Coach Jason Peters is looking for answers after his Grandview Heights High School football team was "pounded" and handed its first loss of the season.
The Bobcats fell behind North Union by 35 points before scoring twice in the fourth quarter and losing 35-14 on Sept. 8.
Grandview was expecting a better result after defeating a pair of City League teams in Centennial (30-28 on Aug. 25) and Africentric (44-14 on Sept. 1) in its first two games.
The Bobcats play Ready on Friday, Sept. 15, at home.
"(North Union) pounded us," Peters said. "Then, we didn't do a good job of coming back.
"We have a lot of things we need to look at before we can think about Ready. I don't know much about them."
While the game will be played at Anderson Field, it's considered a home game for the Silver Knights, who do not have a home field. Ready will handle game duties such as the public-address system and selling concessions.
The Knights are playing an MSL-Ohio Division schedule, but are not eligible to win the league title. They improved to 2-1 by defeating Centerburg 27-6 on Sept. 8.
The teams have not met since 1996, when Ready won 32-13. The Knights have a 4-1 series lead, with Grandview winning 16-12 under then-coach Larry Larson in 1982.
"The loss (to North Union) was pretty tough, but that means (it's) 'bounce-back week,' " senior linebacker Luke Sterneker said. "My sophomore year, we lost in Week 4 (to Columbus Academy 44-37) and bounced back to have our best season, (losing to Kirtland 13-9 in a Division VI state semifinal).
"We're all bouncing back, we're fighting for our brothers to the left and right of us. We're not stopping. Once we get healthy, we'll get where we want to go. We'll be there."
The Bobcats had minus-22 yards rushing on nine first-half carries against North Union. They rebounded in the second half to finish with 125 yards on the ground.
Grandview scored on a 69-yard run by junior running back Harrison Morosky and sophomore quarterback Kyle Casey's 26-yard touchdown pass to sophomore wide receiver Luke Lachey.
Casey was 5-for-11 passing for 61 yards. Senior James Lachey rushed for 78 yards on 10 carries, and Morosky rushed for 63 yards on five carries.
"We're going to have to watch film and see what needs fixing and what we can do about it," Peters said. "We have work to do."