Redskins set 3 new individual, team records


From staff reports

Two players on the Wapakoneta Redskins varsity football team  now own three different school records, while the team set three new school records during the 2013 season.

Senior linebacker Zach Schmerge broke the school record for most fumble recoveries in a career by totaling eight upon the conclusion of the 2013 season.

Schmerge had six entering his senior year and recorded two in the playoff game against Shawnee to exceed the previous record of seven held by Brandon Miller.

The other two individual records are held by junior defensive end Thomas Schoenlein, who took over the career lead in tackles for loss (47) and sacks (15) this season.

Both records he broke were held by Nate Bracy, who had 32 tackles for loss and 13 sacks in his Redskins career.

This year’s team broke the previous record for highest average points per game.

The Redskins scored 433 points in their 11 games in 2013 for an average of 39.4 points per contest.

The previous mark of 36.2 was set in 2006, when Wapak tallied 434 in 12 games.

This season’s team had the most rushing attempts  in a single season out of any team in school history.

Wapak had 624 rushing attempts in 2013, eclipsing the previous mark of 569, set in 2011 with 12 games.

The other school record set by the team in 2013 was a single-game mark.

The Redskins posted 25 first downs by rush in their 42-0 win Sept. 13 over Elida.

The previous record was 21, set against Van Wert in 1990.

The following individual records are career ones but they only span back to the start of the 2010 season, the first year of coach Doug Frye’s tenure the Wapakoneta.