After Friday, there will be only one winless high school football team in the City-League North Division.

The division's only winless teams will meet when Columbus East visits Whetstone.

The Braves won their final five games last season but haven't been able to transfer that momentum to this season, as they lost to Brookhaven 37-32 last Friday. Whetstone also has lost close games Briggs (27-21 in overtime Aug. 27) and Beechcroft (26-14 on Sept. 17).

Whetstone led Brookhaven 25-23 after three quarters but allowed an interception return for a touchdown in the fourth and never found an answer for Bearcats running back Donivan Lipsey, who rushed for 273 yards and two touchdowns.

East lost to Northland 35-0 last Friday, and the Tigers' closest defeat was to Briggs (41-28 on Sept. 10). They're allowing 46.8 points while scoring 12 per game.

The Tigers must figure out how to stop Whetstone's duo of quarterback Joe Saffold and running back Jordan Mitchell. Last Friday, Saffold had 182 yards of total offense and two touchdowns and Mitchell rushed for 161 yards and two scores.

East's top offensive threats have been Joe Good, Thomas Woodruff and Deontea Rudasill. Good ran for a touchdown against Mifflin, Woodruff had a scoring run against Briggs and Rudasill scored on a 3-yard run and returned two kickoffs for scores against the Bruins.

Last season, Whetstone beat the Tigers 42-16.