The football team will try to even a score when it plays its home opener Friday, Sept. 20, against Cincinnati Winton Woods.
Since winning the first meeting between the programs 28-13 in 2008, the Eagles have lost three of the last four matchups, including 21-14 last year. The Warriors beat Watterson 19-13 in overtime in 2009 on its way to winning the Division II state championship.
With an experienced lineup and coming off a season in which it went 8-4 season and advanced to a Division II regional semifinal, Winton Woods has aspirations of contending for another state title.
The Warriors beat Mason 48-7 on Sept. 13 to improve to 3-0.
Through two games, quarterback Shemar Hooks had rushed for 260 yards and four touchdowns and running back Marcus Davis had rushed for 383 yards and four scores. Another key player for Winton Woods on offense is lineman Artez Phoenix (6-foot-2, 270 pounds).
The Warriors are led on defense by lineman Daniel Cage (6-3, 275), who has more than 40 scholarship offers, and safety Mike Edwards, who has made a verbal commitment to Kentucky. Defensive backs Jerrell Foster and Demetrius Suesberry also have received multiple scholarship offers.
Watterson opened with a 17-12 win over Walnut Ridge on Aug. 30 but lost to Mason 24-7 on Sept. 6 and lost to Cuyahoga Falls Walsh Jesuit 16-7 on Sept. 13 to fall to 1-2.
The Eagles' only score against Mason came when Patrick Pirrmann returned a fumble 82 yards for a first-quarter touchdown.
Against Walsh Jesuit, junior quarterback Sam Maglicic passed for 64 yards and one touchdown and rushed seven times for 49 yards. His scoring pass went 4 yards to fullback Evan Woosley in the first quarter.