Blanchard River Buzz

A blog for rabid sports fans in the Findlay Area. Maintained by Findlay Courier sports writer Jamie Baker. The opinions expressed are my own crazed ramblings and not those of my employer the Findlay Publishing Company and its subsidiaries.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Week 8 Football Notes

CONFERENCE: Blanchard Valley Conference
RECORDS: Arcadia 1-6 overall, 0-6 Blanchard Valley Conference; Vanlue 0-7, 0-6
LAST WEEK: Arlington 27, Arcadia 20; McComb 62, Vanlue 20
LAST YEAR: Arcadia 14, Vanlue 7
NOTABLE: Arcadia leads the all-time series between the two schools 56-21-4 … Vanlues defense is ranked last in the BVC allowing 54.3 and 380.3 yards per game … The Wildcats also rank eighth in offense gaining 257.1 yards and scoring 17.0 points per game … Arcadia ranks eighth in the conference in defense 339.0 yards and 28.7 points per game. They also rate ninth in offense at 14.4 points and 245.7 yards per game … Vanlue’s Nick Lee has rushed for 482 yards on 105 carries with 7 touchdowns and is 89-173 passing for 1,113 yards 15 Tds and 9 Ints … Vanlue’s Josh Kloepfer leads the BVC in receiving with 42 catches for 577 yards and 7 Tds … Arcadia’s Kirk Ridenour has 28 catches for 383 yards and 3 Tds, teammate A.J. Holman has 25 catches for 367 yards and 5 Tds … Arcadia quarterback Kirian is 66-137 passing for 902 yards 9 Tds and 8 Ints … Game is at Hinkle Field … Arcadia’s Austin Riggs has 4 interceptions … The Redskins have fumbled the ball away 11 times this season

Cory-Rawson HORNETS at McComb PANTHERS
CONFERENCE: Blanchard Valley Conference
RECORDS: Cory-Rawson 3-4 overall, 3-3 Blanchard Valley Conference; McComb 5-2, 4-2
LAST WEEK: Hardin Northern 48, Cory-Rawson 6; McComb 62, Vanlue 20
LAST YEAR: McComb 40, Cory-Rawson 14
NOTABLE: McComb is ranked sixth in the latest Division VI Region 22 computer rankings …McComb is averaging 29.6 points per game on offense and the Panthers are second in the conference allowing just 11.0 points per game on defense … McComb quarterback Kevan Westenbarger is second in the conference in passing hitting on 114-206 passes for 1,234 yards 11 Tds and 7 Ints … Cory-Rawson quarterback Joe Marshall is 34-100 passing for 424 yards with 5 Ints and 4 Tds … McComb’s Derrick Hill has 577 yards rushing on 87 carries with 11 touchdowns … Cory-Rawson has two solid running backs in Andy Wagner (653 yards, 114 carries, 4 Tds) and Jeremiah Boss-Hummel (455 yards, 102 carries, 7 Tds) … Boss-Hummel also has 19 catches for 260 yards and 2 Tds ,… Noah Shoop leads the Panther receiving corps with 33 catches for 321 yards while Rader has 26 receptions for 241 yards and Inbody has 27 catches for 291 yards and 4 Tds … McComb leads the all time series 26-25-3

Hardin Northern POLAR BEARS at Pandora-Gilboa ROCKETS
CONFERENCE: Blanchard Valley Conference
RECORDS: Hardin Northern 7-0 overall, 6-0 Blanchard Valley Conference; Pandora-Gilboa 5-2, 4-2
LAST WEEK: Hardin Northern 48, Cory-Rawson 6; Pandora-Gilboa 28, Van Buren 18
LAST YEAR: Hardin Northern 63, Pandora-Gilboa 6
NOTABLE: Hardin Northern is the No.1 ranked team in the latest Associated Press Division VI poll and is ranked third in the Division VI Region 24 computer rankings … Pandora-Gilboa is ranked No.8 in the Region 22 computer rankings … Hardin Northern is tied for first place atop the BVC with Liberty-Benton and the Eagles and Polar Bears tangle next week … Hardin Northern leads the BVC in offense averaging 48.9 points and 471.7 yards per game. They also rank second in defense yielding 11.9 points and 229.9 yards a game … Pandora-Gilboa has fumbled the ball away a league-high 4 times … HN junior Nathan Bame leads the BVC in scoring (146 points) and rushing with 1155 yards on 140 carries with 22 touchdowns … HN’s Travis Bolen is third in the conference with 834 yards on 86 carries and 8 touchdowns … HN quarterback Cory Brunow has 409 yards rushing on 41 carries and 5 Tds and is 13-29 passing for 414 yards 9 Tds and 1 INT… P-G quarterback Ethan Luginbill is 68-102 passing for 641 yards with 9 Tds and 3 Ints … P-G’s Cory Forney is fourth in the BVC in rushing with 813 yards on 145 carries with 13 Tds … Michael Howell has 23 catches for 225 yards and Mike Shuey has 25 catches for 219 yards to lead the Rocket receivers … Lee has 4 interceptions to lead Pandora-Gilboa’s defense … Pandora-Gilboa leads the BVC series between the two schools 21-19 …

