Lancaster will attempt to control the clock with a group of running backs led by Isaiah Dexter and Jerry King.
Lancaster will attempt to control the clock with a group of running backs led by Isaiah Dexter and Jerry King. The status of running back Andrew Shishler, who was injured in the first half in Lancaster's 14-10 loss Sept. 14 at Pickerington Central, is uncertain.
Riley Theiss attempted just two first-half passes and went 4-for-9 overall for 41 yards with two interceptions last week.
Godwin Igwebuike has more than 800 yards rushing to lead a North offense averaging 47 points. The Panthers have rotated Mason Olszewski and Zeph Miller at quarterback, and the duo combined for 212 yards passing in a 56-0 win over Newark on Sept. 14.
Seniors Jake Butt, Igwebuike and Olszewski and junior Dylan Weigel are starters on both sides of the ball for North.
•LAST WEEK: Olszewski rushed for a 26-yard touchdown and hooked up with Butt for a 29-yard score in the first quarter as North built a 14-0 lead. Igwebuike rushed for touchdowns of 64 and 26 yards and Olszewski hit Tanner Gillum for a 53-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter against Newark.
North had 498 total yards against the Wildcats, including 286 rushing.
Dexter rushed 21 times for 94 yards, with 53 yards coming in the second half as Lancaster attempted to rally from a 14-3 halftime deficit against Central.
While the Gales attempted just nine passes last week, they had 48 rushing attempts.