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OG, LCC secure Regional berths

ADA/LIMA, OH – Though they are in different divisions this season the OG Titans and LCC T-Birds will both once again be making their way to Bowling Green for the Regionals as each were victorious on Saturday. Ottawa Glandorf downed WBL foe Defiance 46-43 in the afternoon at ONU while LCC blitzed past Spencerville in the nightcap at Lima Senior 65-38.

Ottawa Glandorf Senior Nick Weihrauch connected on all four of his free throws and nailed a big three pointer in the first quarter of the game to help give his Titans a 13-10 lead at first stoppage.

Defiance’s Kameron Singleton was able to find a whole inside the OG defense early in the second quarter as he was able to grab a bucket and then added one from deep on the left wing to put the Bulldogs within a point of taking the lead midway through the stanza. Jordan Verhoff who finished the contest with a game high 17 points tossed in five points in the period and put OG up 22-19 at the break.

Both WBL Champions were able to connect on every free throw of the contest until the fourth quarter when OG was able to connect on just 8/15 tosses and watch their lead draw to even late in the final quarter.

With teammate Jay Kaufman grabbing nearly every rebound in a big situation, Verhoff was able to get ahead of the defense quickly and draw foul after foul and help himself to the line where he tossed in 4/6 attempts to help secure the 46-43 victory.

OG mentor Tyson McGlaughlin’s strategy of mixing up defensive looks against a Bulldogs attack that had beaten his team earlier in the season worked effectively and forced the normally surehanded squad into committing 7 turnovers and 16/46 from the field. Future Louisville Cardinal baseball standout Shay Smiddy was most affected by the defensive changes as he shot just 2/8 from the field and scored only 9 points, 5 from the charity stripe.

Thursday night at 6:15pm the Titans (20-5) will take on Lexington at the Stroh Center in BG (hear it live on Zsportslive.com). Defiance sees their season come to an end at 19-6.


OG (46):

Jordan Verhoff 17
Zac Unterbrink 6
Nick Weihrauch 10
Jay Kaufman 6
Kordell Stover 3
Jake Dibel 4

FG: 12/30
3PT: 4/6
FT: 18/26
REB: 29
TO: 14

Defiance (43):
Michael Menedez 5
Jordan Scott 10
Kameron Singleton 16
Noah Strausbaugh 3
Shay Smiddy 9

FG: 16/46
3PT: 3/12
FT: 8/9
REB: 22
TO: 7

To say Lima Central Catholic started off hot from the field in their District Finals matchup Saturday night against Spencerville would be an understatement. The T-Birds connected on their first three shots from the field and led 8-0 before Spencerville Head Coach Kevin Sensabaugh was forced to take a timeout to regroup his troops.

Unfortunately for Bearcat fans the Thunderbirds continued their white hot shooting after the stoppage and accounted for a trio of connections from deep from two of the all-time leading scorers in program history in Tre Cobbs and Dantez Walton that ended the first period at 17-6 LCC.

Things weren’t much better for the Cats in the second period as they were held to just three makes from the field, a bucket by Tiffin bound Zach Goecke, a three from Mason Nourse and a slam dunk from Damien Corso and found themselves behind at the half 34-15 to their former NWC foes.

While they hit on half a dozen three pointers in the first half, the T-Birds wouldn’t hit one in the third quarter. LCC’s Josh Dixon, Walton, and Thomas Williams combined to score 14 of their teams 21 markers and put their team ahead 55-23 after the contests penultimate stanza.

Goecke, Spencerville’s leading scorer for the past three seasons was the Bearcats leader on this night as well as he scored four of his team high 10 points in the last period. Junior Bailey Croft put up seven points in the final minutes including a three pointer and finished with 9 points.

Defensively LCC’s plan to shut out their opponents leader in points worked to near perfection as they held Junior sharpshooter Dakota Prichard, who averages 15 points per game on the season to 0 before he fouled out late in the game.

