November 11th, 2011
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.
10 Years Ago This Week – 2001
Division II, Region 8
At Piqua, Alexander Stadium
Trotwood-Madison (11-0) vs. Wapakoneta (10-1), 7:30 p.m.
Wapakoneta earned its second-ever playoff win last Friday. Tonight the Redskins face the odds-on favorite to win the Division II state title this season.
Trotwood-Madison advanced all the way to the Division II title game last year before falling 44-33 to Maple Heights.
ST. MARYS — The St. Marys man driving a vehicle involved in a single-vehicle crash early Monday morning died Thursday afternoon.
Garet Schmehl, 20, died at Miami Valley Hospital, in Dayton, where he had been taken from Joint Township District Memorial Hospital after the crash at 1:20 a.m. Monday near the intersection of Glynwood Road and Ohio 116. He had remained in critical condition throughout the week.
ST. MARYS — An Ohio senator says he supports a proposal from the Congressional supercommittee tasked with trimming the deficit that could eliminate tax breaks for the top two income brackets.
During a teleconference with regional media, U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, a Republican, said he supports a proposal that would eliminate the tax cuts as part of a bipartisan effort to trim the federal deficit. Portman said in order for the supercommittee to reach a decision, any proposal must be bipartisan.
ST. MARYS — This year’s St. Marys Tailgate for Cancer raised more than $68,000 for cancer research and area cancer organizations.
Garet Schmehl, 20, of St. Marys, died on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011, at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton. Arrangements are incomplete at Miller Funeral Homes in St. Marys.
Margaret Ritter, 70, of 212 E. Front St., New Bremen, died at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011, at her residence. Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by the Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home of New Bremen.