The Grandview Heights High School football team will look to keep its playoff hopes alive on Friday night against Harvest Prep.

The Bobcats are 6-3 overall and 4-2 in the MSL-Cardinal Division. Harvest Prep is 5-4 and 3-3.

West Jefferson has won its fifth consecutive divisional title and stands at 6-0, followed by Grandview, Liberty Union and Licking Heights each at 4-2.

Grandview entered last week's game against Fisher Catholic 12th in the Division V, Region 20 computer rankings, but coach Jason Peters noted his team slipped to 15th this week. The top eight teams qualify for the postseason.

Although they haven't been mathematically eliminated, the Bobcats need help if they hope to earn a berth.

Last season, Harvest Prep defeated Grandview 21-17 in the season finale, costing the Bobcats a .500 season. Grandview finished at 4-6.

Grandview, which has outscored opponents 229-118, is led by running back Jason Franks, who has rushed for 825 yards and seven touchdowns on 135 carries.

Quarterback Oliver Rouch has completed 27 of 45 passes for 430 yards with four touchdowns and two interceptions. He has rushed for 591 yards and six touchdowns on 57 carries.

Senior quarterback Brendan Ross, junior wide receiver Jordan Gaines and junior running back Taimere Fambro lead Harvest Prep, which features a spread offense.

"Harvest Prep is a fast and physical football team," Peters said. "They have a lot of big plays on offense and are solid on defense. Teams really have to drive to score."