That’s a wrap for fall sports

By Will Johnson, Sports Editor
Posted 11/15/19

Saturday’s Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) Cross Country Championships at the Gans Creek Recreation Area in Columbia officially marked the end of the fall sports …

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That’s a wrap for fall sports

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Saturday’s Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) Cross Country Championships at the Gans Creek Recreation Area in Columbia officially marked the end of the fall sports season for Owensville’s Dutchmen and Dutchgirls in middle school and high school.

Student-athletes have been in practice now for over a week gearing up for their respective seasons in basketball and wrestling.

Before diving into the winter sports scene, here’s a look back at some of the highlights from a busy fall slate of cross country, volleyball, football, softball and middle school girl’s basketball.

For Dutchmen head football coach Nathan Cabot and Dutchgirl head softball coach Hannah Wehar, this was their first go-round in charge from the sideline or the third-base coaches box.

Predictors from the Mid-Missouri Pigskin Preview thought Cabot’s Dutchmen would only put three notches in the win column.

As it turned out, Owensville beat that mark by one finished their recently completed 2019 season with an overall record of 4-6.

In spite of a tough season-opening loss at home to Potosi, Cabot’s Dutchmen looked to even their record beginning a four-week stretch of road games with a trip to Eldon against the Mustangs.

Involved in some high-scoring shoot outs with Eldon, Owensville survived a back-and-forth affair leaving Mustang country with a 36-30 victory giving Cabot his first win as Dutchmen head football coach.

Continuing a season-long stretch of four road games in a row, OHS ventured south on Highway 19 to take on Cuba’s Wildcats.

Coming very close to losing to Cuba for the first time in school history last year, Cabot’s Dutchmen quickly put fans at ease building a big lead en route to a 55-14 win.

Game number three of the long road swing sent Owensville into Phelps County against the St. James Tigers.

Limiting St. James to a single touchdown, OHS ran their road winning streak to three games following a 23-6 victory.

Marking the midway point of the season, Owensville trekked north on Highway 19 for the annual Gasconade County Bowl against the Hermann Bearcats.

Needing two overtimes to decide the outcome, Cabot’s Dutchmen let multiple opportunities to win the game slip away before falling 46-38 to the Bearcats.

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