Olentangy Orange will be aiming for a share of its second OCC-Capital Division title and a second trip to the postseason - and its first in Division I - when it plays at Delaware on Friday, Oct 28.

Olentangy Orange will be aiming for a share of its second OCC-Capital Division title and a second trip to the postseason - and its first in Division I - when it plays at Delaware on Friday, Oct 28.

Orange, a fourth-year program, is 7-2 overall and 5-1 in the league to share first place with Big Walnut and New Albany.

The Pioneers have won two of the team's three meetings. Orange won 49-7 last season and 17-14 in 2009, when the program won its first league title and made the playoffs in Division II. Delaware won 21-7 in 2008 to step up its only postseason appearance.

On Oct. 21, the Pioneers beat Hilliard Bradley 33-14, jumping quickly on the Jaguars when Luke Wolford ran 70 yards for a touchdown on the first play from scrimmage. Wolford finished with 71 yards on three carries and also caught two passes for 51 yards.

Running back Brandon Schoen had 98 yards on 19 carries with two touchdowns and fullback Michael Forbes had 79 yards on 16 carries. Quarterback Kofi Hill rushed for 67 yards on nine carries with a 25-yard touchdown and was 2-for-9 passing for 51 yards.

"That (balance) shows that we have a lot of players who are capable of making plays," Schoen said. "We have several ways that we can use to win games."

Delaware lost to New Albany 45-17 on Oct. 21 to drop to 3-6 and 2-4. Jante Wright led the Pacers with seven receptions for 58 yards. Senior wide receiver Matt Bingaya injured a knee in a 42-13 loss to Big Walnut on Oct. 7 and will not return this season after having surgery.

The Pacers scored on a 9-yard run by Josh Bender, a 14-yard pass to Ethan Nicol from Alex Rafeld and a 27-yard field goal by Aly Smiley, the team's female place-kicker.

"We have some kids that like to compete and they want to be good," Delaware coach Zebb Schroeder said. "We're really working on the process of becoming good and the day in and day out commitment of being excellent on and off the field in everything that we do. They're starting to see the importance of that."

-Scott Hennen