Leipsic VIKINGS at Arlington RED DEVILS
DATELINE: Arlington
CONFERENCE: Blanchard Valley Conference
RECORDS: Leipsic 1-6 overall, 1-5 Blanchard Valley Conference; Arlington 4-3, 3-3
LAST WEEK: Liberty-Benton 52, Leipsic 0; Arlington 27, Arcadia 20
LAST YEAR: Arlington 47, Leipsic 14
NOTABLE: The Red Devils are the top team in the conference with 16 interceptions on defense. Travis Rettig and Richard each have 5 picks for Arlington … Leipsic has lost a league low 2 fumbles this season … Arlington ranks third in the BVC in offense and defense. The Red Devils are averaging 31.0 points and 380.1 yards per game on offense and are allowing 20.3 points and 245.1 yards per game on defense …Leipsic ranks last in the conference on offense at 5.9 points and 117.4 yards per game and are also ninth in defense 29.4 points and 358.6 yards per game … Rettig is having a terrific season on offense for the Devils. He is second in the BVC in scoring (108 points) and rushing with 887 yards on 131 carries and 13 Tds … Arlington’s Heavrin has 366 yards rushing on 61 carries …Arlington’s Jacob Drerup is 55-107 passing for 771 yards with 8 Tds and 6 Ints … Leipsic’s Arty Lomeli is 24-79 passing for 222 yards with 9 Ints and 1 TD … Morin leads Leipsic’s rushing effort with 377 yards on 79 carries …

Van Buren BLACK KNIGHTS at Liberty-Benton EAGLES
CONFERENCE: Blanchard Valley Conference
RECORDS: Van Buren 4-3 overall, 3-3 Blanchard Valley Conference; Liberty-Benton 6-1, 6-0
LAST WEEK: Pandora-Gilboa 28, Van Buren 18; Liberty-Benton 52, Leipsic 0
LAST YEAR: Liberty-Benton 34, Van Buren 0
NOTABLE: Liberty-Benton is ranked ninth in the latest Division V Region 18 computer rankings … Liberty-Benton has won six straight since a season opening overtime loss to Mohawk … Liberty-Benton ranks second in offense at 40.6 points and 450.6 yards in the BVC and are No.1 in defense at 8.6 points and 180.1 yards per game … Van Buren is scoring 26.7 but allowing 24.1 points per game … Van Buren is second in the BVC with 13 interceptions on defense … Liberty-Benton’s Michael Busch is third in scoring at 104 points … L-B freshman quarterback Aaron Craft is 85-112 passing for 1254 yards with 13 Tds and 1 INT … Van Buren’s Adam Greer is 80-136 passing for 1082 yards with 10 Tds and 12 Ints … L-B’s Wyatt Elbin has 810 yards rushing on 103 carries with 13 Tds … Greer leads Van Buren with 508 yards rushing on 110 carries and * Tds while teammate Matt Pate has 381 yards on 76 carries and 5 Tds … Busch is second in the BVC with 24 receptions for 514 yards and 6 Tds and Brandon Craft has 292 yards on 19 carries with 2 scores … Van Buren’s Colin Stoffel has 23 catches for 418 yards and 2 TDS while teammates Logan Grant (18, 226) and Mason Watkins (17, 225) have also had solid seasons … Stoffel also has 4 interceptions … Van Buren leads the series between the schools 28-19-1

