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Westerville Central at Westerville North

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Charlie Moushey of Central shows the ball to the official after catching a touchdown pass against Worthington Kilbourne's Eric Wahoff during their game on Sept. 21. The 5-1 Warhawks will play at North on Friday, Oct. 5.

Westerville Central is looking to keep its OCC-Cardinal title hopes alive. Jared Drake is leading the Warhawks' offense. He has passed for 881 yards and nine touchdowns and rushed for 807 yards and eight touchdowns. Drake, Taribo Osuobeni and John Whitman are leading a defense that has 27 sacks and four interceptions.

North is looking to snap a 41-game losing streak. The Warriors are averaging 9.3 points and allowing an average of 44.8. Depth has been a concern for the Warriors, who have several two-way players under first-year coach Rodger Elander.

Jonathan Taylor has rushed for 342 yards and two touchdowns on 88 carries. Austin Smales has completed 21 of 46 passes for 205 yards with two touchdowns.

•LAST WEEK — Drake passed for 197 yards, rushed for 110 and accounted for four touchdowns in the win over Bradley.

North fell behind Jerome 21-0 in the first quarter. Hinz recovered a blocked punt in the end zone and Jacob Fleshman scored on a 28-yard run to account for the Warriors' scoring.

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