The Gahanna Lincoln High School football team plays host to Lancaster on Friday, Oct. 13, in a matchup of teams that are 4-3 overall.
The Lions lost to Reynoldsburg 21-14 on Oct. 6 to fall to 0-2 in the OCC-Ohio while the Golden Gales lost to Pickerington Central 14-13 the same night to slip to 1-1 in the league.
Although junior quarterback Mike Lowery and junior running back Justus Harris were injured in a 45-8 loss to Central on Sept. 29, both played against the Raiders.
Lowery was 6-for-13 passing for 37 yards before senior David Miller replaced him in the second half and went 11-for-16 for 65 yards with two interceptions.
Harris rushed 17 times for 101 yards and one touchdown, and Miller rushed 10 times for 99 yards and one score.
Gahanna remains in contention for a Division I, Region 2 playoff berth while Lancaster is trying to remain in the thick of the Division I, Region 3 playoff race.
Lancaster got a pair of touchdown runs against Central by Shea Goss, including a 3-yarder with 8 minutes, 29 seconds remaining, but the Gales missed what would have been the game-tying extra point.
Goss rushed 24 times for 129 yards and D.J. Pearson had 16 carries for 43 yards to lead the Gales' wing-T offense. Quarterback Tyler Monk was 3-for-8 passing for 18 yards.
"They're a different style than what we're used to seeing (with us) going back-to-back against spread teams, and then you get a wing-T power team," coach Bruce Ward said. "We've got to try and get healthy, and we'll get better."