Fremont Ross LITTLE GIANTS at Findlay TROJANS
CONFERENCE: Greater Buckeye Conference
RECORDS: Fremont Ross 7-0 overall, 2-0 Greater Bukeye Conference; Findlay 2-5, 1-1
LAST WEEK: Fremont Ross 55, Lima Senior 20; Marion Harding 24, Findlay 21
LAST YEAR: Findlay 34, Fremont Ross 27
NOTABLE: Fremont Ross is ranked seventh in the latest Associated Press Division I poll and is rated No.2 in the Division I Region 2 computer rankings … A loss would likely drop the two-time defending GBC champion Trojans out of contention for the league title … The game at Donnell Stadium is Findlay’s homecoming game … The Little Giants enter the game averaging 36.4 points per game ,,, Marion Harding turned four first half turnovers by the Trojans into 17 points in last week’s win over Findlay …

CONFERENCE: Midland Athletic League
RECORDS: Mohawk 6-1 overall, 4-0 Midland Athletic League; Carey 3-4, 2-2
LAST WEEK: Mohawk 48, Fremont St. Joseph 7; Seneca East 26, Carey 14
LAST YEAR: Mohawk 41, Carey 0
NOTABLE: Mohawk is ranked No.11 in the latest Associated Press Division VI poll and is No.2 in the Region 22 computer rankings … Mohawk is tied for the MAL lead with Hopewell-Loudon and play the Chieftains in Week 10 … Game is at Wentling Field between the longtime bitter neighborhood rivals … Mohawk is allowing just 12 points per game while scoring an average of 37.7 points per game on offense … After taking a third quarter lead Carey couldn’t hold on as Seneca East came away with a 26-14 Midland Athletic League victory over the Blue Devils Friday night … Mike Giesey and Derek Stock, who rushed for 99 yards on 22 carries, both scored touchdowns in last year’s loss for Carey …

North Baltimore TIGERS at Hopewell-Loudon CHIEFTAINS
CONFERENCE: Midland Athletic League
RECORDS: North Baltimore 1-6 overall, 1-3 Midland Athletic League; Hopewell-Loudon 7-0, 4-0
LAST WEEK: North Baltimore 18, Fostoria St. Wendelin 0; Hopewell-Loudon 57, Tiffin Calvert 7
LAST YEAR: Hopewell-Loudon 31, North Baltimore 6
NOTABLE: Hopewell-Loudon is ranked No.1 in the Region 22 computer rankings and is No. 2 in the Associated Press Division VI poll … Hopewell-Loudon is tied for the MAL lead with Mohawk and they play the Warriors in Week 10 … North Baltimore won their first game of the season last week beating St. Wendelin 18-0 on homecoming night it was new head coach Ryan Hite’s first career coaching victory … Hopewell-Loudon has won 33 straight games and an MAL record 24 straight league contests … Hopewell-Loudon’s Sean Brickner finished with 157 yards on 13 carries, while Brose netted 206 yards passing to surpass the 1,000-yard mark for the season. Hopewell-Loudon rushed for 245 yards and passed for 251 in last week’s win … Matt Woodruff finished with 62 yards rushing on 11 carries while Herr added 63 yards on 16 attempts for the Tigers in last week’s win.

Tiffin Calvert SENECAS at Fostoria St. Wendelin MOHAWKS
DATELINE: Fostoria
CONFERENCE: Midland Athletic League
RECORDS: Tiffin Calvert 1-6 overall, 1-3 Midland Athletic League; Fostoria St. Wendelin 2-5, 0-4
LAST WEEK: Hopewell-Loudon 57, Tiffin Calvert 7; North Baltimore 18, Fostoria St. Wendelin 0
LAST YEAR: Tiffin Calvert 67, Fostoria St. Wendelin 13
NOTABLE: Game is St. Wendelin’s homecoming game … Tony Peiffer toted the ball 16 times for 82 yards for St. Wendelin in last week’s loss to North Batimore … Hopewell-Loudon gained 496 yards on offense against Calvert last week … Calvert is allowing an average of 37.0 points per game …

Riverdale FALCONS at Colonel Crawford EAGLES
DATELINE: North Robinson
CONFERENCE: North Central Conference
RECORDS: Riverdale 2-5 overall, 1-3 North Central Conference; Colonel Crawford 0-7, 0-4
LAST WEEK: Bucyrus 49, Riverdale 6; Crestline 38, Colonel Crawford 6
LAST YEAR: Colonel Crawford 37, Riverdale 7
NOTABLE: Riverdale could not find a way to stop Bucyrus’ offense as the Redmen walked away with a 49-6 North Central Conference win last week … Riverdale’s Shane Rodabaugh had a stellar night for the Falcons (2-5, 1-3), rushing for 157 yards on 34 carries while scoring on a 15-yard run … Bucyrus finished with 521 yards of total offense while Riverdale had 238 yards with 235 coming via the running game … Colonel Crawford has an 8 game losing streak … Brandon Tackett leads Colonel Crawford and is second in the NCC with 764 yards on 139 carries and 3 Tds … Derek Sherman leads the Eagles’ receivers with 13 catches for 307 yards … Colonel Crawford’s D.J. Hammock is 25-53 passing for 417 yards with 4 Tds and 7 ints … Tackett also leads the Colonel Crawford defense with 76 tackles … Colonel Crawford is allowing an average of 41.8 points per game and 410.3 yards per game on defense

