Its league title hopes now in peril, Olentangy remains in solid position for the Division I, Region 3 playoffs.
Ben Shroyer, a junior, has thrown for 787 yards with seven touchdowns and six interceptions to guide a Watkins Memorial offense built around Brenden Kemp, a third-year starter at running back who is nearing 1,200 yards this season. The Warriors returned nine starters on defense.
Its league title hopes now in peril, Olentangy remains in solid position for the Division I, Region 3 playoffs, especially with two sub-.500 teams on the schedule -- Watkins Memorial and 1-6 Delaware sandwiched around 5-2 Mount Vernon -- the final three weeks. Andrew Horstman is a rushing threat who has 10 touchdowns on the ground. A lack of speed at times doomed the Braves last week, when they allowed almost 300 yards rushing.
•LAST WEEK - The Warriors executed a double pass on the first play against Franklin Heights, when Holton caught a 49-yard touchdown from Kevin Crawford. Watkins Memorial added 17 points in the second quarter and cruised in the second half.
Olentangy trailed New Albany 7-0 at halftime but allowed 19 points in a 2-minute, 31-second span to suffer its first loss since week nine in 2011 to Westerville South (42-20). Horstman ran for a 10-yard touchdown and Anthony Allocco caught a 43-yard score from Noah Durst in the fourth quarter.