Archive - 2014 - Sports Article
By JAKE DOWLING
RIDGEWAY — It’s always nice to spoil the opposing team’s Homecoming, especially when the same happened to you the week before.
That is how the Waynesfield-Goshen varsity football felt after a loss last week as the Tigers came into Ridgeway to return the favor.
The Tigers (2-5, 1-2 NWCC) ruined the Golden Gophers’ (2-5, 0-3) Homecoming festivities by thanks to some big plays leading to 19 unanswered points and forcing four turnovers all en route to a 35-12 victory.
Luckily for the Wapakoneta Redskins, they had room to give on the scoreboard Thursday in their game against the Shawnee Indians, because they surely did not have a tie to spare in the Western Buckeye League standings.
Wapakoneta, on its Senior Night, survived the final two minutes of the game after a late goal by the Indians reduced their deficit to one, 2-1, as a tie would have given the St. Marys Roughriders their second straight outright league title.
From staff reports
The Wapakoneta Redskins are beginning to receive some legitimate recognition among the state’s media members.
The Redskins (6-0) were listed fourth within Division III in the latest weekly release of the Associated Press rankings for Ohio high school football, unveiled Monday.
In addition to the lofty ranking in its division, Wapakoneta also received two first-place votes Monday — which implies two members of the media believe the Redskins are the best Division III football team in Ohio right now.
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.