Posted On: 09/15/20 10:30 AM

Days prior to the start of the 2020 season (in its current setup), Pickerington North senior and Ohio State verbal commit Jack SawyerJackSawyer6'5" | DLPickerington North | 2021StateOH opted out of the season to focus on preparation for the college level. With one of the state’s top athletes out of their lineups, the Panthers struggled out of the gate against defending Division I state champion and crosstown rival Pickerington Central. Depending on how long Sawyer’s teammates were aware of the decision prior to it becoming public, it might be fair to start Pickerington North’s evaluation a week later, then state its home tilt with Ohio Capital Conference divisional foe Galloway Westland would be a Week Two matchup, where traditionally coaches believe a team’s biggest jump in improvement occurs.

As for the Cougars, they came into the Sept. 11 contest looking to show considerable improvement after tallying a combined seven points in their previous two contests. Unfortunately for Westland, the Panthers were too much to handle in a 59-6 decision.

Some games, it takes a second glance from a different perspective of the field to fully grasp who stood out in the contest. Here is how things were more digestible Upon Further Review:


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