The Westerville Central football team will look to build on a dominating effort in Week 1 when it visits Grove City on Friday, Sept. 6.

The Warhawks defeated Whitehall 63-6 on Aug. 30 at home, compiling 370 total yards while allowing just 47.

Making his first varsity start at quarterback, junior Judah Holtzclaw was 9-for-16 passing for 191 yards with four touchdowns and three interceptions.

Emearson Szewczyk rushed for 75 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries, and Rickey Hyatt ran for 64 yards on nine carries and caught a 26-yard scoring pass.

Holtzclaw also threw touchdown passes to Luke Swaney (29 yards), Kylin Byrd (55) and Steven Hartley (12), and Myles Williamson returned a punt 52 yards for a score.

Grove City opened with a 27-0 loss at Hilliard Davidson on Aug. 30.

"Coach (Tennyson) Varney over at Grove City, he's been there (three years) and he has his system in place," coach Brent Morrison said. "They've changed their offense a little bit. They're running some spread, wing-T. We're looking forward to the challenge."

A season ago, the Warhawks pulled away in the second half for a 45-14 victory and their first win in the series. Grove City defeated Central 48-34 in 2004 and 38-20 in 2005.

The Dawgs finished 0-10 a year ago after going 1-9 in 2017 and 0-10 in 2016. They are seeking their first winning season since 2013 when they finished 6-4.

Senior Jevin Yors, who was the Dawgs' top receiver last season with 36 receptions for 489 yards and one touchdown, has moved to wingback. He rushed for 45 yards on 11 carries against Davidson, and Grove City finished with 140 total yards.

Senior running back Cole Crager rushed for 391 yards and one touchdown a year ago.

Junior quarterback Jared Knight emerged as the starter in Week 2 last season against Central, and he has held the position since.

"We're going to continue to do what we do best," Knight said. "We're going to run the ball with this new offense we have. The offense is looking great. Our team is coming together very well. We have some big playmakers now. A lot of our skilled guys are seniors. We have a lot of returnees. I think we'll be OK."

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