type of thing.”

The Jaguars, who notched a district win of their own last week by upsetting Jefferson City, were looking to improve to 5-5 on the season.

Fort Zumwalt West struck first with a 25-yard touchdown run by running back Jordan Conner. The score, which came with 9:41 remaining in the second quarter, was the first of the game.

Trailing 7-0, Thorpe stepped it up.

On the very next drive with the ball on the 20-yard line, quarterback Logan Gray found Thorpe open, completing a 17-yard pass to the senior tight end. After sophomore Scott Concannon lost three yards on the next play, Gray opted to go to Thorpe again. Thorpe caught a 6-yard touchdown pass and classmate Tanner Mills kicked the extra point to tie the game for the Bruins.

Now, it was Brandon Gerau’s turn to make a big play.

With the ball on the 35-yard line and under 50 seconds remaining in the first half, the sophomore caught a long pass from Gray and took it to the end zone to give the Bruins a 14-7 lead at halftime.

With 8:12 remaining in his final high school appearance, Thorpe caught a 3-yard touchdown pass that would end up to be the game-winning touchdown.

Thorpe finished the game with eight receptions for 115 yards.

Running back Titus Stubblefield ran in the only other score for the Jaguars, a 4-yard touchdown with 20.5 seconds remaining in the game.

The Bruins finished the season with a 6-4 record.


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