PERRYSBURG -- Napoleon picked up an impressive 34-15 win over Perrysburg, knocking the Yellow Jackets out of the Northern Lakes League title chase.
"Our ability to work the run and pass effectively on the offensive side stood out," noted Napoleon coach Tory Strock. "He hit some short stuff and then went over the top to (Tyler) Miller and (Jordan) Myles for touchdowns."
Jacob Plassman was 10-of-18 passing for 154 yards to lead the Wildcats, which led 21-0 at half helped out by TD runs from Bryant Schlade and Skyler Anderson.
"Jacob Plassman was poised tonight," Strock noted about his senior quarterback. "When they did get pressure on him he stood in the pocket and we made catches. Our backs also ran hard. And our defense rose to the occasion when it had to. It was just a total team effort.
"The kids believed," added Strock, whose team snapped a two-game losing streak. "This win was about the kids and they earned it. This speaks volumes about our program and the type of kids we have and about my assistant coaches. It encapsulates what our program's about. We learned life lessons tonight about how to handle and overcome adversity which is a pretty big lesson."
Napoleon, which improved to 3-5 overall and 2-3 in the NLL, outgained Perrysburg (5-3, 3-2 NLL) 289-203. Schlade led the ground attack with 82 yards on 24 carries while Anderson added 59 yards on 15 attempts. Myles had three receptions for 74 yards and Miller five catches for 64 yards.
Napoleon 6 15 7 6 - 34
Perrysburg 0 0 7 8 - 15
N - Schlade 3-run (kick failed).
N - Anderson 1-run (Anderson run).
N - Miller 11-pass from Plassman (Miller kick).
P - Bishop 29-pass from Slocum (Kacszinski kick).
N - Myles 56-pass from Plassman (Miller kick).
P - Bishop 36-pass from Slocum (Bishop pass)
N - Schlade 2-run (kick failed).
Hicksville 49, Holgate 0
HOLGATE -- Hicksville outgained Holgate 492 to 21 in total yards, which included 398 yards on the ground in a 49-0 romp in GMC action at Holgate.
Kaleb Johns paced the Aces (6-2, 5-0 GMC) with 130 yards on the ground and two scores. Seth Klepper chipped in with 67 yards and two touchdowns.
With the loss the Tigers fall to 1-7 overall and 1-4 in the GMC.
Hicksville 7 28 14 0 - 49
Holgate 0 0 0 0 - 0
Hicks - Klepper 27-run (Klepper kick).
Hicks - Johns 18-run (Klepper kick).
Hicks - Sexton 30-pass from Miller (Klepper kick).
Hicks - Klepper 16-run (Klepper kick).
Hicks - Miller 2-run (Klepper kick).
Hicks - Johns 63-run (Klepper kick)
Hicks - Hart 12-run (Hart kick).
W. Trace 67, Antwerp 6
ANTWERP -- Wayne Trace cruised to a 67-6 victory over Antwerp in Green Meadows Conference action.
The Raiders (4-4, 2-3 GMC) rolled up 345 rushing yards on 48 carries as a team. Tyler Showalter scored a touchdown and led the Raiders with 126 yards on seven carries. Dylan Horner and Jake Gerber added 76 and 43 yards on the ground, respectively. Gerber added a touchdown pass to Horner, while also rushing two more times to paydirt.
Andy Coleman completed a 71-yard pass to Troy Womack for Antwerp (0-8, 0-5 GMC) to open the game's scoring. Coleman finished with 142 yards passing to lead the Archers.
Wayne Trace 26 14 20 7 - 67
Antwerp 6 0 0 0 - 6
A - Womack 71-pass from Coleman (run failed).
WT - Gerber 1-run (Horner kick).
WT - Bickford 9-run (Horner kick).
WT - Horner 31-pass from Gerber (run failed).
WT - Horner 1-run (kick failed).
WT - Gerber 1-run (Horner kick)
WT - Speice 3-run (Horner kick).
WT - C. Showalter 2-run (Horner kick).
WT - C. Showalter 21-run (Horner kick).
WT - T. Showalter 80-run (Horner kick).
METAMORA -- Wauseon topped Evergreen 26-14 in NWOAL action, scoring the final two touchdowns to earn the victory.
