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Apax post first win; Knights go 2-0

The Wabash Apaches football team picked up its first win of the season with a 14-0 shutout of Alexandria Friday, Aug. 29.
Isaiah Eis gave the Apaches a 6-0 lead with a three-yard touchdown with 4:52 left in the opening quarter.

Eis scored his second touchdown of the night in the third quarter from two yards out. Bryant Boggs hit Izaak Wright with a pass for a two-point conversion and a 14-0 final score.

Despite both scores coming on the ground, Wright passed for 144 yards on 13-22 attempts, while Andrew Dillon was 1-1 for eight yards.

Eis led the Apaches on the ground with 22 yards on 12 carries with two touchdowns, followed by Boggs with 18 yards on two carries, and Cameron Green with 15 yards on 10 carries.

Boggs caught six passes for 82 yards, Mason Dillon pulled down three for 32 yards, Antonio Grant caught two for 16 yards, Trey Coon had two catches for 13 yards, and Green had one reception for nine yards.

Chatt Wyatt led the Apaches with six tackles and two sacks.

Wabash will host Manchester Friday, Sept. 4 as the Apaches debut their new field against the Squires with a 7 p.m. tipoff.

Southwood 35, Oak Hill 13

Southwood struck first and cruised to a 35-13 win over Oak Hill Friday, Aug. 28.

The Knights took a 7-0 lead before Oak Hill answered with a touchdown to cut the lead to 7-6.

Southwood then scored the next 28 points to take a commanding 35-6 lead after three quarters. Oak Hill added a fourth-quarter touchdown for the only score in the final 12 minutes.

Alex Farr was 9-20 in the air for 195 yards with two touchdowns.

Carson Rich caught three passes for 109 yards and one touchdown. Dawson Filip caught two passes for 39 yards, while Logan Barley, Isaiah Sutton, Connor Rich and Mason Yentes each caught one pass.

Farr also led the Knights on the ground with 88 yards on 12 carries with two touchdowns. Tristin Hayslett scored twice with 29 yards on seven carries, Connor Rich rushed for 45 yards on two carries, Micah Smith had 22 yards on three carries, and Sutton rushed for 21 yards on three carries.

Sutton led the Knights defensively with 14 tackles, followed by Connor Rich and Jason Oprisek with eight each, Carson Rich with six, Memphis with five, Logan Barley with four, and Filip with three.

Southwood hosts North Miami Friday, Sept. 4 at 7 p.m.

Bluffton 22, Manchester 0

The Manchester Squires didn’t reach the end zone in its 22-0 home loss to Bluffton Friday, Aug. 28 but they had their chances.

The Squires were inside the Tiger 10-yard line four different times throughout the game but came up empty each time.

Bluffton scored its first touchdown in the first quarter for a 7-0 lead.

Manchester drove deep into Bluffton territory twice in the second quarter but was stopped within the three-yard line both times.

The Tigers made it a 10-0 lead with a field goal late in the first half before scoring twice in the second half.

Brock Casper passed for 69 yards on 10-23 passing with two interceptions.

Blake Pohler caught two passes for 39 yards and Seth Gaerte caught three passes for 17 yards. Caden Miller, Braxton Ream, and Dylan Stroud each caught one pass.

Ream rushed for 119 yards on 34 attempts.

Manchester will travel to Wabash Friday, Sept. 4 at 7 p.m.

Tippecanoe Valley 18, Northfield 10

Northfield couldn’t overcome Tippecanoe Valley’s early12-0 lead in an 18-10 loss to the Vikings Friday, Aug. 28.

Valley scored one minute into the game and late in the first quarter for a 12-0 lead.

Northfield’s Trent Osborne cut the lead to 12-3 at halftime with a 25-yard field goal.

The Vikings extended the lead to 18-3 early in the fourth quarter.

Northfield’s only touchdown came on a pitch from Jake Halderman to Clayton Tomlinson who found Jayden Peas for a 14-yard touchdown, but it wasn’t enough in the conference loss.

Halderman passed for 74 yards on 8-14 attempts while Tomlinson was 1-1 for 11 yards.

Mason Fisher caught three passes for 16 yards, Michael Fisher caught two for 39 yards, and Tomlinson caught one pass for six yards.

Jarret Shafer led the Norse in rushing with 88 yards on 16 carries, Mason Fisher had 49 yards on seven carries, Tomlinson ran for 24 yards on five carries.

Defensively, Jacob Snyder had 14 tackles, followed by Malachi Higgins with nine, Mason Fisher with seven, Jaydan Goshert and Shafer with six each, Ethan Galbraith with five, and Michael Fisher and Logan Cox with four each.

Northfield travels to Maconaquah Friday, Sept. 4 at 7 p.m.

Posted on 2020 Sep 01