Archive - Sep 24, 2011 - Sports Article
DEFIANCE â Connor Pickens had another big night and the Wapakoneta defense rebounded from a sluggish start as the Redskins defeated the Defiance Bulldogs 21-7 at Fred J. Brown Stadium for the first time since 1989.
âWe knew it was a tough environment to come into,â Wapak coach Doug Frye said. âWe cleared a hurdle tonight. ... Weâre making some progress. Iâm just a hard guy to please.â
The win upped Wapakâs record to 5-0 on the season and got the Redskins within one win of their first back-to-back winning seasons since 1991.
PERRY TOWNSHIP â The Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers spoiled the Perry Commodoresâ homecoming game with a 20-7 victory Friday night.
It was the third straight win for W-G, which is now 3-2 overall and 2-0 in the Northwest Central Conference.
âThe defense really stepped up tonight,â W-G coach Gary Spencer said. âWe kept the Commodores to under 100 yards on offense.â
Both teams had trouble with traction thanks to wet conditions on the field. Perry struggled on its option ground attack while W-G struggled to run the ball and had to rely more on its passing game for the win.
The Wapakoneta Redskins varsity girls golf team placed third at the Western Buckeye League tournament Friday at Wapakoneta Country Club.
The tournament was delayed for an hour because of rain. Once it resumed, there were few surprises as the Shawnee Indians rolled to the win.
Shawnee carded a team score of 351. Defiance was second at 383. Wapak shot a 400. And Celina took fourth with a 435.