Defense gives O-G 14-13 win over Shawnee
Friday, September 20, 2013 7:12 PM
OTTAWA - A late defensive stand by Ottawa-Glandorf helped preserve a 14-13 Western Buckeye League win over Shawnee on a rainy night at Titan Stadium.The win improves the Titans to 3-1 on the season and 2-1 in the WBL, while the Indians are 2-2 overall and 2-1 in the WBL.
The Titans had a 14-13 late in the fourth quarter, but were unable to pick up a first down with just over two minutes left forcing them to punt the ball back to Shawnee.
Shawnee fielded the punt at midfield and picked up a first down. That's where the Titan defense stiffened as the Indians eventually faced a fourth down and 22 situation. On fourth down Shawnee quarterback Griffin Hites fumbled the ball as he dropped back to pass. The ball was picked up by a running back, who managed only a five yard gain turning the ball over to O-G on downs.
O-G took a knee to run out the clock giving them their third win of the season.
Shawnee took a 7-0 lead in the first quarter on a 14 yard run by Angelo Fox. The extra point made it 7-0.
O-G tied the game late in the first quarter on a 41 yard scoring run by Logan Rieman. The extra point made it 7-7 which was the score at halftime.
In the third quarter, the Titans regained the lead when Rieman scored on a one yard run as O-G converted a fourth and goal play. The Titans were setup with good field position after they recovered a Shawnee fumble as the Indians 21 yard line.
Shawnee pulled with 14-13 with 7:09 left to play when Griffin Hites scored on a 54 yard run. The extra point try was blocked keeping the Titans in the lead.
LEIPSIC - In a battle of state ranked teams Friday evening at Leipsic it was all Arlington in a 49-7 Blanchard Valley Conference win.
The Vikings came into the game ranked sixth in Division VII, while the Red Devils were tenth. Leipsic dropped to 3-1 with the loss, while Arlington is 4-0 and shares the BVC lead with Liberty-Benton.
Arlington wasted little time in getting the lead as they scored on their first possession. They added four more scores in the first half as they built a 35-7 halftime lead.
The lone bright spot for the Vikings Friday night was Jordan Chamberlin, who scored the Leipsic's lone touchdown. Chamberlin scored on a 99 yard run that cut Arlington's lead to 14-7 at the time.