Dustin Makula paced the Indians (5-3, 4-2 NWOAL) with 140 yards rushing on 20 attempts. Adam Moose chipped in with a 75 yard kickoff return after Evergreen scored its first touchdown. Ty Suntken scored a pair of touchdowns for the Indians.
Clayton Wielienski led the Vikings (2-6, 2-4 NWOAL) with a touchdown run and a TD pass.
Wauseon 6 8 6 6 - 26
Evergreen 7 0 7 0 - 14
E - Wielienski 1-run (Wright kick).
W - Moose 75-kickoff return (kick failed).
W - Ty Suntken 15-run (Makula run).
E - Taylor 8-pass from Wielienski (Wright kick).
W - Ty Suntken 12-run (kick failed).
W - Makula 4-run (kick failed).
C.Grove 69, Paulding 14
PAULDING -- Columbus Grove ran over Paulding 69-14 in Northwest Conference action on Friday.
The Bulldogs (5-3, 3-3 NWC) ran for 405 total yards on 39 attempts. Trent Kerns and Wade Heffner each ran for over 100 yards, with Kerns scoring a pair of running TDs, while Heffner found paydirt four times.
Anthony Arellano led the Panthers (0-8, 0-6 NWC) with a rushing touchdown and a touchdown reception.
Columbus Grove 28 27 6 8 - 69
Paulding 6 0 0 8 - 14
CG - Kerns 47-run (Kohls kick).
CG - Heffner 1-run (Kohls kick).
P - Arellano 18-run (kick failed).
CG - Kerns 4-run (Kohls kick).
CG - Heffner 4-run (Kohls kick).
CG - Rieman 59-punt return (Kohls kick).
CG - Heffner 9-run (kick failed).
CG - Grothaus 13-run (Kohls kick).
CG - Rieman 59-run (Kohls kick).
CG - Heffner 46-run (pass failed).
P - Arellano 26-pass from Salinas (Doster run).
CG - Gladwell 45-run (Giesige run).
Edon 65, Cardinal Stritch 28
EDON -- Edon improved to 4-1 in the Toledo Area Athletic Conference with a 65-28 win over Cardinal Stritch.
Shannon Geren led the Bombers (5-3) with 328 yards rushing and four trips to paydirt.
Denomy paced the Cardinals (1-7, 1-4 TAAC) with 80 yards on the ground while also returning a 66-yard kickoff for a score.
Cardinal Stritch 0 14 7 7 - 28
Edon 14 12 20 19 - 65
E - Geren 33-run (Geren kick).
E - Geren 12-run (Geren kick).
E - Hug 28-pass from Long (PAT failed).
CS - Denomy 66-kickoff return (Hatfield kick).
CS - Sinay 29-punt block (Hatfield kick).
E - Hug 14-pass from Long (PAT failed).
E - Geren 13-run (Geren kick).
E - Geren 25-run (PAT failed).
CS - Blazevich 68-kickoff return (Hatfield kick).
E - Hug 16-pass from Long (Geren kick).
E - Ackley 14-run (PAT failed).
CS - Schwanberger 31-run (Hatfield kick).
E - Bowling 1-run (PAT failed).
E - Bowling 70-run (Peeples kick).
Gibsonburg 29, Hilltop 19
WEST UNITY -- Hilltop dropped a close game to Gibsonburg 29-19 in Toledo Area Athletic Conference action.
Miklo Abner led the Cadets (3-5, 1-4 TAAC) with 70 yards rushing on 12 carries, while Brandon Semer added 14 rushes for 57 yards.
Matt Tille paced Gibsonburg (4-4, 3-2 TAAC) with 147 yards on 7-for-13 passing, while also rushing for 49 yards on 13 carries. The Gibsonburg defense also took advantage of a pair of interceptions in the victory.
Liberty-Benton 40, Pandora-Gilboa 7
PANDORA -- Liberty-Benton rolled to a 40-7 victory over Pandora-Gilboa in Blanchard Valley Conference action.
Mitch Linhart completed 11-of-17 passes for 228 yards and three touchdowns to lead Liberty-Benton (8-0, 7-0 BVC). Dakota Conkle caught a pair of touchdowns and finished the night with four catches for 81 yards.
