Westland High School football coach Kyle Goebbel will face a familiar opponent when his team plays host to Delaware on Friday, Sept. 9.

Westland High School football coach Kyle Goebbel will face a familiar opponent when his team plays host to Delaware on Friday, Sept. 9.

Goebbel is a 1998 Delaware graduate who played quarterback for the Pacers.

The Cougars defeated Delaware in each of Goebbel's first two years at Westland, winning 14-10 last season and 28-21 in 2014.

"We've had two really good games against them the past two years," Goebbel said. "Last year was one of the best games I've been a part of. A (late) goal-line stand to win the game on their field and in the rain. That was a defensive game."

The Pacers lead the series 5-4.

Westland, which lost to Mifflin 39-33on Sept. 2, opened with a 31-0 loss to visiting Licking Heights on Aug. 26. That same night, Delaware opened with a 20-13 win at Buckeye Valley. The Pacers, who are seeking their first winning season since 2009, beat Marysville 21-16on Sept. 2.

"With Delaware, I know coach (Mike) Golden is one of the best coaches to ever come through central Ohio," Goebbel said. "What I've seen on film each year is how much tougher a football team they've become and how much faster they play."

Pacers quarterback Cullen Moore passed for 162 yards and ran for 62 against Buckeye Valley.

"We always talk about winning the (Delaware) game for coach Goebbel," senior wide receiver and defensive back Josh Douglas said. "We're trying to win any game we play. It's not even about for coach Goebbel; it's about the whole community, and just win."

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