The Whitehall-Yearling High School football team enters its MSL-Ohio opener Friday, Sept. 22, at Columbus Academy looking to extend its two-game winning streak.

The Rams improved to 2-2 with a 40-27 win over visiting Hamilton Township on Sept. 15.

Academy lost at London 38-28 on Sept. 15 to fall to 3-1 overall and 0-1 in the league.

The teams have split the last six meetings, averaging a combined 58.5 points per game.

Against Hamilton Township, quarterback Raymell Byrd rushed for 264 yards and two touchdowns and passed for 179 yards and two scores.

"(Sept. 15) was his breakout game for him," coach Rod Lightfoot said.

"He's really becoming comfortable with what we're doing offensively. His decision-making has improved and that's reflected in his passing stats. He's really doing a great job of the zone read and making great reads. He's pulling it and getting some yards that we need to help this offense move forward."

Rasheed Muhammad added 140 yards rushing and two touchdowns on 27 carries.

K.J. Price rushed for 340 yards and three touchdowns on 27 carries to lead London past Academy.

"They're going to be a tremendous challenge for us," Lightfoot said of Academy. "It's an outstanding program. They're one of the teams that we have to contend with to try and compete for a league title. Both them and London are the teams to really look at."

For the Vikings, Herman Moultrie has rushed for 479 yards and six touchdowns on 59 carries, and Matt Saling has completed 50 of 96 passes for 475 yards with six touchdowns and two interceptions.

Dorrian Moultrie has 23 catches for 247 yards and four touchdowns.

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