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October 12th, 2013
OTTAWA — When the Wapakoneta Redskins were cruising on offense, Keaton Metz was involved Friday, as the junior not only returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown but also accounted for a passing, rushing and receiving touchdown.
Metz and the Redskins powered past a 45-13 win Friday over the Ottawa-Glandorf Titans in a Western Buckeye League varsity football contest at Titan Stadium in Ottawa.
WAYNESFIELD — Putting as many as eight and nine people in the box, daring the Ridgemont Golden Gophers to throw the ball, the Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers dominated on the defensive side of the ball.
The Waynesfield-Goshen offense needed the defensive dominance until nearly the end of the first half when they started clicking and then the defense even joined in the scoring as Tigers defeated Ridgemont 34-8 in front of home crowd on Senior Night in Northwest Central Conference action.
The Wapakoneta Redskins ended their historic season Thursday on the first day of districts.
Needing to reach the semifinals to participate Saturday, the Redskins managed one win Thursday in the Division I Northwest District girls tennis tournament at Bowling Green State University.
"This was all new to them, but they now know what it's going to take," Wapak varsity coach Mike Klock said. "Playing at districts is another notch up. They're playing very good competition and at sectionals, too.
LIMA — Having played defense for so long, after allowing a tying goal with 4:14 left in the second half, the Wapakoneta Redskins pulled out a surprise and managed to retake the lead just 35 seconds later.
On the pitch for just 2 minutes after leaving with an injury, Wapak freshman Alex Lause broke loose behind Shawnee’s defense, was one on one in front of the Indians’ goalkeeper, fired a shot toward the top of the net and scored with 3:39 left in the second half.
From staff reports
The Wapakoneta Redskins took the top spot in their region Tuesday as the Ohio High School Athletic Association released the latest edition of the weekly football computer ratings.
Wapakoneta (5-1) was second last week in Division III, Region 10, and swapped places with Mount Orab Western Brown (6-0) after its 52-7 win over Defiance last Friday.
The top eight teams in each region for Divisions II through VII will qualify for the playoffs, while the top 16 teams in Division I will make the playoffs.
The Wapakoneta Redskins saw their season end Tuesday during their first ever district tournament appearance, as they placed fifth out of six teams at the Division I Northwest District girls golf tournament at Stone Ridge Golf Club in Bowling Green.
The top two teams from Tuesday’s district tournament advanced to the state championships.
Wapak shot 399 as a team Tuesday.
From staff reports
Wapakoneta Redskins junior Kaitlin Snider won two matches Saturday to claim the Findlay sectional singles title for the 2013 season.
Snider was one of four Wapak girls competing Saturday as district qualifiers for final placing at a Division I Northwest District girls tennis sectional tournament in Findlay.
Snider won three matches Thursday to reach the sectional semifinals, clinching a berth in the district tournament.
Wapak senior Rachel Roberts also qualified for districts Thursday after winning three matches.
From staff reports
Twin siblings Will Zofkie and Allie Zofkie, both freshmen representing the Wapakoneta Redskins, finished first in their respective freshmen-sophomore races Saturday as part of the Les Eisenhart Cross Country Invitational hosted by Thomas Worthington High School.
Will Zofkie beat a field of 328 runners with a time of 17 minutes, 39 seconds.
Allie Zofkie’s winning time of 20:26 was one minute and 51 seconds better than the runner-up in the field of 189 competitors.
By the time the game experienced its first downpour, the Wapakoneta Redskins had already rained 28 points on the scoreboard.
The Redskins scored four touchdowns a little more than 15 minutes of game action and then added a special teams TD to stabilize the rout early in Friday’s varsity football contest against the Defiance Bulldogs.
The Redskins rolled to a 52-7 victory Friday in Defiance in the median game of the Western Buckeye League schedule.
LIMA — Waynesfield-Goshen Tiger quarterback Lake Turner issued a declaration prior to their game against the Perry Commodores that the Tigers would get their first win of the year.
Turner and the rest of the team followed through on that promise.
As bad as the first half of the season went for the Tigers, the team’s reaction showed the fans the past was forgotten. While they were not electrifying, they were just efficient enough offensively and lights out defensively in a 14-6 win over Lima Perry.