A pair of ranked OSSCA Northwest District teams battled on the turf at Buckenmeyer Stadium on Saturday. Napoleon entered the game ranked 8th in the Northwest Division II poll while Continental was #7 in the Division III poll. All the scoring occurred early as the Pirates were the first to hit the back of the net 10 minutes into the game as Rhenn Armey converted a Penalty Kick. The Wildcats put in the equalizer with 11:32 left in the first half. No one scored in the second half to the 1-1 final
Continental had 3 shots on goal to the Wildcates 9. Cody Auch had 1 save for the Pirates while Konnor Knipp-Williams had 7. Napoleon had 4 corner kicks to the Pirates 2.
Continental is now 4-0-1 and will host Ottoville on Monday in a key Putnam County League game. That is the home opener for the Pirates. Napoleon is now 3-2-1.
–Mike Jones, Sportswriter