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All-WBL Football selections announced

The WBL Champion Wapak Redskins who will play this Friday night against Trotwood-Madison in the Division 3 Regional Finals landed 10 players on the 1st team offense and defense in the league teams announced today including WBL Offensive Player of the Year Cameron Lauck, Co-Offensive Lineman of the Year Corey Crawford (also won Defensive Lineman of the Year), and Kicking Specialist Tristan Meyer.

Joining Lauck and Crawford on the 1st team offense were teammates John Bourne (Center), Cody Klosterman (Guard), Kais Chiles (Tight End), and Colin Smith (Flex). Defensively the Redskins 1st teamers were Lauck (DB), Crawford (DE), Cort Merricle (Defensive Line), Jared Cockerell & Landon Hall (Linebackers).

Joining the Redskins on the 1st team were Bath Guard Tyler Shobe, Van Wert Tackle Nolan Smith, Elida QB Logan Alexander, St. Marys RB Eric Spicer, and Ottawa Glandorf WR Logan McDermott.

Defensively the 1st team was rounded out by Bath’s Kyle Lhamon, Kenton’s Aarin Tillman, and OG’s Connor Blossom on the Defensive line. The Bath Wildcat duo of Tyler Shobe and Bo Gross both made the team as a Defensive End and Linebacker respectively. In the secondary the WBL’s 1st was represented by Van Wert Senior Ryan Stoller and Bath’s Chase Clark. The Flex position was nabbed by another Bath defender in Dylan Burkholder.

With the exception of OG’s Bryce Utrup at WR the entire 2nd team offense was represented by a cat or dog mascot as 3 Bath Wildcats (Tackle Easton Rudasil, TE Dylan Burkholder and RB Bo Gross) joined 4 Elida Bulldogs (Center Tristan Edwards, Guard Tyler Kanitz, RB Cole Harmon and WR Brian Upshaw), 1 Defiance Bulldog (TE Abram Smith) and a pair of Celina Bulldogs (QB Caleb Hoyng/Guard Mitch Mabry).

The 2nd team defense consisted of Celina Freshman Seth Huston, Elida Sophomore Dan Tullis and Shawnee Junior Mitchell Shirk. Senior Defensive Ends Mitch Mabry (Celina), and Gavin Cross (Van Wert) joined Linebackers Zach Marks (Celina), Jack Cavanaugh (OG), and Evan Williams (Van Wert). Rounding out the 2nd team were Defensive Backs Jacob Stolly (Celina), Jay Garcia (OG), and Randy Slife of St. Marys who finished with a team high 5 interceptions.

Honorable Mention selections went out to 40 players, 4 from each school:

Bath: Tre Tenny, Kaden Sullivan, Jon Lieurance, Troy Korkate
Celina: CJ Kimmel, Ryan Harter, Austin Boeckman, Dussel Vondenhuevel
Defiance: Alex Gonzalez, Cole Allman, Jorden Scott, Kohle Clellan
Elida: Dylan Holcomb, Noah Mosley, Scott McDonnel, Noah Meeker
Kenton: Tyler Heintz, Austin Buroker, Trent Hites, Mason Crabtree
Ottawa-Glandorf: Zac Unterbrink, Connor Niese, Noah Recker, Jay Kaufman
Shawnee: Jalen Bagley, Austin Allison, Noah Hanjora, Spencer Jordan
St. Marys: Julius Fisher, Dustin Howell, Jonathan Peterson, Aaron Alexander
Van Wert: Justice Tussing, Gavin Gardner, Josh Braun, Jacoby Kelly
Wapakoneta: Cole Hogan, Aaron Huffman, Dylan Kuehl, Drew Voll


Redskins stay undefeated

WAPAKONETA, OH – St. Marys landed the first punch of the night but Wapak landed the rest as they put up 46 unanswered points to win 46-7 Friday night at Harmon Field.

Led by runningbacks Julius Fisher and Eric Fisher the Roughriders controlled the clock and the field on their opening drive, finishing off a 73 yard drive that took over 11 minutes and used 20+ plays with a Dustin Howell 1 yard touchdown run to go up 7-0.

Trailing 7-0 with 1:20 left in the opening quarter the Redskins used a long drive of their own, Wapak fired back to tie the game at 7-7 with a 12 play drive that took 4:47 and ended with a Jared Cockerell 3 yard run to pay dirt.

Following a fumble on a punt by St. Marys punter Matt Patten that was recovered by Landon Hall, the Redskins pushed their advantage to 13-7 on a touchdown pass from QB Aaron Huffman to wideout Ethan Good from five yards out, a lead that they would carry into the halftime break.

With a fumble by Eric Spicer sandwiched in between giving their offense a second possession, Cameron Lauck scored on a pair of rushes, a 26 yard jaunt and a 1 yard run to push the advantage to 26-7 with 5:58 remaining in the games penultimate stanza.

Corey Crawford, a hulking 6’4, 270 pound Senior who plays on both sides of the line for the Redskins gave his teammate Dylan Kuehl the football and an open lane to the endzone as he used his big mitts to block an attempted Patten punt and use the opportunity to make the score 33-7 Wapak.

