The Wabash Apache football team made Boone Groves long trip down a long ride home as the Apaches grabbed a 7-0 lead in the first quarter and never gave up the lead in a 13-6 defensive battle.
Boone Grove would have the first possession and ran just three plays when Reese McDonald picked off a pass to give the Apaches good field position at the 47. After an incompletion and two penalties quarterback Sammy Hipskind found Jason Shidler for a 55 yard scoring strike and a 7-0 lead.
Boone Grove would close the gap just 5 seconds into the second quarter with a score, but Jordan Holley blocked the extra point to preserve a 7-6 lead. With 3:17 left in the quarter Owen Yeadon split the uprights with a 27 yard field goal as Wabash led 10-6 at the half.
As it had in the first half, both defenses dominated in the third quarter as the two teams played to a stale mate wit the Apaches still clinging to a 10-6 lead with a quarter to go.
The two teams would play the field position game in the fourth quarter with each punter pinning the other team deep in their own territory. Midway through the quarter Luke Proctor broke loose on a punt return, breaking away to the 41 to set up an 8 play drive that ended with a Yeadon 20 yard field goal with 1:05 left to make it 13-6. Boone Grove was pinned deep on the kick off and needed to go to the air with just 1:01 left. The Wabash defense would stiffen as Jordan Holley would record a sack and Reese McDonald making a key tackle as the Apaches held on for the 13-6 win.
Passing : Hipskind 8 of 20 for 134yds, 1TD
Rushing : Proctor 18/104yds, Yeadon 2/20yds, Weber 1/15yds, Beauchamp 4/14yds, Hipskind 8/-14yds
Receiving : Shidler 1/54yds, 1TD, Beauchamp 3/37yds, Yeadon 2/20yds, Dillon 1/12yds, Proctor 1/11yds
Rowley led in tackles with 6. Jones, Hall, Shidler and Yeadon added 3 tackles each.
McDonald and Cressel each had an interception.