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Gahanna Lincoln at Newark

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Gahanna's Granyl Smith (37), A.J. Butler (51) and Nathan Strong (21) team up to sack Upper Arlington quarterback Alex Husted during the Lions' 45-7 victory Sept. 7. Gahanna will look to remain unbeaten when it travels to Newark on Friday, Sept. 21.

Newark's win over Logan snapped a 20-game losing streak and was the program's first home win since Sept. 14, 2007.

The offensive output the Wildcats had during their 35-32 win over Logan also was the most points they've scored since they beat Westland 56-7 on Oct. 5, 2007.

Newark couldn't keep it going against Pickerington North, however, as the Wildcats fell behind 35-0 by halftime and allowed 498 total yards.

Grant Russell was 10-for-17 passing for 40 yards with one interception and Dillon rushed for 54 yards on 14 attempts against Pickerington North.

Newark has lost the last six meetings against the Lions, with its last win in the series coming in 2005. That season, the Wildcats beat Gahanna 17-7 in the final week of the regular season but lost to the Lions 21-19 during the first round of the Division I, Region 3 playoffs a week later.

•LAST WEEK: Gahanna led 10-0 by halftime and pulled away during the second half of its 38-14 win over Groveport on Sept. 14.

Gahanna had 347 yards of offense, as Alec Tuohy was 14-for-26 passing for 149 yards and one touchdown and rushed for 77 yards on 15 carries. Valquez Davis had seven catches for 81 yards and two touchdowns. Geoffrey Helms had 77 yards and one touchdown on 14 rushes.

Gahanna took advantage of three lost fumbles by Groveport and held the Cruisers to 65 yards rushing on 32 attempts. The 14 points the Cruisers scored was the most the Lions have allowed all season, but Gahanna still has given up an average of just 9.5 points on the way to its 4-0 start.

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