BRYAN — It didn't take long for Ottawa-Glandorf to make a statement against Bryan Friday night.

 The Titans raced out to a big first quarter and continued to play excellent defense all night as they defeated the Golden Bears 77-41 in the non-league season opener for both teams.

With news faces in the lineup for O-G, the Titans turned to its defense to set a tone for the season opener. O-G held the Golden Bears to just six first quarter points as they held a 23-6 lead after eight minutes of action. The Titans continued to build on that as they outscored Bryan  15-9 in the second quarter for a 38-15 halftime lead.

Ethan White led four O-G players in double digits with 13 points, while Ben Westrick added 12 points, Carter Heringhaus had 11 points and Owen Hiegel finished with 10 points.

Reese Jackson had 10 points to lead Bryan.

Ottawa-Glandorf dominated the junior varsity game as well as they won 59-17.

Tinora 45

Miller City 34

MILLER CITY — Tinora outscored Miller City over the final three quarters Friday night to claim a 45-34 season opening non-league win.

The WIldcats had an 11-9 lead after the opening quarter before the Rams used a 12-5 second quarter scoring advantage for a 21-16 halftime lead. Tinora outscored the Wildcats 24-18 in the second half to complete the win.

Tye Nordon led the Rams with 19 points as he canned four three-pointers in the game and Evan Willitzer finished with 10 points.

Nick Gable led the Wildcats with 11 points along with three rebounds and Luke Lammers had eight points and four rebounds with two steals.

Miller City won the junior varsity game 29-22.

Wayne Trace 55

Columbus Grove 53

HAVILAND — Wayne Trace outscored Columbus Grove in the second half Friday night to claim a 55-53 season opening win from the Bulldogs.

The Bulldogs had a 33-31 halftime lead before taking the lead with an 11-8 third quarter scoring margin. The Raiders finished the win off with a 13-12 fourth quarter scoring margin.

Nate Gerber and Trae Sinn both had 14 points to lead the Raiders, while Jace Vinning finished with 11 points.

Blake Reynolds had a double-double for the Bulldogs with 15 points and 10 rebounds, while Gabe Clement had 11 points and seven rebounds. Tayt Birnesser added 10 points to the Grove totals.

Wayne Trace won the junior varsity game 37-30.

Bluffton 50

Leipsic 31

LEIPSIC — Bluffton jumped out to a double digit lead Friday night in opening the season with a 50-31 non-league win over Leipsic.

The Pirates had a 13-2 lead after the opening quarter and were up 25-12 at halftime.

Jared Piercefield led the Pirates with 17 points and six rebounds, while Baylor Garmatter added 11 points and six rebounds.

Cole Rieman and Dylan Schroeder both had 11 points for the Vikings. Schroeder grabbed nine rebounds and Rieman pulled in six rebounds for Leipsic.

Bluffton won the junior varsity game 37-30.

Paulding 49

Continental 46

CONTINENTAL — Paulding outscored Continental in the fourth quarter Friday night to claim a season opening 49-46 non-league win.

The Pirates took a 37-34 lead to the fourth quarter after outscoring the Panthers 13-9 in the third quarter. The Panthers responded by outscoring the home team 15-9 in the final quarter for the win.

Paulding had a one point halftime lead, 25-24, as they outscored the Pirates 15-14 in the first quarter.

Jaret Miller had a big night for the Panthers with a game high 26 points and Carson Shull finished with 11 points.

Gavin Huff paced the Pirates with 15 points, while Mitch Coleman added 14 points. Taron Butler had a double-double for the Pirates with 10 points and 11 rebounds.

Paulding won the junior varsity game 39-22.

Arlington 59

Fort Jennings 41

FORT JENNINGS — Arlington used a big second quarter to hand Fort Jennings a 59-41 season opening non-league setback Friday.

The Red Devils had a 13-9 lead after eight minutes before outscoring the Musketeers 17-7 in the second quarter for a 30-16 halftime lead.

Ivan Berry led the Red Devils with 19 points and six rebounds, while Jaret Vermillion had 14 points.

Evan Hoersten led the Musketeers with seven points and four rebounds. Simon Smith and Nick Trentman both scored seven points in the loss.