Worthington Kilbourne at Westerville North
Despite its record, Kilbourne has outscored its first eight opponents by a combined score of 172-166. The Wolves are averaging 21.5 points and are allowing an average of 20.8 points.
North has a 43-game losing streak, with its last win coming four seasons ago (21-17 over Westerville Central on Sept.19, 2008). If the Warriors don't end their skid against Kilbourne, it likely will carry over to next year as they conclude the season Oct. 26 at Westerville South, which is 6-2 and is averaging 37.5 points.
North is allowing 43.1 points per game and is averaging just 10.5 points. The Warriors' best defensive performance came in their opener, a 21-14 loss to Franklin Heights on Aug. 24. Their past seven opponents have scored at least 35 points against them.
North has yet to score more than 14 points in a game this season.
•LAST WEEK -- Kilbourne fell 20-17 in overtime to Jerome on Oct. 12, marking its fourth loss this season by seven points or fewer.
The Wolves missed an opportunity to win the game on the final play of regulation, as Jon Watson missed a 39-yard field-goal attempt. They had the first possession in overtime and took a 17-14 lead on a 29-yard field goal by Watson.
However, on Jerome's possession, running back Donovan Wilson scored on a 9-yard run to give the Celtics the win. Wilson rushed for 191 yards and two touchdowns on 30 carries.
Kilbourne's touchdowns came on an 80-yard run by Lumpkin, who rushed for 164 yards on 18 carries, and a 2-yard run by Wylly, who rushed for 71 yards on 23 carries.
North managed only five first downs and 158 total yards while surrendering 426 total yards to Bradley, which led 27-0 at halftime and 41-0 after three quarters. The Warriors' touchdowns came on a 2-yard run by Smales and a 17-yard run by Struttman.