Fostoria Senior REDMEN at Norwalk TRUCKERS
CONFERENCE: Northern Ohio League
RECORDS: Fostoria Senior 3-4 overall, 2-2 Northern Ohio League; Norwalk 1-6, 1-3
LAST WEEK: Fostoria 21, Willard 0; Tiffin Columbian 48, Norwalk 3
LAST YEAR: Fostoria 51, Norwalk 6
NOTABLE: Fostoria is second in the NOL in offense at 338.1 yards per game … Norwalk is allowing an average of 35.0 points per game on defense … Fostoria’s Micah Hyde is the top passer in the NOL connecting on 95-181 for 1380 yards 14 Tds and 7 Ints … Norwalk’s Kyle Kurtz is second in the conference in passing hitting 91-180 for 1058 yards and 8 Ints and 4 Tds … Hyde has also rushed for 402 yards on 102 carries with 2 Tds while Chase Hampton has added 447 yards on 82 carries with 5 Tds … Trey Ringle has rushed for 312 yards on 55 carries for the Truckers … Fostoria’s Chase Munoz leads the NOL in receiving with 848 yards on 48 catches … Norwalk’s Clay Duncan has 18 catches for 444 yards while S. Krebs had 30 receptions for 328 yards … Norwalk’s A. Enderle has an NOL best 4 interceptions … Game is at Norwalk’s Whitney Field … Fostoria leads the series between the two schools 5-2 … The first game between the schools was back in 1901 …

Upper Sandusky RAMS at Shelby WHIPPETS
CONFERENCE: Northern Ohio League
RECORDS: Upper Sandusky 3-4 overall, 1-3 Northern Ohio League; Shelby 5-2, 4-0
LAST WEEK: Upper Sandusky 21, Galion 14; Shelby 31, Bellevue 21
LAST YEAR: Shelby 42, Upper Sandusky 27
NOTABLE: Shelby is ranked 10th in the latest Division III Region 11 computer rankings and is currently tied with Tiffin Columbian for the NOL lead … After blowing a 14-0 lead Upper Sandusky edged its way past Galion in Northern Ohio League action Friday night posting a 21-14 victory over the Tigers. Kirk Miller, Aaron Webster and Kris Young scored Upper Sandusky’s touchdowns in last week’s win … Upper Sandusky quarterback Alex Falk ended last week’s game with 127 yards on 20 carries for the Rams (3-4, 1-3). Webster went over 100 yards rushing (104) for Upper Sandusky carrying the ball 20 times … Falk is third in the NOL in passing connecting in 62-143 880 yards with 6 Tds and 7 Ints. He is also third in the NOL in rushing with 605 yards on 110 carries … Webster has 375 yards on 61 carries for the Rams … Shelby’s B.J. Taylor is second in the NOL in rushing with 799 yards on 122 carries with 14 touchdowns … Upper Sandusky’s Ryan Burka has hauled in 21 passes for 355 yards …

DATELINE: Lafayette
CONFERENCE: Northwest Conference
RECORDS: Ada 5-2 overall, 4-1 Northwest Conference; Allen East 7-0, 6-0
LAST WEEK: Ada 54, Convoy Crestview 20; Allen East 46, Paulding 13
LAST YEAR: Ada 23, Allen East 20
NOTABLE: Allen East is in first place in the NWC and can clinch at least a share of the NWC crown with a victory … The Mustangs are ranked No.2 in the Division V Region 20 computer rankings and are 19th in the latest Division V AP poll … Ada ranks seventh in the Division VI Region 24 computer rankings … Zac Dysert converted 26 of 33 passes for 400 yards and four touchdowns in last week’s win over Paulding … Freshman Heath Jackson hauled in 14 of Dysert’s aerials for 228 yards and a pair of Tds … Ada amassed 579 yards of total offense, Crestview (2-5, 0-5) had 307 yards in last week’s game … Dysert is 207-287 passing for 2,789 yards, 26 Tds and 8 Ints … Jackson has 82 catches for 1066 yards and 5 Tds while Kyle Baker has 52 catches for 868 yards and 10 Tds … Jef Wolber leads Ada’s rushing effort with 356 yards on 55 carries with 11 touchdowns …