LCC has now won 18 of 21 meetings with the Bearcats (18-5) all-time, and improves their season record to 24-1. The #1 ranked team in Division 3 will head north to Bowling Green on Wednesday night for the 6th time in 7 years and battle Milan Edison (23-2) at 6:15pm (hear it live on 1049 The Eagle with the “Voice of the T-Birds” Aaron Matthews).


Spencerville (38):

Mason Nourse 7
Damien Corso 8
Gary Schrolucke 2
Zach Goecke 10
Bailey Croft 9
Griffen Croft 2

3PT: 2/13 (B.Croft, Nourse)
REB: 19
TO: 15

LCC (65):

Tre Cobbs 14
Nick Taflinger 2
Josh Dixon 15
Ethan O’Connor 5
Dantez Walton 19
Thomas Williams 9
Mark Janowski 3

3PT: 8/21 (Walton 3, Cobbs 2, Dixon 2, Janowski)
REB: 21
TO: 4


Titan Boys/Girls post big wins

Both the Ottawa Glandorf boys and girls teams posted dominating non-conference wins on Saturday as the girls defeated Bryan 58-31 in the afternoon while the boys downed Route 65 rival Columbus Grove in the nightcap 74-31.

Coach Troy Yant and the girls used suffocating defense and found themselves with 10 players picking up scores in their defeat of Bryan. OG jumped out to an early 20-3 lead after the first quarter behind triples from Carri Johnson, Erin Kaufman and Kadie Hempfling. Continuing their hot shooting in the second quarter the Titans hung 22 more markers on the Supreme Court scoreboard with Dani Ellerbrock and Courtney Bockrath combining for 10 of their teams points leading to a 42-12 halftime advantage.

Bryan was led in the game by Sophomore Allye Minor’s 12 points but committed 23 turnovers and shot just 11/31 from the field as they saw their record fall to 4-9 on the year.

With a big lead to begin the second half the Titans were able to work in a mix of varsity and junior varsity players and figure out a mix that they might use going forward for the upcoming tournament including Jayla Balbaugh who scored her first points in the fourth quarter.

OG with the win ups their record to 16-1 on the season and will next travel to Kenton for a Thursday night WBL matchup looking to continue league play unbeaten on the season in a game broadcast live on WZOQ Radio.


OG (58):
Devon Warnecke 3
Dani Ellerbrock 10
Carri Johnson 9
Erin Kaufman 3
Mackenzie Meyer 2
Kylie White 6
Lexi Schroeder 7
Kadie Hempfling 10
Courtney Bockrath 6
Jayla Balbaugh 2

FG: 24/38
3PT: 7 (Johnson 3, Hempfling 2, Warnecke, Kaufman)
FT: 3/3
TO: 19

Bryan (31):
Delaney Miley 1
Allye Minor 12
Baylee Krupp 2
Kennedy Lamberson 3
Riley Sabins 1
Mollie Lirot 4
McKenna Grube 4
Aria Shuherk 4

FG: 11/31
3PT: 1 (Minor)
FT: 8/11
TO: 23

JV: OG 47-27

In their loss to Defiance on Friday night the OG Titans gave up 13 three pointers but in their win over Columbus Grove less than 24 hours later it was the Titans who racked up the three pointers early on from the hands of Nick Weihrauch. Weihrauch was a one man wrecking ball against the Bulldogs defense early on as he knocked down four triples and finished the quarter with all 14 of his points on the evening.

Leading 22-4 after the first period the Titans went inside for their points as 6’4 Sophomore Jay Kaufman and 6’5 Sophomore Jake Dible picked up 12 of the 18 points for their team and pushed their advantage to 40-13 at the halftime break.

Unfortunately for Columbus Grove the second half wouldn’t get much better in terms of points scored as the Bulldogs were held to just 18 points en route to a 74-31 loss. Of the 18 points the home squad put up on the scoreboard they got 11 of those from the charity stripe where they finished the non-league contest 12/17.

