The Worthington Christian offense seemingly is back on track as it prepares to begin MSL-Cardinal Division action Friday, Sept. 20, at home against Grove City Christian.
After committing four turnovers in a 42-17 loss to Galion Northmor on Sept. 6, the Warriors produced 430 yards of offense in a 33-26 win at Danville on Sept. 13, a contest that featured weather delays.
Senior quarterback Lucas Hartings completed 22 of 38 passes for 329 yards with two touchdowns and one interception and rushed 11 times for 41 yards and three scores as the Warriors improved to 2-1. Sophomore wide receiver D.J. Moore had 10 catches for 238 yards and one touchdown and senior wide receiver Jake Thompson reeled in seven receptions for 61 yards and one score.
"We have a quarterback capable of making every throw from any spot on the field," coach Jeff Hartings said. "We have to use that to our advantage."
Grove City Christian beat Dayton Jefferson 21-12 on Sept. 13 to improve to 1-2.
Against Jefferson, Joey Gallagher and Josiah Bever each had an interception return for a touchdown and quarterback Jayden Hanks threw a touchdown pass to Braydon Taylor.
Worthington Christian leads the all-time series against the Eagles 4-1, including a 40-18 victory last season that began a five-game winning streak.
Against Danville, Lucas Hartings ran for a 2-yard touchdown with eight seconds remaining for the winning score in support of a defense that received nine tackles from freshman linebacker Josh Carrel and two tackles for loss from senior lineman Caleb Harper.
On the season, Moore has 21 catches for 463 yards and four touchdowns and also has been a part of the punt and kickoff return teams. Senior running back Landon West has 124 yards rushing and Thompson has 17 receptions for 163 yards and three scores on offense and two interceptions on defense.