A brutal schedule doesn't get any easier for the Central Crossing High School football team.
The Comets are in the midst of a four-game stretch in OCC-Central Division play against teams with a combined 18-2 record.
Friday, they will play host to defending Division I state champion Hilliard Davidson.
The Wildcats improved to 5-0 with a 52-0 win over Thomas Worthington last Friday. The Comets fell to Hilliard Darby 75-7 last Friday as the Panthers are 5-0. A week earlier, the Comets fell to Dublin Coffman 68-0. The Shamrocks are 4-1. On Oct. 8, Central Crossing will play Upper Arlington, which is 4-1.
Like last season, the Wildcats are doing it with defense. Davidson is allowing less than nine points per game and has held three opponents to six points or less.
The offense hasn't been any less impressive, averaging over 44 points despite starting the season with a new quarterback in Jimmy Curtis and running back in Alex Mickley. Keith Heitzman, a tight end and linebacker, is a Vanderbilt recruit.
Central Crossing has had three starting quarterbacks, making it difficult to gain continuity. Dylan Simpson, who was injured during the preseason, started last Friday. Jordan Keaton, who was Central Crossing's starting quarterback for its 37-8 loss to Northland on Sept. 4, had a 96-yard kickoff last Friday to get the Comets on the board.
The last time these teams met was in 2008 with Davidson winning 38-0.