After losing at home to Harvest Prep, the Columbus Academy football team will look to get back on track when it plays host to Ready on Thursday, Oct. 3.
The Vikings fell to 2-3 overall and 0-2 in the MSL-Ohio Division with a 45-24 loss to the Warriors on Sept. 27.
The Silver Knights improved to 3-2 with a 28-21 win over Buckeye Valley on Sept. 27. Ready has won two consecutive games.
The Vikings are looking to avenge a 56-42 loss to the Knights last season. They defeated Ready 31-0 to open the 2017 season.
"We have to get back to work," coach Robin Miller said. "There's a new challenge in front of us right now and we don't have any time to dwell on it. We just buckle our chin straps and get back to work."
Ready's top threat on offense, 5-foot-7 running back Jack Foley, has missed the last three games with an injury. He rushed for 1,640 yards and 17 touchdowns last season.
"They have a ton of kids back," Miller said. "(Foley) is fun to watch. When he was just a sophomore, he ran all over us, all around us. He's fearless. I know he's not that tall, but up close he's an impressive build and he runs hard."
The Knights are coached by Joel Cutler, who is in his second stint with the program. Cutler's brother, Kyle, coaches London, which defeated Academy 48-7 on Sept. 13.
"Being the brother of the London coach, Joel Cutler will have all of our games on tape," Miller said. "They'll be super well-prepared for us, so it will be a challenge for us, especially with a short week."
Quarterback Darius Parham rushed for 108 yards and two touchdowns and added a touchdown pass to lead Ready past Buckeye Valley.
Academy fell behind Harvest Prep 27-0, and the Warriors had a 544-171 advantage in total yards.
Brady Hess passed for 108 yards and a score and added 32 yards rushing. Carter Warstler had eight catches for 71 yards and a touchdown.
"Harvest Prep was more physical than we expected," Miller said. "We knew they had speed and athleticism. That's a really good football team. They're going to give some teams fits."