Ottawa-Glandorf's Daniel Beemer (20) eludes a Bath tackler on his way to good gain in the Titans 38-6 Western Buckeye League win Friday night. (Putnam Sentinel/Charlie Warnimont)
Ottawa-Glandorf's Daniel Beemer (20) eludes a Bath tackler on his way to good gain in the Titans 38-6 Western Buckeye League win Friday night. (Putnam Sentinel/Charlie Warnimont)

OTTAWA — Ottawa-Glandorf football coach Ken Schriner felt his team needed to get its running game going to compliment the offense.

Friday evening the Titan offense was able to do just that as Lima Bath came calling on Titan Stadium. O-G rushed for 275 yards and four touchdowns in a 38-6 Western Buckeye League win over the Wildcats.

The win was the first of the season for the Titans as they are now 1-2 overall and 1-1 in the WBL. Bath is also 1-2 on the season and 0-2 in the WBL.

O-G ran the ball 42 times Friday night for 275 yards as they averaged 6.5 yards a carry. Senior Daniel Beemer led the ground game rushing for 236 yards on 27 carries, an average of 8.7 yards a carry, and four touchdowns in the win. The Titans finished with 368 yards of offense as O-G played error free football after suffering five turnovers in a disappointing loss to St. Marys last week.

Bath took a 6-0 lead with 7:31 left in the first quarter as quarterback Kobe Burchett threw a 27 yard scoring pass to Zach McGue. The extra point attempt failed.

Just over four minutes later, Beemer tied the game when he scored on a four yard run with 3:21 left in the opening quarter. Tristan Ball's extra point gave the Titans a 7-6 lead.

O-G added to its lead in the second quarter as Ball kicked a 30 yard field goal and Beemer ran 57 yards to the endzone for a score with 3:29 left in the half. The Titans had a 17-6 lead at halftime.

The Titans scored three times in the third quarter as Beemer scored on a 55 yard run and he finished the scoring with a 12 yard run with 2:12 left in the quarter. In between freshman quarterback Jacob Balbaugh hooked up with Richie Knowlton for an 18 yard scoring play. Knowlton made a leaping, one-handed catch of Balbaugh's pass in the endzone for the score with 5:51 left in the quarter.

Balbaugh took over at quarterback for the Titans in the first half after starter Jaden Siebeneck went down with an ankle injury. Balbaugh was 3-of-6 passing for 42 yards, while Siebeneck was 4-of-4 for 51 yards before leaving.

Knowlton caught four passes for 60 yards and Jarrod Beach had a catch for 30 yards.

The Titan defense played extremely well after giving up the early score as the Wildcats finished with 115 yards of offense on just 37 plays. Bath had on 13 yards rushing in the game on 26 carries.

Burchett was 5-of-11 passing for 102 yards as Tyler Mauk caught one pass for 51 yards and McGue had two catches for 33 yards. Zach Diller led the ground game with 17 yards.

Chase Schrieber led the O-G defense with 7.5 tackles and a sack. Dylan Tippie had seven tackles for the Titans.