MINSTER 41, NEW BREMEN 20
NEW BREMEN — It was lightning that struck at New Bremen Friday night but it wasn’t the kind that would delay a game. It was the running and passing of the Minster Wildcats as they defeated the Cardinals 41-20 in a Midwest Athletic Conference opener.
The Wildcats used the running of Sam Dues and Jacob Stechschulte and the passing of Josh Nixon to get up early.
Minster running back Sam Dues had 17 rushes for 207 yards and three touchdowns on the ground, Jacob Stechschulte had two rushes for 79 yards and a touchdown, and quarterback Josh Nixon went 9-14 for 179 yards with two touchdown passes.
The Wildcats (1-2, 1-0) will entertain St. Henry next week, while the Cardinals (0-3, 0-1) will travel to Parkway next Friday.
CELINA 24, OTTAWA-GLANDORF 14
Celina’s Caleb Hoyng went 26-of-36 for 317 yards passing and to lead the Bulldogs to an important 24-14 win over the defending WBL champion O-G Titans on Friday night.
Celina put up 408 yards of total offense while the defense held O-G to only 183 yards of offense.
Celina’s Louden Limon rushed for 89 yards on 25 carries.
The loss snapped O-G’s 16-game regular season winning streak that dated back to midseason of 2011.
WAPAKONETA 42, ELIDA 0
WAPAKONETA — A hot week of practice for the Wapakoneta Redskins became even more heated in the aftermath of last Friday’s loss to Kenton. The result this time was a sound 42-0 victory Friday over the Elida Bulldogs in a Western Buckeye League contest at Harmon Field.
Wapak lost 52-16 last Friday to Kenton in its WBL opener.
“I’m just so proud of our kids this week,” Wapak coach Doug Frye said. “We upped the heat in the kitchen, and the kids responded.
“We’re were a lot more intense. We’re were a lot more physical,” he said. “We played the game of football the way it was supposed to be played.”
The win evened Wapak’s league record at 1-1, while Elida fell to 0-2 in the WBL.
The Redskins improved to 2-1 overall, while the Bulldogs lost their second straight to drop to 1-2.
After a turnover on its first possession, Wapak scored two rushing touchdowns in each of the game’s first three quarters Friday, displaying a profound rushing attack that totaled 422 yards Friday.
Wapak junior halfback Keaton Metz gained 177 yards on 18 attempts with three touchdowns, while senior halfback Zach Schmerge added 151 yards on 18 carries and two touchdowns.
The Redskins’ defense was equally dominant, holding Elida to 177 total yards while forcing five turnovers.
SPENCERVILLE 41, ALLEN EAST 19
Spencerville bookended the game with the contest's first three touchdowns and the game's final three touchdowns in a rout over Allen East.
Three Spencerville players went over 100 yards rushing.
The Bearcats' Antony Schuh ran 205 yards and three touchdowns to lead a Spencerville ground attack that gained 431 yards on the ground. Colton Miller ran for 123 yards and a TD on 23 carries. Hunter Hardesty had 103 yards rushing on 13 carries.
Allen East standout running back Ross Stewart had 105 yards rushing and a touchdown on 19 carries.