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."

Tennis team preps
for home invitational

The girls tennis team will play host Saturday, Sept. 15, to the 14th annual Grandview Invitational.

The Bobcats will face the same teams as last season in Hamilton Township, Logan Elm and Whetstone. Last year, Whetstone won with 16 points, ahead of Logan Elm (13), Grandview (4) and Hamilton Township (2).

Grandview improved to 2-4 overall by defeating Ready 4-1 on Sept. 7. Winning were Taylor Fultz (first singles), Martina Monocolova (third singles) and the doubles teams of Kate Kukura and Ava Rehbeck (first) and Emmy Davis and Shea McHugh (second).

The Bobcats were 1-1 in the MSL-Ohio before playing Bexley on Sept. 12.

Defense dominates
for girls soccer team

The girls soccer team surrendered only one goal in its first six games.

The Bobcats were 6-0 overall and 2-0 in the MSL-Ohio before playing London on Sept. 13. They were ranked third in last week's Division III state poll behind Cincinnati Summit Country Day and Cincinnati Madeira.

The lone goal against the Bobcats came in a 2-1 victory over league-rival Worthington Christian on Aug. 30. Hallie Georskey and Carlie Orr both scored and goalkeeper Ruby Gentile had four saves.

Grandview had 11 players score in a 13-0 win over Whitehall on Sept. 6 in league play. Maddie Arndt and Olivia Girardi both scored twice.

Boys soccer team
ranked third in state

The boys soccer team was ranked third in last week's Division III state poll behind Summit Country Day and Toledo Ottawa Hills.

The Bobcats were 4-0-2 overall and 1-0-1 in the MSL-Ohio before playing London on Sept. 13. They played league-foe Worthington Christian to a 1-all tie Aug. 30 as Johnny Volker scored and goalie Jake Kelley had five saves.

Manny Day and Wes Ryan both had two goals and Kelley had 10 saves in a 7-0 league win over Whitehall on Sept. 6.

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Schedules

Below are the coming schedules for the Grandview Heights cross country, boys golf, boys soccer, girls soccer, girls tennis and girls volleyball teams:

CROSS COUNTRY

Sept. 16 -- Bobcat Invitational

BOYS GOLF

Sept. 14 -- Grove City Christian at Oakhurst

Sept. 18 -- MSL-Ohio postseason tournament at Westchester

BOYS SOCCER

Sept. 16 -- Home vs. Horizon Science

Sept. 18 -- Home vs. Fairbanks

GIRLS SOCCER

*Sept. 16 -- At Zanesville Rosecrans

Sept. 18 -- Home vs. Fairbanks

GIRLS TENNIS

Sept. 16 -- Grandview Invitational

*Sept. 19 -- At Columbus Academy

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL

*Sept. 14 -- At Bexley

*Sept. 18 -- At Academy

*League contest