by Gary Andrews
The Manchester football team remembered their opener at Mississinewa last season and had one thing on their mind Friday night, and they got what they were looking for, payback !
The Squires got three touchdowns from Jacob Casper and one from Bailey Ness to top the Indians 27-13.
Casper got his first touchdown with 2:02 left in the first quarter after he ran a kick off back 82 yards for the score. After a Zach Hill kick, the game was tied at 7. The Indians led 13-7 in the second when Casper scored again. The Zach Hill kick was good and the Squires led 14-13 at the half.
With 11:51 left in the third quarter, the Squires would grab their first lead of the game when Bailey Ness scored on a 28-yard pass from Lucas Schilling to put Manchester up 20-13.
With the Squire defense dominating, Casper would put the nail in the coffin with 8:20 left in the game to grab a 27-12 lead, which Manchester would hold for their opening night win.
Lucas Scilling was 12 of 18 for 102 yards and 1 touchdown. Jacob Casper carried the ball 14 times for 94 yards and scored three touchdowns. Lucas Schilling rushed 5 times for 37 yards. Evan Milam rushed 2 times for 7 yards. Bailey Ness caught 5 passes for 60 yards and a touchdown. Keelan Norwood caught 5 passes for 23 yards. Daniel Griese added 2 catches for 12 yards. Evan Milam had 2 catches for 7 yards.
by Gary Andrews
It took two quarters for the Southwood offense to find their rhythm Friday at Southern Wells, but with the defense controlling the game the offense found that rhythm in the third to explode for 19 points on their way to a 26-7 win.
The Knights got two rushing touchdowns from Nathan Hollars and a receiving touchdown from Zach Ball. Southwood also got a defensive touchdown on a fumble recovery from Blake Martz.
Passing: Hollars 4/14 for 41yds.
Rushing: Hollars 16/67, 2 TD’s; Berlier 17/73; Weiss 2/34; Kirk 1/7.
Receiving: Finicle 1/0; Kirk 2/28; Ball 1/13.
The Knights had 263 offensive yards.
Tristyn Howell led the defense with 13 tackles. Nick Rebholz and Luke Perlich added 12 tackles each. Noah Kirk and Kale Weiss had 8 tackles each.
Evan Kirkover had 1 sack. Blake Martz and Jeremy Keller each had a fumble recovery. Noah Kirk and Tristyn Howell each caused a fumble.
The Urbana Lions Club is holding their third annual Golf Scramble on Sept. 21 at Waldo's Golf Course in memory of three Lions Club members who died this past year, Dallas Baer who loved playing golf, Jim Wilson, who supported Lions activities whenever possible, and life member Bob Frieden.
The first 48 players to sign up will receive a sleeve of golf balls from the Urbana Lions Club and a Colts golf towel and Colts visor from Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance - Ron Baer. Proceeds this year will help fund the Vanessa Baer and the Wilbur Dawes Scholarships for Northfield students. Proceeds will also help with other Lions projects, such as dictionaries for 3rd grade Metro North students, free eye screening for preschool children in Wabash County, help with upkeep and improvements to the Urbana ball field and the Urbana Community Building for use by individuals and groups in the Urbana community and in Wabash County, ECHO car racing for youth, help for blind and visually impaired, help in providing eyeglasses and hearing aids, supporting the Cancer control facility at the IU Medical Center, and diabetes and law camp for students.
by Gary Andrews
The Wabash football team opened their 2014 season Friday, hosting Peru in the blistering heat. As is the case on some opening nights, things didn’t go as planned for either team, but anyone who didn’t attend the game missed an old fashion, hard hitting, play it to the end thriller.
The Tigers would pull out a 12-9 win over the Apaches, but the intensity to the last play gave the Wabash fans something to look forward to in watching the much-improved Apaches.
Both defenses were probably ahead of the offense in game one, and they dominated in the first quarter. Peru was driving on their first possession when Julian Hobson recovered a fumble to stop the Tigers. Wabash would give the Tigers the ball right back when Bryce Boggs picked off Chase Dirig. The Tigers were moving the ball a second time when Reece McDonald sacked the Peru quarterback, forcing a fumble that was recovered by Wabash. The first quarter would end scoreless.
Both teams were plagued with penalties and turnovers to start the second quarter when the Tigers finally broke the ice. Brady Miller would take the ball in from four yards out with 5:12 on the clock to give Peru a 6-0 lead. It didn’t take long for the Apaches to answer when, on the first play from scrimmage after the Peru touchdown, Chase Dirig hit his brother Grant for a 64-yard scoring strike. With the extra point, the Apaches led 7-6, which was the score at the half.
The Moose Lodge, located at 169 E Market Street, will be hosting a tenderloin dinner on Saturday, Aug. 30, from 12-8 p.m.
All proceeds go to help the Wabash High School Football Boosters.
The Northfield Athletic Booster Club Golf Tournament will be Sunday, Sept. 21 the Honeywell Golf Course. Proceeds from the tournament go towards athletic programs at Northfield.
There will be a 1 p.m. shotgun start. It will be a four-person scramble and individuals can sign up as an individual or as a team.
Prizes will be for first, second and third place. There will also be prizes for the longest drive and closest pin, and many raffle prizes. Cost is $60 and includes lunch and a cart.
Registration will be from 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. with a lunch from 12-1 p.m.; and tee-off at 1 p.m. Awards to follow.
To sign up, contact Honeywell Golf Course at 260-563-8663 or Brian Poole at 260-571-0972. Deadline is Friday, Sept. 19.
The Manchester High School Athletic Booster Club will be holding its 14th annual golf outing on Sunday, Sept. 14 with a lunch beginning at 12 p.m. followed by a shotgun start at 1 p.m.
The outing is a 4-man Florida Scramble. There are still opportunities to sponsor golf holes as well. For more information on being a sponsor or to sign up your golf team, contact Kevin Watson, 982-306-3396, Jeremy Markham, 982-306-3370 or Amanda Shambarger, 982-578-7891.
The Cole Family along with Northfield High School would like to invite all golfers to participate in the Jeremy Cole Memorial Golf Tournament. This tournament is a scramble tournament that will be held on Aug. 10 at the Honeywell Golf Course. The proceeds from the tournament assist the Northfield golf programs.
The tournament begins with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. It is a four-player scramble. Participants can sign up as a team or as an individual.