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Raiders headed back to Lima to take on Ada
Local Sports
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 9:00 AM

By KEVIN WANNEMACHER • Sportswriter

LIMA – Wayne Trace makes its initial appearance in the regional championship game in a familiar place.

The Raiders return to Lima Stadium on Friday, Nov. 22 as they take on Ada in Division VI, Region 20 football action.

Raider head coach Bill Speller is pleased with the return to the home of the Spartans and Thunderbirds.

“It’s a familiar place and that is good,” noted Speller. “We were very comfortable there and it’s good to go back to a site where we’re familiar with the surroundings.”

Wayne Trace is coming off of a 40-7 win over Tinora at Lima Stadium on Friday. Meanwhile, Ada blanked Crestview 35-0 last week at Harmon Field in Wapakoneta.

The Raiders enter the contest with a record of 11-1, tying the record for most wins in a season at Wayne Trace. Ada is 9-3 on the season with the losses coming to Fort Loramie, Crestview and Lima Central Catholic, the last of which was a 34-20 decision at Lima Stadium.

In action involving northwest Ohio teams, Bryan (12-0) takes on Kenton (12-0) at Findlay’s Donnell Stadium in Division IV, Region 12 action Friday night.

Donnell Stadium will also host a Division V contest on Saturday night as Coldwater (10-2) plays Huron (9-3).

Lima Stadium is the site for a Division VII battle Saturday evening as well when Delphos St. John’s (8-4) plays Arlington (9-3).

Marion Local (12-0) makes the trip to Piqua in Division VII play Saturday night as the Flyers take on Triad (12-0) at Alexander Field.

Ticket information

Tickets will be sold at Wayne Trace as follows:

• Wednesday, Nov. 20 – 7:30 a.m.-noon (study hall room), noon-12:30 p.m. (cafeteria)

• Thursday, Nov. 21 - 7:30 a.m.-noon (study hall room), noon-12:30 p.m. (cafeteria)

• Thursday, Nov. 21 – 6-8 p.m. (high school library, please enter the school through the west entrance)

• Friday, Nov. 22 - 7:30 a.m.-noon (study hall room), noon-12:30 p.m. (cafeteria),

Pre-sale tickets are $7 for adults and students. Wayne Trace will receive 20 percent of the presale ticket dollars sold.

Tickets purchased at the gate will be $9.