The Dublin Scioto High School football team will look to remain in contention for a Division II postseason berth when it visits Logan on Friday, Oct. 13.
The Irish are 3-4 overall and were projected to be 14th in the Region 7 computer ratings as the top eight teams qualify for the playoffs.
Logan, which also is in Region 7, is 2-5.
"It's a great opportunity to travel," coach Karl Johnson said. "One of the things about learning to play every week is you have to be able to travel and, in the playoffs, you're going to have to deal with travel. We'll approach it that way and make sure we have our minds right."
Scioto will look to avoid a letdown after defeating Worthington Kilbourne 34-21 on Oct. 6 at home in the Battle of Hard Road. The Irish, who improved to 2-2 in the OCC-Cardinal Division, beat the Wolves for the second year in a row and for the seventh time in the last nine meetings to tie the all-time series at 13.
Logan snapped a three-game losing streak with a 48-42 double-overtime win over Minford on Oct. 6.
Chieftains running back Preston Yates has a team-high 816 yards rushing and six touchdowns on 155 carries, while quarterback Brady Walsh has completed 64 of 151 passes for 518 yards with four touchdowns and nine interceptions.
"Up front, if their offensive line can get their hands on you and get their double teams, they have a good running back (Yates) who does a good job with the ball," Johnson said. "Our focus each week has not been on our opponent as much as it has been on us."
Scioto and Logan have one common opponent this season in Jerome. The Chieftains opened with a 41-7 home loss to the Celtics on Aug. 25, while the Irish lost to the visiting Celtics 21-17 on Sept. 15.
Against Kilbourne, quarterback Kyron Rogers was 19-for-28 passing for 202 yards and a touchdown and ran for a score, Jacob Jones caught nine passes for 106 yards and a touchdown and Kenyon Pannell rushed for 100 yards on 21 carries to lead the Irish, who had a 393-223 advantage in total yards.
"That was awesome, exciting for our kids," Johnson said. "They came out hungry, ready to play, but we're on to Week 8."
Pannell has rushed for 227 yards and three touchdowns on 46 carries and Rogers has completed 71 of 123 passes for 949 yards with six touchdowns and four interceptions. Jones has 33 catches for 421 yards and four touchdowns and Tobias Thomas has 20 receptions for 311 yards and two scores.