Warren still has a chance for a break-even season.
But to accomplish this, the Andy Schob-coached Warrriors (2-5 overall, 0-1 Southeastern Ohio Athletic League) will need to close out the 2013 football campaign with a three-game winning streak.
The royal blue and white gridders are scheduled to play two of those SEOAL contests on the road, starting with the Gallia Academy Blue Devils at Memorial Field Friday at 7 p.m.
Warren’s Andrew Henthorn (2) blocks a Jackson player during a game on Oct. 4. The Warriors are scheduled to play at Gallia Academy Friday night.
"Gallia is the defending SEOAL champion with a ton of returners," Schob said. "Warren has not beaten the Blue Devils since 1998, so there everyone knows what we are going against.
"However, I really like the attitude our players have, they continue to work, they continue to prepare, and they continue to be confident. We will go compete."
Currently, Warren has dropped three in a row, and a win over GAHS, the owner of a 5-2 overall and 1-0 SEOAL mark, would go a long way in boosting its confidence.
Last year in Vincent, Warren suffered a 52-21 setback to Gallia Academy.
Needless to say, the Warriors have their work cut out for themselves.
Gallia Academy is coming off a 55-49 triumph at Portsmouth (2-5, 0-2) last Friday night.
Quarterback Wade Jarrell led the Blue Devils, completing 18 of 31 passes for 279 yards and two touchdowns. He also rushed for 190 yards on 22 attempts and four TDs.
Running backs' Eric Ward, Logan Allison, Wes Jarrell, and Eli Miller combined to add 100 yards on the ground for the winners.
"Gallia will run a no-huddle offense and spread you all over the field," Schob said. "Their QB, Wade Jarrell is quick and elusive, can also throw the ball well, and makes great decisions."
Wes Jarrell also finished with four receptions for 91 yards to lead the Blue Devil team in that offensive category.
Some of the other receivers who had catches were Reid Eastman, Seth Adkinks, Kole Cater, Dylan Saunders, and Allison.
Defensively, Jarrell got the job done as well with six solo tackles, two for a loss. Brian Williams and Eli Miller finished with one sack apiece, while Blake Wilson had a pick.
"What Gallia does offensively puts defensive players in space and with the lack of team speed will put an even greater emphasis of assignments and tackling," Schob said.
Meanwhile, over at East Liverpool's Patterson Field on that same evening, Warren was getting drilled 35-7 by the Potters (2-5).
Not a whole lot went right for the Warriors on offense, but they did get a second-quarter score when QB Austin Klintworth hooked up with Andrew Henthorn for a 25-yard scoring strike.
"We had many opportunities, but did not capitalize and the game got away in the fourth quarter," Schob said.
Offensively, the Warriors amassed 180 total yards, while East Liverpool had 305, 236 of it on the ground.
Warren had a lot of difficulty with English.
Zach English of EL, that is. The Potter RB rushed for 188 yards on 25 carries and three TDs.
"We do not have good team speed and that showed when their very fast RB, Zach English, was able to get outside and get some long runs," Schob said.
Notes: After Gallia Academy, Warren is slated to host Portsmouth on Oct. 25, and then finishes its season at Logan on Nov. 1.