Bath chases winning WBL record


First Posted: 10/30/2013

Bath (4-5, 4-4 Western Buckeye League) at Ottawa-Glandorf (5-4, 4-4 WBL)

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday

Last meeting: Oct. 19, 2012 – O-G 54-14

When Bath has the ball: In last week’s 28-20 win over Elida, Bath rushed for 134 yards and passed for 203. Quarterback Cam Jenkins was 16-of-23 passing with three touchdowns. He also rushed for 66 yards. Against Elida, Bath got out quickly, as Jenkins completed 14 of 17 passes for 174 yards in the first half. On the night, Hayden Atkins caught eight passes for 112 yards and two TDs. On the season, Bath is scoring 18.2 points per game.

O-G held winless St. Marys to 128 yards in its 47-0 win over the Roughriders last week. On the season, the Titans are giving up 15.1 points per contest.

Edge: O-G

When O-G has the ball: The Titans rolled up 424 total yards against St. Marys. Shane Schroeder rushed for 86 yards on nine carries and a TD. Quarterback Logan Rieman was 16-of-23 passing for 217 yards and three TDs.

On the season, O-G is scoring 22.8 points per game.

Bath’s defense gave up 368 yards to Elida. For the year, Bath’s opponents are scoring 32.2 points per outing.

Edge: O-G

Odds and ends: O-G has won nine out of the past 10 meetings with Bath. Bath’s last victory over O-G was in 2003. This season, Bath has won four out of its last five games.

The Brass Tacks: Bath has not had a winning record in the WBL since 2003.

Minster (6-3, 6-1 Midwest Athletic Conference) at Delphos St. John’s (5-4, 5-2 MAC)

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday

Last meeting: Oct. 26, 2012 – Minster 21-14

When Minster has the ball: In Minster’s 28-21 double-overtime victory over Versailles, Sam Dues rushed for 109 yards on 17 carries. The Wildcats are scoring 26.9 points per game.

St. John’s gave up 321 yards in last week’s 48-12 win over New Bremen. Opponents have scored 22.6 points per game.

Edge: Draw

When St. John’s has the ball: St. John’s rushed for 343 yards against New Bremen. The Blue Jays threw just three passes on the night (2-of-3, 13 yards). Luke MacLellan led St. John’s with 116 rushing yards and two TDs. Tyler Jettinghoff rushed for three TDs. St. John’s is scoring 22.3 points per game.

Against Versailles, Minster recorded five sacks and had three interceptions. For the season, Minster is giving up 21.8 points per game.

Edge: Draw

Odds and ends: St. John’s is 9-1 against Minster in the last 10 seasons.

The Brass Tacks: Both teams need a win Friday, along with some help from other teams in their regions in order to make the postseason. The last time a Minster team has been 6-1 in the MAC was in 1975.

Delphos Jefferson (8-1, 5-1 Northwest Conference) at Spencerville (5-4, 3-3 NWC)

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday

Last meeting: Oct. 26, 2012 – Spencerville 20-18

When Delphos Jefferson has the ball: In last week’s 25-20 loss to Ada, Delphos Jefferson standout Zavier Buzard rushed for 117 yards on 18 carries and had two TDs. Quarterback Austin Jettinghoff was 11-of-22 passing for 183 yards and a score. The one area that hurt Jefferson against Ada was in the penalty department. For the game, Jefferson was whistled 10 times for 110 yards. On the season, Delphos Jefferson is scoring 41 points per game.

Spencerville held Vermillion to 294 yards in its 63-20 nonconference win last week. For the year, Spencerville’s opponents are averaging 24.9 points per outing.

Edge: Delphos Jefferson

When Spencerville has the ball: The Bearcats will run the football. Against Vermillion, 456 of Spencerville’s 463 total yards came on the ground. Colton Miller rushed for 155 yards on 17 carries and had three TDs. Anthony Schuh carried the ball 17 times for 148 yards and two scores. Spencerville is scoring 31.1 points per game.

Delphos Jefferson is solid when it comes to defending the run. Spencerville might be forced to pass a few more times in order to move the ball on Delphos Jefferson. The Wildcats are giving up 12.9 points per outing.

Edge: Delphos Jefferson

Odds and ends: Delphos Jefferson is 3-2 against Spencerville in the past five meetings.

The Brass Tacks: Delphos Jefferson will try to bounce back after a tough loss to Ada. The Wildcats just need to win in order to have at least a share of the NWC title.

Ada (7-2) vs. Lima Central Catholic (7-2)

When/Where: 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Lima Stadium

Last meeting: Oct. 26, 2012 – LCC 27-13

When Ada has the ball: In last week’s win over Delphos Jefferson, Ada was a little more balanced, passing for 179 yards and rushing for 153. Quarterback Matt Wilcox runs the spread offense for Ada. Against Delphos Jefferson, Blake Ansley rushed for 101 yards on 18 carries and had a TD. Ansley also caught eight passes for 82 yards and a score. For the year, Ada is scoring 27.8 points per game.

LCC gave up 218 rushing yards in last week’s 37-24 win over Allen East. On the season, the Thunderbirds’ defense has been solid, giving up less than 15 points per game.

Edge: Draw

When LCC has the ball: Against Allen East, Ethan O’Connor led the Thunderbirds with 119 rushing yards on 19 carries and a score. O’Connor started in place of Kalito Lasenby, who was serving a one-game suspension. Quarterback Colin Stolly was 8-of-17 passing for 100 yards and two TDs. The T-Birds have shown at times that they can be explosive. LCC is scoring 33.7 points per outing.

Ada’s defense was solid against Delphos Jefferson. On the season, Ada is giving up 20 points per contest.

Edge: LCC

Odds and ends: LCC holds a 3-2 edge over Ada in the past five games.

The Brass Tacks: This game is all about computer points. LCC is seventh in its region and needs a win to ensure a playoff berth. Ada, who is sixth in its region, is in the playoffs.

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