(STE. GENEVIEVE, Mo.) – In a tough, physical battle, the Ste. Genevieve Dragons football team outlasted the Potosi Trojans by a score of 21-6 Friday night in a game heard on J-98. Throughout most of the first quarter, it was a defensive battle until Trojans running back Ethan Brown drew first blood.

The score remained 6-0 with the Trojans missing the PAT. The Dragons fired back about midway through the second when quarterback Logan Gegg found wideout Brady Boyer deep for the score.

The extra point made it 7-6 Dragons. Then with time running down in the first half, Ste. Genevieve’s Grant Staffen made a big play on defense to extend the lead.

Ste. Genevieve led 14-6 at the half. The second half featured both teams exchanging possessions back and fourth. Halfway through the fourth quarter, the Trojans tried to take momentum back with a defensive play of their own.

But Potosi couldn’t ride the wave to a late score, as the Dragons’ Ty Brown stepped up for the second defensive score of the game.

That proved to be the dagger as the Trojans couldn’t muster any offense on the next drive. Dragons head coach Ken Weik said the big plays propelled them forward.

Trojans head coach Ed Haar said both teams showed their physicality.

Ste. Genevieve improved to 3-1 with the victory while Potosi dropped its third-straight game and fell to 1-3. The Trojans will host the Fredericktown Blackcats next week while the Dragons will host the Central Rebels in a game that can be heard on J-98 next Friday.