KENTON — For 22 of the 24 minutes of Friday night’s first half, there were glimpses of St. Marys regaining its confidence on the Western Buckeye League stage against the league’s recent gold standard.
A defensive stop, an interception, and a perfect lob pass for a touchdown gave St. Marys a lead. And down just one point midway through the second quarter, St. Marys had a chance to take the lead going into the half with the ball inside the Wildcat five yard line.
Here's what filled up Sports Editor Brian Smith's notebook during the week in preparation for Week 2 of the high school football season. Attached are rosters for this week's St. Marys-Kenton, Minster-Sidney Lehman and New Bremen-Fort Loramie games and a look at the St. Marys-Kenton football series through the years.
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.