Columbus Grove BULLDOGS at Paulding PANTHERS
DATELINE: Paulding
CONFERENCE: Northwest Conference
RECORDS: Columbus Grove 3-4 overall, 2-3 Northwest Conference; Paulding 0-7, 0-5
LAST WEEK: Columbus Grove 34, Delphos Jefferson 28; Allen East 46, Paulding 13
LAST YEAR: Columbus Grove 39, Paulding 29
NOTABLE: Columbus Grove is ranked seventh in the latest Division V Region 22 computer rankings … Paulding has lost 9 straight games …

Archbold BLUE STREAKS at Patrick Henry PATRIOTS
CONFERENCE: Northwest Ohio Athletic League
RECORDS: Archbold 3-4 overall, 3-2 Northwest Ohio Athletic League; Patrick Henry 6-1, 5-1
LAST WEEK: Delta 28, Archbold 27; Patrick Henry 62, Bryan 33
LAST YEAR: Patrick Henry 49, Archbold 24
NOTABLE: Patrick Henry is ranked sixth in the latest Division V Region 18 computer rankings … Patrick Henry scored on seven of its first nine possessions and Drew Kuesel tied a school record with 3 interceptions as Patrick Henry mauled winless Bryan 62-33 last week … It was the most points scored ever by 2 teams in an NWOAL game … Kuesel scored four times, returning a pass 27 yards for a TD in the first quarter and recording scoring runs of 9, 20 and 46 yards … PH recorded 339 total yards and had 133 yards passing, saw Tom Busch throw a pair of 27-yard TD passes to Zach Bonner and Kyle Brubaker and a 5-yard aerial to Mitch Leonard.

Otsego KNIGHTS at Elmwood ROYALS
DATELINE: Bloomdale
CONFERENCE: Suburban Lakes League
RECORDS: Otsego 6-1 overall, 4-0 Suburban Lakes League; Elmwood 6-1, 4-0
LAST WEEK: Otsego 26, Lake 20; Elmwood 63, Gibsonburg 0
LAST YEAR: Elmwood 28, Otsego 21, OT
NOTABLE: Otsego and Elmwood are tied for first place in the SLL standings … Otsego is ranked 4th in the Division IV Region 14 computer rankings … Elmwood senior Dusty Brown rushed for 3 touchdowns and passed for another for the Royals. On the night, Brown was 7-of-10 passing with a 65-yard TD pass to Trey Farabee and he scored on runs of 11, 5 and 1 yards. Brown now has 969 rushing yards after last week’s game … Elmwood defense gave up 74 total yards. Gibsonburg had a mere 30 yards rushing last week … Otsego’s Cody Donald leads the SLL in rushing … Elmwood has won 6 straight since losing to Hopewell-Loudon in the season opener … Brown is also 39-66 passing for 689 yards with 4 Tds and 7 Int … Elmwood is averaging 39.8 points per game on offense.

Celina BULLDOGS at Ottawa-Glandorf TITANS
CONFERENCE: Western Buckeye League
RECORDS: Celina 2-5 overall, 2-4 Western Buckeye League; Ottawa-Glandorf 4-3, 3-3
LAST WEEK: Lima Bath 21, Celina 8; Ottawa-Glandorf 40, Celina 10
LAST YEAR: Ottawa-Glandorf 40, Celina 20
NOTABLE: Brian Recker recorded his second straight 200-plus yardage game and Ottawa-Glandorf exploded for 27 first-half points in steamrolling Van Wert 40-10 last week … Recker, though, followed up a 228-yard performance from a week earlier against Lima Bath with 235 yards on 19 carries against the Cougars … He scored on 89-yard run in the first quarter and went 7 yards for a score in the second as the Titans blew out to a 27-3 halftime lead … O-G rolled up 320 yards rushing and the Titans held the Cougars to 19 yards on the ground last week …


  • At 6:25 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Actually Dusty Brown has 7 TD's throwing and 4 INT's. With is 17 rushing TD's, he has contributed 24 TD's to Elmwood's offense.



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