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Thursday, September 07, 2006

Week 3 Game Notes

Here are the Courier Week 3 game notes...

CONFERENCE: Blanchard Valley Conference
RECORDS: Arcadia 1-1 overall, 0-1 Blanchard Valley Conference; Van Buren 1-1, 0-1
LAST SEASON: Van Buren 32, Arcadia 20
LAST WEEK: Leipsic edged Arcadia 7-0, McComb topped Van Buren 38-14
NOTABLE: It will be the 81st meeting between the Black Knights and Redskins on the gridiron with Van Buren leading the series 44-32-4 .. Van Buren has won 12 of the last 14 meetings … The Black Knights rank second in the BVC in defense allowing 167.0 yards per game … Van Buren is also averaging 28.0 per game on offense … VB quarterback Adam Greer is 27-of-45 passing for 286 yards, 3 INT and 2 TD he is also the team‘s top rusher with 150 yards on 29 carries … VB’s Colin Stoffel has 6 catches for 120 yards on offense and has picked off 3 passes defensively for the Black Knights … Arcadia did not turn In stats this week … VB trailed McComb just 17-14 at halftime before the Panthers scored 21 unanswered points ton win easily … Arcadia quarterback Seth Kirian was 16-of-32 passing for 176 yards last week … Lee Schumaker led Arcadia's rushing effort with 66 yards on 15 carries, A.J. Holman caught 5 passes for 69 yards and Kirk Ridenour hauled in 6 for 63 yards .. . Greer rushed or 30 yards and completed 17 of 34 passes for 153 yards for Van Buren last week.

Cory-Rawson HORNETS at Leipsic VIKINGS
CONFERENCE: Blanchard Valley Conference
RECORDS: Cory-Rawson 0-2 overall, 0-1 BVC; Leipsic 1-1, 1-0
LAST SEASON: Cory-Rawson 7, Leipsic 6
LAST WEEK: Liberty-Benton downed Cory-Rawson 41-7, Leipsic nipped Arcadia 7-0
NOTABLE: The Hornets lead the all-time series with their rivals from Leipsic 31-10 … Leipsic’s third quarter touchdown was a 67-yard touchdown pass from Arty Lomeli to Mike Benton in last week’s win over Arcadia, it is the Vikings’ only score this season … Ty Castillo had a team-leading 56 yards rushing on 13 carries for Leipsic, Ryan Morin netted 43 yards on 22 carries, Lomeli was 6-of-11 passing for 131 yards with Benton recording 3 catches for 87 yards in last week’s win for the Vikings … Cory-Rawson was held to 141 total yards in last week‘s loss to L-B in which they trailed at halftime 41-0 … Andy Wagner scored on a 40-yard run in the fourth quarter and finished with 114 yards rushing for the Hornets … Leipsic ranks ninth in the conference in offense at 187.5 yards per game while Cory-Rawson is eighth at 213.5 ypg .

Liberty-Benton EAGLES at Arlington RED DEVILS
DATELINE: Arlington
CONFERENCE: Blanchard Valley Conference
RECORDS: Liberty-Benton 1-1, 1-0, Arlington 2-0, 1-0
LAST SEASON: Liberty-Benton 21, Arlington 20
LAST WEEK: Liberty-Benton blitzed Cory-Rawson 41-7, Arlington grounded Pandora-Gilboa 25-7
NOTABLE: The Red Devils lead the BVC series with the Eagles 24-16-1 … A game that’s always hotly contested, expect no different this week … Arlington’s Travis Rettig leads the BVC with 5 interceptions and is second in the conference in rushing with 279 yards on 39 carries with 4 touchdowns … Brunswick has 6 catches for 96 yards and Richard has caught 3 passes for an amazing 36.3 yard per reception average … Arlington quarterback Jacob Drerup is 18-of-28 passing for 373 yards with 5 Tds and an interception … Arlington is second in the conference in offense averaging 38.5 points and 503 yards per game, the Red Devils are the top defensive team yielding just 99 yards of offense and 3.5 points per game …Liberty-Benton ranks third in offense with 27.0 points and 371.5 yards per game and is fifth on defense 13.5 points and 219.5 yards … Arlington also leads the conference with 7 interceptions … L-B freshman quarterback Aaron Craft is 24-of-44 passing for 322 yards and 4 touchdowns he also leads the team with 148 yards rushing … Despite a broken foot, Michael Busch has 4 catches for 117 yards and a touchdown for the Eagles while teammate Brandon Craft had 5 catches for 97 yards and 2 touchdowns and leads the conference with 42.0 yard punting average.

