NEW BREMEN 64, FORT RECOVERY 55
COLDWATER — The New Bremen Cardinals survived a rough second quarter and made their free throws down the stretch to advance in the Division IV sectional tournament with a 64-55 victory over the Fort Recovery Indians at Coldwater. The Cardinals (13-8) will advance to the sectional championship on Friday at 8:00 against the Ada Bulldogs. Carson Manger led the Cardinals with 21 points and nine rebounds and Nolan Fox had 14 points.
SIDNEY — Two lost fumbles by the Wapakoneta Redskins doomed their chance of unseating the Trotwood-Madison Rams.
Losing the opportunity to score, the Redskins defense could not make enough stops to survive the Rams in four overtime sessions, as Trotwood-Madison prevailed in a 34-28 four overtime thriller Friday at Sidney Memorial Stadium.
WAPAKONETA — The Marion Local juggernaut shows no signs of slowing down.
The three-time defnding state champion Flyers won their 34th straight game with a 35-0 whitewashing of fellow Midwest Athletic Conference member Fort Recovery on Saturday night in a Division VII regional quarterfinal at Harmon Field.
“I feel good about where we are,” Marion Local head coach Tim Goodwin said. “We’re healthy. But I still think we can play better than this.”
PIQUA — Minster's front seven set the tone. The Wildcats' ball-hawking secondary and big-play passing game took it home in an emphatic 45-19 win over the Versailles Tigers in a Division VI second-round playoff win at Piqua's Alexander Stadium on Friday night.
"We had a great week of practice and our seniors had us locked in," Minster head coach Geron Stokes said.
MINSTER — The odds of stopping Mechanicsburg quarterback Kaleb Romero — a pinball wearing a football helmet — with the game in the balance on a two-point conversion as he hurtled full speed towards the goal line didn’t seem too good for the Minster Wildcats.
Then again, nothing Minster did to escape with a 42-41 win in double overtime from a Division VI playoff-opening game seemed likely. The Wildcats simply kept doing remarkable things in big situations until they’d made likelihood a moot point.