Last Season: Jaron Sharp passed for 343 yards and four touchdowns as Kenton beat Celina 49-13 at Robinson Field. The two teams combined for more than 860 yards of total offense in the contest.
About the Wildcats: Brent Fackler's squad bounced back from the opening night loss at Coldwater to roll past Bath 48-9 in a WBL contest. Junior Blaine Huston has been solid in his first two starts in replacing Sharp, who is now at Tiffin University. Huston threw for 407 yards on 21-of-29 passing and five touchdowns against Bath. All-Ohio wideout Jayden Cornell had eight catches for 189 yards and three scores and Landon Rush added 137 yards on seven snags and a score.
About the Bulldogs: Celina struggled during the second half in a 30-20 loss at Shawnee in the WBL opener to complete a 1-1 season-opening road trip. Cooper Jones has been a factor running the ball for the Bulldogs, leading the WBL with 273 yards rushing to go along with three touchdowns but has completed just 43.9% (18-of-41) of his passes for 134 yards and two scores. RB/LB Jaxson Silliman has been all over the field, leading the team with 19 tackles and tallying 238 yards of offense with two scores.
Last Season: Jake Hemmelgarn passed for three touchdowns and Mitch Niekamp ran for two more as the Cavaliers opened MAC play with a 35-7 win at Hole Field.
About the Tigers: Versailles rebounded from a tough one-point loss to Celina in the opener to shut out Delphos Jefferson 48-0 at Stadium Park. Quarterback Ryan Martin passed for 186 yards and three touchdowns and Eli McEldowney, who had two 87-yard kickoff returns against Celina, rushed for two scores. Landon Henry averaged more than 10 yards per carry as part of his 93-yard performance.
About the Cavaliers: Coldwater completed its non-conference portion of the schedule with a 37-7 win at Mount Healthy. Hemmelgarn has completed 75% of his passes this season (33-of-44) for 499 yards and seven touchdowns. Four different receivers have caught TD passes, led by 6-foot-5 tight end Noah Miller (184 yards, 4 TDs).
Last Season: Nolan Habodasz rushed for 141 yards and two touchdowns as the Flyers outgained the Panthers 383-121 in a 51-7 win at Booster Stadium.
About the Flyers: Marion Local ran into a tough Division III Bishop Watterson program and took a 31-7 loss. The last time Marion Local lost a regular season non-conference game was on Aug. 25, 2011, when the Flyers were defeated by Shawnee 13-7 in overtime. Flyer quarterback Kyle Muhlenkamp struggled in being picked off three times by Eagles defenders last week.
About the Panthers: Parkway is 2-0 for the first time in more than a decade and has looked good in the process, winning its first two games by an average margin of 14 points. Quarterback Eli Rich has improved his game, passing for 346 yards and four touchdowns this season, giving opposing defenses something to consider in contrast to the running game led by senior back Nick Hawk (189 yards, 3 TDs).
Last Season: Bart Bixler rushed for 135 yards and two touchdowns and passed for another in the Rockets' 42-7 win at Cardinals Stadium. Nolan Bornhorst passed for the lone New Bremen score.
About the Cardinals: New Bremen spotted Ansonia a touchdown before rattling off 34 straight points in a 34-6 win at Cardinals Stadium. The running game has been blistering this season with an average of 381.5 yards in the first two games. Quarterback Mitchell Hays (181 yards, 5 TDs) has done most of his work as a rusher, but if he can start connecting with receivers like Nolan Bornhorst and Patrick Wells, it will give opposing teams issues on defense.
About the Rockets: The tandem of Bixler at quarterback and Riley Huelskamp at running back continues to be a potent 1-2 punch this season as the Rockets have started 2-0. Huelskamp rushed for 147 yards and three scores in Anna's 49-16 win over Brookville while Bixler rushed for 134 yards and four touchdowns and was 9-of-13 passing for 101 yards.
Last Season: Zach Niekamp rushed for 143 yards and four touchdowns in the Redskins' 37-7 win over the Blue Jays at the Wally Post Athletic Complex. St. Henry rushed for 264 yards as a team.
About the Redskins: St. Henry's youth has struggled out of the gate, losing back-to-back non-conference games. It is the Redskins first 0-2 start since 2013 when they opened with four straight losses. The running game has struggled in tallying just 86 yards in the first two games while quarterback Andrew Lange is just 16-of-37 passing for 188 yards with six interceptions.
About the Blue Jays: St. John's struggled in a 40-6 loss to rival LCC last Saturday at Stadium Park. The Blue Jays were able to produce 198 yards of offense - 132 rushing - but had four turnovers in the contest. Veteran coach Todd Schulte has worked with two quarterbacks this season in senior Brady Parrish and sophomore Brady Kerner. Parrish has thrown for 150 yards with three interceptions and leads the team with 98 rushing yards and two touchdowns.
Last Season: The Roughriders jumped out to a 28-0 lead and never looked back in beating O-G 49-6 at Baughman Stadium. Braeden Dunlap passed for two touchdown and ran for another.
About the Roughriders: St. Marys put up a tremendous effort in battling WBL and county rival Wapakoneta to a 19-13 overtime loss last Friday at Harmon Field. The Roughrider running game has been rolling with Ty Schlosser (249 yards) and Ethan Wedding (113 yards) leading the way. The game on Friday is the last of a three-game opening road trip before St. Marys makes its regular season debut at Alumni Field against Van Wert.
About the Titans: O-G bounced back from a tough Week 1 loss to roll past Elida 51-7 in the WBL opener. QB Jacob Balbaugh set a school record with six touchdown passes on 11-of-15 passing for 228 yards and rushed for another touchdown. The Titan defense picked off Elida QB Keshawn Spivey four times in the game and held the Bulldogs to just 142 yards of offense.
Friday's Games (7 p.m. starts)
Versailles at Coldwater
Minster at Fort Recovery
Marion Local at Parkway
New Bremen at Anna
St. Henry at St. John's
Friday's Games (7 p.m. starts)
Kenton at Celina
St. Marys at Ottawa-Glandorf
Shawnee at Defiance
Wapakoneta at Van Wert
Elida at Bath