The Grandview Heights High School football team has one more stop in its tour of the City League.

The Grandview Heights High School football team has one more stop in its tour of the City League.

The Bobcats opened Aug. 26 with a 40-0 win over Centennial, which competes in the City North-Division. On Friday, Sept. 2, they will play host to Africentric from the City-South.

The teams have never played each other, but coach Jason Peters said the Nubians' style of play would look familiar.

"(Centennial and Africentic) are both athletic teams and (the Nubians) look to have a pretty good quarterback (Kayin Perkins)," Peters said. "They also have a pretty decent running back (Michael Wright) and a big line. We'll have our work cut out for us."

Africentric opened Aug. 26 with a 32-24 win over Ansonia, as Perkins was 14-for-24 passing for 180 yards with one touchdown and one interception. He connected four times with wide receiver Deonte Wade for 125 yards and one score, and Wright rushed seven times for 84 yards and one touchdown.

"(The Nubians) throw the ball and they have some good athletes," defensive coordinator Matt Christ said. "In terms of what they are trying to do, they are similar (to Centennial)."

The Bobcats' defense limited Centennial to 165 total yards and scored two touchdowns. Hudson Jump returned an interception 25 yards for a score and Luke Sterneker returned a fumble 16 yards for another score. Jack Dobies also had an interception.

Grandview also kept the Stars from scoring on a pair of first-down possessions inside the Bobcats' 10-yard line.

"That's a characteristic of a good defense, being able to bail itself out when it makes mistakes," Christ said.

Quarterback Joey Landusky was 8-for-15 passing for 115 yards with two touchdowns and one interception. James Lachey led the receivers with three catches for 102 yards and one score.

Centennial crowded the line of scrimmage, limiting Grandview's rushing attack to 137 yards in 22 attempts, but that opened the door for Landusky and the passing game.

"We have a quarterback who can throw the ball and he has a lot of good threats," Lachey said. "With me, Hunter (Holland), Jordan (Beight) and my little brother (freshman) Luke (Lachey), Joey has a lot of options."

Beight started the season with a bang, returning the opening kickoff 85 yards for a touchdown.

"I don't think we played anywhere near what we should have," Beight said. "We have a lot of things we can work on to get better."

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