COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — How a state panel of sports writers and broadcasters rates Ohio high school football teams in the first weekly Associated Press poll of 2012, by OHSAA divisions, with won-lost record and total points (first-place votes in parentheses):
ST. MARYS — The St. Marys girls soccer team’s pivotal week in Western Buckeye League play began with a bit of a non-starter.
The Roughriders and Bath played to a scoreless tie in a rematch of last season’s district final match and a key game in the WBL season.
Photo Gallery: Bath at St. Marys girls soccer
ST. MARYS — Carter Bowman asked his teammates if they wanted to play another nine after the St. Marys golf team’s match against Wapakoneta.
After tying a season-best 34, the St. Marys sophomore wanted to keep the round going.
Bowman shot a 34 and the Riders’ second-position player Colin Burke fired a one-over par 37 to lead the Roughriders.
Saturday's area sports action:
ST. MARYS 5, BOTKINS 0: The St. Marys boys soccer team stayed unbeaten with a 5-0 win over Botkins on Saturday evening to hand the Trojans their first loss. Zac Nelson, Zack Wilker, Brennan Brown, Patrizio Martinez Rodriguez and Nathan Wilker each scored a goal apiece for the Roughriders, who improved to 3-0-1 on the season. St. Marys keeper Luke Leffel, who has 10 saves this season, helped St. Marys to its second shutout of the season.
MINSTER — The Minster Wildcats and New Bremen Cardinals returned on Saturday to finish what they started on Friday. Minster running back Korey Schultz and the Wildcats dominated both nights in Minster’s 51-19 win.
Schultz rushed for 239 yards and three touchdowns on 21 carries.
“He averaged about 10 yards a carry and that was pretty good,” said Minster head coach Nate Moore.
Minster led 21-0 early in the second quarter when play resumed on Saturday.
ELIDA — Defense dominated the second half of the St. Marys-Elida football game.
That was just fine to Elida head coach Jason Carpenter and his Bulldogs, who had built up a 17-point cushion and had a swarming defense stymying the Roughrider offense.
The Elida defense held the Roughriders under 140 total yards of offense in a dominating 27-3 victory at Kraft Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
ELIDA — Elida sophomore quarterback Clark Etzler threw three touchdown passes to Brandon Stinson and the Bulldogs took a 20-3 lead over St. Marys before lightning postponed the game until Saturday.
The game will resume with 1:21 left in the second quarter on Saturday. Elida had just scored on an Etzler to Stinson 13-yard touchdown pass and missed the extra point kick when lightning struck.
Week 3 Area High School Football Schedule
Friday, Sept. 7