Dublin Jerome at Dublin Scioto
Despite being new to the area, Dublin Jerome High School football coach Bob Gecewich understands the importance of his program's rivalry with Scioto.
Westerville North at Westerville Central
The Curt Jackowski Throwdown Across Maxtown trophy will be on the line when the Westerville Central High School football team plays host to Westerville North on Friday, Oct. 9.
Beechcroft at Watterson
Three plays during a 14-second sequence to start the fourth quarter proved to be the difference in the 60th matchup between the DeSales and Watterson high school football teams Oct. 2.
Westerville South at Hilliard Darby
When Hilliard Darby High School football coach John Santagata watches game footage of Westerville South, he sees a field filled with athletes.
New Albany at Olentangy
Friday, Oct. 9, will be the fourth meeting between the New Albany and Olentangy high school football teams.
The Hartley High School football team will look to continue building its postseason resume when it travels Friday, Oct. 9, to Fishers (Ind.) Hamilton Southeastern.
Senior Martee Morse has been making up for lost time with the Reynoldsburg High School football team.
The Northridge High School football team has been logging miles this fall.
Battered and bruised, the St. Charles Preparatory School football team is ready for its next test.
The Licking Heights High School football team was sitting third in the Division II, Region 5 computer ratings through five weeks before opening LCL-Buckeye Division play Oct. 2 against Watkins Memorial.
Fans who have regularly attended Olentangy Liberty High School football games in recent years have been hearing familiar last names called by the public address announcer.
The Westland High School football team is out to its best start since 2002, but coach Kyle Goebbel knows that the second half of the Cougars' schedule is quite challenging.
Griffin Grady and Isaac McKinney are both listed as linebackers on the roster for the Dublin Coffman High School football team, but the seniors are very different players.
The Central Crossing High School football team will look to turn around its defense against an offense that traditionally has been among the best in the area.
The Whitehall-Yearling High School football team will play host to London on Friday, Oct. 9, looking to bounce back from a 45-8 loss at Grandview on Oct. 2.
The Whetstone High School football team will need a little more focus when it plays at Northland on Friday, Oct. 9, than it had during a 7-6 loss to Linden-McKinley on Oct. 2.
The Worthington Kilbourne High School football team may be unbeaten, but coach Vince Trombetti was concerned with the Wolves' performance in a 23-16 win over Big Walnut on Oct. 2.
The Marysville High School football team was looking to end a four-game losing streak when it played Liberty on Oct. 2. The Monarchs will have to look a little further after losing 7-0 to the Patriots.
Turnovers had been a thorn in the side of the Olentangy Orange High School football team in the first five games of the season, but that changed in week 6.
The Delaware Hayes High School football team is looking to piece together a strong second half of the season.
The Worthington Christian High School football team lost to London 42-3 on Oct. 2 after beating Grove City Christian 41-19 on Sept. 25.
One of the biggest rivals for the Grandview Heights High School football team is West Jefferson.
The Groveport Madison High School football team won't lack motivation when it travels to play winless Newark in an OCC-Ohio Division game Friday, Oct. 9.
Last season, the Watkins Memorial High School football team defeated Licking Heights 10-7 in week nine to clinch a Division II, Region 5 playoff berth.
A 12-6 double-overtime win Sept. 25 over Minford provided a confidence boost to the Ready High School football team's defense.
Pickerington Central at Grove City
The efficiency that the Pickerington High School Central football team has been longing for finally began to display itself Oct. 2 at Pickerington North.
Eastmoor at Marion-Franklin
A perfect start in the City League-South Division by the Eastmoor Academy football team has changed the complexion of the title race.
The Columbus Academy football team plays host to Madison Plains on Friday, Oct. 9, looking to end a two-game losing streak.
The first two champions of the former LCL-Small School Division face off Thursday, Oct. 8, but it's just another game for Nate Brown.
Northland High School football coach Kevin Tooson believes his team is beginning to peak just in time for the stretch run of the regular season.
Coach Mike LoParo and the Hilliard Bradley High School football team have a playoff mentality.
The Canal Winchester High School football team will hit the road Friday, Oct. 9, for an OCC-Cardinal matchup against a Hilliard Bradley team also seeking to get on track offensively.
The Big Walnut High School football team was hoping the momentum it gained from a 27-21 overtime win over Delaware in an OCC-Capital game Sept. 25 would carry over to its league contest against Worthington Kilbourne on Oct. 2.
The Bexley High School football team had one of the area's most potent running games last season. It also happened to be led by a quarterback.