The Worthington Kilbourne High School football team will try to maintain its momentum Friday, Oct. 2, when it travels to play Big Walnut in an OCC-Capital Division contest.

The Worthington Kilbourne High School football team will try to maintain its momentum Friday, Oct. 2, when it travels to play Big Walnut in an OCC-Capital Division contest.

The Wolves played their most dominating half of the season during the first 24 minutes of a 38-0 win over visiting Mount Vernon on Sept. 25 to improve to 5-0 overall and 2-0 in the league.

Coach Vince Trombetti said he would like to see that kind of performance from his team for an entire game after watching the Wolves execute to near perfection in taking a 28-0 first-quarter lead against the Yellow Jackets.

"Our defense was great the entire game," Trombetti said. "It was one of our best games. Offensively, we started hot and executed well, but we slowed down and didn't pick up their pressure until the second half when we got things straightened around a bit."

Kilbourne, which entered the season without much experience on defense, is allowing 9.6 points per game after its second consecutive shutout. The Wolves will look to continue that trend against a Big Walnut offense averaging 25.8 points.

The Golden Eagles, who are 2-3 overall and 1-1 in the OCC-Capital after beating Delaware 27-21 in overtime Sept. 25, are led by running backs Evan Garcia and David Hunt, quarterback John Sutton and wide receiver Josh Seabrook.

Sutton, a sophomore, is the backup quarterback, having replaced injured starter Michael Sensi.

Against Delaware, Garcia ran for 85 yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries, scoring on a 3-yard run in overtime, and Hunt ran for 145 yards and a score on 17 carries. Sutton threw a 13-yard touchdown pass to Seabrook.

"Big Walnut is always physical, so we need to make sure we finish blocks and tackles," Trombetti said. "We're also getting to the point in the season where there are going to be bumps and bruises and we want to make sure we're taking care of our bodies."

Big Walnut, which is allowing 28 points per game, is led on defense by lineman Chuka Akusoba, linebackers Charlie Klinedinst and Kaleb Kocak and cornerbacks Donovan Chhuom and Nick Ulery.

Against Mount Vernon, running back Isaiah Young rushed for 78 yards and four touchdowns and threw a 40-yard pass to Dakota Holtzclaw. Slotback Josh Stoner caught a 45-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Michael Bell-Wheelwright, who was 12-for-22 passing for 177 yards and ran eight times for 78 yards.

Stoner also kicked a 31-yard field goal.

The Wolves scored touchdowns on their first four possessions in a total of 15 plays.

Defensively, Kilbourne limited Mount Vernon to 87 total yards, forced two turnovers and had six sacks. Thomas Wilson had two sacks and Holtzclaw, Andrew Thompson, Roen McCullough and Carson Van Lynn all had one sack.

"Our line coach, Jeff McClain, did an excellent job keeping fresh legs in the game to apply pressure," Trombetti said. "He had eight guys up to speed and ready to insert and they all played well. It was a great job of executing their game plan."