McComb PANTHERS at Hardin Northern POLAR BEARS
CONFERENCE: Blanchard Valley Conference
RECORDS: McComb 2-0 overall, 1-0 BVC; Hardin Northern 2-0, 1-0
LAST SEASON: Hardin Northern 26, McComb 6
LAST WEEK: McComb whipped Van Buren 38-14, Hardin Northern lambasted Vanlue 68-7
NOTABLE: Hardin Northern has won 12 straight regular season games … McComb leads the series, which dates back to 1953, 25-18 … McComb was in a dog fight with Van Buren last week in the first half 17-14 before pulling away with three second half touchdowns … Heiman is covering this game … Both teams have solid kickers McComb’s Derrick Hill is 10-of-10 on PATS with a field goal while HN’s Albert is 12 of 14 on extra points … HN junior Nathan Bame has 498 yards rushing on 55 carries with 11 touchdowns while quarterback Cory Brunow has added 215 yards on jst 11 carries … Hill also has 4 rushing touchdowns for the Panthers … Shoop has 9 catches for 114 yards and Rader has 8 receptions for 105 yards for McComb … McComb’s Kevan Westenbarger leads the BVC in passing connecting on 39-of-68 for 498 yards with 4 Tds and 2 INTs … The Polar Bears are averaging 67.5 points per game and 559 yards per contest … McComb’s offense is also rolling by scoring 36.5 ppg and rolling up 353 ypg …

Pandora-Gilboa ROCKETS at Vanlue WILDCATS
CONFERENCE: Blanchard Valley Conference
RECORDS: Pandora-Gilboa 1-1 overall, 0-1 BVC: Vanlue 0-2, 0-1
LAST SEASON: Pandora-Gilboa 68, Vanlue 27
LAST WEEK: Arlington stopped Pandora-Gilboa 25-7, Hardin Northern whipped Vanlue 68-7
NOTABLE: Pandora-Gilboa leads the series between the two schools 35-5 … Pandora-Gilboa's lone touchdown came in the fourth quarter on Ethan Luginbill's 15-yard pass to Josh Maag last week … Luginbill was 9-of-15 passing for 81 yards and Cory Forney had 29 yards rushing for the Rockets … Nick Lee completed 7 of 14 passes for Vanlue, which had minus 38 yards rushing last week against Hardin Northern. Lee threw a 9-yard pass to Josh Kloepfer for Vanlue's lone score … Hardin Northern racked up 483 yards rushing last week against the Wildcats … Vanlue coach Todd Richards is seeking his first head coaching victory … A match of the BVC’s bottom ranked defenses the Rockets are giving up 359.5 yards per game while Vanlue has surrendered 437.5 yards per contest …

Ada BULLDOGS at Columbus Grove BULLDOGS
DATELINE: Columbus Grove
CONFERENCE: Northwest Conference
RECORDS: Ada 1-1 overall, 1-0 NWC; Columbus Grove 0-2, 0-1
LAST SEASON: Columbus Grove 33, Ada 13
LAST WEEK: Ada 41, Spencerville 39; Allen East 30, Columbus Grove 10
NOTABLE: Ada junior quarterback Zac Dysert shook off would-be tacklers to hit diving classmate Ron Grzybowski with a 15-yard TD pass on fourth and 10 as time expired to lift Ada to a 41-39 victory over Spencerville … Dysert completed 39 passes in 58 attempts, breaking the school marks for both of 38 and 55, respectively, he set the previous week vs. Hardin Northern. He threw for 406 yards and three scores, and ran for two more TDs. For good measure, he also booted all five extra point tries successfully … The game is Grove’s homecoming and a homecoming of sorts for Ada coach Mike Fell who used to be CG’s head coach from 1990-99 … The game is the third straight for the ‘Dogs at Clymer Stadium. They host their first four games before playing four straight on the road … Ada last beat CG 30-2 in 1996 … Grove is the defending NWC tri champs and have won three of the past 4 league titles … CG’s Jeremy Harnishfeger finished the night with 140 yards on 17 carries. Eric Maag completed 7 of 15 passes for 109 yards for the Bulldogs in last week‘s loss … Allen East‘s Blaine Schmidt ran for 222 yards last week against the CG Dog defense … Ada junior QB Zac Dysert leads the spread offense, completing 77 of 116 passes for 909 yards and eight scores … Columbus Grove: As usual, the Bulldogs love to get it done on the ground. Jeremy Harnishferger is the latest in a long line of standout Grove RBs, finishing last week with 140 yards and a 64 yard TD run … Last year, Ada only had 38 yards on 34 carries.

