Redskins recover to beat Bath

By: 
BRAD FRANK
Sports Editor

The Wapakoneta Redskins played an uncharacteristic first half by their standards Friday but overcame a 7-0 halftime deficit against the Bath Wildcats, scoring 24 straight points in a 24-14 win to stay in a tie first place in the Western Buckeye League.

The Redskins (5-0, 4-0 WBL) barely had a chance to establish their offense in the first 24 minutes, running only 12 plays, compared to 35 for Bath (2-3, 1-3 WBL).

The Wildcats broke the shutout with 11 seconds left in the second quarter, as Dylan Burkholder caught a 13-yard pass from Kaden Sullivan on a 4th and 7.

On the Redskins' first possession of the second half, Cort Merricle scored on a 21-yard run to tie the game. Tristan Meyer's 37-yard field goal late in the third quarter gave Wapakoneta the lead for good.

The Redskins have won 21 straight WBL games, while head coach Travis Moyer has won 73 consecutive regular season games, including the first 15 in his tenure at Wapakoneta.