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ST. MARYS — The St. Marys Roughriders followed through on their game plan, scoring an early goal and sitting on the lead, against the unbeaten and state-ranked Wapakoneta Redskins.
The Roughriders prevailed to notch a 1-0 upset win Monday over the Western Buckeye League-leading Redskins in varsity boys soccer action at Roughrider Field.
“What a nice team,” St. Marys coach Dave Ring said. “Wapak is a fantastic team. We had our game plan. We got our goal and stuck to it.”
CELINA — The Wapakoneta Redskins used a pair of early turnovers to establish a lead and keep distance between them and the Celina Bulldogs on the scoreboard Friday.
Wapakoneta remained unbeaten in 2014 with a 34-12 win Friday over the Bulldogs in a Western Buckeye League varsity football contest in Celina.
The Redskins have started the season 5-0, with four of those wins coming on the road, including Friday night.
FORT LORAMIE — It’s hard to field a team with just 25 players on a roster, it’s even harder when injuries hit especially to your most important positions on the team. An undermanned team, combined with injuries and shoddy play can all accumulate to a bad season.
This is the case for the Waynesfield-Goshen varsity football as the Tigers’ season is falling apart after falling to Fort Loramie Redskins, 49-6, Friday night in a Northwest Central Conference matchup.
The Wapakoneta Redskins varsity boys soccer team passed its biggest test of the season Tuesday.
The Redskins notched a 2-0 Western Buckeye League win over the previously unbeaten Ottawa-Glandorf Titans in a matchup of two state-ranked teams Tuesday at Ryan Field.
Wapakoneta (10-0-0), despite being one game behind in the league schedule due to a postponement, took a narrow lead in the WBL standings after its win Tuesday.
The Wapakoneta Redskins were sound in all phases of Friday’s game, as they rolled to a 38-6 win over the Bath Wildcats in their home opener, a Western Buckeye League varsity football contest at Harmon Field in Wapakoneta.
The Redskins’ starting defense held Bath’s starters scoreless, the offense had zero turnovers and finished scoring drives, and a couple special teams plays stood out, as state-ranked Wapakoneta cruised to its fourth straight win to begin the season.
McGUFFEY — Friday’s game against Upper Scioto Valley was not the way the Waynesfield-Goshen varsity football team wanted to open play in the Northwest Central Conference.
Not only were the Tigers (1-3, 0-1 NWCC) beat handedly by the Rams (2-2, 1-0) 28-0 in McGuffey, but they were outgained 358 yards to 152 in total offense, 273 to 85 through the air, racked up a season-high 11 penalties for 110 yards and converted just 2 of 17 on third down.
The Wapakoneta Redskins varsity football team is really starting to enter the grind that is the 10-game regular season schedule, as each week’s game seems to arrive sooner than the one before.
The Redskins’ coaching staff was not fully operable until June this year, as first-year head coach Travis Moyer assembled a new mix of assistants.
The team has been working through the process of getting acclimated with new people and philosophies while trying to be as competitive as possible on Friday nights.
McGUFFEY — With non-conference competition out of the way, the Waynesfield-Goshen varsity football team will begin play against Northwest Central Conference foes. For the Tigers, conference play will begin Friday at McGuffey against the Upper Scioto Valley Rams.
“We had a close game against them last year, and it has been a solid rival for the program in the last two seasons, so there is some extra motivation just because of who we are playing,” Tigers coach Tyler Turner said. “Our kids want to beat Upper.”
A long-awaited event debuted this past weekend, and it was very successful in its inaugural year.
The Auglaize County Open Championship — a golf tournament among players from the county’s three courses — was held Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Wapakoneta Country Club, Arrowhead Golf Club and Minster and Prairie View Golf Club in Waynesfield each hosted one day of the tournament.
Prairie View’s Doug Spencer said executing the idea for the tournament took less than one year, it was a routine desire among the county’s golfers.
ELIDA — Although the stadium lights didn’t do their job for a brief time Friday, the spotlight shined brightly all night long on the Wapakoneta Redskins’ defense.
Wapakoneta held the Elida Bulldogs scoreless, allowed only three first downs and 66 yards of total offense while forcing three turnovers in the Redskins’ 17-0 shutout of the Bulldogs in a Western Buckeye League varsity football contest at Elida High School.