The Dublin Coffman High School football team will be looking to extend its home winning streak to eight games when it plays host to Thomas Worthington on Friday in an OCC-Central Division contest.
The Shamrocks have been dominant since losing 31-21 to Westerville South on Sept. 5, as they've outscored their last three opponents 160-20, including Westland 52-6 last Friday.
Senior quarterback Cole Stoudt has been an integral part of Coffman's success, as he has completed 71 of 106 passes for 987 yards and 11 touchdowns. He threw for 196 yards and four touchdowns in a 48-3 win over Thomas last season and undoubtedly will test the Cardinals' defense, particularly the secondary.
Thomas' defense has struggled stopping the run this season, particularly in the past two games, losses to Upper Arlington (41-0 on Sept. 17) and Hilliard Davidson (52-0 last Friday) in which the Cardinals allowed more than 300 yards rushing in each of those games.
Thomas, which is 1-4 and 0-2, has lost three consecutive games since beating Whetstone 28-6 on Sept. 3.
The Cardinals' offense is built around quarterback John Chadwell. Injuries at running back have forced coach Scott Gordon to use the trio of Mark Chadwell, Austin Kaiser and Aron Meek at that position.
Coffman's defense, led by cornerback Stacy Woodford and end Brad Carrico, has allowed an average of 12.2 points a game.