The Central Crossing High School football team will try to double its win total from last year and end its season on a high note when it travels to Marysville on Friday, Oct. 27.
The Comets looked poised last week to win a second consecutive game and build on a season-high output in yards, but squandered a nine-point fourth-quarter lead and lost to visiting Upper Arlington 24-19 on Oct. 20.
Central Crossing is 3-6 overall and 1-3 in the OCC-Central Division.
The Comets had put up a season-high 394 yards of offense in a 48-21 win over Westland on Oct. 13, but were held to 183 yards against UA while allowing 516 and could not capitalize on five Golden Bears turnovers. It was the fourth time this year Central Crossing was held to fewer than 200 yards.
Kameron Peck completed nine of 24 passes for 105 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions. He threw a 15-yard touchdown to Owen Lakso in the second quarter to give the Comets a 13-3 lead and ran for a 3-yard score in the fourth to make it 19-10.
Lakso had four catches for 71 yards, and Keason Lowe made a team-high 8.5 tackles.
UA pulled ahead for good midway through the fourth quarter by scoring two touchdowns in 79 seconds, aided by an onside kick after the first score.
Marysville dropped to 3-6 overall and 1-3 in the league with a 28-7 loss to Hilliard Davidson on Oct. 20. Tommy Rush, who has committed to play linebacker at Minnesota, caught a 28-yard touchdown pass from Walker Heard in the fourth quarter.
Marysville was held to 140 total yards, 66 rushing and 74 passing.
Marysville leads the all-time series 7-2, including a 31-28 win last year. The Comets defeated the Monarchs 42-35 in 2015 and 21-7 in 2014.