Archive - Sports Article
September 10th, 2012
Saturday's area sports action:
ST. MARYS 5, BOTKINS 0: The St. Marys boys soccer team stayed unbeaten with a 5-0 win over Botkins on Saturday evening to hand the Trojans their first loss. Zac Nelson, Zack Wilker, Brennan Brown, Patrizio Martinez Rodriguez and Nathan Wilker each scored a goal apiece for the Roughriders, who improved to 3-0-1 on the season. St. Marys keeper Luke Leffel, who has 10 saves this season, helped St. Marys to its second shutout of the season.
MINSTER — The Minster Wildcats and New Bremen Cardinals returned on Saturday to finish what they started on Friday. Minster running back Korey Schultz and the Wildcats dominated both nights in Minster’s 51-19 win.
Schultz rushed for 239 yards and three touchdowns on 21 carries.
“He averaged about 10 yards a carry and that was pretty good,” said Minster head coach Nate Moore.
Minster led 21-0 early in the second quarter when play resumed on Saturday.
ELIDA — Defense dominated the second half of the St. Marys-Elida football game.
That was just fine to Elida head coach Jason Carpenter and his Bulldogs, who had built up a 17-point cushion and had a swarming defense stymying the Roughrider offense.
The Elida defense held the Roughriders under 140 total yards of offense in a dominating 27-3 victory at Kraft Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
ELIDA — Elida sophomore quarterback Clark Etzler threw three touchdown passes to Brandon Stinson and the Bulldogs took a 20-3 lead over St. Marys before lightning postponed the game until Saturday.
The game will resume with 1:21 left in the second quarter on Saturday. Elida had just scored on an Etzler to Stinson 13-yard touchdown pass and missed the extra point kick when lightning struck.
Week 3 Area High School Football Schedule
Friday, Sept. 7
ST. MARYS — Elida escaped from a three point deficit at match point in a deciding fifth game and rallied to beat St. Marys 25-15, 23-25, 25-20, 16-25, 18-16, on Thursday night at Memorial High School’s Murotech Court.
A young St. Marys volleyball team still lacks experience closing out a match, head coach Tricia Rosenbeck said after the loss. St. Marys had a pair of attacking errors that helped Elida rally.
The Midwest Athletic Conference opens conference play on Friday night with the fierce rivalry between Minster and New Bremen, a playoff rematch between Coldwater and Versailles and an intriguing St. Henry at Delphos St. John's tilt.
New Bremen (0-2, 0-0 MAC) at Minster (2-0, 0-0 MAC)
Minster's talent-rich offense is balanced, with 404 yards rushing and 425 yards passing through two games this season.
The Western Buckeye League features key match-ups when Ottawa-Glandorf travels to Shawnee, Wapakoneta hosts Bath and Celina goes to Defiance.
St. Marys (0-2, 0-1 WBL) at Elida (2-0, 1-0 WBL)
Elida is looking to go to 3-0 for the first time under head coach Jason Carpenter.