Posted by Fred Steiner on September 14, 2014 - 8:42pm
By Delano Whidbee, Icon sports intern
After two tough road games the Bluffton Pirates welcomed Delphos Jefferson Wildcats to their first home game of the season. Missed opportunities played a big role causing the (1-2) Pirates to lose to the (3-0) Wildcats 22-19.
GAME STATS IN ATTACHMENT AT BOTTOM OF STORY.
BHS struck the first points as quarterback Mitchell Ault threw a 33-yard beauty to wide receiver Austin Bricker for the touchdown. Point after kick by Dylan Alt was no good, Bluffton led 6-0.
Posted by Fred Steiner on September 9, 2014 - 8:51pm
By Delano Whidbee, Icon sports writer
Traveling on the road again, the Bluffton Pirates football team faced another Blanchard Valley Conference opponent the (1-0) Van Buren Knights. The game started Friday night but was called in the third quarter due to lightning. The game concluded on Saturday afternoon.
After a score-less first quarter; the Van Buren Knights 22-yard field goal attempt was good putting them in the lead 3-0.
Five Icon football contest contestants correctly picked 8 games this week and Travis Swank was declared the winner based on being closest in the 2nd tie-breaker, according to Corey Greer, contest judge.
All 5 contestants picked Bluffton to win and all 5 contestants picked Ada to lose. Travis picked Ada to lose by 17-24 points. All others picked the score to be closer.