Wapakoneta grad Schmerge receives honors

Staff Writer

Ohio Northern University's Zach Schmerge has received a pair of weekly honors after his performance Saturday for the Polar Bears.

Schmerge, a 2014 Wapakoneta High School graduate, was chosen as the Ohio Athletic Conference's Defensive Player of the Week on Monday and named to D3Football.com's Team of the Week on Tuesday.

In his first career start, Schmerge, a sophomore, made 16 tackles in ONU's season-opening 29-22 win over Utica (New York) College.