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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


Riders rush past Bulldogs

ST. MARYS, OHIO – Three different backs recorded 100+ yards for St. Marys as they improved to 5-0 on the season by downing Elida 35-21 on Friday nights Homecoming Game inside Skip Baughman Stadium.

With a couple of backs banged up and still on the sideline for his team, Roughrider Head Coach Doug Frye has utilized a “next man up” mentality in at times to fill their holes. In the previous two contests one of those hole pluggers has been Julius Fisher. Coming into the contest with 8 carries for 55 yards and a pair of touchdowns on the season, Fisher had a career night running the football as he toted the ball 14 times for 114 yards and a score from 3 yards out.

Offensively the Roughriders had no problems moving the ball up and down the gridiron against the Elida defense as they racked up 495 yards on 62 plays from scrimmage, an average of 7.9 yards per play.

Starting from their own 23 yardline to begin the game, St. Marys took 4:20 off the clock and put themselves up 7-0 as Dustin Howell tossed his 6th touchdown pass of the year, a dart over the middle to wideout Austin Tester.

Eric Spicer, who finished the contest with 17 carries for 194 yards scored the Riders second touchdown of the game on their next drive as he jaunted in from 26 yards to finish off a quick 61 yard drive with 3:19 to go in the opening stanza.

Elida’s Logan Alexander, the WBL’s leading rusher coming into Week 5 got the visitors on the scoreboard and down just 14-7 on the following drive as he bullied himself into the endzone from a yard out with 11:01 remaining before the half.

Julius Fisher’s 3 yard touchdown run pushed the lead back to a pair of scores at 21-7 and finished off a 15 play 89 yard drive that spanned four and a half minutes.

Despite having thrown just one touchdown pass on the season, Alexander regained the form that saw him throw for 269 yards last season as he hit wide receiver Noah Mosely across the middle for a 33 yard score to close the gap to 21-14 heading to the halftime break.

For the second time in the game and with 5:25 remaining in the third quarter, Spicer waltzed into the endzone, this time from 35 yards out to give his team a 28-14 lead.

The final score of the game for Elida came from Alexander as he brought his team within 7 at 28-21 near the end of the third, from 3 yards out to finish off a 9 play 57 yard drive.

Dustin Howell’s touchdown run of a yard following a Randy Slife interception at the Elida 19 added the final touches on the contest for St. Marys as it pushed the final margin to 35-21 with 9:42 to go.

One of the best drives of the season would come for Elida on their last time handling the football as they utilized 5:29 and drove from their own 32 to the St. Marys 20 before seeing Grant Keith put an end to the scoring opportunity with an interception in the back corner of the endzone to seal the contest.

St. Marys second leading rusher on the season Logan Maze finished the ballgame with 108 yards to add the third 100+ yard rusher on the evening.

With the win the Roughriders improve to 5-0 overall and 4-0 in the Western Buckeye League. The first Friday in October will see St. Marys play host to the Bath Wildcats in a contest you can hear live on www.k943.com with the pregame beginning at 6:30pm.

Elida sees their record fall to 2-3 overall and 1-3 in WBL play, they will next play host to Van Wert (3-2) next Friday night.