Weihrauch and Dible led the Titans (12-4) in scoring with 14 apiece while the Bulldogs (6-8) were paced by swingman Gabe Stechschulte’s 12 points.

OG will be in action next on Tuesday night as they take on Liberty Center while Columbus Grove is off until Friday night when they host NWC foes Spencerville in an attempt to earn their first Northwest Conference win of the season in a game that will be broadcast live on Zsportslive.com.


OG (71):
Jordan Verhoff 8
Brady Kruse 6
Connor Niese 2
Nick Weihrauch 14
Jay Kaufman 8
Jake Dible 14
Bryce Schroeder 2
Bryce Utrup 2
Kordell Stover 8
Brandon Weis 6
Owen Hiegel 2

3PT: 6 (Weihrauch 6, Kruse 2)
FT: 10/13

Columbus Grove (31):

Baily Clement 2
Gabe Stechschulte 12
Xavier Aguirre 2
Logan Malsam 2
Logan Diller 5
Rece Roney 1
Cody Johnson 5
Dane Selby 2

3PT: 2 (Stechschulte 2)
FT: 13/17

JV: OG 36-22


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


Titans score late, clinch playoff berth

OTTAWA, OH – In the era of what is fast becoming the first to 100 points wins, the OG Titans and St. Marys Roughriders found themselves scoreless at the half and embroiled in a defensive struggle deep into the games waning moments.

With the game deadlocked at 7-7 and 1:44 remaining in the contest, OG signalcaller Zac Unterbrink tossed a 35 yard touchdown to Logan McDermott that would turn out to be the games final tally. On the go ahead drive the Titans found themselves faced with three long third downs and connected on passes for 12, 22, and 15 yards to pick up a first down and push St. Marys back on their heels.

Following the score the Roughriders were limited to a pair of timeouts and 1:40 remaining but were unable to get into the endzone despite marching to the Titan three yard line. Junior QB Dustin Howell gave his team their best opportunity to tie the ballgame, but a pass intended for Logan Maze was unable to find its mark on third down.

Unterbrink, the WBL’s leading passer coming into Week 10 finished the contest 20/36 passing for 289 yards and a touchdown to go along with two costly interceptions by St. Marys Randy Slife on his own half of the field in the win.

St. Marys, who opened the season 5-0 got their lone touchdown from Junior back Julius Fisher which capped off a 14 play 72 yard scoring drive that pulled the game back to even at 7-7. Fisher’s touchdown run was a response to a 10 yard run from OG tailback Connor Niese just moments earlier in the period.

In earning their 7th win of the season (against just 3 losses), the Titans improved clinched themselves a playoff berth and will travel to Lewistown to take on Indian Lake according to the Division 4 Region 12 rankings posted by Joe Eitel (http://www.joeeitel.com/hsfoot/region.jsp?region=12&year=2015).

The Roughriders 2015 season comes to an end at 6-4 (5-4 WBL). For St. Marys it is their first winning season since 2008 (the last time the Riders were able to participate in Week 11) and improves on their 5-5 record in 2014. Despite losing a lot of talent on both sides of the ball the Riders will draw from their experienced Junior class to lead them next season including QB Dustin Howell.


T-Birds fly into Regional Finals

BOWLING GREEN – For the second consecutive season the LCC Thunderbirds were responsible for ending the Ottawa Glandorf Titans playoff run, this season by virtue of a 72-63 win on the campus of BGSU.

Ottawa Glandorf got off to a hot start early as the Titans would take a 5-2 lead on a Noah Bramlage three pointer from 25 feet away at the top of the key. LCC responded just moments later with a three pointer of their own to tie the game at 5. Following an LCC bucket that gave the T-Birds their first lead at 7-5, the Titans struck back on their ensuing possession to tie the contest up at 7 with 4:22 remaining.

In the first quarter of Wednesday night’s contest the two squads combined to amass 11 ties or lead changes, including one by OG with :54 left in the quarter behind a trio of made free throws from Brad Recker to push the lead to 15-12 Titans. LCC’s free throws with 3.7 seconds left sent the game to the second quarter with the Titans leading by 1 at 15-14.

