Keaton Metz scored a go-ahead layup in the final seconds to give the Wapakoneta Redskins a one-point win, 50-49, over the shorthanded Lima Senior Spartans in varsity boys basketball action Tuesday at Wapakoneta High School.
The Tuesday night contest was the season opener for both teams.
Leo Blevins — a local boy who was struck by a car almost two months ago and has been in a Columbus hospital ever since — was afforded an outstanding opportunity Thursday night.
Blevins, an eighth-grader at Wapakoneta who has been recovering from life-threatening injuries at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, was introduced in front of more than 10,000 fans Thursday night during the Ohio high school state football championship game, played at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, home of the Buckeyes.
With a dominating defense, a versatile offense and sound special teams play, the 2014 Wapakoneta Redskins varsity football team was the most accomplished in school history.
The standard this year’s team set is a lofty one for most high school football programs, but it’s a standard future Redskin teams will be expected to exceed moving forward under Travis Moyer, who just completed his first season at the school.
MINSTER — Life can throw you all sorts of audibles.
One minute you have your mind set on what you want to do with your life and then comes a 6-foot-3 safety blitzing right up the middle, bearing down as you drop back to launch a deep pass to the end zone.
This is the life of Wapakoneta native and Minster varsity football assistant coach Dustin Dobie, minus the pain of being whacked by that incoming safety.
Still, the metaphor holds its similarities to Dobie’s life.
SIDNEY — Two lost fumbles by the Wapakoneta Redskins doomed their chance of unseating the Trotwood-Madison Rams.
Losing the opportunity to score, the Redskins defense could not make enough stops to survive the Rams in the Division III, Region 10 championship, as Trotwood-Madison prevailed in a 34-28 four overtime thriller Friday in high school football action at Sidney Memorial Stadium.
Wapakoneta Redskins senior Thomas Schoenlein was named a Co-Lineman of the Year in Division III, while 10 total players from Wapakoneta were awarded all-district nods Thursday as the Associated Press released the All-Northwest District selections.