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Titans win 9th straight

OTTAWA, OH – Ottawa Glandorf jumped out to a 17 point first quarter lead and never looked back Thursday night as they dispatched Shawnee 70-45 to move to 6-0 in Western Buckeye League action.

Led by a season high 17 points from junior Erin Kaufman the Titans offense was rolling early as they blitzed out to a 21-4 first quarter advantage.

With scores by seven different players and three pointers from three of those the OG offense was clicking early, but it was the defense that was most impressive for the home team. For their part Shawnee was forced to play loose with the basketball as they accounted for 13 first half turnovers.

Scoring wise the second period was much better for the visiting Indians as they accounted for 16 markers, but still found themselves down 17 at the break 37-20. Nearly all of Shawnee’s scoring in the stanza came from the duo of All-WBL pick Alissa Stahler and Eliyana Floyd who combined for 11 of their 21 game markers.

As they have done for most of the season the Titans got solid contributions from their bench in the contest led by Kasey Ellerbrock who hit on a trio of three pointers in the game and finished with a career high 11, 8 of those coming in the first 16 minutes.

In the second half the OG offense continued to get points on steals and quick rebounds turned into run outs, a staple of Ottawa Glandorf’s game and outscored their opponents 33-25 to secure their 6th victory in as many tries in the Western Buckeye League.

Kadie Hempfling helped to push the pace for her squad in the second half as she added a pair of dazzling layups and a three pointer in the third quarter for seven of her 15 points. Along with the scoring the future Falcon handed out five assists and nabbed five rebounds in the game for the third ranked Titans.

Ottawa Glandorf (15-1, 6-0) will travel to Lima on Saturday afternoon for a date with the Lima Senior Spartans in a game that can be heard live on WZOQ Radio at 1:30pm.

Shawnee (8-8, 2-4) was led in scoring by Stahler who ended the game with 15. The Indians will next play host to Coldwater on Tuesday night in non-conference action.

Scoring:

OG (70):

Ashley Schroeder 8
Kelsey Erford 4
Paige Sutter 3
Erin Kaufman 17
Mackenzie Meyer 3
Brianna Schimmoeller 7
Kasey Ellerbrock 11
Peyton Warnecke 2
Kadie Hempfling 15

FT: 4/10
3PT: 8 (Ellerbrock 3, Kaufman 2, Schimmoeller, Hempfling, Meyer)
TO: 19

Shawnee (45):

Samya Wright 4
Alissa Stahler 15
Tessa Jordan 5
Kerri Roberson 5
Trinity Gearing 4
Eliyana Floyd 6
Ijah Austin 5

FT: 8/14
3PT: 3 (Jordan, Roberson, Floyd)
TO: 23

JV: OG 49-21

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Records fall during Titan win

LIMA, OHIO – Ottawa Glandorf raced out to a quick 10 point league and never looked back against Shawnee Friday night.

Behind a school record performance from Senior Wide Receiver Zach Kuhlman the Titans offense which came in ranked 3rd in the WBL in total offense rolled up 404 yards on the Shawnee Indians.

Mitchell Niese got the Titans on the scoreboard early in the 1st quarter on their first drive by booting a 27 yard field goal, his longest of the season to put OG on top 3-0 just 3:15 into the contest.

Shawnee’s first drive would preview how their night would go as they were forced to punt by the Western Buckeye League’s 4th ranked defense, one of 7 times the young Indians would be forced to do so on the evening.

Ottawa Glandorf wasted no time on their next possession as Junior signalcaller Zac Unterbrink connected with Kuhlman down the left sideline for a 33 yard touchdown on their first play of their second drive to put OG up 10-0 midway through the first stanza.

Shawnee would utilize a pair of big passes from their own QB Griffin Hites who was filling in for the injured Collin Rambin who suffered a leg injury late last week in the teams loss to Van Wert. Hites connected on a first down of 24 yards and one from 17 yards, but Dylan Hefner coughed one up near midfield that the Titans immediately pounced on to recover possession early in the second quarter.

Kuhlman would get touchdown catch #2 as Ottawa Glandorf completed an 82 yard 14 play drive that spanned 7 minutes and 53 seconds when Unterbrink threw his 13th touchdown of the season (against just 2 interceptions) and connected with Zach from 15 yards out to run the deficit for Shawnee to 17-0.

With a 17-0 lead and the ball at their opponents 41 yardline after a Shawnee punt on their ensuing possession, the Titans utilized 7 plays to go up 24-0 as 6’2, 190lb fullback Bryce Utrup bulled his way in from 1 yard out with 6:25 to go before the half.

Jake Kahle would pick off Hites on the next Shawnee drive following the Utrup touchdown run, but the Indians defense would force Cole Osting to punt after a three and out possession to get the ball back, before being forced to punt back to Ottawa Glandorf for the third time in the first half.

Just 33 seconds were left on the clock the next time OG got themselves into the endzone with a 25 yard pass again from Unterbrink to Kuhlman to send the teams into the lockerroom before the band came out to perform with the Titans up 31-0. With his 3rd touchdown catch of the game, Kuhlman tied Chris Kuhlman (vs Celina in 2000) and Al Laubenthal (vs Delphos St. Johns in 1976) as the only players to have 3 touchdown catches in a game at Ottawa Glandorf High School.

A new rule instituted just this season by the Ohio High School Athletic Association decreed that the 2nd half would be met with a running clock due to the +30 point differential between the two squads.

One of the bright spots for the Shawnee defense in the matchup (ranked 6th in the WBL out of 10 teams and giving up 295 yards per game) is that they allowed Ottawa Glandorf no points in their two trips down the field during the 3rd quarter.

For the fourth quarter however, the Titans would punch it in twice more as the first came 15 seconds into the stanza as Unterbrink threw his fourth touchdown pass of the night again to Kuhlman. This 4th connection was 44 yards and allowed Zach to break a second Laubenthal record that had stood since 1976 by finishing with 214 yards receiving, 3 yards ahead of the old mark.

Another record that at the time might’ve went unnoticed on that pass is that Unterbrink tied Jake Meyer (2007 vs Bath), and Tony Ball (twice, in 2000 vs Celina and in 1999 vs Shawnee) for most touchdowns passing in a game by an OG qb. Unterbrink would finish 18 of 29 passing for 291 yards and 4 touchdowns. His 4 touchdowns on the season give him 15 through his teams first four games and right on pace to give chase to Meyer’s 21 touchdowns in 10 games over the course of the 2007 season.

The final score of the game came with 5:09 left when backup tailback Connor Niese burst through the backup Indian defenders for a 13 yard touchdown to make it 45-0 and up the Titans record on the season to 4-0 (2-0 WBL). Shawnee with the loss sees their record fall to 1-3 overall and 0-2 in the Western Buckeye League.

Griffin Hites led the Shawnee passing attack by completing 5 of 12 passes for 74 yards and 1 interception as the Indians were held to 118 yards by Ottawa Glandorf.

Shawnee will look to pick up their first WBL win of the season next Friday night as the Kenton Wildcats come to town, Ottawa Glandorf will head back home and prepare for the trip to Defiance next Friday night to take on the Bulldogs in WBL action.

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