The games final lead change would come just :27 seconds into the second quarter as LCC put two points on the board to go up by a single point at 16-15.

On two separate occasions in the period the Titans were unable to score for chunks of time as the Thunderbirds upped their lead by virtue of an 6-0 run and a 7-0 run to 33-24 at the break.

Despite having seen multiple starters commit their 3rd foul, LCC weathered the storm from OG in the 3rd period and scored 15 quarter points as they found themselves leading 48-35 after the games penultimate stanza.

As has been the case so many times in the series between the Titans and the Birds, the team trailing would not just roll over and watch their season come to an end. OG would outscore LCC 28-24 in the 4th quarter, including 8 points from Junior Nick Weirauch.

Every time the Titans would trim the lead to 7 or 9 points, LCC would race down the court and find themselves with a Tre Cobbs or Dantez Walton to push their advantage right back to where it had been previously and hold on for a 72-63 win to advance to the Regional Finals on Saturday.

LCC (24-2) will now play on Saturday night at 7pm looking for their 2nd straight Regional championship as they will take on Randy Kortokrax’s Bishop Hartley Hawks inside the Stroh Center. That contest can be heard live as it happens on 104.9fm, or online at http://1049theeagle.com/ with “The Voice of the T-Birds” Aaron Matthews on the broadcast.

With the loss the Titans see their season come to an end at 19-7 and will say goodbye to 8 Senior, including Princeton bound Noah Bramlage who led the team in scoring this season at over 20.0 points per game, despite finishing with just 17 tonight.

An interesting note on the series: with the win last night LCC has now taken command of the all-time series between the two at 34-33.


OG (63):

Jordan Verhoff 6
Zac Unterbrink 9
Brad Recker 7
Noah Bramlage 17
Cole Osting 2
Nick Weirauch 8
Zach Kuhlman 14

FG: 18/49 (36.7%)
3: 4/17 (23.5%)
FT: 23/27 (85.2%)
Reb: 28 (5 offensive – Bramlage 10)
Fouls: 22
Ast: 8 (Verhoff 3)
TO: 9
Blk: 7 (Bramlage 7)
Stl: 5 (Osting 2)

LCC (72):

Tre Cobbs 12
Nick Taflinger 10
Josh Dixon 13
Dantez Walton 22
Jake Williams 10
Aidan O’Connor 2
Ethan O’Connor 3

FG: 24/51 (47.1%)
3: 3/7 (42.9%)
FT: 21/34 (61.8%)
Reb: 39 (11 offensive – Walton 14)
Fouls: 21
Ast: 16 (Cobbs 7)
TO: 10
Blk: 8 (Walton 6)
Stl: 4 (J. Williams 2)


14 3’s help Titans past Vikings

Ottawa Glandorf utilized 14 triples on Monday night as they downed Leipsic by an 84-40 margin.

Senior forward Noah Bramlage drained 4 first quarter triples while Zac Unterbrink also added a shot from deep to give the Titans a 24-9 advantage after the first 8:00 on their opponents home court.

Things wouldn’t get much better for the Vikings in the second stanza as they were only able to put up 10 points and trail heading into the half by a 41-19 margin. Nate Brecht and Jordan Brown would combine to score 12 of the 19 in the first half for Leipsic.

With Leipsic missing their tallest player in Ross Mangas for the year, and Gavin Cupp in foul trouble the Vikings were unable to shut down the Titans on the perimeter as OG nailed 6 shots from deep in a row and put 33 points on the scoreboard in the period to just 5 for Leipsic.

OG’s press would cause problems for Leipsic all night as the Vikings were forced into 25 turnovers in the ballgame. Leipsic outscored OG in the 4th quarter by a 16-10 margin as Grant Schroeder would score all 9 of his points in the final stanza, but it was not enough as the Titans won their 4th straight against the Vikings, this time 84-40.

