Division IV at BGSU's Doyt-Perry Stadium
Kenton 32, Genoa Area 22
BOWLING GREEN -- Genoa led 9-8 at the half, but Kenton quarterback Maty Mauk's legs proved to be too much.
WAPAKONETA — Minster's defense didn't allow a touchdown for 95 minutes and 50 seconds of the 96 minutes it played against Fort Loramie this season.
That kind of dominant defense now has Minster alive as one the state's final eight teams left in the Division VI playoffs.
Minster shut out For Loramie for all but the final 10 seconds of the game and the Wildcat offense steadily moved the ball in a 30-7 win over the Redskins in a Division VI regional semifinal game at Harmon Field in Wapakoneta on Saturday night.
Division VI, Region 24
At Lima Stadium
Marion Local (9-2) vs. Ada (9-2), 7 p.m.
At Wapakoneta's Harmon Field
Fort Loramie (10-1) vs. Minster (8-3), 7 p.m.
At BGSU's Doyt-Perry Stadium
DSJ (8-3) vs. Tiffin Calvert (9-2), 3 p.m.
Division III, Region 10 — Elida 24, DeSales 21
CLAYTON — Elida kicker Nathan Jenkins booted a 27-yard field goal as time expired to give Elida the 24-21 win over Columbus DeSales in a Division III Regional Semifinal at Northmont on Friday night.
Elida quarterback Reggie McAdams went 21-of-44 for 303 yards passing.
Elida plays Columbus Eastmoor Academy next Friday night at 7:30 p.m. at a location to be announced on Sunday afternoon.
First Team Offense
Austin Rupard, St. Marys, Sr.
Matt Samuelson, O-G, Jr.
Chris Schwartz, Wapakoneta, Sr.
Andrew Garland, Bath, Jr.
Trey Smith, Wapakoneta, Sr.
Aaron Smith, Bath, Sr.
D.J. Manning. St. Marys, Sr.
Connor Pickens, Wapakoneta, Sr.
Auglaize and Mercer County Football Teams' all-time playoff appearances:
St. Marys Memorial (15 appearances, three OHSAA state titles)
2008, 2006, 2004 (2nd), 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1993 (state title), 1992 (state title), 1991, 1990 (state title), 1989, 1985, 1978, 1977
Minster (10 appearances, 1 state title)
MINSTER — High school football teams almost everywhere meet near the goalline after games in communal celebration or shared misery.
Usually the players take a knee and hear one voice — that of the head coach. Depending on the outcome, that speech is usually either irate or inspiring.
The Minster Wildcats take a different tact.
The Wildcats' smashmouth toughness on the field may be traditional, but Minster lets everyone share in the responsibility of talking after games in a way that's pretty far from old school.
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