Friday Night Ohio - 2018 Week 1 preview: Columbus West at Lake

Columbus West Cowboys at Lake Blue Streaks
 

WHEN: 7 p.m. Friday.
WHERE: Lake Blue Streak Stadium - Alumni Field, Hartville, OH/span>
LAST SEASON: West 5-5; Lake 1-9

 
THE MATCHUP This is the first meeting between the teams, which are both in Division II, Region 7. ... West changed coaches in late summer, hiring former Beechcroft coach Bruce Queen, who is coaching his fourth team in four years. (He was at Grove City Christian in 2016 and coached Fairfield Christian from 2013-15.) ... The Cowboys, who are two years removed from going 9-2, run a variation on the wing-T while incorporating some spread concepts. "They've had some success the past couple years," Blue Streaks coach Dan DeGeorge said. "They're a very athletic team." ... The Blue Streaks are coming off the worst season in school history but return their top two rushers (RBs Cameron Martin and Noah Collins), top two passers (Martin and QB Paul Troyer) and top receiver (WR Tye Hunt). "We had a very good camp," DeGeorge said. "We've played with good tempo and gotten good senior leadership. The kids are just hungry and ready to play. They want the chance to redeem ourselves a bit for what happened last year."



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