With a 49-36 victory over Lancaster on Oct. 13, the Gahanna Lincoln High School football team snapped a two-game losing streak and put itself back on pace to earn a playoff berth in Division I, Region 2.
The Lions were projected to be fourth in the region this week. They play host Friday, Oct. 20, to Grove City, which is 1-7 overall and 0-3 in the OCC-Ohio Division.
Gahanna is 5-3 overall and 1-2 in the league.
Against Lancaster, Mike Lowery completed 18 of 20 passes for 359 yards and two touchdowns, and Justus Harris had 87 yards and four touchdowns rushing, four receptions for 112 yards and returned a kickoff 85 yards for a score. Jerome Buckner added six catches for 133 yards and a touchdown.
Defensively, linemen Karter Johnson (7 tackles) and Jonathan Harrington (6.5 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss) and linebacker David Williams (6.5 tackles) led the way.
"We've had two really good games after (losing to Pickerington Central 45-8 on Sept. 29)," said coach Bruce Ward, whose team lost to Reynoldsburg 21-14 on Oct. 6. "As a team, we played hard and were physical. We played well in the Reynoldsburg game, but we had four turnovers. I think we scored on every possession but one against Lancaster."