Helmet heist doesn't stop Ohio team from taking the field

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) The high school football season has kicked off around Ohio. But for one team in Columbus, just getting on the field for its season opener proved to be quite a feat.

Four days before the Walnut Ridge Scots were scheduled to take the field, someone made off with 22 helmets from the team's equipment room.

A sports equipment salesman in central Ohio for the Riddell helmet company put in a rush order for replacement helmets and then drove to the factory near Cleveland so that he could get the helmets in time for practice on Wednesday.

The Columbus Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1JD4aFD ) reports that police are looking into the theft.

All of the quick work to replace the helmets paid off: Walnut Ridge won their season opener 14-6 over Watterson High School.


Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, http://www.dispatch.com

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