Dublin Scioto High School football coach Karl Johnson isn't concerned with postseason scenarios.
Instead, he is focused on his team's next opponent, Thomas Worthington.
The Irish, who visit Thomas on Friday, Oct. 20, are 4-4 overall and 2-2 in the OCC-Cardinal Division and were projected to be 11th in this week's Division II, Region 7 computer ratings. The top eight teams qualify for the playoffs.
Scioto closes out the regular season Oct. 27 at home against Hilliard Darby.
"I know it's going to be close, but it's only going to be close if we work to be 1-0 each week," Johnson said. "Our goal this week is to be 1-0 and the only thing that we can focus on is Thomas Worthington. Everything else will work out the way it works out, but we have to take care of Thomas Worthington."
Scioto earned its second consecutive victory by beating host Logan 42-7 on Oct. 13.
Thomas has lost five consecutive games under first-year coach Matt Zingery and is 3-5 overall and 0-5 in the OCC-Cardinal.
Johnson is wary of Thomas' offense, which is led by wide receiver Khalil Jones, quarterback Charlie Rhoades and running back Dijahn Davis.
In a 21-17 loss to Delaware on Oct. 13, Rhoades was 18-for-32 passing for 186 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions, Jones had nine receptions for 121 yards and 40 yards rushing on 10 carries and Davis rushed for 91 yards on 18 carries.
The Cardinals are averaging 28 points.
"They started off the season 3-0 and they've been playing everybody tough," Johnson said.
"They have a receiver, Khalil Jones, who's just an explosive playmaker, also a running back and a physical runner. They play good, solid defense, so we definitely have to be prepared. We're going to their place, so they'll be ready for us."
Against Logan, Kyron Rogers threw for 230 yards and three touchdowns and Kenyon Pannell rushed for 86 yards, had 77 yards receiving and scored three touchdowns.
"We took care of business like I felt that we should," Johnson said. "I'm pleased with the way the guys played."
On the season, Rogers has competed 89 of 146 passes for 1,200 yards with nine touchdowns and four interceptions.
"He does a lot of really good things," Johnson said. "He has good accuracy. He sees the field well. He understands what the defenses are trying to do. He continues to develop well and he does a good job of running the offense."
Jacob Jones has 38 receptions for 477 yards and five touchdowns, and Tobias Thomas has 21 catches for 322 yards and two touchdowns.
Pannell has rushed for 330 yards and five touchdowns on 53 carries.