Wapak would find their lead ballooning from 19-7 to 40-7 in a matter of just 7:22 as they added on another score with a 16 yard toss from Huffman to Cort Merricle in the Roughrider endzone on the last drive with the starters occupying most of the eleven spots on the field.

The games final touchdown would come from Sophomore backup QB Manny Vorhees who snuck it from a yard out to put up the final marker for his squad. On the ensuing play the Redskins would have Vorhees take a knee instead of trying to convert on the two point conversion.

St. Marys was able to move the ball down the field in a hurry on the games final drive but ran out of time in the contest before they could attempt to dent the endzone as they found themselves victim of Ohio’s 30+ point differential running clock in the final quarter.

For the first time in school history the Redskins (9-0, 8-0) have won back to back Western Buckeye League championships. In accomplishing the feat the Skins have now won 25 straight regular season games and 23 in a row in the league. Wapak head coach Travis Moyer pushes his regular season winning streak to 76 consecutive victories in the win dating back to his days at Bucyrus Wynford.

The Roughriders (6-3, 5-3) have lost 3 of their last 4 games and find themselves seeded 8th according to the computer point rankings compiled by Joe Eitel (www.joeeitel.com) and will need a win next week at Ottawa Glandorf to assure themselves a spot in the playoffs.

St. Marys vs OG can be heard live as it happens on K94.3fm with the pregame beginning at 6:30pm with myself and Dennis Cisco on the broadcast.


3’s propel St. Henry over Wapak in “Battle of the Redskins”

Evan Prenger hit two of his teams nine three pointers in the first quarter Saturday night to set the tone from deep early for St. Henry and help the Redskins to a 63-42 non-conference win at Wapakoneta.

St. Henry (#4 in latest Division 3 Associated Press poll) jumped on top of the home team early and often in the first stanza and they blitzed out to a 16-8 first quarter lead. Ryan Mikesell made a pair of free throws in the opening quarter that turned out to be the only opportunity either squad would get from the charity stripe in the contest that featured just 13 fouls.

With junior big man Corey Crawford providing all 8 of Wapak’s points in the first quarter, the home Redskins looked for more of the same in the second stanza but were denied in the post by the defense of St. Henry. With nothing available on the inside Wapak turned to their perimeter game as Aaron Huffman would hit a pair of jumpers and a layup to lead his team with 7 in the period. With just seconds left in the second quarter and following a Mikesell miss from three, Huffman would blaze a trail up the left side of the court and hit a shot from the volleyball line on his homecourt to cut his teams disadvantage to just 6 at the break at 31-25.

Wapakoneta would be held to 8 points in the 3rd quarter but would get 6 of those points on a pair of back to back three pointers by Adam Henderson to keep St. Henry at bay midway through the third period. St. Henry would see four players get on the board in the quarter as they pushed their advantage heading into the 4th quarter to 49-33 behind 7 from Mitch Stammen and 6 from Mikesell.

Three of the triples on the night for St. Henry would find the net in the final quarter from AJ Niekamp on back to back possessions and Mikesell again. Wapak never relented despite the score being in the visitors favor and got a pair of three pointers from sophomore Michael Burton in the right corner that cut into the deficit they faced. Jarrett Koch added one of his two three pointers on the evening in the waning moments of the game as well, but his squad fell short as the clock hit 0:00 by a 63-42 margin.

St. Henry (14-1) was led in scoring by Ryan Mikesell who finished with 22 points to go along with his game high 11 rebounds, 8 assists and 8 blocks. In addition to Mikesell, three of his teammates finished in double figures as Mitch Stammen finished with 11, AJ Niekamp with 10, and Evan Prenger with 10. The Redskins remaining schedule features just two out of seven games against teams with winning records, both next weekend against New Bremen (Friday) and Celina (Saturday). The combined record of opponents for St. Henry heading into Saturday night’s contest sat at 43-52.

Wapakoneta (8-8) was led in scoring by Adam Henderson with 9. Sidney will play host to Wapak on Tuesday night for the Redskins before a weekend battle with WBL foe Ottawa Glandorf at the Supreme Court on Friday. Saturday night will see Wapak playing host to St. Marys.

Box Score:

St. Henry (63):


Ryan Mikesell 22
Mitch Stammen 11
AJ Niekamp 10
Evan Prenger 10
Evan Lefeld 5
Caleb Bender 3
Jesse Niekamp 2

Team Stats:

FG: 26/41 (63.4%)
3s: 9/15 (60%)
FT: 2/2 (100%)
Rebounds: 22 (4 Offensive) – Mikesell 11
Assists: 15 (Mikesell 8, M. Stammen 5, Lefeld, J. Niekamp)
Turnovers: 8
Total Fouls: 6
Points in Paint: 22

Wapak (42):


Adam Henderson 9
Corey Crawford 8
Aaron Huffman 7
Jarrett Koch 6
Ethan Good 6
Michael Burton 6

Team Stats:

FG: 17/36 (47.2%)
3s: 8/12 (66.7%)
FT: 0/0
Rebounds: 16 (5 offensive) – Henderson 5
Assists: 10 (Metz 3)
Turnovers: 10
Total Fouls: 7
Points in Paint: 18

Score by quarter:

St. Henry 16 15 18 14 63
Wapakoneta 8 17 8 9 42

JV: St. Henry 34-20