Call it lucky No. 13.
The Wapakoneta Redskins varsity boys bowling team rolled to its 13th victory of the season in as many tries by defeating a good St. Henry Redskins squad 2,951-2,810 on Saturday at McBo’s Lanes in Versailles.
The win kept alive the possibility of a battle of unbeatens in the final contest of the regular season Saturday, Feb. 11 at 20th Century Lanes in Lima.
Wapak and the Versailles Tigers are both 13-0 in West Ohio High School Bowling Conference play with just one match standing in the way of the pairing.
The Redskins will square off against the Mississinawa Valley Blackhawks (4-9) and Versailles will face the St. Marys Roughriders (9-4) at 1 p.m. Saturday at Olympic Lanes in Van Wert.
Wapak split the two regular games with St. Henry on Saturday before taking four of five in the baker games.
Junior Zach Miller led Wapak with a best individual game of 239, the best individual score of the day among the 16 teams competing.
Sophomore Zerrick Brannan rolled games of 223 and 221 for Wapak. And sophomore Austin Krites chipped in with a 204.
The Wapak girls team suffered a setback in its bid to gain ground on the league-leading Coldwater Cavaliers.
St. Marys handed the Redskins a 2,514-2,461 loss in a battle of 9-1 teams Saturday in Versailles. The win kept the Roughriders (10-1) within striking distance of Coldwater (11-0). Wapak fell to 9-2.
The Redskins held a narrow 2,157-2,151 lead on St. Marys heading into the final two baker games. The Roughriders took the first, 190-160 to take a 2,341-2,317 lead and held on with a 173-144 win in the final game.
Junior Haley Grieves had the best individual game for Wapak, turning in a 216, the fourth-best game overall. Freshman Kaya Schenk added a 182.
St. Marys had two of the top three scores, led by senior Erika Keysor (1st, 243) and junior Emily Walter (3rd, 220).
The Redskins will face Mississinawa Valley (4-7) at 10 a.m. Saturday at Olympic Lanes.