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November 19th, 2011
WAPAKONETA -- Adam Bertke learned the hard way about letting an interception snowball 12 weeks ago.
Bertke threw three costly interceptions in the second half of the Flyers Week 1 13-7 overtime loss to Lima Shawnee. Marion Local head coach Tim Goodwin even pulled Bertke from that game.
That benching and that lesson carried over.
WAPAKONETA -- Forced to abandon its usually-reliable running game against a Marion Local opponent that is no stranger to late November playoff football, the Minster Wildcats' postseason run came to an end in the Division VI regional title game for the second straight season.
Marion Local dominated the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball and used a touchdown on the final play of the first half as a springboard to a 28-0 win over Minster on Saturday night at Harmon Field in Wapakoneta.
Marion Local 28, Minster 0
Delphos St. John's 28, Leipsic 20
FINDLAY -- Delphos St. John's intercepted a Leipsic pass as it was driving towards a potentially tying score late and the Blue Jays staved off Leipsic 28-20 in the Division VI Region 22 championship game at Donnell Stadium on Saturday night.
DSJ quarterback Mark Boggs threw for 157 yards and two touchdowns
Friday Night's Local Games
Elida 37, Eastmoor Academy 10
WAPAKONETA — Elida sacked Eastmoor Academy nine times and a fumble recovery in the final 30 seconds of the first half helped lift the Bulldogs to a 37-10 win over Archie Griffin's alma mater in a Division III Regional Championship game at Harmon Field in Wapakoneta on Friday night.
A pair of Roughrider football players were named to the Associated Press’ northwest Ohio all-district first teams in Division III.
St. Marys’ D.J. Manning, a senior tailback for the Roughriders was named first team all-district. Manning a 6-foot, 180-pound senior, rushed for a school-record 2,070 yards and 25 touchdowns for the Roughriders. He set single-game rushing records for yards in a game and carries in a game for St. Marys.
The Minster Wildcats took the top defensive and coaching awards in Division VI in northwest Ohio in the Associated Press’ all-district teams.
With the high school basketball season just two weeks away, every day before the season starts we'll take a glance at a WBL squad.
The Evening Leader's Winter Sports Preview will be inserted in the newspaper on Tuesday, Nov. 29, featuring winter sports team pictures, schedules, rosters and previews from teams from St. Marys, Minster, New Bremen and New Knoxville.
Minster's deep run into the football playoffs will delay the start of the season for Mike Lee and the Minster boys basketball team for a second straight season.
Minster's game against Sidney Lehman Catholic scheduled for Friday, Dec. 2 will be made up on date to be determined. The game at Anna on Saturday, Dec. 3, has been moved to Saturday, Jan. 21.
MINSTER — Minster knows what it must improve upon from its Week 4 26-17 loss to the Flyers when it takes on Marion Local again on Saturday in a regional final game.
Minster has to contain the Marion Local running game better than it did nine weeks ago. Marion Local ran for 196 yards in that one, the most the Wildcat defense has surrendered all season.