October 27, 2012
OTTAWA — Ottawa-Glandorf capped off its first perfect regular season with a 34-12 win over visiting Van Wert on Friday. The Titans, who won the Western Buckeye League crown outright last week, are 10-0 overall and 9-0 heading into next weekend’s postseason. Van Wert finishes the season 1-9, 1-8. The Titans have clinched a home playoff game for next Friday but will not know their opponent until the pairings are released on Sunday.
Tristan Parker ran for 151 yards on 24 carries with a touchdown for the Titans while Caleb Siefker had 117 yards rushing on 18 carries and scored 3 TDs. Siefker also passed for 76 yards with a touchdown to Cody Alt.
Van Wert’s Caleb Lloyd had 125 rushing yards on 18 carries with a touchdown and Tyler Williams passed for 94 yards and a score.
Elida 36, Defiance 28
DEFIANCE — Elida jumped out to a 36-7 lead before Defiance scored 21 in the fourth quarter of the WBL finale. Elida, likely headed to next weekend’s Division III playoffs, finishes the regular season 8-2 overall and 7-2 in the league while Defiance is 4-6, 4-5.
Elida finished with 166 passing yards and 94 rushing. Anthony Sumpter had a 95-yard interception return for an Elida score, Logan Alexander passed for a touchdown and ran for another and Brandon Stinson caught 7 passes for 123 yards.
Shawnee 13, St. Marys 7
SHAWNEE TOWNSHIP — Tyler Frieson’s 43-yard touchdown run in the third quarter put Shawnee up for good in the WBL matchup. Casey Mulcahy scored on an 80-yard dash for Shawnee while Frieson finished with 164 yards on 19 carries and Mulcahy had 90 yards rushing. Dustin Fisher scored for the Roughriders on a 13-yard run.
Shawnee finished its season 2-8, 2-7 in the WBL while St. Marys finished 0-10, 0-9.
Celina 42, Bath 41
CELINA — Celina held off Bath in a wild finish, stopping the Wildcats on a late two-point conversion try for the win en route to the WBL victory. Celina, with an outside shot at a Division II playoff birth, finishes the regular season 7-3, 6-3 while Bath finishes 5-5, 4-5.
Bath QB Doug Sanders turned in a brilliant night, rushing for 164 yards and 3 touchdowns and passing for 251 yards and a touchdown. Celina’s Braden Billger passed for 286 yards with 3 touchdowns.
Wapakoneta 28, Kenton 20
KENTON — Wapakoneta pulled off a big win at Kenton, which might doom the Wildcats’ Division IV postseason hopes. The Redskins finish the season 7-3 overall and 6-3 in the WBL while Kenton is 6-4, 6-3. Zach Schmerge ran for 111 yards with a 39-yard touchdown for Wapak while Jenson Merricle ran for 96 with 2 TD runs and scored on a 6-yard pass from Kody Morgan. Grant Sherman passed for 331 yards and 3 TDs for Kenton.
Minster 21, Delphos St. John’s 14 (OT)
MINSTER — In a MAC battle, the Wildcats scored on a pass in overtime then stopped the Blue Jays for the win. Tyler Jettinghoff ran for 159 yards on 27 carries for DSJ while Mark Boggs added 138 passing yards with a touchdown pass to Will Buettner. Minster ran for 135 yards and passed for 160.
Perry 55, Ridgemont 0
RIDGEDALE — Perry’s offense ran wild at Ridgemont for the NWCC victory, rolling up 449 yards on the ground. Brandon Neal ran for 216 yards on 14 carries and 3 touchdowns while Quis Woods ran for 163 yards on 20 carries with 3 scores. Ben Sanders also had a touchdown catch as Perry finished the season 4-6 overall and 3-2 in the conference.
Day. Christian 45, Waynesfield-Goshen 12
DAYTON — Waynesfield-Goshen finished its regular season 4-6 overall. No other stats were available.
Bluffton 38, Columbus Grove 14
BLUFFTON — Bluffton finished its season 5-5 overall and 4-4 in the NWC. Grove finished 5-5, 3-5. Trailing 14-10 at half, Bluffton scored 28 unanswered points in the second half for the win. Jonah Bourassa ran for 125 yards on 18 carries for Bluffton while Robbie Stratton passed for 122 yards and ran for 88 more, throwing for 2 TDs and rushing for another. Levi Kistler had a touchdown catch. Joey Warnecke ran for 98 yards for Grove and Dakota Vogt had 50 rushing yards.
Allen East 39 Swanton 26
SWANTON — Ross Stewart found the end zone five times for the Mustangs, running for 168 yards on 41 carries in the nonleague win. Allen East finished its season 2-8 overall.
Crestview 34, Paulding 6
PAULDING — Crestview moved to 5-5 overall and 3-5 in the NWC while Paulding rounds out the season 0-10, 0-8. Malcom Oliver ran for 197 yards on 13 carries and scored on a 23-yard run for Crestview. Preston Zaleski added 106 yards rushing on 7 carries as Crestview ran for 442 yards while Paulding had 220 rushing yards and 117 passing. James Brown ran for 114 yards on 15 carries.
McComb 20, Leipsic 19
LEIPSIC — McComb claimed the Blanchard Valley Conference title outright with the win at Leipsic. McComb is 10-0 overall and 9-0 in the BVC while Leipsic is 8-2, 7-2.
McComb’s Jerry Brown ripped off a 74-yard score late in the third to put his team up for good. Leipsic quarterback Zack Kuhlman passed for 215 yards with a touchdown and an interception as Skip Schroeder reeled in 5 passes for 70 yards and Derek Steffan caught a touchdown. Jordan Chamberlin ran for 65 yards.
Pandora-Gilboa 28, Arcadia 21
PANDORA — Brandon Doyle rushed for 195 yards on 26 carries and P-G won the BVC game to finish 5-5 overall and 5-4 in the conference. Doyle scored on a 32-yard run while Nick Walther scored on two 1-yard runs. Seth Schmenk added a 4-yard touchdown run, as the Rockets ran for 246 yards.
Coldwater 55, Fort Recovery 0
COLDWATER — The Cavaliers finished the regular season with an easy win to move to 10-0 overall and 8-0 in the Midwest Athletic Conference. Fort Recovery finishes 3-7, 1-7.
Coldwater’s Austin Bruns passed for 105 yards and ran for 56 yards, scoring 3 touchdowns.
St. Henry 17, Versailles 14
ST. HENRY — St. Henry edged Versailles to improve to 7-3 overall and 5-3 in the MAC while Versailles is 5-5, 4-4.
Marion Local 26, New Bremen 0
NEW BREMEN — Marion Local finished the regular season 8-2 overall and 6-2 in the MAC while New Bremen finishes 2-8, 2-6.
Fort Loramie 34, Upper Scioto Valley 0
FORT LORAMIE — The Rams finished the season 1-9 overall and 1-4 in the NWCC with the loss at Fort Loramie (8-2, 5-1). Austin Howard had 33 rushing yards as Fort Loramie allowed just 40 total yards (39 rushing, 1 passing) while totaling 366 of its own (315 rushing, 51 passing).