The Columbus Academy football team plays its second consecutive non-league contest Friday, Oct. 13, at Bloom-Carroll.

The Vikings improved to 6-1 overall with a 45-22 win over visiting Columbus East on Oct. 6. They are 2-1 in the MSL-Ohio Division and trail first-place London (3-0).

Bloom-Carroll fell to 5-2 with a 24-19 loss at Amanda-Clearcreek on Oct. 6. The Bulldogs qualified for the Division IV playoffs last season, losing to Shelby 56-13 in the first round.

"They're physical, they're fast (and) they have a blend of size and speed," coach Robin Miller said. "They do a lot and they're very sound. It will be a massive challenge."

Against East, which fell to 0-7, Dorrian Moultrie scored on a 24-yard reception and 52-yard punt return, and Herman Moultrie had 111 yards rushing and 67 yards receiving.

Matthew Saling completed 17 of 21 passes for 159 yards and three touchdowns, two to Chris Boyle.

For the season, Herman Moultrie has rushed for 747 yards and 10 touchdowns on 116 carries. He also has 20 receptions for 237 yards and two touchdowns.

Saling has completed 93 of 162 passes for 1,025 yards with 12 touchdowns and four interceptions, and Dorrian Moultrie has 43 catches for 479 yards and six touchdowns.

"The kids are playing well," Miller said. "We're just banged up. We feel like we're in survival mode some weeks. We need more guys stepping up regardless of age and for the most part our kids have done that, but we need a little bit more and keep raising the stakes as games get tougher and tougher. This might be our toughest game coming up."

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