Archive - Oct 20, 2012
This autumn, as has been the case for years now, area families by the score will head a few miles west to Yellow River Farms, at 8535 East State Road 8. Fall pumpkins are easy enough to find just about anywhere fresh produce is sold, but a full fall family experience like that at Yellow River is unique to the area.
The farm not only boasts pumpkin patches which would make Linus' Great Pumpkin proud, but a fun hay maze, constructed of several layers of straw bales into a tunnel configuration whose darkness inexplicably fails to frighten most youngsters.
NAPPANEE â€” It couldnâ€™t have started any better, but it couldnâ€™t have ended any worse for Plymouthâ€™s Rockies as they finished their football season with a dramatic sectional loss in the final seconds at NorthWood, 17-13.
The Rockies took the opening kickoff and went on a five minute scoring drive capped by an Ike Kastner run, then recovered a NorthWood fumble on the ensuing kickoff, putting six more on the board two minutes later. Down 13 before its offense could even take the field, NorthWood did have an answering score sparked by a big Nathan Cleveland run late in the first quarter.
WALTON â€” Bremenâ€™s football team lived by the pass interference sword and died by the pass interference sword Friday night.
Three pass interference flags played key roles in two Bremen fourth-quarter scoring drives to force overtime, but an offensive pass interference stymied the Lionsâ€™ double-overtime possession and Class 2A No. 7 Lewis Cass went on to win 34-28 in two extra sessions in a Class 2A Sectional 26 opener.
Following the crucial offensive pass interference, visiting Bremenâ€™s double-overtime drive ended with a 40-yard field-goal attempt that stayed on line but was just short.
WALKERTON â€” With Justin Bogunia ready to retire after 15 years at the helm of John Glenn football, the Falcons gave their coach at least one more week.
Glenn started strong, jumping out to a 21-0 lead and never looking back in a 35-14 reprisal win over visiting Culver Military in the two teamsâ€™ Class 3A Sectional 17 opener in Walkerton Friday night.
Tough start dooms Triton
The Trojans traveled to Adams Central with hopes of avenging last yearâ€™s Sectional 35-opening loss, but instead history repeated itself as Triton took a 38-14 loss on the road in Monroe.
Adams Central advances to play Southwood, a 20-12 winner over Fremont, in the semifinals next week.
The Trojans scuffled to a rough start as they allowed 31 points by the hosts in the first quarter to put the game all but completely out of reach early.