Another high school football season is under way and Week 1 is in the books. Here is a look at Week 2 matchups for local teams:

Another high school football season is under way and Week 1 is in the books. Here is a look at Week 2 matchups for local teams:


Worthington Kilbourne, which has dropped from Division I to Division II this season, faces a tough test in its home opener Friday, Sept. 2.

The Wolves play host to traditional northeastern Ohio power Solon, which reached a Division I regional final last season before losing to eventual state champion Lakewood St. Edward 42-14.

Solon defeated Kilbourne 42-13 last year as part of an undefeated regular season.

Kilbourne enters the matchup coming off a 21-7 win at Westerville North in its Aug. 26 opener, while Solon defeated Shaker Heights 34-13 in its opener Aug. 27.

The Wolves figure to rely again on junior running back Isaac Lumpkin, who had touchdown runs of 4 and 35 yards for Kilbourne's first two scores against North. First-year starting quarterback Brian Miller scored Kilbourne's other touchdown on a 67-yard run.

Solon, which has won 25 of its past 27 games, will counter with a strong ground game led by running back Khoury Crenshaw, who had TD runs of 40, 66 and 2 yards against Shaker Heights.

--Trey Smith


Thomas Worthington is looking to bounce back from a loss in its opener and Whetstone may be just what the Cardinals need.

The teams will play Friday, Sept. 2, at Whetstone.

Last year, in the midst of finishing 3-7 for their 11th consecutive losing season, the Cardinals beat the Braves 28-6 in Week 2 after opening with a 24-0 loss to Jonathan Alder.

On Aug. 26, Thomas opened with a 37-0 loss to Jonathan Alder.

The Cardinals are the second consecutive opponent from the OCC for Whetstone, which is looking to bounce back from a 4-6 finish a year ago. The Braves lost to Hilliard Darby 41-12 in their opener Aug. 26.

"It's a good challenge (facing OCC teams)," Braves senior fullback and punter Kyle Radabaugh said. "It gets us ready and gets our heads right for the whole season. We might get knocked around, but we'll get right back up. We had that loss (to Thomas Worthington last season), but we put it behind us. We're just a family and we try to pick each other up."

The Cardinals' plan defensively this season centers on taking advantage of their quickness. Senior Nana Kyeremeh, who has several Division I scholarship offers, is leading their defense from his safety position.

Whetstone will contend with what should be a quick Cardinals defense with a sophomore quarterback in Rammy Finnegan, who began to be groomed at the position late last season. In addition to Radabaugh in the backfield, senior Jevon Henry is back at wide receiver for a Whetstone offense that averaged more than 27 points but gave up 24.4 a year ago.

--Jarrod Ulrey