The Rittman football team played at Waynedale this past Friday. Though the team's record was 2-1 going into this game, and Waynedale's was 0-3, the "panel of experts" at the local newspaper had decided by a margin of 9-0 that Waynedale would emerge victorious.
Waynedale did score first, and about this time the home announcer was starting to get under my skin. According to Ohio High School Athletic Association rules, a game announcer is supposed to give the facts and not give a play by play. This one was saying things like "good job" and "Excellent run by"...
The score after the end of the first quarter was Waynedale 13, Rittman 7. About this time, Rittman decided to play some football. The Waynedale announcer was starting to sound a little less annoying too. He had to start being complimentary to the visitors. After all, we were their guests.
Halftime the score was 28-20 in Rittman's favor. the band played a great show to an unresponsive crowd. Waynedale is a football school, so when the locals aren't doing so well, they aren't too responsive.
During the second half, the Rittman squad continued their winning ways, and the home announcer wasn't as chipper as he was during the first quarter.
Long story short, Rittman was victorious, rolling to a 49-30 win. And to add to the win, the 50-50 drawing was won by someone from Rittman.
Rittman is now 3-1, Waynedale 0-4. Take that Daily Record "panel of experts!"