Delphos St. John’s wins in OT


Field goal delivers victory

By Tom Usher - sports@limanews.com



Delphos St. John’s ball carrier Cole Reindel is tackled by Versailles’ Kurtis Rutschilling during Saturday night’s game at Stadium Park in Delphos. See more game photos at LimaScores.com.

Delphos St. John’s ball carrier Cole Reindel is tackled by Versailles’ Kurtis Rutschilling during Saturday night’s game at Stadium Park in Delphos. See more game photos at LimaScores.com.


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Delphos St. John’s quarterback Jared Wurst looks to get past Versailles’ George Grow during Saturday night’s game at Stadium Park in Delphos.

Delphos St. John’s quarterback Jared Wurst looks to get past Versailles’ George Grow during Saturday night’s game at Stadium Park in Delphos.


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Matthew Miller of Delphos St. John’s returns an interception during Saturday night’s game against Versailles at Stadium Park in Delphos.


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DELPHOS — Delphos St. John’s kicker Mark Wrasman got a second chance and he nailed it.

Wrasman connected on a 35-yard field goal in the third overtime to lift Delphos St. John’s to a 24-21 victory over Versailles Saturday night at Stadium Park.

Wrasman missed a 33-yard field goal in the first overtime period, which could ended the game at that point.

But Wrasman confidently booted the ball solidly down the middle of the uprights from 35 to end the game after three overtime periods.

No team scored in the first overtime period.

In the second overtime, the Blue Jays went the 20 yards in six plays to score. St. John’s quarterback Jared Wurst scored on a 3-yard keeper.

That gave St. John’s a 21-14 lead.

Versailles came back to even the score at 21 when Versailles quarterback Noah Waymire scored on a 1-yard sneak.

In the third and final overtime, Versailles took the ball first.

But on a fourth-and-4 from the Delphos 14, Waymire pitched the ball to the left, but the ball bounced off the back of running back George Grow and St. John’s

Austin Adams recovered.

On the Blue Jays’ four play of the third overtime, Wrasman ended the night with the 35-yard field goal.

The Blue Jays are 3-1, 1-1 in the Midwest Athletic Conference. Versailles is 1-3, 0-2 in the MAC.

For St. John’s Wurst completed 10 of 25 passes for 148 yards. He threw one TD and had three interceptions.

Isaac Musser had 92 yards on 11 carries. Wurst ran for 37 yards on 16 carries.

For Versailles, Kurtis Rutschilling ran for 138 yards on 11 carries, with a 38-yard TD. Garrett Thompson ran for 95 yards on 18 carries.

St. John’s trailed 14-6 when it took the ball with 9:14 to go.

The Blue Jays went 64 yards in 13 plays to score.

The key play was on third-and-22 when Wurst hit Curtis Schwinnen for 25 yards to take the ball to the Versailles 25.

The Blue Jays scored on a fourth-and-7 when Wurst hit a leaping Connor Hulihan for a 22-yard TD.

After a pass interference call on the TD pass, St. John’s took the ball just outside the 1 for the two-point conversion.

Wurst ran it over tome the 1 for the two-pointer to tie the game at 14 with 4:13 to go.

The Blue Jays led 6-0 at the half.

In the final two minutes of the first quarter, the teams traded interceptions.

Wurst was picked off by Andrew DeMange at the Delphos 49 and returned to the St. John’s 40.

On the very next play, Versailles quarterback Noah Waymire fired over the middle for Kurtis Ruschilling, who was hit by Troy Elwer. The ball barely hit Ruschilling’s hand and popped free.

St. John’s Matt Miller grabbed the ball in the air for the interceptions at the Blue Jays 30 and returned it to the Versailles 23.

After a holding call, the Blue Jays took over at Tigers’ 33.

The Blue Jays took five plays to cover the 33 yards for the touchdown.

The key play was a 23-yard strike from Wurst to Connor Hulihan to take the ball to the Versailles 2.

Two plays later, Wurst swept the right side for a 3-yard TD. That gave the Blue Jays a 6-0 led with 11:03 left in the second quarter.

By halftime, Wurst had completed 4 of 8 for 63 yards. He also had 12 carries for 30 yards.

Delphos St. John’s ball carrier Cole Reindel is tackled by Versailles’ Kurtis Rutschilling during Saturday night’s game at Stadium Park in Delphos. See more game photos at LimaScores.com.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2017/09/web1_091617StJohnsFBall01cardinal.jpgDelphos St. John’s ball carrier Cole Reindel is tackled by Versailles’ Kurtis Rutschilling during Saturday night’s game at Stadium Park in Delphos. See more game photos at LimaScores.com. Kelli Cardinal | The Lima News
Delphos St. John’s quarterback Jared Wurst looks to get past Versailles’ George Grow during Saturday night’s game at Stadium Park in Delphos.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2017/09/web1_091617StJohnsFBall03cardinal.jpgDelphos St. John’s quarterback Jared Wurst looks to get past Versailles’ George Grow during Saturday night’s game at Stadium Park in Delphos. Kelli Cardinal | The Lima News
Matthew Miller of Delphos St. John’s returns an interception during Saturday night’s game against Versailles at Stadium Park in Delphos.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2017/09/web1_091617StJohnsFBall04cardinal.jpgMatthew Miller of Delphos St. John’s returns an interception during Saturday night’s game against Versailles at Stadium Park in Delphos. Kelli Cardinal | The Lima News
Field goal delivers victory

By Tom Usher

sports@limanews.com

The Lima News sports department can be reached at 567-242-0451.

The Lima News sports department can be reached at 567-242-0451.

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