Delphos Jefferson WILDCATS at Bluffton PIRATES
DATELINE: Bluffton
CONFERENCE: Northwest Conference
RECORDS: Delphos Jefferson 2-0 overall, 1-0 NWC; Bluffton 2-0, 0-0
LAST SEASON: Bluffton 36, Delphos Jefferson 0
LAST WEEK: Delphos Jefferson 47, Paulding 16; Bluffton 50, Lockland 18
NOTABLE: Pirates open defense of their NWC title at home at Harmon Field against Jefferson … The Wildcats were 0-10 last season but are off to a 2-0 start and are averaging 40 points per game … Garrett Fruchey scored 3 touchdowns for Bluffton, which is 2-0. Josh Falk carried 13 times for 73 yards, while Tyler Neal was 10-of-16 passing for 109 yards and 2 Tds in last week’s rout of Lockland … The Wildcats’ Derek Shively (128 yards and 2 TD's) and Andy Fitch (137 yards and 2 TD's) led the way for last week’s win … Defensively, Jefferson was led by Derek Shivley, who added 11 tackles on defense; Sean Ostin, who had 12 tackles, 3 QB Sacks, and 1 fumble recovery; and Derek Rode, who recorded 7 tackles and came away with 1 interception for the game.

Montpelier LOCOMOTIVES at Patrick Henry PATRIOTS
CONFERENCE: Northwest Ohio Athletic League
RECORDS: Montpelier 2-0 overall, 1-0 NWOAL; Patrick Henry 2-0, 1-0
LAST SEASON: Patrick Henry 48, Montpelier 14
LAST WEEK: Montpelier 14, Liberty Center 13, OT; Patrick Henry 48, Swanton 0
NOTABLE:Patrick Henry opened defense of its NWOAL crown by whipping Swanton last week … Tom Busch was 7-for-7 passing on the night for 143 yards while Zach Bonner ran 7 times for 86 yards and caught 2 passes for 44 yards. Drew Kuesel toted the ball 12 times for 61 yards as Patrick Henry racked up 18 first downs to Swanton's 6 last week as PH led 42-0 at halftime … The Patriots have won or shared the last four NWOAL titles and are the defending Division V state champs ... The Locomotives started the NWOAL campaign with a big 14-13 overtime win against Liberty Center … Montpelier knocked off Liberty Center 14-13 in overtime to record its first win over the Tigers since 1994 .. Montpelier's Britt Barry completed 13 of 26 passes for 210 yards and Max Lamberson caught seven passes for 88 yards.

Ottawa-Glandorf TITANS at Wapakoneta REDSKINS
DATELINE: Wapakoneta
CONFERENCE: Western Buckeye League
RECORDS: Ottawa-Glandorf 1-1 overall, 0-1 WBL; Wapakoneta 2-0, 1-0
LAST SEASON: Ottawa-Glandorf 37, Wapakoneta 7
LAST WEEK: Kenton 30, Ottawa-Glandorf 3; Wapakoneta 42, Defiance 21
NOTABLE: OG the defending WBL champions struggled in their conference opener losing to Kenton 30-3 … Kenton's Dailyn Campbell ran for 3 touchdowns and passed for another against the Titan defense which allowed 458 yards of offense … Ottawa-Glandorf’s Jacob Lugo rushed the ball 18 times for 96-yards for the Titans while Jake Maag hauled in 5 passes for 60-yards for O-G … Wapakoneta snapped a 13-game losing streak to Defiance with last week’s victory … Andrew Maitlen finished with 74 yards on 12 carries with three TDs to pace Wapakoneta last week, while Andy Schmerge had five catches for 162 yards and a score. B.J. Reed added four catches for 68 yards and two scores … Wapak quarterback Drew Parker was 9-of-12 passing for 230 yards last week … Game is set for Wapak’s Harmon Field … Ottawa-Glandorf QB Tyler Closson has thrown for 393 yards with one touchdown and a pick … In Week One, the Redskins pounded the ball for 284 yards on the ground. QB Drew Parker then passed for 230 yards and two scores in Week Two. Wapakoneta is averaging 42 points per game … The Redskins have given up 552 rushing yards, but they have only faced 19 pass attempts in two games … Wapakoneta has only two winning records in the past 10 years.

