September 18, 2023 at 2:21 p.m.

Indians slip to 0-5 with overtime loss

St. John's mounts late comeback against Fort Recovery


DELPHOS — The Indians had the lead entering the fourth quarter.

The Bluejays didn’t have any quit.

The St. John’s Bluejays forced overtime and scored three minutes in to take down Fort Recovery High School’s football team 41-34 on Saturday.

Down by six points in the fourth quarter, St. John’s was going to need to find the end zone to at least tie or take the lead.

They accomplished that with a 15-play drive that took the Bluejays 94 yards down the field, capped off by a 16-yard pass from Drew Boggs to TJ Wertz. St. John’s missed the PAT, leaving the game tied with four minutes remaining.

The Indians (0-5, 0-3 Midwest Athletic Conference) couldn’t hold on in the overtime period.

Three big plays by St. John’s moved the Bluejays 80 yards downfield for a touchdown to end the game three minutes into overtime. Boggs again connected with Wertz for a 20-yard touchdown to put Fort Recovery away.

The Indians had a strong first half, finding the end zone four times. The first score came from the defense when Reece Wendel intercepted a pass from Grant Ulm and took it back for a pick-six with five minutes left in the first quarter.

Quarterback Troy Homan scored twice in the second period, once on a one-yard keeper and another when he broke out for 33 yards out of the backfield. He connected for a 49-yard touchdown with Austin Stienbrunner for a third score.

Homan finished the game 18-for-29 with 256 passing yards and a touchdown while rushing for 42 yards and two touchdowns on 16 attempts.

Fort Recovery opened the third quarter with one last score. After only three plays, Reece Guggenbiller was handed the ball for a one-yard rushing touchdown with the clock reading 10:52 for a 34-14 advantage.

From there, St. John’s took over.

They only took 22 seconds to answer the score with one of their own. They scored six minutes later as well to set up the fourth-quarter tie and overtime win. Both third-quarter touchdowns were short runs by Ulm.

The Indians converted on two of three extra point attempts and on one of two two-point conversions.

PORTLAND WEATHER

Events

June

SU
MO
TU
WE
TH
FR
SA
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
30
1
2
3
4
5
6
SUN
MON
TUE
WED
THU
FRI
SAT
SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
26 27 28 29 30 31 1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 1 2 3 4 5 6

To Submit an Event Sign in first

Today's Events

No calendar events have been scheduled for today.

250 X 250 AD