Black Swamp Football



Archbold locks up another NWOAL crown, thumps Wauseon

WAUSEON – Archbold claimed its third consecutive NWOAL crown and fifth straight Lions Club Trophy with 41-7 romp over arch-rival Wauseon at a muddy Harmon Field on Friday night.
It was the third straight season the Fulton County foes played with an NWOAL championship on the line.
Archbold can claim its second straight outright league crown with a home victory over Patrick Henry next week.

Archbold to meet Wauseon with stakes again huge for NWOAL rivals

Another late-season clash between Archbold and Wauseon will feature high stakes. For the third straight year, the Fulton County foes will tangle with NWOAL championship aspirations on the line.
An Archbold victory would wrap up at least a share of a third straight NWOAL crown for the Bluestreaks, which host Patrick Henry in week 10.
A Wauseon triumph would create a logjam atop the league standings with three teams with one NWOAL loss, as Liberty Center stands 4-1 entering week nine in NWOAL play.
Also on the line Friday at Wauseon’s Harmon Field will be the annual Lion’s Club Trophy, which Archbold has had in its possession since 2017.
The Indians (6-2, 4-1 NWOAL) last beat the Streaks in 2016, 7-0.

PH trying to keep pace with Archbold; Wauseon looking to remain in NWOAL title hunt

Patrick Henry will look to keep pace with NWOAL frontrunner Archbold while Wauseon is looking to stay in the mix for a piece of the league championship with the Patriots coming to town on Friday night.
PH tallied 21 fourth-quarter points last week to overcome a 14-7 deficit at home against Bryan for a 28-14 win. The victory kept the Patriots unbeaten in the NWOAL with four games left.
“I think our offensive line did a much better job in the second half controlling the line of scrimmage,” said PH coach Inselmann.

Preseason NWOAL favorite Wauseon visiting fellow title contender LC

Expected NWOAL title contenders Wauseon and Liberty Center will be put to the test on the opening Friday of league play at Kip Kern Field inside Rex Lingruen Stadium at LC.
The 2-1 Tigers are coming off a lopsided loss to D-V power Otsego. LC committed six more turnovers in the loss and now have 10 for the season after turning the ball over twice in each of the first two weeks against Tinora and Napoleon.
“The biggest thing is we need to eliminate turnovers,” confessed LC mentor Casey Mohler. “In addition we need to be better with our fundamentals, we got sloppy against Otsego.”

Rams trying to bounce back; Wauseon looking for another win over GMC

Another NWOAL powerhouse awaits GMC favorite Tinora this Friday.
The Rams will look to bounce back from a last-second 23-21 setback to Liberty Center on the opening Friday while NWOAL favorite Wauseon will try to make it 2-0 against the GMC after coasting to a 40-8 thumping of Fairview.
“I thought our guys played well,” explained Wauseon frontman Shawn Moore. “We were able to make plays offensively and keep the chains moving on third downs pretty consistently. Defensively we were flying around and swarming to the football.”