Elmwood ROYALS at North Baltimore TIGERS
DATELINE: North Baltimore
CONFERENCE: Non-conference
RECORDS: Elmwood 1-1, North Baltimore 0-2
LAST SEASON: North Baltimore 14, Elmwood 13
LAST WEEK: Elmwood 42, Port Clinton 6; Danbury 18, North Baltimore 0
NOTABLE: Tigers have struggled on offense and haven’t yet reached the endzone … Elmwood is seeking revenge for last year’s 14-13 loss to the Tigers … Elmwood’s Dusty Brown sprinted for touchdown runs of 1, 3 and 6 yards while also throwing a 14-yard touchdown pass to Ben Hammer. Kirk Sidle took an interception 16 yards for a score in last week’s win … Elmwood rushed the ball for 315 yards while holding the Redskins to 6 yards on the ground. Port Clinton did muster 96 yards through the air last week … Elmwood has allowed just 23 points on defense this season … NB coach Ryan Hite is looking for his first career coaching victory … Game is at Memorial Field …

Fostoria REDMEN at Toledo Whitmer PANTHERS
CONFERENCE: Non-conference
RECORDS: Fostoria 1-1, Toledo Whitmer 0-2
LAST SEASON: Fostoria 45, Toledo Whitmer 26
LAST WEEK: Fostoria 35, Bowling Green 23; Fremont Ross 35, Toledo Whitmer 21
NOTABLE: Fostoria's Chase Munoz capped off a wild second half with a 100-yard interception return as time expired in the Redmen’s 35-23 win over Bowling Green … Offensively, quarterback Micah Hyde and Munoz hooked up 10 times for 197 yards and three touchdowns. Hyde also hit Andy Harman with a TD pass … Redmen trail the series with their former Great Lakes League rivals 24-12 … Fostoria's Micah Hyde hit 12 of 19 passes for 297 yards and four touchdowns. Two were for long distance - 66 and 77 yards to Chase Munoz … Munoz has 17 catches for 377 yards and 4 touchdowns … Hyde is 25-of-36 passing for 505 yards with 5 TDS and 0 INT .. Linebacker Stephen Roberts leads the Redmen with 24 tackles …

Hopewell-Loudon CHIEFTAINS at Gibsonburg GOLDEN BEARS
DATELINE: Gibsonburg
CONFERENCE: Non-conference
RECORDS: Hopewell-Loudon 2-0, Gibsonburg 0-2
LAST SEASON: Hopewell-Loudon 58, Gibsonburg 0
LAST WEEK: Hopewell-Loudon 31, Lakota 10; Whiteford, Mich. 44, Gibsonburg 6
NOTABLE: Hopewell-Loudon has won 28 straight regular season games while Gibsonburg has dropped 13 straight games and hasn’t won since beating Lakota 32-14 on Oct. 22, 2004 … The Chieftains have beaten Gibsonburg 5 straight seasons … Gibsonburg coach Matt Harp, a former assistant coach at Fostoria is seeking his first career coaching victory … Hopewell-Loudon’s Sean Brickner carried the HL offense last week with 173 rushing yards and four short touchdowns on 27 carries … Gibsonburg's lone score came on a 29-yard pass from Tony Egbert to Ben Hobbs. The Bears ran for 91 yards and added 103 passing last week against Whiteford.

Ridgemont GOLDEN GOPHERS at Riverdale FALCONS
DATELINE: Mount Blanchard
CONFERENCE: Non-conference
RECORDS: Ridgemont 0-2, Riverdale 0-2
LAST SEASON: Ridgemont 26, Riverdale 14
LAST WEEK: Upper Scioto Valley 13, Ridgemont 7; Fostoria St. Wendeln 6, Riverdale 0
NOTABLE: Riverdale gave up a blocked punt on its first possession that led to a St. Wendelin touchdown … Shane Rodabaugh carried the ball 27 times for 87 yards last week for the Falcons … Riverdale has a 29-game losing streak with its last victory coming against Upper Scioto Valley in 2003 … Riverdale rushed for 66 yards and passed for minus-3 while limiting St. Wendelin to 38 yards rushing and 49 passing … Riverdale has a chance to break its losing streak and give coach Jeremy Kloepfer his first win …

