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