The Columbus Academy football team will seek its first 4-0 start since 2003 when it visits London on Friday, Sept. 15.

The 2003 team went on to win the Division V state championship, defeating Amanda-Clearcreek 13-8 in the final.

The Vikings earned a 38-0 victory over visiting Newark Catholic on Sept. 8, while London improved to 3-0 by defeating Washington Court House 51-47 on Sept. 8.

The game is the MSL-Ohio Division opener for both teams. Although the Vikings defeated Ready 31-0 on Aug. 25, the Silver Knights are only an auxiliary member of the MSL-Ohio and are not eligible to win the league title.

The Vikings have been dominant so far, outscoring opponents 111-0.

"I didn't expect to be this dominant," coach Robin Miller said. "I knew our defense had a chance to be good, but I've rarely seen a defense be this stingy, especially when two of the three opponents (Newark Catholic and Ready) are perennial playoff teams. They're traditionally solid teams. I couldn't have forecasted this, but thrilled to death that it's happening."

Herman Moultrie rushed for 167 yards and one touchdown against Newark Catholic, and his brother, Dorrian Moultrie, had 115 yards receiving and two scores. Quarterback Matt Saling passed for 164 yards and three touchdowns.

Academy played without senior lineman Carson Nichols, who underwent season-ending ACL surgery Sept. 5.

For the season, Herman Moultrie has rushed for 415 yards and six touchdowns, and Saling has completed 30 of 61 passes for 295 yards with four touchdowns and one interception.

K.J. Price led London against Washington Court House, rushing for 433 yards and five touchdowns on 27 carries. The Red Raiders went 3-7 a year ago.

"London is another traditionally good program and they're getting better," Miller said. "They're very versatile. They do a lot of different things on both sides of the ball. (Price) is unreal. He's by far the fastest and shiftiest back we've faced this year and maybe the fastest one we'll face the entire year, so we have our work cut out identifying where he is and what they're trying to do. It's going to be a team effort bringing him to the ground."

The Red Raiders are in their last season in the MSL. They will move to the Central Buckeye Conference next year.

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