Grove City coach Matt Jordan saw some positives in his team's 26-14 loss to Hilliard Davidson on Aug. 24. But he also said his team made numerous mistakes against the Wildcats, who were a Division I regional runner-up last season.

Grove City coach Matt Jordan saw some positives in his team's 26-14 loss to Hilliard Davidson on Aug. 24. But he also said his team made numerous mistakes against the Wildcats, who were a Division I regional runner-up last season.

"We didn't play up to our potential and then we let some opportunities slip through our fingers," Jordan said. "We had opportunities to block two punts and we were unable to do that. We turned the ball over after making Davidson go three-and-out twice in the second half. We had an opportunity to score to go ahead and we were unable to capitalize. We were unable to finish in the fourth quarter down in the red zone twice. If we capitalize on any of those moments, we win that football game."

Junior quarterback Cameron Meece completed 11 of 28 passes for 159 yards and a touchdown and ran for 82 yards on 21 carries.

Junior Ben Myers had three catches for 89 yards and senior Devonta Thomas added five catches for 48 yards.

Senior middle linebacker Tyler Conner led the defense with 12 tackles.

"We have to learn how to win. That's what it boils down to," Jordan said. "We need to believe that we can win; we have to learn how to win. We'll have a lot of good things happen for us this year if we can do that."

The Dawgs play host to Westerville North on Friday, Aug. 31. The Warriors fell to Franklin Heights 21-14 on Aug. 24 and have lost 36 consecutive games.

"We can't worry about anybody," Jordan said. "We need to focus on getting better at what we do and keep making steps forward."