Sidney Lehman CAVALIERS at Carey BLUE DEVILS
CONFERENCE: Non-conference
RECORDS: Sidney Lehman 0-2, Carey 0-2
LAST SEASON: First meeting
LAST WEEK: Milton-Union 45, Sidney Lehman 14; Cardinal Stritch 14, Carey 13
NOTABLE: Cardinal Stritch scored a touchdown and two-point conversion in the waning seconds to knock off Carey ;ast week 14-13 … It was the second straight 1-point loss for the Blue Devils who are trying to give new head coach Todd Worst his first coaching victory … Carey should be bouyed by the return of linebacker and running back Graham Moore who has been serving a 2-game disciplinary suspension … Game is at Wentling Field … First and last meeting between Lehman and Carey … The Cavs are seeking to get new coach Dick Roll, a longtime AD, wrestling and football coach at Plymouth, his first victory at the school .,.,

St. Wendelin MOHAWKS at Danbury LAKERS
DATELINE: Lakeside
CONFERENCE: Non-conference
RECORDS: St. Wendelin 1-1, Danbury 1-1
LAST SEASON: First meeting
LAST WEEK: St. Wendelin 6, Riverdale 0; Danbury 18, North Baltimore 0
NOTABLE: First meeting between the Lakers and Mohawks since 1985 when both teams were members of the Lakeshore Conference … The Mohawks lead the series 16-9 … St. Wendelin snapped a 24-game losing streak by beating Riverdale 6-0 last week after a blocked punt on Riverdale‘s first possession … Danbury’s Nick Wiedenhoft played a part in all three of Danbury’s touchdowns against NB. He rushed 19 times for 102 yards and had touchdown runs of 8 and 36 yards. Wiedenhoft, who was 11-of-24 for 95 yards, also connected with Ben Cantu for a 20-yard touchdown pass … Levi Smith was 5-of-9 passing for 49 yards and scored SW’s lone touchdown on a 1-yard QB sneak … Game is on Marblehead at Biro Field …

Upper Arlington GOLDEN BEARS at Findlay TROJANS
CONFERENCE: Non-conference
RECORDS: Upper Arlington 2-0, Findlay 0-2
LAST SEASON: Findlay 23, Upper Arlington 22
LAST WEEK: Upper Arlington 58, Col. Independence 0; Dublin Coffman 41, Findlay 21
NOTABLE: Trojan coach Mark Ritzler is trying to secure his first win as head coach … The Trojans have been ahead in both games this season but ended up losing the game … Findlay quarterback Chris Schneider 17-29-5 passing for 237 yards … The Trojans have won three of the four meetings between the two schools and travel to Cincinnati for the Herbstreit Challenge next Friday night …The Golden Bears are averaging almost 50 points a game after opening with wins over Galloway Westland (41-35) and Columbus Independence (58-0) … Dave Hanneman is covering the game …

Wynford ROYALS at Upper Sandusky RAMS
DATELINE: Upper Sandusky
CONFERENCE: Northern Ohio League
RECORDS: Wynford 1-1, Upper Sandusky 2-0
LAST SEASON: Wynford 35, Upper Sandusky 7
LAST WEEK: Mohawk 27, Wynford 7; Upper Sandusky 33, Bucyrus 7
NOTABLE: Alex Falk ran for 158 yards and threw for 122 more Friday to key Upper Sandusky’s 33-7 whipping of Bucyrus last week … Upper Sandusky’s Kris Young scored 2 touchdowns and Ryan Burka added three catches for 90 yards for the Rams … The Trojan defense allowed 414 total yards to Coffman last week … Mohawk limited the Royals (1-1) to 24 rushing yards in 27 carries to snap Wynford’s 16-game regular season win streak … Wynford’s Mike Hassinger has 2 interceptions … Wynford has struggled in its first two games, scoring just seven points in each. Senior quarterback Jordan Oliver is expected to return after serving a suspension … The Royals have struggled running the football, gaining just 24 yards on the ground in the loss to Mohawk … Upper had little trouble moving the ball last week against Bucyrus, rushing for 219 yards and passing for 122 more … Falk is 16-of-24 passing for 243 yards 2 Tds and 1 INT


  • At 8:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Just an FYI....Cory Rawson is 0-2, not 1-1. Leipsic's QB is Arty Lomeli, not Marty, and their TE is Mike Benton, not Mark. GO VIKES!

  • At 8:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Hey Jamie...I signed up for a blogger account but when I try to login it says wrong password. How do I find out what my password is?

    viking 22

    P.S. I posted the previous comment

  • At 9:08 PM, Blogger --J-- said…

    Viking thanks for telling me about the mistakes I will fix them up.

    As for your password, try this link and see if it helps. It gives instructions for retrieving your password. Good luck



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