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November 9th, 2012
No. 1 Coldwater (11-0) vs. West Liberty Salem (11-0)
The state’s top-ranked Coldwater Cavaliers play unbeaten West Liberty Salem at Alexander Field on Saturday night at 7 p.m.
The two teams are meeting for the first time.
It’s that awkward time.
That time in between fall sports and winter sports. There aren’t a lot of sporting events. There isn’t a lot to report on.
But that doesn’t mean Wapakoneta High School athletes aren’t putting in the time and the effort to succeed.
LIMA — The most noticeable weakness in the Waynesfield-Goshen Tiger arsenal all season has been their pass defense.
The Ada Bulldogs exploited that weakness with a vengeance.
MIAMISBURG — It's not often you offer a team congratulations following a bitter defeat.
Waynesfield-Goshen ended its regular season on a sour note as they dropped a 45-12 decision to Dayton Christian Friday, but still found itself sitting in the postseason.
Despite the loss, the Tigers got help from Jefferson Township, South Charleston Southeastern Local, and New Miami. Those three teams came into the game as the only three teams able to catch the Tigers, and all three lost.
KENTON — The Wapakoneta Redskins were sliding all over the field, through the mud, in the rain Friday night in Kenton.
But most of that came after the game. They were sliding in celebration.
The field contending for postseason, as usual, narrowed considerably in week nine play in the area conferences.
As far as league titles go, both Ottawa-Glandorf in the WBL and Coldwater in the MAC clinched outright titles. In the NWCC, it appears Fairbanks and Fort Loramie will share the league title, considering their match ups in the final week.
However, several other teams are formidable in making a bid for the playoffs, and several have already clinched spots.
Last year, it was the game of the year in the Western Buckeye League.
This year the stakes are different. Neither team is fighting for an outright WBL title. But both teams are fighting for something.
For the Kenton Wildcats, the outcome of this game weighs heavily on their playoff chances.
For the Redskins, this football game is solely about revenge and pride following the 53-35 loss last year.
WAYNESFIELD — Both Patrick Henry and Waynesfield-Goshen came into Friday's game coming off of reeling losses and looking for a way to bounce back. Both teams were still in the thick of the postseason. It was the Patriots who were more prepared as they improved their playoff stock with a resounding 35-0 victory over the Tigers.
Who says you can’t be a high-powered offense while keeping the ball on the ground? Try telling that to the Wapakoneta Redskins or the Shawnee Indians.
See what happens.
LIMA — In a game of giant momentum swings, and lengthy service streaks, Wapakoneta found itself on the wrong side of a 3-1 loss in the first round of sectionals.
At Lima Senior High School, Van Wert defeated the Redskins Tuesday night to move to the next round of sectionals.
Wapakoneta’s volleyball season is over.
With the set score tied at one, the Redskins had a demanding lead in set number three, flirting with a double digit lead the entire match.