Week 6 Area Football Schedule

Staff Writer

Coldwater stands alone atop the Midwest Athletic Conference standings at the halfway mark in the 2016 season. Division V’s top-ranked Cavaliers are the lone unbeaten team in the conference after winning yet another Backyard Battle over St. Henry. The pack just a game behind the Cavs is deep, with six teams sitting at 2-1 three weeks into the conference slate.

St. Henry (3-2) at Minster (2-3)
Minster won a thriller over the Redskins a season ago with a game-winning field goal. Both teams are coming off close losses to defending state champions. St. Henry played Coldwater tough in a 21-14 loss. Minster went toe-to-toe with Fort Recovery in a 33-21 loss. Minster’s Jonathan Niemeyer has emerged as one of the MAC’s best big-play receivers. He had six catches for 175 yards against Fort Recovery, once battling through a double team to catch a long touchdown pass against the Indians. Niemeyer has 23 catches for 505 yards and six touchdowns this season. He averages 22 yards per catch.

St. John’s (3-2) at New Bremen (2-3)
St. John’s suffered its first loss of the MAC season as Anna doubled up the Blue Jays 42-21 at Stadium Park. New Bremen has lost three straight after two wins to start the season. Parkway overpowered the Cardinals last week.

Parkway (1-4) at Coldwater (5-0)
The Panthers got their first MAC win of the season over New Bremen. Their reward? A trip to Coldwater to face the top-ranked team in Division V. Coldwater hasn’t been blowing teams out this year like in seasons past, but the Cavaliers keeps steadily earning victories. Last week’s 21-14 win over rival St. Henry pushed the Cavs to 4-0 on the road this year. four of their last five games will be at home to close the regular season.

Ft. Recovery (4-1) at Versailles (2-3)
Versailles' offense sputtered again in a 28-7 loss to Marion Local last week. The Tigers are scoring a MAC-worst 11.6 points per game this year. Even without Caleb Martin at quarterback, Fort Recovery is winning. Will Homan accounted for five touchdowns as the Indians got past Minster last week.

Marion Local (4-1) at Anna (4-1)
This may not have been a game circled on many calendars to begin the season, but Anna has made it quite an important contest. The Rockets are 4-1 after four straight seasons of .500 or worse records. The Rockets will be tested. The schedule includes games against Marion Local, St. Henry, Coldwater and Minster to close the season.