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Knox Pages reporter Grant Pepper (center) talks with Fredericktown head coach Beau Wolford (right) and senior quarterback Terry Fearn (left) about the Freddies' Week 3 matchup at Utica.

FREDERICKTOWN – This week, reporter Grant Pepper spoke with Fredericktown head coach Beau Wolford and senior quarterback Terry Fearn about the Freddies' Week 3 matchup at Utica on Friday night.

Fredericktown has begun the season 0-2 after losing by 56 to Clear Fork and 33 to Madison Plains. The Freddies' new-look offense has struggled against its first two opponents, mustering just 299 total yards and one touchdown.

Fearn has led the way on both sides of the ball with 78 passing yards, 58 rushing yards and 12 tackles, and he'll look to get Fredericktown back on track this week.

Utica is also 0-2 after blowout losses to Centerburg and East Knox. The Redskins have exhibited similar struggles offensively and defensively, having been outscored by 99 points through the first two weeks of the season. They'll rely on the talent of quarterback Collin McCullough (212 passing yards, 3 touchdowns) and others to carry them to victory this week.

Both teams will be hungry for their first win of the season on Friday night. Kickoff will be at 7 p.m. from Redskin Stadium.

WEEK 3:

KMAC

» Northmor (2-0) at Lucas (2-0) | Golden Knights, Cubs set to clash in battle of local heavyweights

» East Knox (2-0) at River View (1-1) | Bulldogs, dominant thus far, look to finish non-conference play undefeated

» Centerburg (1-1) at Northridge (0-2) | Trojans look to rebound after 24-point Week 2 loss

» Highland (0-2) at River Valley (2-0) | Scots look to avoid first 0-3 start since 2016

» Danville (0-2) vs. Worthington Christian (1-1) | Blue Devils round out brutal non-conference slate with matchup vs. Warriors

» Cardington (0-2) at Colonel Crawford (1-1) | Pirates seek answers offensively in Week 3

» Fredericktown (0-2) at Utica (0-2) | Freddies look to break into win column in first road game of season

» Mount Gilead (0-2) at Elgin (0-2) | Following promising Week 2 effort, Indians look to end losing streak against Comets

       

OCC

» Mansfield Senior (2-0) at Westerville North (0-2) | Undefeated Tygers set to battle D-I Warriors on the road

» Mount Vernon (2-0) at Buckeye Valley (0-2) | Yellow Jackets seek first 3-0 start since 2015

» Lexington (1-1) vs. Clear Fork (1-1) | Minutemen host Colts in battle of local playoff contenders

» West Holmes (1-1) vs. Orrville (2-0) | Knights welcome defending D-5 state champs into town for local showdown

» Wooster (0-2) vs. Dover (2-0) | After two close losses, Generals look to crack win column vs. Tornadoes

» Ashland (0-2) vs. Columbian (2-0) | Arrows aim for upset win over visiting Tornadoes

» Madison Comprehensive (0-2) vs. Bellevue (2-0) | Rams look to snap nine-game losing streak, dating back to 2018

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Grant is a 2018 graduate of Ohio Northern University, where he studied journalism and played basketball. He likes coffee, books and minor league baseball. He loves telling stories and has a passion for local news.