New Albany is looking for their fourth consecutive win overall and against Delaware.
The Eagles are looking for their fourth consecutive win overall and against the Pacers, whom they've outscored 128-41 since losing 31-28 in 2008. Ohio State recruit Darron Lee (23-for-47, 505 yards, 6 touchdowns, 0 interceptions) also can be a threat as a defensive back or on special teams; he had a 48-yard punt return for a touchdown against DeSales. Alan Watson, who ran for 193 yards and four touchdowns against DeSales, and Leslie Anokye are his top targets.
Delaware's defense has allowed more yards every week -- 364 to Buckeye Valley, 408 to Canal Winchester, 416 to Jerome, 475 to Watkins Memorial and 516 last week, including 382 rushing. Caleb Howell entered last week with 23 catches for 435 yards, but Big Walnut made him a non-threat. Alex Rafeld is a special-teams weapon, averaging 39 yards per punt.
•LAST WEEK - Lee was 5-for-8 for 133 yards and four touchdowns, and Watson returned a punt 96 yards for a touchdown in a game called with six minutes left because of bad weather.
Rafeld was 8-for-25 for 76 yards and three interceptions. He threw touchdown passes of 17 yards to Adair and 5 yards to Jante Wright, but 14 fourth-quarter points for Big Walnut made the loss lopsided.