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A less than ideal start put the Wapakoneta Redskins in what proved to be too big of a hole Thursday against the visiting Sidney Yellow Jackets.
The host Redskins trailed 3-0 with 17:27 before halftime and did not recover in their 3-1 loss Thursday in a non-league varsity boys soccer match at Ryan Field.
The loss came in Wapak’s final match before its big Western Buckeye League showdown Monday against the St. Marys Roughriders.
The Wapakoneta Redskins will look to put Celina where they are after Friday’s game — behind Kenton in the Western Buckeye League football standings, as Wapakoneta will host the Celina Bulldogs in a big WBL contest Friday at Harmon Field.
Kenton and Celina are each 2-0 in the WBL entering Friday. Wapak, meanwhile, is 1-1, with a loss to Kenton in the league opener.
From staff reports
The Wapakoneta Redskins debuted sixth in their region Tuesday, as the first weekly edition of the high school football computer ratings were released by the Ohio High School Athletic Association.
Wapak (3-1) owns 6.0 computer points in Division III, Region 10 as of Tuesday.
After 10 games, the top eight teams in each region from Divisions II through VII will qualify for the playoffs, while the top 16 teams from Division I will make the playoffs.
Though they are essentially out of contention for the league title, the Wapakoneta Redskins enjoyed handing the Ottawa-Glandorf Titans the same fate Monday, as Wapak edged O-G in a Western Buckeye League varsity girls soccer game, 3-2, at Ryan Field.
The Redskins held onto a 2-1 lead for 25 minutes, since just before halftime.
From staff reports
Statewide sectional tournament draws were held Sunday for the start of the Ohio High School Athletic Association girls tennis individual state championships.
The Wapakoneta Redskins will be participating in the Division I Northwest District sectional tournament Oct. 3 and 5 at Findlay.
Wapakoneta freshman Allie Zofkie is the first overall seed in the singles bracket.
Zofkie, who is undefeated as of Monday, will play Perrysburg freshman Nora Abdul-Aziz for her first match in the round of 16.
Amid the rainy conditions and mud-soaked field, Wapakoneta Redskins senior running back Zach Schmerge ran for all three of his team’s touchdowns in the first half Friday.
The Redskins recorded a 21-0 victory over the Bath Wildcats in Western Buckeye League varsity football action in Lima.
Schmerge accounted for 177 yards on 34 carries Friday, leading the Redskins’ rushing attack, which sits atop the WBL.
WAYNESFIELD — The first half seemed to be downhill as usual for the Waynesfield-Goshen football team. In the second half, however, it seemed like somebody finally flicked on the switch to the 2013 football season.
The Tigers had plenty of second half heroics but fell just short of producing their first win in a 22-16 loss to the Upper Scioto Valley Rams in a Northwest Central Conference varsity football game Friday, the NWCC opener for both teams.
The Wapakoneta Redskins placed fifth overall in the Western Buckeye League boys golf tournament Friday at Shawnee Country Club in Lima.
With its fifth-place effort, combined with its second-place during the regular season in match play, Wapak finished fourth overall in the final WBL standings for the 2013 season.
The Wapakoneta Redskins scored three goals Thursday but one was on an own goal late in their 2-1 win over the Allen East Mustangs in non-league varsity girls soccer action.
The two teams played to a scoreless first half before Wapak tallied two straight goals to take the lead for good in the second half.
Wapak varsity coach Ross Kantner described adjustments his team needed to make to break through on the scoreboard.
The Wapakoneta Redskins managed two wins in their home finale Thursday, as seniors Shelby Kohler and Zoe Rayburn played in their final varsity event at the Wapakoneta Country Club.
Wapak shot 210, while the Russia Raiders scored 213 and the Shawnee Indians tallied 232 in varsity girls golf action Thursday.
The win made Wapak’s season record 11-5 overall in match play.
Kohler led the Redskins with a 47 one day after winning the Western Buckeye League quad match in Defiance.