Tinora 37 Highland 7

MARENGO – The Tinora Rams loaded the busses for the long trip south, roughly 2 hrs and 30 mins long, to take on the Highland Fighting Scots in the opening round of the OHSAA football playoffs.

The task for the Rams defense, stopping “a Great Dane.” Highland running back Dane Nauman came in as one of the best RB’s in Ohio, as well as the nation in rushing yardage. Nauman came in averaging 227 yards per game, gaining nearly 2300 yards with 27 TD’s in 2022. Nauman had four games rushing for more than 300 yards in the regular season.

What Nauman the Fighting Scots didn’t see coming was a brick wall that was up for nearly 48 minutes in the Tinora Rams defense.

The Rams D wasted little time in letting Nauman know they were here on a business trip, not pleasure, as Tinora held Nauman to -2 yards on the opening Scots drive.

After a Highland punt, Cole Anders saw the ball roll off his fingers behind him, alertly Anders fell on the muffed punt. All Cole Anders did to redeem himself was take the Rams first offensive play of the game 74 yards down the left sideline for a 74 yard touchdown. Jacob Bishop added the XP, Tinora led 7-0 with 9:46 left in the initial quarter.

After a first quarter that saw the Rams defense limit Dane Nauman to nine carries for just four yards, Tinora took a 7-0 lead to the second quarter.

The second quarter started with the Rams deep in Highland territory. The Rams would hit pay dirt with 11:02 left in the first half as senior Dallas Dachenhaus would rumble in for a four yard TD, the XP was blocked, the Rams led the Scots 13-0.

Still trying to get started, the Scots caught a break at the 9:30 mark before half as they recovered a Tinora fumble at the Rams 36-yard line. Highland drove deep into Tinora territory before the Rams defense again turned away the Scots attack, this time on a fourth down conversion pass that fell incomplete.

The Rams would march back down the field right before the half, capped off by another Dallas Dachenhaus touchdown, the Bishop XP gave Tinora a 20-0 lead with 4:23 remaining.

The Scots, still stifled by the Tinora defense, would attempt to add some points prior to the half ending, what they got was another empty drive. This drive ended as the Rams Grady Gustwiller would cause Nauman to fumble, Dallas Dachenhaus would recover at the Highland 36-yard line.

The Rams would get down to the Scots 14-yard line, Tinora would have to settle for a Jacob Bishop 31-yard field goal, Tinora would take a 23-0 to the locker room.

Tinora would out gain Highland in the initial half, 256 to 54. The Rams defense would limit the All State back Nauman to just 12 carries for 27 yards.

The Tinora Rams would grab a 29-0 lead midway through the third quarter as Grady Gustwiller would grab a Dominic Graziani pass in the end zone for a 29 yard score, Bishop would add the XP for a 30-0 lead.

After the Gustwiller score, what no one expected for either side was a running clock at the 7:21 mark in the third quarter.

Tinora would add more points to start the fourth quarter, Dallas Dachenhaus would score his third touchdown of the game, this time from 24 yards out, as the Rams would lead 37-0 with 7:45 remaining in the contest.

As the Rams shuffled out the starters and the reserves saw some playing time, the Scots Dane Naughten would finally find the end zone as he raced 52 yards for a score, Highland still trailed the Rams 37-7 with 6:19 in the fourth quarter.

Tinora would take the next five minutes off the clock, as the Tinora ground attack was in full force, leaving the Scots with just over 60 seconds left in the contest.

The Rams would end the game with a 37-7 convincing win over the Highland Scots.

Dane Nauman would end the game with 102 yards, will under his 227 yards per game average, gaining most of his yards late after the game was already decided.

Tinora would see two runners go over the 100 yard mark, Cole Anders would wind up with 119 and a score, while Dachenhaus would wind up with 102 and three scores.

Tinora would outgain Highland 358 to 151, dominating the rushing stats, 292-121.

The Higbea Player of the Game went to the Tinora D Line of Javen Gaines, Dallas Dachendaus, Jr Bohn, Teron Ward, and Graham Askins. What a fantastic job by the Tinora defensive line tonight.

A great game by the Rams players and staff.

Tinora improves to 8-3, the Rams will advance to plat at #2 seed Elmwood on Friday night.

The Highland Scots see their season come to an end at 7-4.

