The Columbus Academy football team will look to rebound from its first loss of the season when it plays host to Whitehall on Friday, Sept. 22.

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

The Vikings fell to 3-1 overall and 0-1 in the MSL-Ohio with a 38-28 loss at London on Sept. 15.

Whitehall won its second consecutive game, defeating visiting Hamilton Township 40-27 on Sept. 15 to improve to 2-2.

"We have to get back to work. That's our only choice," coach Robin Miller said. "It doesn't get any easier from here. Whitehall is loaded. They're much better than their record indicates. They have a ton of misdirection, they have size up front (and) they have speed everywhere. The quarterback (Raymell Byrd) can do it all. He's a very dangerous runner (and) passer. They're scary."

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

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.

"It's never fun to lose your first game, but the kids played hard," Miller said. "We were a little outmatched. That's a good team. They have a big line and that back is impressive."

For Academy, Herman Moultrie has rushed for a team-high 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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