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College Football: Jenkins off to a strong start

By ANDY WOLF
STAFF WRITER
Justice Jenkins is No. 1 in more ways than one.
His jersey reads accordingly, he leads the University of Findlay football team with 19 tackles and he tops the Great Midwest Athletic Conference with 21/2 sacks.
But don’t read too much into his choice in jersey number.
“No matter what jersey I have on my back I’m going to give

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Football: Olmstead a key piece on UF O-line

By ANDY WOLF
STAFF WRITER
In a post-football life Christian Olmstead wants to be an orthopedic surgeon.
The goal is to remain attached to the game and help those who were in the same situation he faced in spring.
The junior right tackle for the University of Findlay sustained a complete lisfranc fracture in his right foot during a one-on-one drill in the first

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Football: Oilers chalk up another win over rival Tiffin

By ANDY WOLF
Staff Writer
TIFFIN — The University of Findlay’s football team wasn’t holding its breath on the final play of Thursday’s season opener against Tiffin University.
Unlike the previous two seasons, the game was all but wrapped up, 28-13 in favor of the Oilers.
The defense allowed only three points in the second half and the offense finally closed the door with

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Football: Plenty of Schedule changes with new league

By ANDY WOLF
STAFF WRITER
As a football coach, the last thing Rob Keys does is look at the schedule.
But he did look at it.
He does know it. He saw it when it came out.
“You pretty much throw it away and focus on that one game,” the seventh-year University of Findlay coach said.
Right now the Oilers are only focused on their Week

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Football: Oilers open up against Dragons

By ANDY WOLF
STAFF WRITER
The last two gridiron meetings between the University of Findlay and Tiffin University have come down to the final play.
Each time the Oilers got a defensive stop in the final seconds.
Junior defensive lineman Cyle Skidmore started both games and was on the field for the decisive plays.
The first came on a fourth-and-1 stuff at the UF 13

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Football: An improved defense looks to get even better

By ANDY WOLF
STAFF WRITER
It’s been a work in progress.
And progress certainly has been made defensively for the University of Findlay football team.
“I saw a lot of improvement,” UF coach Rob Keys said of last season. “I saw them get better. I saw them get better with age as the games went on and improve on lot of aspects.”
And though, ultimately,

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Football: UF is running with confidence

By ANDY WOLF
STAFF WRITER
Chauncey Bridges was always told he was too small to play running back.
Most colleges instead wanted him as a defensive back.
That wasn’t much to the liking of a then Farmington Hills (Michigan) senior listed at 175 pounds and either 5-foot-10 or 5-11, depending on which recruiting website you visited.
Yet Bridges has never cracked 5-9, his true height,

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Football: Gervais latest in line of UF transfer quarterbacks

By ANDY WOLF
STAFF WRITER
Rob Keys has coached 65 games in six seasons as the head football coach at the University of Findlay.
Each one has been started by a transfer quarterback.
Having a capable signal-caller is a large reason why the Oilers are 38-27 under Keys and routinely put out a potent offense.
“It means it’s really hard to find good quarterbacks out

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Football: Moore a top target for Oilers again

By ANDY WOLF
STAFF WRITER
Jason Moore had something about him the first time he met Rob Keys.
A certain quality that the University of Findlay football coach said doesn’t show up on tape.
“When he walked in the door he had that personality,” said Keys, who is entering his seventh season as coach. “He brightened the room up as soon as he walked

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Football: UF’s Monday goal: Get better

By ANDY WOLF
STAFF WRITER
Rob Keys still remembers the excitement his five-year-old self had while attending football camp with his dad — then a high school football coach.
Ever since then, Keys has spent every August at one.
The feeling hasn’t changed a bit as the now sixth-year University of Findlay head coach guided the Oilers on the gridiron Monday for their first

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