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For the second straight week, the Wapakoneta Redskins will be facing a team in good standing with respect to the high school football playoffs.
The Redskins will make a trip north Friday to take on the Defiance Bulldogs (3-2) in a Western Buckeye League contest starting the second half of the regular season.
Wapakoneta owns the second spot in Division III, Region 10, in the latest computer ratings, while Defiance is ranked sixth in Division III, Region 8.
The Wapakoneta Redskins shot a season-high 360 at sectionals Tuesday.
Wapak placed 11th out of 18 schools at the Division I Northwest District boys golf sectional tournament at Stone Ridge Golf Club in Bowling Green.
Wapak’s season ended Tuesday with its sectional finish.
“The conditions were tough,” Wapak varsity coach Kenny Wayman said. “There was a lot of wind, and the greens were slick. When you have that combination, it’s tough to score.”
Shelby Kohler was the first individual in Wapakoneta Redskins girls golf program history to reach the district tournament level in 2011.
Two years later she will lead the first team in school history to reach districts, in Wapak’s eighth season as a girls golf program.
The Redskins took second place Wednesday in a Division I Northwest District sectional tournament at Sycamore Springs Golf Club in Arlington.
Top three teams advanced from Wednesday’s sectional to the district tournament next Tuesday.
With a 5-0 win over the Ada Bulldogs, the Wapakoneta Redskins completed the first undefeated season in program history Tuesday, finishing the 2013 season with a 16-0 record in match play during the regular season.
The unbeaten mark punctuated an already accomplished season which saw Wapak go 9-0 in Western Buckeye League matches, take first at the WBL tournament and clinch the WBL championship for 2013.
From staff reports
The Wapakoneta Redskins, after their win Friday over the previously unbeaten Celina Bulldogs, vaulted to second place in their region Tuesday as the Ohio High School Athletic Association released the second version of the weekly high school football computer ratings.
Wapakoneta (4-1) has won three straight games and sits behind only Mount Orab Western Brown in Division III, Region 10.
The Redskins were sixth in the region in the first ratings release Sept. 24.
Knowing only a win would help their cause, the Wapakoneta Redskins were disappointed in Monday’s outcome.
The host Redskins played to a scoreless tie, 0-0, against their rival and league leader St. Marys Roughriders in Western Buckeye League varsity boys soccer action at Ryan Field.
Wapak remained one win behind St. Marys in the league standings after Monday’s match, as the Redskins moved to 4-0-3 in the WBL, while St. Marys stood at 5-0-2.
Both teams have two matches remaining in league play this season.
The Wapakoneta Redskins won three of the five brackets at the Western Buckeye League girls tennis tournament Saturday to clinch the WBL title for the 2013 season.
Wapak won the tournament which concluded Saturday and previously went 9-0 in league matches during the regular season. The combination gave the Redskins their first WBL championship since 2001.
From staff reports
The Wapakoneta Redskins occupied spots four through six as they won the Kalida Wildcat Invitational on Saturday in high school cross country action.
Dylan Plaugher (4th; 17 minutes, 21.1 seconds), Sam Harrod (17:25.20) and Will Zofkie (17:32.7) accounted for Wapak’s first three finishers in the top six, as the Redskins took first place with 51 points in a field of 15 teams and 144 runners.
Faced with a 4th-and-32, the Wapakoneta Redskins needed a miracle to keep their drive and Homecoming victory hopes alive, and they got one.
On the long fourth down conversion, Wapak senior running back Zach Schmerge made a 42-yard catch and run on a screen pass from quarterback Kodi Morgan, weaving his way through Celina defenders behind a wall of Wapak offensive linemen.
The conversion led to a go-ahead touchdown late in the fourth quarter Friday in their 29-26 win over the previously unbeaten Celina Bulldogs.
WAYNESFIELD — It was a homecoming game that many Waynesfield-Goshen fans just as soon forget, as the Fort Loramie Redskins dominated the W-G Tigers, 63-7, in a Northwest Central Conference varsity football contest Friday.
Perhaps the only mercy shown was the reduction in time to eight minutes for the final two quarters.