The Dublin Scioto High School football team will be looking to extend its winning streak and continue its pursuit of a playoff berth and league title when it plays host to winless Thomas Worthington on Friday, Oct. 21.

The Dublin Scioto High School football team will be looking to extend its winning streak and continue its pursuit of a playoff berth and league title when it plays host to winless Thomas Worthington on Friday, Oct. 21.

The Irish have won four consecutive games and are 6-2 overall and 3-1 in the OCC-Cardinal Division. They are tied with Hilliard Bradley for second in the league standings behind Jerome (4-1). The Jaguars defeated Jerome 31-28 on Oct. 14, handing the Celtics their first loss of the season.

Scioto was projected to be fourth in the Division II, Region 7 computer ratings this week. The top eight teams make the playoffs.

"We'e going to stay focused on one game at a time and doing the little things right that are going to make us a championship-type team," coach Karl Johnson said. "At this time of the season, it gets harder and harder. (Your opponents) have lots of film on you, they know what you like to do, so you have to be great at executing what you want to do."

The Irish, who close the regular season Oct. 28 with a league game at Hilliard Darby, are coming off a 35-7 win over host Mount Vernon on Oct. 14. Quarterback Noah Densel was 12-for-17 passing for 283 yards and two touchdowns, and Evan Hutras had four catches for 104 yards and a touchdown.

Thomas is 0-8 overall and 0-5 in the OCC-Cardinal and is coming off a 19-7 loss to Delaware on Oct. 14.

"Obviously, they have struggled, but they'e young," Johnson said of the Cardinals. "Their running back (DiJahn Davis) is a good player and when the quarterback (Nick Kendig) has time, he throws a good ball. They always have good skill kids.

"Defensively, they give us a lot of different looks that we have to prepare for, which makes it tough."

Scioto leads the series against Thomas 7-2.

On the season, Densel has completed 93 of 158 passes for 1,415 yards with 13 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Hutras has 38 catches for 548 yards and five touchdowns, and running back Dimetri Brandon has rushed for 354 yards and eight touchdowns on 98 carries.

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