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Rocket boys edge Genoa in Ottawa County rivalry

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Behind 19 points from Andy Rathbun, Oak Harbor held off a late Genoa rally to defeat the Comets, 72-66, in non-conference action last weekend. The Rockets, who improved to 1-0 with the win, held off a furious Genoa rally in the fourth quarter before prevailing. Oak Harbor put the game away when it pushed the lead to four at 70-66 when Tyler Sievert connected on a free throw with 16.6 seconds to play. Another key play came at the 2:01 mark when Rathbun connected a three-pointer to give the Rockets a six-point lead shortly after the Comets had cut the deficit to one at 60-59.

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Oak Harbor's run ends in the state semifinal

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Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end, and sadly Oak Harbor found that out Tuesday night as Gates Mills Hawken defeated the Rockets, 4-1, in a Division III State Semifinal at Cedar Point Stadium in Sandusky.

Throughout much of the match, the Hawks (16-1-5) utilized their speed and were able to consistently push the ball into the Oak Harbor zone, scoring two goals in each half to take a 2-0 before the Rockets rallied to cut the deficit in half on a goal by Alexa Weis with 12:10 remaining in the first half.

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Oak Harbor defeats Margaretta to finish at 5-5

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Margaretta fought ‘til the finish, but in the end Oak Harbor's size and physicality were too much as the Rockets defeated the Polar Bears, 35-14, on Friday night in Sandusky Bay Conference action at Rocket Stadium in Oak Harbor.

Oak Harbor established control from the beginning, scoring on the game's second play from scrimmage when running back Andrew Heberling scored from 71 yards out to make it 6-0 before Jourdan Maguire, who converted on all five of his PATs, kicked the extra point to give the Rockets a 7-0 advantage. On the touchdown, Heberling ran through a big hole on the right side before dashing to the right sideline and outrunning the Margaretta defenders for the score.

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