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Another great week for ONU athletic teams - here's the update

It was a great week for Ohio Northern University athletic teams. For a recap of the contests, open the Week in Review attachment at the bottom of this story.

Ada comes up on top of the NWC "Battle of the 'Dogs"

By Dusty Donley

Strong defense and a big game from sophomore wide-out Blake Ansley, propelled the Ada football Bulldogs to a 20-0 Northwest Conference win, in chilly Columbus Grove last Friday night. Hauling in 8 receptions for 153 yards and 2 touchdowns, Ansley helped the Dogs advance their record to 3-0 on the season and 2-0 in the conference.

The game started slow, with both teams pitching a shut-out in the first quarter. Ada got on the board first, after just over seven minutes of play into second period, when senior quarterback Matt Wilcox hit Ansley on a fourth and five for a 35 yard touchdown. The extra point was blocked, giving Ada a 6-0 lead.

Here's how the Polar Bears did last week

Here's the latest update on Ohio Northern University athletics for the week just past. All the material is in an attachment at the botttom of this story.

Special Icon report: Donald Traxler tells about mile-high Zac Dysert

Donald Traxler attended the Denver Bronoco pre-season game against Arizona and files this report plus photos at the bottom of the story.

By Donald Traxler- Special for Ada Icon
Ada High School and Miami RedHawks Quarterback became a member of Denver Broncos 53 man roster after a solid performance in the 4th preseason game held at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver, Colorado. Dysert played the entire second half as the Arizona Cardinals defeated the Broncos 32-24. The paid attendance was 75,465 with the stands clearly dominated with fans in Denver Orange.

Dysert's 94-yard drive in 6 plays

Matt Wilcox throws for 483 yards and 6 TDs; Blake Ansley scores 3 times in Ada's win

By Dusty Donley

Northwest Conference play began this past Friday night as the Bearcats of Spencerville paid a visit to Ada's War Memorial Stadium to take on the Bulldogs. Senior quarterback Matt Wilcox unleashed a monster game, throwing for 483 yards and 6 touchdowns in route to a 39-21 Bulldog victory. The win lifts Ada's record to 2-0.

Both offenses got off to a slow start, with only the Bulldogs scoring in the first quarter, a 25 yard touchdown pass from Wilcox to freshman Trent Joliff. Senior Austin Dumbaugh converted the extra point, giving the Bulldogs a 7-0 lead after one.

ONU sticks Alfred State in the meat grinder



By Tim Glon

he Ohio Northern football team opened its 2013 season with a convincing 55-0 victory over Alfred State (N.Y.) Saturday afternoon at Ada War Memorial Stadium.

The Polar Bears (1-0) got a punt return for a touchdown and two interception returns for scores in the first half and led 28-0 at halftime.