With the win the Titans up their record to 13-6 overall while the Vikings fall to 9-9 on the season. OG will get a bye in the first round of the tournament before taking on the Evergreen/Montpelier winner, Leipsic will begin their run in Van Wert as they take on Fort Jennings.


OG (84):

Jordan Verhoff 4
Jason Schnipke 4
Zac Unterbrink 8
Cole Osting 8
Nick Weihrauch 6
Zach Kuhlman 6
Brad Recker 13
Bryce Utrup 2
Blake Blevins 7
Noah Bramlage 25
Sid Moening 1

3s: 14
FT: 9/13

Leipsic (40):

Gavin Cupp 2
Matt Schroeder 6
Isiaah Lomeli 4
Grant Schroeder 9
Jordan Brown 7
Nate Brecht 8
Hunter Meyer 2
Grant Rader 2

3s: 3
FT: 7/11


3 point barrage fuels Titan win

Ottawa Glandorf downed a dozen three pointers en route to a home win over Kalida Saturday night 71-61 at the Supreme Court.

6’2 Senior Brad Recker got the Titans going from long distance in the opening quarter as he drained a trio of shots from long distance. Noah Bramlage accounted for the other six OG points in the stanza as they lead 17-9 at the buzzer.

Following the opening quarter in which they did not connect on any of their attempts from deep, the Kalida Wildcats utilized three triples of their own with one each coming from Devin Kortokrax, Brady Laudick, and Logan Roebke to keep the halftime deficit at 8, 36-24. OG kept their hot shooting from distance alive in the second period as Recker hit one while Juniors Jordan Verhoff and Nick Weihrauch each tossed in a pair from behind the line. For his part Weihrauch also had five three’s in the first quarter of the JV contest as well.

Coming off a game the night before in which he led his team with 17 points in a comeback win over Spencerville, Kortokrax would come out on fire to begin the second half as his shot from deep on the opening possession cut the OG lead to 36-27. Drew Hovest and Grant Unverferth would get into the deep ball act in the stanza as the Wildcats closed the lead to end the 3rd to 7 at 55-42. OG was led in the quarter on the scoreboard by Noah Bramlage’s 5 quarter points. Despite Kalida going 2-2 in the first half, the Titans wouldn’t see their first opportunity at the line until 4:03 to go in the stanza as Jason Schnipke finished off an and-one opportunity.

Bramlage who finished with a team high 21 points on the night (just 1 short of his average for the season) would be the key for OG in retaining their lead as he connected on 6 of 8 charity tosses in the quarter, only Schnipke would add points from the line otherwise for the Titans in the win.

“I’m thrilled we hit 12 3 pointers, but we gave up almost as many as we made, we can’t continue to do that and get away with it”, OG head coach Tyson McGlaughlin said about his teams defensive effort.

The duo of Bramlage and Recker who finished with 50 of the Titans 80 points on Tuesday night in the win over Archbold would team up for 38 of OG’s 71 on this night as they led the Titans to their 6th win of the season against just 1 loss. Western Buckeye League play is up next for OG as they will head to Celina on Friday night to take on the Bulldogs. Bramlage would also finish with a double double as he grabbed double digit rebounds for OG.

Kalida was led in scoring by Kortokrax’s 23 (10 in the 4th quarter) but drops to 5-3 with the loss, they will next travel to Ada Friday night for a non-league tilt against the Bulldogs before returning home Saturday night as they play host to the McComb Panthers.


