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

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Posted: Aug 29, 2015 12:11 PM

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.

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