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The Cartel Brooks ground attack leads #12 Heidelberg over Otterbein in Rhine River Cup game

(courtesy Heidelberg University)

Cartel Brooks (courtesy Heidelberg)

Cartel Brooks rushed for a school-record 337 yards and five touchdowns Saturday in leading the visiting Heidelberg Student Princes to a 35-17 win over the Otterbein Cardinals.

His 337 yard total is the sixth-highest mark in the history of the Ohio Athletic Conference.

The game was the 21st in the series called the Rhine River Cup.

The Rhine River Cup, which commemorates the 1992 Heidelberg-Otterbein game held in Frankfurt, Germany, will stay in Tiffin, Ohio for the third straight season.

Brooks had a record-setting performance on a chilly autumn evening.

His 35th carry of the game, a 38-yard touchdown rush, broke Jeff Brock’s single-game rushing record of 301 yards set in 1999. His fifth touchdown breaks a record held by himself and five others.

Heidelberg is 6-0 overall, 5-0 in the OAC and looks like they’ll be competing with league kingpin Mount Union for the championship.

The one bright spot for the Cardinals was QB Ben Sizemore, who completed 30 of 51 passes for 354 yards and two scores.

Otterbein drops to 3-3, 3-2 on the season.


Niekamp leads Capital past Heidelberg in OAC play


Spencer Niekamp (courtesy of Capital athletics)

The Capital Crusaders defeated the Heidelberg Student Princes over the weekend, 68-60 in Ohio Athletic Conference.

6’6, 200-pound center Spencer Niekamp led the Crusaders with 16 points and nine rebounds. Also chipping in for the Bexley, Ohio school was Mitch Westerheide scored 15 points and Michael Sommer with 14.

Capital improves their record to 14-7, 11-3 and Heidelberg drops to a disappointing 6-16, 4-10.


Info compiled from Capital University news

Ohio Northern holds off Otterbein in OT, 34-33


(file photo)

Everytime Ohio Athletic Conference rivals Otterbein and Ohio Northern play each other, it is a high-scoring affair to the end.

Last weekend at Ada, Ohio, located in the Lima area, Ohio Northern won in overtime, 34-33.

Quarterback Austin Schlosser led the Cardinals attack with 266 total yards, but he missed a two-point conversion in overtime  which cost Otterbein in the OAC opener for both teams.

Tyler Rue put the Polar Bears ahead in overtime with an 8-yard touchdown run.

After Brock Burzanko’s 7-yard TD reception, the Cardinals opted to go for the win, but Schlosser’s pass to Trey Fairchild on the two-point try was incomplete.

Ohio Northern is 2-0, 1-0 in the OAC; Otterbein is 1-1, 0-1 in the OAC.

The Cardinals return to Westerville next Saturday at 2 p.m. as they host the Heidelberg Student Princes at Memorial Stadium.

Info courtesy of Otterbein athletics

Capital and Heidelberg score 110 points; Crusaders wins shootout 60-50

Capital University football field (

Capital Crusaders working for a championship (

The Capital Crusaders and the Heidelberg Student Princes sure kept the crowd of 3,250 fans at Bernlohr Stadium in Bexley entertained last Saturday.

Capital scored nine touchdowns, one shy of a school record to get past the Student Princes in Ohio Athletic Conference action, 60-50.

Quarterback Kory Hartinger’s 1-yard dive clinched the game for the Crusaders (2-2, 2-1 OAC) with 2:49 remaining.

Hartinger had a hand in six touchdowns, four passing, two rushing in just his second start. He threw for 339 yards.

The two teams combined for 1,211 yards and 16 touchdowns, including 41 points in the second quarter.

Ryan Gunnarson caught three touchdown passes, and his 232 yards of receiving. give him 395 in his past two games.

Running back Dominic D’Andrea rushed 25 times for 113 yards for the Crusaders.

Andrew Miller, the Heidelberg quarterback, set an OAC record with 559 passing yards and a school-record seven touchdowns.

The Student Princes with all of their offensive weapons are 1-3 overall, 0-3 in OAC play.

This coming Saturday, Heidelberg will play its arch-rival, Ohio Northern in Ada, game time is 1:30 p.m.

compiled from staff & Capital University news

Otterbein wins wild game in Tiffin against Heidelberg, 35-34

Colton Coy rushed for a 2-yard touchdown with less than five minutes remaining in the game, as the Otterbein Cardinals held on for an Ohio Athletic Conference win in Tiffin, Ohio against the always-tough Heidelberg Student Princes, 35-34. There were five lead changes in the game.

By winning on Saturday, the Cardinals retained possession of the Rhine River Cup for another year.

Otterbein scored the last two touchdowns of the game to pull out the win.

With the win, the Cardinals improve to 2-1, 1-1 in the OAC. Heidelberg drops to 1-2, 0-2 in the Ohio Athletic Conference.

Dominic Jones had an 85-yard kickoff return for a TD (courtesy of Otterbein athletics)

Matt Ross' interception set up the winning touchdown drive (courtesy of Otterbein athletics)

Steve Kuzyk 9 receptions for 105 yards led receivers (courtesy of Otterbein athletics)

Heidelberg led 21-16 at the half and up its lead to 27-16 with 9:52 left in the third quarter as QB Andrew Miller found wide receiver Mario Escalante with a 16-yard touchdown pass.

The Cardinals came back to cut the lead to 27-22, as QB Austin Schlosser hit wide receiver Trey Fairchild with a 19-yard scoring strike. However, the Student Princes found a way to answer that score with one of their own on the next possession. Miller found his best wide receiver, senior Mike Preston with 4:19 in the third quarter, with a 3-yard pass play for a touchdown and it was Heidelberg 34 Otterbein 22.

Otterbein defensive back Dominic Jones took the ensuing kickoff 85 yards for a touchdown to cut the lead down to five again, at 34-29. The Cardinals got the ball back via a turnover, but missed a field goal.

Junior cornerback Matt Ross intercepted an Andrew Miller pass on the Heidelberg 44-yard line with 8:21 left in the 4th quarter to set up Otterbein’s game-winning drive that resulted in Colton Coy’s touchdown, giving them the lead for good, at 35-34 with 4:35 to play.

Heidelberg had a chance to win the game in the final minutes, but fumbled the ball at the Otterbein 15 where senior cornerback Anthony Korpieski recovered to seal the game for the Cardinals.

The Otterbein defense forced four fumbles, recovering three in the win.

Austin Schlosser completed 16 of 27 passes for 228 yards and two touchdowns, but threw three interceptions in the game. He also ran for a touchdown.

Senior wide receiver Steve Kuzyk caught nine receptions for 105 yards. Trey Fairchild had three catches for 73 yards and two touchdowns.

Colton Coy led all rushers with 119 yards on 29 carries.

Heidelberg has always had a quarterback who can throw the ball between 30 and 50 passes a game and Andrew Miller is no exception. Miller threw for 423 yards and four touchdowns. He was 29 of 46 passing.

His favorite receiver, Mike Preston caught 15 passes for 210 yards and two touchdowns.

The announced attendance was 1,255.

The Cardinals next opponent, is John Carroll University. The Blue Streaks will travel to Westerville for a Saturday tilt beginning at 1:30 p.m. at Memorial Stadium.

info courtesy of Otterbein Athletics

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