The Worthington Kilbourne and Westland high school football teams will meet Friday, Sept. 30, at Westland with each team looking to end a four-game losing streak.

The Worthington Kilbourne and Westland high school football teams will meet Friday, Sept. 30, at Westland with each team looking to end a four-game losing streak.

After each faced elite teams in the OCC-Central Division the past two weeks, the Wolves and Cougars also will be looking for their first league win.

"It should be a good game," said Kilbourne coach Vince Trombetti, who squad, like the Cougars, are 1-4 overall and 0-2 in the OCC-Central. "It's two teams that are struggling. We don't take anybody lightly as young as we are. We're basically playing a varsity schedule with a junior varsity team right now with six sophomores starting, so we have to have a good week of practice and not take anything for granted. We have to be ready to play and be fundamentally sound."

The Wolves are coming off a 56-21 loss to Upper Arlington on Sept. 23.

The Wolves scored first on Brian Miller's 5-yard touchdown run, but the Golden Bears scored 49 unanswered points.

Danny Shiblaq (15 yards) and Keaton Reinhart (25) added touchdown runs for Kilbourne, which also lost to undefeated Hilliard Darby 35-7 on Sept. 16.

"Kilbourne is an established program," Westland coach Steve White said. "They run the option game and run the 4-3 defense. We have to make sure that we can cover them defensively and on offense we need to attack them and know our assignments."

The Wolves are seeking their first win since beating Westerville North 21-7 on Aug. 26. North now has lost 30 consecutive games.

Westland hasn't won since a 23-8 victory over Linden-McKinley on Aug. 26.

The Cougars opened league play with a 64-0 loss to Hilliard Davidson on Sept. 16 and lost to Dublin Coffman 76-0 on Sept. 23.

Junior Korey Browning is the quarterback and senior Richard Zerrien is the top running back.

Last season, Kilbourne defeated Westland 44-6. The Wolves lead the series 6-2, with the Cougars' last win coming in 1993 (28-7).

Dublin Coffman (5-0, 2-0) at Thomas Worthington (1-4, 0-2)

Dublin Coffman hopes to keep its offensive juggernaut rolling when it travels to Thomas Worthington for an OCC-Central Division contest Friday, Sept. 30.

The Shamrocks have outscored league opponents 143-3 after two games, the latest being a 76-0 win over Westland on Sept. 23. They have a 235-60 edge over opponents this season.

Against Westland, Daniel Chang ran for 69 yards on 10 carries with touchdowns of 8, 15 and 5 yards, and Mark Kendrick added 68 yards on six rushes with scores of 1 and 5 yards.

Quarterback James Walsh was 7-for-9 passing for 170 yards with touchdowns to Austen Rankin (45 yards) and Tony Woodford (48 yards). Marcus Davis had three catches for 45 yards and returned a punt 45 yards for a score.

Jake Franklin and Kenny Kristan returned interceptions for touchdowns and Tyler Lisovich added a 13-yard rushing touchdown.

Coffman coach Mark Crabtree has his team preparing for Thomas' passing game.

"Traditionally, what they do is throw the ball more than anybody we play with maybe the exception of (Olentangy) Liberty," said Crabtree, whose team won last season's meeting 28-6. "We don't really know them because we haven't seen them yet, but we'll look at film this week and be prepared."

Thomas is coming off a 33-0 loss to Hilliard Davidson in OCC-Central play. Davidson held the Cardinals to minus-30 yards rushing and 7 total yards.

The Cardinals had a strong defensive performance in the second half, limiting the Wildcats to seven points. Justin Cunningham and Rockwell Dendiu recovered Davidson fumbles in the second half.

"Hopefully we can build off this second half (against Davidson)," Thomas coach Scott Gordon said. "We have some good players. We've done nothing but play really good football teams so far this year. Our guys don't give up. Hopefully we'll just take the effort that we showed and build on that and get ready for I'm sure a good Coffman team coming in."

-Scott Hennen