Aiden Hinkle

St. Marys' Aiden Hinlke rushed for a career-high 171 yards and three touchdowns in last season's matchup with Shawnee.

The Roughriders enter Week 5 with the same record as they did in 2019, but this year’s team is coming off back-to-back losses as they travel to Shawnee Township on Friday. 

And still, the biggest question remains — can the Roughriders offense find a level of consistency and continue to improve into the next week?

St. Marys coach Doug Frye said he thought last week’s game against Van Wert had a few good matchups that would benefit his team, including running more of the wing-T offense more effectively. The Roughriders ran for 225 yards — second-most rushing yards in a game this season for St. Marys — and two rushing touchdowns. The team averaged 4.6 yards per carry — second-most in the game this season and rushed 49 times, which is tied for second-most in a game this season. 

To read the full preview about Friday's Western Buckeye League football game between St. Marys and Shawnee, see Thursday's print edition of The Evening Leader.

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