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November 7th, 2011

FOOTBALL: Regional semifinal pairings

November 7, 2011

REGIONAL SEMIFINAL PAIRINGS

Division I
All games at 7 p.m. Saturday, unless noted
Region 1
1 Mentor (10-1) vs. 5 Solon (10-1), at Byers Field
2 St. Ignatius (9-2) vs. 6 St. Edward (8-3), at Brunswick
Region 2
1 Tol. Whitmer (11-0) vs. 5 Canton McKinley (9-2), at Mansfield Arlin Field
7 Wadsworth (10-1) vs. 3 Hudson (10-1), at Canton Fawcett Stadium
Region 3
1 Hilliard Davidson (10-0) vs. 4 Upper Arlington (9-2), at Cols. St. Francis DeSales Alumni Stadium
2 Pickerington Central (8-2) vs. 6 Gahanna Lincoln (9-2), at Ohio Wesley University Selby Stadium
Region 4

November 4th

FOOTBALL: Wapak overcomes slow start to top Franklin

November 5, 2011

FRANKLIN — Another slow start, another strong finish.

Another win.

But not just any win — the second playoff win in school history.

The Wapakoneta Redskins scored 18 unanswered points to overcome an early deficit and pull away to a 24-13 win over the Franklin Wildcats (9-2) in a Division II regional football quarterfinal Friday night at Atrium Stadium in Franklin.

Wapak upped its record to 10-1 on the season and earned a trip to Piqua High School next Friday where the Redskins will take on the No. 1-ranked Trotwood-Madison Rams in regional semifinal action.

FOOTBALL NOTES: Merricle comeback

November 4, 2011

If you think you’ve been hearing the name Jensen Merricle more the final three weeks of the season, you’re right.

After being benched earlier in the season, the Wapakoneta Redskins junior running back has returned to the lineup and become a significant contributor down the stretch.

After carrying the ball just four times in the previous four games, Merricle broke out in Week 8, rushing for 71 yards and a touchdown in six carries in the win over Van Wert.

FOOTBALL: Chiefs win JBL Super Bowl

November 4, 2011

The Wapakoneta Chiefs ended the season with a perfect 8-0 record and the coveted Junior Buckeye League Super Bowl championship trophy.

The Chiefs earned the right to be called champions by defeating the Upper Scioto Valley Rams, 34-22 Sunday at Harmon Field.

The Chiefs entered the contest with a 6-0 overall record and 38 points, while the Rams also sat at 6-0 but with 40 points.

The Chiefs conquered the Rams with a strong running game and a healthy passing attack.

FOOTBALL: W-G's Spencer named coach of the year

November 4, 2011

WAYNESFIELD - Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers varsity football coach Gary Spencer was named the Northwest Central Conference coach of the year and senior linebacker Ron Jarvis was named the co-defensive player of the year when the all-league selections were released Thursday afternoon.

First-team offensive selections included junior quarterback Garret Miller, senior center Eric Glover, senior guard Ron Jarvis, sophomore tackle Gabe Wilcox, junior tight end Lee Turner, and junior running back Gabe Hennon.

November 3rd

Second season: Franklin's balance speed to test Wapak

November 3, 2011

On more than one occasion and by more than one pundit, the Western Buckeye League was described as a “gauntlet” in 2011.
Four WBL teams — Wapakoneta, Elida, Ottawa-Glandorf and Kenton — qualified for the playoffs, and three others — Bath, Shawnee and Defiance were still mathematically alive going into Week 10.
But now the second season begins.
Wapak will face the Franklin Wildcats in a Division II regional quarterfinal at 7:30 Friday night at Franklin High School.

November 2nd

Week 11 Power Rankings

November 2, 2011

FOOTBALL: Final AP poll

November 2, 2011

COLUMBUS (AP) — How a state panel of sports writers and broadcasters rates high school football teams in the final weekly AP poll of 2011, by OHSAA divisions, with won-lost record and total points (first-place votes in parentheses):

DIVISION I
1, Hilliard Davidson (16) 9-0 246
2, Tol. Whitmer (7) 10-0 220
3, Cin. Colerain 9-1 174
4, Middletown (3) 9-1 168
5, Mentor 9-1 145
6, Cle. St. Ignatius 8-2 124
7, Can. GlenOak 9-1 108
8, Cin. St. Xavier 8-2 78
9, Lakewood St. Ed. 7-3 29
10, Solon 9-1 27

November 1st

FOOTBALL: Directions to Franklin

November 1, 2011

FOOTBALL: Wapak cleared to play, preparing for Franklin

November 1, 2011

Breathe easy, Redskin fans.
And make your plans for Friday night’s trip to Franklin.
The Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) cleared Wapakoneta on Monday to compete in the football playoffs.
“I’m glad to have this behind us,” Wapakoneta Redskins varsity coach Doug Frye said. “We want to move on and do what’s best for all the kids involved and continue to play football.”
The OHSAA had been investigating the residency of one of the Redskins players after it had received a report he was not residing within the Wapakoneta school district.

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