G-E falls to No. 1 LeRoy-Ostrander

Published 12:00 am Saturday, September 7, 2002

GLENVILLE &045; Ryan Wangen never played football at the nine-man level, but Glenville-Emmons’ first-year head coach probably has a pretty good feel for it after two weeks of the season. He’s seen two of the best squads in the state.

The Wolverines fell to 0-2 Friday with a 55-6 loss to top-rated LeRoy-Ostrander, a week after dropping their opener to No. 7 Hills-Beaver Creek.

&uot;We’re looking forward to next week,&uot; said Wangen. &uot;It’s kind of a new season for us. The first two games were tough. Now we go.&uot;

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LeRoy-Ostrander ,a perennial state power, got going early, taking a 20-0 lead after one quarter and tacking on 35 points in the second. Included were two interception returns for touchdowns.

The Wolverines scored in the fourth quarter on a 3-yard run by sophomore Tyler Ziebell.

Kris Knutson was the leading ball carrier for G-E. Derek Lau led the defense with 12 tackles; he also blocked a PAT kick. Knutson had seven tackles, Wes Kosuge five.

The Wolverines had a scare early in the game when Seth Buchanan sustained what appeared to be a severe neck injury. The game was delayed for about 20 minutes. Buchanan was taken to the hospital and, according to Wangen, is all right but expected to miss at least one game.

“The guys never gave up,&uot; said Wangen. &uot;They kept playing through right to the end. We’re looking forward to next week.&uot;

The Wolverines are on the road this Friday at Cleveland.





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GE 0







Rushing yards: 156, 68

Passing yards: 0, 26

Total yards: 156, 94

Turnovers: 0, 3