Worthington Kilbourne, which has dropped from Division I to Division II this season, faces a tough test in its home opener Friday, Sept. 2.

Worthington Kilbourne, which has dropped from Division I to Division II this season, faces a tough test in its home opener Friday, Sept. 2.

The Wolves play host to traditional northeastern Ohio power Solon, which reached a Division I regional final last season before losing to eventual state champion Lakewood St. Edward 42-14.

Solon defeated Kilbourne 42-13 last year as part of an undefeated regular season.

Kilbourne enters the matchup coming off a 21-7 win at Westerville North in its Aug. 26 opener, while Solon defeated Shaker Heights 34-13 in its opener Aug. 27.

The Wolves figure to rely again on junior running back Isaac Lumpkin, who had touchdown runs of 4 and 35 yards for Kilbourne's first two scores against North. First-year starting quarterback Brian Miller scored Kilbourne's other touchdown on a 67-yard run.

Solon, which has won 25 of its past 27 games, will counter with a strong ground game led by running back Khoury Crenshaw, who had TD runs of 40, 66 and 2 yards against Shaker Heights.