WEST CHESTER TWP. — The state-ranked Lakota West High football team knew the route to a championship would involve going up against some familiar foes.
The Firebirds will see one tonight, as they host Colerain in a Division I postseason battle.
Lakota West took care of West Clermont 44-0 in the first round, and last Friday night the Firebirds beat rival Lakota East 31-14.
The Greater Miami Conference champions have a perfect season going on. And on this perfect run, the Firebirds have scored a total of 200 points, while only giving up 34 — coining them the best defense in the GMC.
The Firebirds are led by sophomore quarterback Mitch Bolden and running back Cameron Good. Bolden’s wideouts are one of the reasons why West is so dangerous on offense. Sophomore Trent Lloyd and senior Adrian Davis both have the capability to make big plays.
The Firebirds are also led on the defensive side by Aden Miller and Bryan Henderson, who both have 5-plus sacks on the season.
The Firebirds went into Colerain the first game of the season and won 10-0. The Cardinals turned the ball over twice to help the Firebirds walk away with the win.
The Cardinals are led by junior running back MJ Flowers, who is averaging 103.6 yards per game, to go along with his 14 scores. The Firebirds were able to contain Flowers the first game with 10 carries for only 22 yards.
Expect the same type of battle it was in the first week. Kickoff is slated at 7 p.m., with the winner taking on either No. 7 Elder or No. 3 St. Xavier.