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September 20th, 2011
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.
Local Sports Schedule
Monday, Sept. 19
St. Marys at Celina, 5 p.m.
New Bremen at Ft. Loramie, 5:30
Shawnee at St. Marys, 5 p.m.
Minster at Parkway, 4:30 p.m.
Parkway at Minster, 4:30 p.m.
St. Marys, New Knoxville at O-G
NEW BREMEN – A light seemed to go on for the New Bremen Cardinals volleyball team as the second set of the third match began Saturday.
In a tri-match against the Covington Buccaneers and Anna Rockets the Cardinals defeated Covington 24-26, 25-15 and 25-16 and they defeated Anna 15-25, 25-20 and 25-17. Anna defeated Covington in the second match 25-18, 23-25 and 25-20.
The light went on for the Roughrider offense and Bath’s punishing running back got taken down.
The St. Marys football team delivered a breakthrough 36-19 win over Bath by stonewalling standout tailback Aaron Smith on defense and mixing a powerful ground game with an efficient passing game on Friday night at Skip Baughman Stadium.
MINSTER – Marion Local defeated ninth-ranked Minster 26-17 in a Midwest Athletic Conference homecoming showdown on Friday.
“We played really well tonight. This is a big win for us and we’ve been waiting a long time for this one,” said Marion Local head coach Tim Goodwin. “We played, not real well, (but) we played hard. We made plays and Minster played really well too. It was just two, evenly-matched teams.”
Goodwin said he was most happy with his team’s resiliency throughout the game.
NEW BREMEN – During the week New Bremen Cardinals head football coach stated that the New Bremen-Fort Recovery game would likely be close.
He likely didn’t know just how right he’d be.
Fort Recovery won that close match-up 34-33 at New Bremen on Friday night.
Two big interceptions by Fort Recovery in the fourth quarter put the nail into the coffin for New Bremen as freshman Cole Hull intercepted an Elliot Westerbeck pass with 1:21 to end the Cardinal threat and cap a wild contest.
From the city that builds tanks, there is Aaron Smith.
From the town that has manufactured rushing yards with assembly-line efficiency through the years, there is D.J. Manning.
For three weeks, the St. Marys football team has faced a barrage of throws from three spread teams.
Now for something completely different.
The two best rushing teams and the two best rushers in the Western Buckeye League should make for a hard-hitting league match-up at Skip Baughman Stadium on Friday night.
Friday, September 16
Bath at St. Marys
Celina at Wapakoneta
Defiance at Ottawa-Glandorf
Van Wert at Elida
Shawnee at Kenton
Elida 42, St. Marys 23
Wapakoneta 14, Bath13
Defiance 42, Celina 34
Kenton 66, Van Wert 13
O-G 27, Shawnee 24
Celina at Wapakoneta
Last Season: Celina 22, Wapakoneta 13
MAC Schedule for Friday, Sept. 16
Coldwater at St. Henryâ€¨
Delphos St. John's at Annaâ€¨
Ft. Recovery at New Bremen
â€¨Marion Local at Minsterâ€¨
Parkway at Versailles
Coldwater, 17, Anna 0â€¨
Versailles 46, Ft. Rec. 33â€¨
Mar. Local 55, New Bremen 8
â€¨St. Henry 42, Parkway 13â€¨
DSJ 7, Minster 0â€¨â€¨â€¨
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