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October 26th, 2012
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.
Fans of the Wapakoneta boys soccer team lined the entrance to the field to form a tunnel, cheering on the team as they left the field.
They would have liked to have been celebrating a victory over Elida Monday night.
Instead, they were celebrating the end of a season.
The Redskins fell to the Bulldogs at Ryan Field Monday night. 2-1, in the first game of sectional play.
OTTAWA — Elizabeth Martin qualified for first-team all Western Buckeye League at the league meet Saturday in Ottawa.
Held in Ottawa’s Memorial Park, the Wapakoneta girls finished in 8th place at the meet, and the boys finished in 6th place.
The top 11 finishers in the race earn first-team honors, and Martin said she was happy to reach her season goal, finishing in 10th at 20:58.
OTTAWA — The Wapakoneta Junior High Boys’ and Girls’ Cross Country teams both posted strong showings at the 2012 Western Buckeye League Championship meet on Saturday, including first place finishes in both the girls and boys race.
The meet, held at Ottawa-Glandorf Memorial Park, featured all teams from the WBL, and Wapakoneta took home fourth place in both divisions.
Despite Van Wert finding itself in the red zone four times Friday night, the Wapakoneta Redskins came away with a shutout win on Senior Night.
Sophomore Kodi Morgan, in his second career start, had three touchdowns on the day, two through the air and one on the ground.
The Cougars, not able to put any points on the board, fell victim to the Redskins at Harmon field, 35-0.