Ottawa Glandorf (71):

Noah Bramlage 21
Brad Recker 17
Jason Schnipke 11
Jordan Verhoff 9
Nick Weihrauch 6
Blake Blevins 4
Zac Unterbrink 3

3 pointers (12):
Recker 5, Verhoff 3, Weihrauch 2, Bramlage 1, Unterbrink 1

Bench Points (10):
Weihrauch 6, Blevins 4

Free Throws (9/11):
Schnipke 3/3
Bramlage 6/8

Kalida (61):

Devin Kortokrax 23
Brady Laudick 17
Grant Unverferth 10
Logan Roebke 6
Drew Hovest 3
Trent Gerding 2

3 pointers (11):
Kortokrax 4, Laudick 3, Roebke 1, Unverferth 2, Hovest 1

Free Throws (8/9):
Unverferth 2/2
Kortokrax 5/6
Roebke 1/1

JV: 71-41 OG


Kenton spoils OG Homecoming

OTTAWA, Ohio – When the Kenton Wildcats and Ottawa Glandorf Titans get together you can bet it will be hardhitting, and tonight was nothing less than just that as the two Western Buckeye League rivals slugged it out once again before a capacity crowd at Titan Stadium.

Ottawa Glandorf’s defense started out well as they forced Kenton to punt after a quick 3 and out that gave their offense just 53 yards to go to pick up points. Following a 7 play drive, the Titans were forced to settle for a 27 yard Mitch Niese fieldgoal that put them on top 3-0 with 8:00 to go in the first.

Following another Kenton possession ending in a quick punt, OG gave the football right back to Kenton following a Trevor Downing interception of Titans QB Zac Unterbrink.

Kenton would finally get on board a couple of possessions and another punt later as they marched 88 yards in 12 plays over the course of 4:05 when WR Kollin Stollar plunged in from the runningback slot to give his team a 7-0 following a successful XP.

Kenton would throw two interceptions while OG would cough up the football on a fumble and be forced into a turnover on downs for the rest of the half before they let time elapse in the waning moments of the second stanza trailing 7-3 to Kenton at the break.

Tristan Reichelderfer, the WBL’s leading tackler gave the Wildcats the football early in the second half as he put an end to the first Ottawa Glandorf drive of the 3rd quarter with an interception of Unterbrink. Kenton would not be able to cash in on the interception as the Titans defense flexed their muscle and put a stop to a 4th down conversion attempt by Kenton to regain the football.

On the second play of the ensuing drive, OG gave the ball right back to Kenton inside their own territory as Trevor Downing picked up his 2nd interception of the day before the Wildcats scored in a most unusual way. Following a completed screen pass across the middle from Sophomore QB Trent Hites to Colyn Blackford, Blackford was hit hard by the Titans defense and fumbled the football. Kollin Stollar would then pick up the ball at the OG 20 yardline and march in untouched down the sideline to give his team a 14-3 lead they would never come close to relinquishing.

Hites would add a touchdown on the ground of his own on the next Kenton possession as his 12 yard scamper would give the Wildcats a 21-3 lead they would hold onto until early in the 4th. The final score of the game came on a 7 yard touchdown pass, the 11th of the year for Hites as he connected with Blackford who had no problem holding onto this one and putting 6 more points on the board. On the night, Hites would go 19/30 for 297 yards, 1 td and 2 interceptions. On the ground he would lead the way for the Wildcats with 16 carries for 60 yards and the aforementioned td.

Blackford would lead Kenton in receiving on the evening as he hauled in 9 catched for 225 yards and a td. His 5th reception of the evening was the best of the night as it went for 75 yards right in front of his sideline on a 3rd and long play that saw the Wildcats pinned against their own goal line after a big stop of OG’s offense.

Ottawa Glandorf would be led offensively by Unterbrink who finished 22/36 passing for 145 yards, 3 interceptions and 0 touchdowns. On the ground, Kyle Niese led the way with 5 carries for 18 of the 37 yards OG accumulated as a team. Zach Kuhlman had another 10 catch game (one short of the school record of 11) for the second time in three weeks and finished with 95 yards.

With the win the Wildcats go to 4-2 on the year, 4-1 in WBL play and will next be at home for Elida next Friday night. Ottawa Glandorf’s loss is their first of the season as they are now 5-1 overall and 4-1 in the WBL. OG is on the road next Friday night to take on #1 ranked Wapakoneta who handed Kenton one of their two losses this season back in Week 2 of the season.


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.