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September 23rd, 2011
CELINA — St. Marys senior tailback D.J. Manning grabbed a blue flag with ‘Go Riders’ stitched in gold lettering on it and raced down the visiting sideline at Celina Stadium, leading the entire St. Marys football team in celebration of returning bragging rights back east across Grand Lake St. Marys.
Manning ran down those sidelines all night.
NEW BREMEN — The New Bremen Cardinals just couldn’t keep the Minster Wildcats in check and with a touchdown in each quarter the Wildcats defeated rival New Bremen 27-7 in front of a homecoming crowd at New Bremen.
“I thought we had opportunities on the field tonight to put them away and we didn’t get it done,” Minster head coach Nate Moore said. “The kids are a little disappointed that they didn’t put more points on the board, but New Bremen is a good team and had a good game plan.”
Friday, Sept. 23
Bath 37, Van Wert 8
St. Marys 32, Celina 20
Elida 35, Shawnee 7
Kenton 36, Ottawa-Glandorf 20
Wapakoneta 21, Defiance 7
Coldwater 36, Versailles 19
Parkway 36, Fort Rec. 35, OT
Minster 27, New Bremen 7
Del. St. John’s 35, St. Henry 10
Marion Local 26, Anna 14
Wapakoneta 21, Defiance 7
In this part of Ohio, there’s nothing quite like the St. Marys-Celina football rivalry.
Heated and contentious, a rivalry exists between two towns close in proximity and linked by a lake they can’t even agree on what to call. The result is two teams pouring a season’s worth of emotion into one game.
St. Marys (2-2, 1-2 WBL) will travel to Celina (0-4, 0-3 WBL) to face its rival for the 93rd time, hoping to regain the upper hand in a rivalry of which it lost control for the first time in 12 years last fall.
Wapakoneta at Defiance
Wapakoneta fans may need to take moment to familiarize themselves with Nick Lopez’s name.
They’re going to hear a lot of it Friday night when the Wapakoneta Redskins travel to Defiance to take on the Bulldogs in a Western Buckeye League matchup.
He runs the ball, he catches the ball, he defends, he plays special teams.
MINSTER — Route 66 rivals Minster and New Bremen meet at New Bremen for a homecoming match-up with the two teams looking to get on track.
Minster (2-2, 0-2 MAC) is coming off a 26-17 loss to Marion Local last week. While the Wildcats jumped out to an early lead, the Flyers scored 19 unanswered points to take control.
Last Friday the New Bremen Cardinals (0-4, 0-2 MAC) played a good game, but turnovers once again turned the tide as the Fort Recovery Indians edged the Cardinals 34-33.
Boys Golf: St. Marys 164, Shawnee 180
The St. Marys boys golf team fired a 164 to improve to 7-4 on the season with a 16-shot win over Lima Shawnee on Wednesday night at Northmoor.
St. Marys' Will Paulus shot a 37 to earn medalist honors for the Roughriders.
Carter Bowman added a 39, Colin Burke carded a 43, and Austin Riggs shot a 45.
Tyler Ramden led Shawnee with a 40.
The Indians fell to 3-11 on the season.
St. Marys competes at the WBL meet today at Ottawa.
OHSAA Playoff Standings released
The Ohio High School Athletic Association released its first Harbin Computer Rankings on Tuesday. The top eight teams in each region will reach the playoffs following Week 10.
Division III, Region 10
St. Marys (2-2) is ranked 15th in Division III Region 10 with a 3.4 average,
with wins over winless Sidney and 2-2 Lima Bath.
Elida (3-1) leads Region 10 with a 6.675 average. Defiance (2-2) is 16th with a 3.125 average, and Shawnee (2-2) is 17th with a 3.05 average.
COLUMBUS (AP) — How a state panel of sports writers and broadcasters rates Ohio high school football teams in the second weekly Associated Press poll of 2011, by OHSAA divisions, with won-lost record and total points (first-place votes in parentheses):
CELINA — A half dozen Roughriders slid head-first for the final 15 yards towards their half-submerged bench to celebrate a shutout win over their rival, making sure any of the last remaining areas on their all-blue jerseys uncaked with mud were covered.
The St. Marys boys soccer team blanked Celina 3-0 on Monday night in field conditions only a laundry detergent manufacturer could love.