Best wishes to the Scots senior class of Zack Schmidt, Matt Scarbury, Layton Shaffer, Caleb Hunter, Gavin DeBord, Gavin Hankins, Own Stillwell, Chandler Stevens, Landon Pedigo, Nick Smith, and Trevor VanDyke.

A special thanks to AD Mike Delaney and his staff, nothing but the best from the Scots staff.

Listen back to the Rams win, click below:

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Friday: 10/28
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Saturday: 10/29
9 am: TIFFIN – Hedges Boyer Park, Tiffin. 300 S. Monroe Street, Tiffin, 44883
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The GMC week in review

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Football 10/21
Defeated Hicksville 54-7 – Rams now 7-3, 5-2 GMC
Postgame article: https://tinoraramssportsaudio.com/2022/10/22/tinora-54-hicksville-7/
Tinora plays the Highland Scots in Marengo on Friday, 7 pm.
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10/17 Defeated Ottawa Hills 3-0 to advance to Sectional Finals
Postgame article: https://tinoraramssportsaudio.com/2022/10/17/tinora-3-ottawa-hills-0/

10/19 Lost to Eastwood 3-1 – Lady Rams season ends at 15-9, 5-2 in GMC
Postgame article: https://tinoraramssportsaudio.com/2022/10/20/eastwood-3-tinora-1/

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OHSAA Division 3 Cross Country District at Leaders Farms

LIBERTY CENTER – The District Cross Country meet was held Saturday morning at Leaders Farms, the hosting school was the Liberty Center Tigers.

In the boys flight, 65 runners were in the meet. Jaxen Durfey finished first, Paul Westrick was right behind, finishing second, Logan Coy was eighth.

In the girls meet, Lauren Sattler finished first among the 60 runners.

Durfey and Sattler both won last week at the GMC’s that were held at Edgerton.

What a great season for these runners, coach Jim Winseman is getting everything from these kids.

The Regionals will be held next Saturday, Oct 29 at Tiffin at Hedges Boyer Park, Tiffin. 300 S. Monroe Street, Tiffin, 44883.

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Tinora 54 Hicksville 7

HICKSVILLE – The Tinora Rams were looking to close out the regular season on a positive note as they tuned up for the upcoming OSHAA playoffs, what they got was a near perfect performance over the Aces of Hicksville.

From the opening kickoff, to the final whistle, the Rams of Tinora dominated Hicksville as they now await their opponent for next Friday night.

After the Aces failed to convert an onside kick to start the game, the Rams took over own their own 45-yard line. The Tinora offense wasted little time getting on the board as Brandon Edwards took a handoff 38 yards off the lefts of the Tinora offensive line in for a touchdown. Jacob Bishop added the XP, Tinora led 7-0 with just 51 seconds into the game.

Less than 90 seconds later, after a Hicksville fumble, the Rams found themselves back in the end zone, Brandon Edwards again hit pay dirt, this time from one yard out. Bishop added the XP, Tinora led 14-10 with 9:37 remaining in the opening quarter.

After a great Cole Anders punt return, and an Aces penalty set the Rams up first and goal from the 10-yard line, Brandon Edwards would score his third TD in less than four minutes, the Rams missed the XP. Tinora had a 20-0 lead with 8:22 remaining in the first quarter.

Still not done scoring in the initial stanza, Cole Sweinhagen joined the Rams TD party, Sweinhagen raced 31 yards for a score, Bishops’s XP would increase the Tinora lead to 34-0 with 2:55 remaining in the first quarter.

Brandon Edwards would gain 67 yards on just 4 carries, with three scores in the initial quarter, before leaving for the game midway through the first quarter.

The second quarter would see more points for the Rams offense. Grady Gustwiller would put the Rams up 33-0 with a 31 yard scamper, Bishop would add the XP as the Rams would lead 34-0 with 10:01 remaining in the first half.

Rams sophomore quarterback Dominic Graziani would dart 14 yards for another score, the XP by Bishop made it 41-0 at the 4:59 mark in the second quarter.

Cole Sweinhagen would close out the half with his second TD, this time from three yards out with :08 seconds left in the second quarter, Tinora led 48-0 as the half came to a close.

Tinora would amass 266 first half yards, 210 of those on the ground, on 27 plays. The Tinora defense would limit the Aces to 22 yards on 19 plays.

