By From staff reports
The Titans (8-1, 7-1 WBL) needed a win to clinch at least a share of the WBL for the first time since the 2002 season. Now, with a loss, the Titans will need a win just to keep a share of the title with Kenton a game back at 7-1 in the league. The Titans host a resurgent Defiance team while Kenton faces the same Indians who beat O-G.
After Chad Ellerbrock's four-yard scoring run in the second quarter, the Titans were held scoreless as the Indians made their comeback. Derek Ligenfelter got a 4-yard touchdown in the third quarter to cut it to 13-12. In the fourth, Ligenfelter scored from a yard out to give Shawnee its first lead since the first quarter.
Late in the game, Aaron Cortis picked off Titan quarterback Jay Laubenthal and returned the pick 50 yards for a touchdown to get needed insurance points.
Shawnee held O-G to just 208 yards of offense in the game while totaling 262 yards.
Kenton 27, Van Wert 21 Josh Klinger's one-yard pass reception from Dailyn Campbell with seven seconds left allowed the Wildcats to jump into a tie for first with Ottawa-Glandorf in the WBL title race after the Titans' loss to Shawnee. The score was Klinger's third touchdown catch of the game.
The score came after the Cougars tied things up in the third quarter when halfback Cole Harting fired a 22-yard pass to Cameron Laudick to tie things up.
Campbell was 19-of-37 for 334 yards passing and four touchdowns, while also rushing for 68 yards.
Corey Manns had eight catches for 179 yards and a touchdown in the game.
Van Wert quarterback Kyle Smelser rushed for 78 yards and threw for two touchdowns. Darren Wood had four catches for 59 yards.
Wapakoneta 8, Bath 2
After being held scoreless and trailing by a safety through three quarters, Zac Lauck's 28-yard run to the end zone with 8:29 left in the game gave the Redskins their second win of the season.
Lauck rushed for 47 yards on seven carries to help the Redskins, while Andrew Maitlen added 55 yards.
Todd Ruggley led Bath with 85 yards rushing and quarterback Bobby Jenkins was 7-of-16 for 67 yards.
Bath is at St. Marys on Friday and Wapakoneta hosts Celina to wrap up the season.