Hilliard Davidson coach Brian White realizes his team's schedule hasn't been challenging yet, although there are tests on the horizon.

Hilliard Davidson coach Brian White realizes his team's schedule hasn't been challenging yet, although there are tests on the horizon.

When the Wildcats play host to Central Crossing on Friday, Sept. 30, and during practices, they will be fine-tuning in preparation of Dublin Coffman on Oct. 14, Upper Arlington on Oct. 21 and Hilliard Darby on Oct. 28.

The Wildcats improved to 4-0 overall and 2-0 in the OCC-Central Division by beating Thomas Worthington 33-0 on Sept. 23.

Senior Alex Mickley rushed for 235 yards and three touchdowns on 25 carries. He leads the team in rushing this season with 499 yards and 10 touchdowns on 66 carries.

"We just have to get better in practice," White said. "We're going to be on them harder than we ever have been before in practice. We've been a little bit lackadaisical in practice at times, but we have to hold them more accountable in practice as coaches. They have to understand there's a lot more difficult games on the schedule ahead."

The Comets fell to 0-5 overall and 0-2 in the league with a 42-0 loss to Darby on Sept. 23. Central Crossing had only 61 yards and three first downs.

The Comets have been outscored 197-20 this season.

Davidson has outscored opponents 168-14 with two shutouts.

"It's fun being the underdog," Central Crossing coach Chris Harr said. "It lets you know where you stack up. Where do you have to get in order to compete in this league? Where does your offseason have to be if you want to compete against a Davidson?"

Harr knows his team will have to slow Davidson's running game if it plans to be competitive.

"They have tradition," Harr said. "They have one of the best coaches in the state. They are great at what they do. It's old-school. The clock is going to run and you have to find a way to stop it. If you could put 12 guys in the box, you would. They are going to pound the ball. They are very physical. One slight mistake and a 4-yard gain becomes a 15-yard gain (or) a tackle for a loss becomes a 3-yard gain."

Davidson defeated Central Crossing 51-0 last season and leads the series 4-0.