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Week Two of the high school football season certainly had some interesting results.
* I think you have to start with Kenton's domination of Wapakoneta. The Wildcats led 52-0 after three quarters before playing backups in the fourth in their 52-16 at Harmon Field.
This should scare the hell out of the rest of the WBL because Wapakoneta is no pushover. Most notably it was reinforced that Kenton has a lockdown defense to go with their always productive offense.
I know Ottawa Glandorf always plays Kenton tougher than anybody but I don't see any team in the WBL laying a glove on Mike Mauk's team.
The next two weeks will literally be name your score games versus St. Marys and Van Wert. If they led Wapak 52-0 after three, what do think they'll do to the hapless Roughriders and Cougars?
10-0, even 15-0 seems to be the only logical conclusion to this season for Kenton.
* How about a shout out for the Allen East Mustangs and third year Head Coach Mike Abbey. The 'Stangs are 2-0 for the first time since 2007 as they head to Spencerville Friday night. The last winning season for AE was 2006 when they posted the school's only postseason win as part of a 9-3 campaign.
Next up is the Bearcats (1-1). If Allen East wins the game, it will mark the program's first win over a team with a win on its ledger since week 7 of 2010.
The Mustangs only three wins over the 2011-12 seasons came against teams that were not only winless when they played, but finished 0-10.
* Three double digit losing streaks were extended this past week as Paulding's hit 22 in a row with a 41-0 loss to Delphos Jefferson.
Lima Senior's losing streak is now at 20 following a 59-42 loss to Mansfield Senior.
St. Marys has now lost 13 in a row after a loss to Shawnee, 14-13.
* As for winning streaks, Marion Local has the longest overall at 9 in a row, while L.C.C. has a 31 game regular season winning streak and O-G has won 16 straight in the regular season.
* It's scary how big a difference there can be among schools in the same conference, even in the same division.
Last Friday night, Arlington was leading Arcadia, 50-0 after ONE QUARTER. They shortened the quarters to 8 minutes for the rest of the game and the final score was 70-7.
Both schools are in Division VII, Region 24. Arlington's boys enrollment count is 89, Arcadia's is 65. That's 8 boys per class difference.
Just goes to show you that it's not quantity, it's quality.
* While it could change in the postseason, it looks like the MAC might not be very strong outside of the top two of Marion Local and Coldwater, as the league is 4-12 in non-conference games if you remove the wins of the Flyers and Cavs.
* The Lima Central Catholic Thunderbirds again showed off its big play ability in its 21-6 win at Delphos St. Johns last Friday as Mykale Rogers took a pass and turned it into a 97 yard TD to put L.C.C. up 21-0 in the fourth quarter.
With the T-Birds not even at full strength yet it seems to me that they fit into the same category as Kenton. If they don't go undefeated in the regular season for a third consecutive year I will be hugely surprised.
Of course, it's all about the postseason for L.C.C. after losing early to Liberty Benton the past two seasons.
* I called the Lima Senior-Mansfield Senior game this past Friday on WIMA so I got a look at Coach Mike Fell's rebuilding project first hand.
First off, let me say that there is obvious improvement. The team seems to have grasped Fell's spread offense very well and they have some weapons to score points.
Also, the team is much more disciplined in the area of on-field demeanor. I didn't see near as much trash talking and unsportsmanlike behavior as in the past.
Another strong positive is the feeling that the program is in good hands. It's apparent in the body language and actions of the players that they respect Fell and his staff and are eager to be led.
However, the residue of a decade of bad football still stains the program.
The Spartans have committed 30 penalties in two weeks.
There is still a lack of physical and mental toughness.
With all that said, I predict the Spartans will break their losing streak this season. In fact, I think there are maybe three wins to be had.
Now for my Week 2 Rankings:
3. Lima Central Catholic
4. Marion Local
5. Ottawa Glandorf
8. Liberty Benton