JJ’s Ohio High Photo Gallery: Napoleon 30, Sandusky 0


Napoleon’s Clint Detmer (5) did a little of everything in the Wildcats win over Sandusky Friday

Napoleon hosted Greater Buckeye
Conference rival Sandusky last week with both schools
entering the contest tied for first place in the league. Napoleon soundly defeated Sandusky 30-0 and assured themselves
at least a share of the GBC title and most likely a home-game in the opening
round of the state Division III playoffs.

Checks out the sights from all the action.


The Napoleon Wildcats of the Greater Buckeye
Conference hosted league rival, the Sandusky Blue Streaks, at Buckenmeyer
Stadium on the campus of Napoleon High School on Friday night. Both schools
entered the contest tied for first place in the conference with identical 3-0
league records. Napoleon soundly defeated Sandusky 30-0 and assured themselves
at least a share of the GBC title and most likely a home-game in the opening
round of the state Division III playoffs. The Wildcats defense held the Sandusky
Blue Streaks to a mere 15 yards rushing and 65 passing yards. Napoleon amassed
283 total offensive yards gaining 197 yards on the ground and 86 yards through
the air.



Napoleon Wildcat seniors Joel Spurgeon (78),
Brandon Hummer (4) and Jordan Fisher (1) lead their teammates onto the field
through a tunnel of cheering parents. Friday night was Parent’s Night.



Napoleon head coach Tory Strock’s team
entered the game ranked fifth in the Division III state poll.  The Wildcats are
the top-seeded team in the OHSAA Region 10 computer rankings.



The Napoleon Wildcats cheerleaders take a
break from cheering on the home crowd.



The Sandusky Blue Streaks cheerleading squad
is all smiles.



A middle school student concentrates on
playing his drum during the Napoleon Wildcat marching band’s halftime
performance. Seventh and eighth grade students from local parochial middle
schools were invited to play with the high school band at halftime. Napoleon had
a 17-0 lead at the intermission.


 Napoleon senior running back Brandon Hummer
(4) busts through the Blue Streak’s defensive line. Hummer rushed for 130 yards
on 26 carries and scored a touchdown from one-yard out in the third quarter
putting Napoleon up 24-0.


 Napoleon senior utility player Clint Detmer
(5) tries to outrun a Sandusky Blue Streak defender. Detmer rushed for five
yards on two carries, caught three passes for 73 yards including one touchdown,
kicked a 25-yard field goal in the first quarter, and successfully converted
three-of-four extra points.



Sandusky junior running back Cordney
Strickland (34) tries to avoid being tackled by a Napoleon defender. Strickland
was the top rusher for the Blue Streaks with 21 yards on 13 attempts.


Sandusky senior running back Davion Caston
(1) looks for an opening as Napoleon defenders John Weaver (32) and Skyler Davis
(75) give chase. 


Napoleon senior running back John Weaver
(32) turns the corner looking downfield for running room. Weaver carried the
ball 16 times for 44 yards including two touchdown runs of one-yard in the
second quarter and 17-yards in the fourth quarter.



Napoleon sophomore running back Skyler
Anderson (33) rushed for eight yards on a third-and six play. Unfortunately, the
Wildcats’ first down was nullified on a penalty and Anderson’s yardage was



Napoleon senior receiver Jordan Fisher (1)
tries to elude being tackled. Fisher caught one pass for 13 yards.


Sandusky Blue Streak senior quarterback Zak
Esposito (2) looks for an open receiver. Esposito was 6-of-21 passing for 65
yards and an interception.


Napoleon head coach Tory Strock gives
instructions to his senior quarterback Nick Rettig (6).



Napoleon senior wide receiver Clint Detmer
(5) and a Sandusky defender fight for control of the ball.



Napoleon senior offensive guard Joel
Spurgeon (78) sustains his block on a Sandusky defender.


The unsung heroes of any game are the
offensive and defensive linemen. Napoleon’s offensive line controlled the line
of scrimmage allowing the Wildcat ground game to pile up 197 yards on 49 rushing
attempts despite the sloppy field conditions.



Napoleon offensive tackle/defensive lineman
Skyler Davis (75) smiles as he walks off of the field at the end of the
game. Davis, his teammates, and his opponents were ready for hot showers and dry
clothes by the time the final seconds ticked off of the scoreboard. Day-long
rains turned Napoleon’s natural grass playing field into a muddy quagmire



The Napoleon Wildcats football team improved
its season record to 8-1 overall and 4-0 in the GBC. On Friday, the Wildcats
will host the Findlay Trojans in the final game of the regular season. Most
likely, Napoleon will retain its top seeding in the Division III Region 10
computer rankings and begin the opening round of the state playoffs at home.



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