WAPAKONETA — Maty Mauk sliced his way through the Wapakoneta Redskins defense — both in the air and on the ground — to lead the Kenton Wildcats to a 52-32 win in a battle of Western Buckeye League unbeatens Friday night at Harmon Field.
The win gave Kenton (10-0, 9-0 WBL) its fourth-straight league championship and denied the Redskins’ (9-1, 8-1) bid for a 10-0 season.
“He was a man among boys tonight,” Wapak coach Doug Frye said of Mauk. “Take him out of the picture and we’ve got us a football game.”
The Missouri-bound quarterback threw for 286 yards and ran for 183 more to account for all 469 yards of Kenton offense. He rushed for a touchdown and threw for three more as the Wildcats scored 30 unanswered points over the course of 12 minutes late into the second quarter through the third quarter.
Wapak finished fifth in computer points in Division II, region 8 — according to joeeitel.com — and will likely play a road game against the Franklin Wildcats in the opening round of the playoffs Friday.
All results are pending any decision from the OHSAA regarding a Wapak player who sat out Friday night’s game. If Wapak has to forfeit any games it could eliminate the Redskins from the playoffs altogether.
“For the best of our team and the individual involved I decline further comment at this time,” Frye said in a text message Friday afternoon. “Once we receive word from the OHSAA I will have further comments.”