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August 26th, 2011
SIDNEY — D.J. Manning ran around, over and past the Sidney Yellow Jackets and into the Roughrider record books.
Senior tailback D.J. Manning rushed for a St. Marys school-record 366 yards on 32 carries and found the end zone four times in St. Marys’ 41-21 romp over Sidney in the season opener on Friday night at Sidney Memorial Stadium.
Manning, who missed almost all of last season with an injury, returned with the greatest running performance at a school synonymous with great running backs and ground performances.
MINSTER — Despite a slow start in the first half, Minster put up a dominant second-half performance to defeat Ft. Loramie 26-5 in the season opener on Friday night.
NEW BREMEN – The New Bremen Cardinals started the 2011 football season impressively in the first quarter, but they couldn’t control the running attack of the Covington Buccaneers and were defeated 43-20.
“Turnovers and we couldn’t stop their fullback hurt us tonight,” Cardinals head coach Rob Messick said. “It was plain and simple they had a third and 22 and they ran a fullback dive and picked up 25 yards.”
Steve Elshoff believes the St. Marys football team is stronger this season.
The starting senior offensive and defensive tackle knows he is, at least.
Elshoff, one of St. Marys’ 24 seniors on the roster as the 2011 season kicks off on Friday night at Sidney, said he and his teammates are excited to show what all their hard work this offseason means on the field.
Friday, Aug. 25
St. Marys at Sidney
Fort Loramie at Minster
Covington at New Bremen
Allen East at Bath
Celina at Versailles
Elida at Fostoria
Kenton at Coldwater
Ottawa-Glandorf at Fostoria
Marion Local at Shawnee
Van Wert at Bryan
Bellefontaine at Wapakoneta
Miss. Valley at Ft. Recovery
Ada at Hardin Northern
Cory Rawson at Bluffton
Columbus Grove at P-G
Northwood at Delphos Jefferson
St. Marys 7, New Knoxville 0
Behind four goals from Brennan Brown and three assists the St. Marys Roughrider boy’s soccer team defeated a young New Knoxville Ranger squad 7-0 Thursday evening at West Field.
The Riders entertain Temple Christian on Monday with the JV’s playing Piqua, while the Rangers travel to Pandora-Gilboa on Saturday at Noon.
St. Marys 156, Elida 164
High school football returns on Friday night and intriguing match-ups abound within the Grand Lake St. Marys region. Sports Editor Brian Smith puts down what's been filling up his notebook about each area match-up leading up to Week 1.
St. Marys at Sidney
Thursday, Aug. 25
New Knoxville at St. Marys, 5 p.m. (varsity begins at 5 p.m.)
Elida at St. Marys, 5 p.m.
New Knoxville at Coldwater, 4:30 p.m.
Delphos St. John's at Minster, 4:30 p.m.
Minster at Delphos St. John's, 4:30 p.m.
St. Marys at Elida, 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday's Local Scores:
The St. Marys boys cross country team captured a season-opening victory in a quad meet at K.C. Geiger Park on Tuesday, paced by meet winner Alex Mielke. The Wapakoneta girls capture the Auglaize County event, while New Knoxville’s girls team turned in the top two times of the race.
The Roughrider boys finished first with 30 points, edging out second-place New Bremen (34 points). Wapakoneta took third (86) and New Knoxville was fourth (92).
Mielke won the race with a 17:50 time for the Roughriders.