With a running clock in the second half, the Tinora underclassman saw much deserved, and much needed reps.

The two Tinora highlights in the second half was an Abram Jimenez two yard score with 7:40 remaining in the contest.

The second highlight didn’t result in points, but Tinora kicker Jacob Bishop attempted a 48-yard field goal that hit the crossbar, bounding back into the end zone. Even though a miss, Bishop received cheers from both Rams and Aces backers for the effort.

The Aces finally put up points on the scoreboard at the start of the fourth quarter as quarterback Brody Balser took a QB keeper 26 yards for a Hicksville TD, Camacho added the XP, Hicksville trailed Tinora 54-7, which would wind up being the final score.

With the win, Tinora improves to 7-3, the Rams finish the GMC season at 5-2.

As of this writing, 12:01 am, the Rams are slated to travel to just north of Columbus to take on the Highland Scots in Marengo, approx 2 hrs and 45 mins away. NOTE, this is NOT official.

Hicksville sees their season end at 2-8, 2-5 in conference play.

The Higbea Embroidery Player of the Game went to Dominic Graziani, great job Dominic.

Listen back to the Rams vs Hicksville

STATS: THS Hicksville
First downs 18 11
Rushing 216 67
Passing 123 82
Total Yards 339 149
Fumbles/lost 1/1 5/2
Penalties 4/35 3/15

Passing: Graziani 5-6-56-0-0; Schaufele 1-2-67 yards
Rushing: Edwards 4-67-3 TD; Sweinhagen 8-46-2 TD; Anders 2-8; Gustwiller 4-37-1 TD
Graziani 1-14-1 TD; Ferrell 3-36; Jimenez 5-1-1TD; Joost 3-7
Receiving: Radzik 2-24; Anders 1-13; Travis 1-67

PASSING: 7-16-82-2-0
RUSHING: Green 3-7; Balser 12-20; Langham 1-2; Zeedyk 4-19; Walter 3=19
RECEIVING: Sruckey1-10; Langham 3-55; Steffel 1-4; Klima 2-13;

Eastwood 3 Tinora 1

ARCHBOLD – The Tinora Rams headed back to a familiar venue Wednesday evening as they looked to keep their season alive as they took on the Eastwood Eagles from the Thunderdome at Archbold High School.

The Thunderdome has been the Rams home away from home over the years, participating in the annual Spiketacular for years as well as capturing the Sectional Final last season by defeating Paulding.

Tinora and Eastwood met during the regular season on 9/19, with the Rams dropping a tough five set match, 3-2.

Heading into the rematch on Wednesday, the Rams would be shorthanded as they were missing outside hitter Avery Morris. Morris was injured during practice on Tuesday.

Eastwood took a very competitive first set, 25-20.
Set two saw the Rams rally, taking it 25-20.
Set three was another tough set as the Eagles took it 25-19.
In what would be the final set, set four saw the Eagles pull away from the Rams for a 25-17 win.

With the win, Eastwood improves to 18-5 and will play Archbold on 10/24 @ Otsego HS.

Tinora sees their season end at 15-8. The Rams finished 5-2 in the GMC.

Thanks to seniors Maggi Nagel, Emma Crammer, and Logan McQuillin for everything they have done for Tinora volleyball.
Best of luck, ladies.

Listen back to Michael’s call below:

Addison Gerken 11 digs 18-20 serving 1 ace 16 assists
Zoe Roesti 1 kill 10 digs 13-13 serving 2 aces, 17 assists
Kaylee Dickinson 9 digs 15-17 serving, 4 aces, 21-24 serve receive
Maggi Nagel 8 kills 5 digs 2 blocks
Emma Crammer 9 kill, 10 digs 11-12 serving 1 ace, 27-30 serve receive
Paige Sebring 1 kill. 6 digs 10-10 serving 1 ace, 15-15 serve receive
Dakota Sines 6 kills 2 digs , 1 block
Logan McQuillin 11 digs 9-10 serving 12-13 serve receive
Kenzi Nagel 1 kills, 1block
Paige Gamby 7 kills 3 digs 1 block, 7-7 serve receive
Tatum Creps 7 kills,1 block

And thanks to Michael Sebring for doing a fantastic job taking over the volleyball broadcasts. Without a doubt, Michael added insights and stats that were value added.