After facing the run-first offense of Olentangy Orange in a 27-21 opening win Aug. 26, Olentangy is gearing up for Delaware's spread attack Friday, Sept. 2.

After facing the run-first offense of Olentangy Orange in a 27-21 opening win Aug. 26, Olentangy is gearing up for Delaware's spread attack Friday, Sept. 2.

The Pacers lost to Buckeye Valley 38-32 in two overtimes Aug. 26.

"You're going from facing a team with a methodical, fundamental skill set to one that uses a wide-open skill set," said Braves coach Ed Terwilliger, whose team defeated Delaware 42-13 last year and lost to the Pacers 17-14 in 2009. "The best way to slow down Delaware is not to let them get into a rhythm."

The Pacers are led by running back Taylor Adair and wide receiver Matt Bingaya. Against the Barons, Adair rushed for 110 yards and touchdowns of 3 and 12 yards, while Bingaya had eight catches for 96 yards with touchdowns of 19 and 13 yards.

Delaware will try to slow Olentangy's running game. Against Orange, the Braves rushed for 245 yards on 49 carries. Tyler Webb had 84 yards on 15 carries with a 38-yard touchdown and Derrick Rodgers added 56 yards on 12 carries.

The Braves will be without senior linebacker and running back Joshua Perry. The Ohio State recruit rushed for 99 yards on 14 carries with touchdowns of 5 and 19 yards against Orange but was ejected in the fourth quarter after a tackle on Pioneers quarterback Daniel Bull.

"It's an unfortunate situation that occurred," Terwilliger said. "It's the old adage of the second person always gets caught."