Grove City will look to build on its first OCC-Ohio Division win of the season when it plays host to Lancaster on Friday, Sept. 30.

Grove City will look to build on its first OCC-Ohio Division win of the season when it plays host to Lancaster on Friday, Sept. 30.

The Dawgs opened league play with a 20-10 loss at home against Reynoldsburg on Sept. 16 before rebounding to beat host Groveport 24-21 on Sept. 23.

Lancaster is looking to end a three-game losing streak, with its latest setback a 17-0 loss at Gahanna on Sept. 23.

The Golden Gales also were shut out in their league opener, losing 21-0 to Pickerington Central on Sept. 16.

Grove City is looking to avenge a 44-14 loss to Lancaster last year.

"Lancaster and Grove City always have a good matchup and have a rivalry," Grove City coach Matt Jordan said. "We'll be at our place this year, it's our homecoming and we hope to rise up. Everybody will be fired up after they beat us last year. We hope to improve this week in practice and be ready."

Against Groveport, Grove City's Chad Moore and Tyler Conner blocked a 30-yard field-goal attempt by Jake Jones with 3 seconds left to secure the win.

Jordan Fisher scored on runs of 6 and 5 yards to lead the Dawgs offensively.

For the season, Fisher has rushed for 365 yards and six touchdowns on 71 carries.

Senior quarterback Nick Davis, who missed the game against Groveport because of an illness, has completed 53 of 110 passes for 578 yards with three touchdowns and six interceptions.

Sophomores Cameron Meece and Paul Saunders filled in for Davis. It's unclear if Davis will start against Lancaster, Jordan said.

Against Gahanna, Lancaster managed only 112 total yards. Russ King rushed for 48 yards on 13 carries. Luke Roberts, who has verbally committed to Ohio State to play linebacker, and Brandon Meadows contributed 25 yards each.

Junior Riley Theiss is the quarterback.

Lancaster is seeking its ninth consecutive winning season under coach Rob Carpenter, who is in his 14th year. Last season, the Gales (5-2) finished second to Central (7-0) in the OCC-Ohio.