The matchup between host Dublin Scioto and Westerville North on Friday, Sept. 30, brings together two struggling programs in a battle to emerge from last place in the OCC-Cardinal Division.

The matchup between host Dublin Scioto and Westerville North on Friday, Sept. 30, brings together two struggling programs in a battle to emerge from last place in the OCC-Cardinal Division.

A 41-8 loss to Westerville Central on Sept. 23 was the 30th in a row for the Warriors, who dropped to 0-5 overall and 0-2 in the league. The Warriors' last win was 21-7 over Central on Sept. 19, 2008.

Scioto's 45-42 loss to Westerville South on Sept. 23 left the Irish at 1-4 and 0-2. Three of the four losses have been by 10 points or fewer.

Not since 2007 has Scioto produced a winning record in its first five games.

"We're just working to get better in every area," Scioto coach Karl Johnson said. "Regardless of their record, we're not going to overlook them, especially when we're 1-4 right now. We're going to practice hard and be prepared to play our best football."

William Houston has been Scioto's offensive workhorse with 465 yards on 98 carries and 10 touchdowns. He rushed for four touchdowns against South, which rallied from nine points down in the fourth quarter.

The Irish defense is allowing 35.6 points per game.

The Warriors' only touchdown against Central was a 70-yard run by quarterback B.J. Campfield.

Scioto has won all three OCC-Cardinal meetings with North - 26-14 last year, 34-7 in 2009 and 17-16 in 2008.