Josh Breece threw for 200 yards and a touchdown to lead the Rockets (2-6, 2-5 BVC). Breece broke the school record for passing yardage in a career at P-G, running his career total to 4,911 yards. The record was formerly held by Stephen Gill, who threw for 4,844 yards during the 2001-2004 seasons.
Liberty-Benton 14 6 20 0 - 40
Pandora-Gilboa 0 0 0 7 - 7
L-B - Conkle 64-run (Fleck kick).
L-B - Vaught 15-run (Fleck kick).
L-B - Conkle 35-pass from Linhart (kick failed).
L-B - Bowsher 30-yard pass from Linhart (Fleck kick).
L-B - Linhart 27-run (kick failed).
L-B - Conkle 21-pass from Linhart (Fleck kick).
P-G - Osborn 15-pass from Breece (Dailey kick).
Leipsic 37, Cory-Rawson 0
RAWSON -- Leipsic had its way with Cory-Rawson 37-0 to set up a huge Blanchard Valley Conference contest against Liberty-Benton on Friday for first place in the conference.
The Vikings (7-1, 7-0 BVC) were paced by Trevor Schroeder and Brady Schroeder, who each had two scores. Trevor Schroeder had 125 yards rushing, while Brady Schroeder added 82 yards.
Tyler Harris paced the Hornets (3-5, 3-4 BVC) with 72 yards on the ground.
Leipsic 13 17 7 0 - 37
Cory-Rawson 0 0 0 0 - 0
L - B. Schroeder 47-run (Mangas kick).
L - T. Schroeder 1-run (kick failed).
L - T. Schroeder 2-run (Mangas kick).
L - B. Schroeder 41-pass from Kuhlman (Mangas kick).
L - Mangas 37-field goal.
L - Mangas 65-pass from Kuhlman (Mangas kick).
Ottawa-Glandorf 35, St. Marys 7
OTTAWA -- Tied 7-7 at halftime, Ottawa-Glandorf outscored St. Marys 28-0 in the final two quarters to cruise to a 35-7 victory in Western Buckeye League play.
Tristan Parker rushed for 185 yards and a pair of touchdowns O-G (6-2, 5-2 WBL) on 23 carries. Craig Rieman pitched in with two touchdown runs, totalling 35 yards on 10 rushes. Brandon Kuhlman added the final touchdown run for the Titans.
Tre Sherman paced St. Marys (3-5, 2-5 WBL) with 16 carries and 95 yards, scoring the lone touchdown for the Roughriders.
St. Marys 0 7 0 0 - 7
Ottawa-Glandorf 7 0 14 14 - 35
O-G - Parker 22-run (Buckland kick).
S - Sherman 11-run (Taylor kick).
O-G - Rieman 1-run (Buckland kick).
O-G - Parker 40-run (Buckland kick).
O-G - Rieman 4-run (Buckland kick).
O-G - Kuhlman 5-run (Buckland kick).
Kenton 70, Celina 33
CELINA -- Maty Mauk was responsible for nine total touchdowns as Kenton rolled to a 70-33 win over Celina in Western Buckeye League play.
Mauk threw for eight touchdowns for Kenton (8-0, 7-0 WBL, No. 1 Division IV) completing 31-of-46 passes for 486 yards. He also rushed 13 times for 101 yards and a score. Justin Sawmiller caught 10 passes for 159 yards and a touchdown, while also throwing for a two-point conversion. Zach Wolowicz had nine receptions for 103 yards and a TD.
Brandon Billger paced Celina (1-7, 1-6 WBL) with 348 yards on 36-of-52 passing and five touchdowns.
Wapakoneta 77, Van Wert 12
VAN WERT -- Wapakoneta rolled up 646 yards of total offense as the Redskins cruised to a 77-12 win over Van Wert in Western Buckeye League action.
As a team, Wapak (8-0, 7-0 WBL) rushed for 518 yards. Zerrick Brannan had three rushing touchdowns, while Conner Pickens added a pair of scoring runs.
Lucas Sullivan scored on a 15-yard run for Van Wert (0-8, 0-7 WBL), with Seth Kopp adding a touchdown pass.