WAPAKONETA — Wapakoneta scored first on its first drive of the game.
After holding Trotwood-Madison deep in its territory, the Rams punted and the Redskins took over at their own 43 yard line.
From there the Redskins meticulously moved the ball down to the 14 primarily on the strength of their running game.
With the run game being established, Wapakoneta went play action pass on third and nine from the 14 and Reed Merricle found a wide open Isaac Meeks in the middle of the field for six points.
After the successful extra point, the Redskins led 7-0 with 8:31 left in the first quarter.
The two teams engaged in a physical, defensive contest for the next quarter and a half but Trotwood-Madison offense was finally able to the move the ball against the Redskins.
The Rams manufactured a 10-play, 96 yard drive that led to the tying score. With Ram running back Hezekiah Hudson-Davis leading the way Trotwood-Madison moved the ball down and came up with six points when Ram quarterback Cooper Stewart connected with Keon’tae Huguely from 17 yards out with 26 seconds left on the clock. The extra point was good and the two teams went into halftime tied at 7-7.
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