(Note: St. Marys and O-G rosters are attached at the bottom of the story).
Ottawa-Glandorf head coach Ken Schriner said the story of the Western Buckeye League season has been how varying styles match-up on a week-to-week basis.
“We’ve got running backs putting up big numbers and we’ve got teams who throw it all over the field,” Schriner said on Tuesday.
MINSTER — Riding a three-game winning streak, the Minster Wildcats will play host to the Versailles Tigers in a pivotal MAC game Friday night.
The Wildcats (5-2, 3-2 MAC) is coming off a 34-7 win over St. Henry last week that moved the team into a tie for third-place in the league with the Tigers. Minster coach Nate Moore said he team played tough and physical against the Redskins — something he said needs to continue against Versailles (5-2, 3-2 MAC).
NEW BREMEN – Tackling was a problem for the New Bremen Cardinals football team last Friday at Versailles as they were defeated 42-0.
This week the Cardinals entertain the Parkway Panthers. Game time is Friday at New Bremen at 7:30.
Head Coach Rob Messick’s thoughts heading into the game:
OHSAA Official Computer Point Rankings
Region 8 - 1. Trotwood-Madison (7-0) 19.3429, 2. Kings Mills Kings (7-0) 19.1571, 3. Wapakoneta (7-0) 15.8786, 4. Tipp City Tippecanoe (7-0) 13.5714, 5. Vandalia Butler (6-1) 13.1357, 6. Franklin (6-1) 12.25, 7. Hamilton Ross (6-1) 11.7714, 8. Cin. Turpin (5-2) 11.4571, 9. Cin. Northwest (4-3) 8.65, 10. Cin. Mount Healthy (5-2) 8.4929, 11. Cin. Anderson (3-4) 8.3786, 12. Wilmington (5-2) 8.05
Girls Soccer: St. Marys 4, Fort Jennings 1
The Roughriders tuned up for Thursday’s WBL showdown against Shawnee with a 4-1 win over 10-win Fort Jennings on Monday.
Fort Jennings had been a thorn in the side of the Roughriders the past few seasons, and Paul Dingledine saw the Musketeers as a good final non-league challenge.
At Lima Senior
The St. Marys volleyball team opens its postseason against Defiance on Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 6 p.m. at Lima Senior High School and the winner of that match will play the winner of the Bath-Wapakoneta match (7:15 p.m. on Wednesday) on Saturday, Oct. 22 at 7:15 p.m.
The top of the bracket at Lima Senior will match up Celina and Shawnee at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 18, followed by Elida vs. Van Wert at 7:15 p.m. The winners of those two matches play on Saturday, Oct. 22 at 6 p.m.
Volleyball: New Knoxville 3, Houston 0
NEW KNOXVILLE – The New Knoxville volleyball team didn’t let up in anything Saturday as they defeated the Houston Wildcats in a non-league match at New Knoxville 25-9, 25-17 and 25-8.
“I was happy with the girls that they didn’t let up,” Rangers head coach Jill Roode said. “They didn’t stop playing hard. It is easy for them not to play up to their potential when they play non-league games.”
WAPAKONETA — In a matter of a few minutes late in the second quarter and early in the third quarter, Wapakoneta turned its rivalry game against St. Marys from a back-and-forth affair into a runaway romp.
The Redskins scored a touchdown with no time left on the clock going into halftime, recovered an onside kick to start the third quarter and grabbed control from there on out in a 48-22 victory over the Roughriders at Harmon Field on Friday night.
ST. HENRY — Minster raked in its third straight Midwest Athletic Conference win, defeating St. Henry 34-7 on Friday night.
“Our defense has been consistent just about every week and I thought they put together another good one today,” said Minster head coach Nate Moore. “I thought we really hit tonight. I thought we really hit, really well. There were some big hits out there, man.”
After three-and-outs by both schools to start the game, Minster’s Korey Schultz ran for a 60-yard gain from the Wildcats’ own 34-yardline.
VERSAILLES — The Versailles Tigers couldn’t be stopped as they defeated the new Bremen Cardinals 42-0 in a Midwest Athletic Conference contest at Versailles.
“Every play that they hit started out as a five yard play,” Cardinals head coach Rob Messick said. “We just couldn’t tackle. Strength is extremely important and they ran through our tackles and that is what it came down to.”