Junior Billikens score early, often in 42-7 romp of Mehlville High School football Panthers

By MARK McNAMARA

The St. Louis University High School Junior Billikens scored early and often to romp the Mehlville High School Panthers 42-7 Friday at SLUH.

“We barely got out of the first quarter. We were totally outplayed. We were beat in every facet of the game,” Mehlville head coach Eric Meyer said.

SLUH (4-4) scored four touchdowns in the first quarter and led 42-0 midway through the third quarter.

Mehlville (3-5) is winless in its last three tries against SLUH in district play and will try to play its way out of a three-game losing streak Friday at home against Lindbergh High School (6-2) in both schools’ second Class 6 District 2 game.

“I told the kids we need a really good week of practice,” Meyer said. “I think it’s just execution and us not making mistakes. If we do that, I think we’re good enough to win.”

Mehlville had won three straight against Lindbergh before a loss last year, but even with a loss this year the Panthers cannot yet be eliminated from playoff contention.

Against SLUH, Mehlville got its only score on a fourth-quarter touchdown pass of 34 yards from senior Zach Hayes to junior Mike Sulya.

Panthers senior Troy Parrott led the team with 14 carries for 71 yards.

SLUH running back Cameron Stubbs needed only 12 carries to score three touchdowns and gain 137 yards. Junior Billikens quarterback Trevor McDonagh threw nine passes, two for touchdowns to wide receiver Stefan Sansone.