PREVIEW: Col. City set to take on Chargers

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s football team will be looking to put a two-game losing streak in the rearview mirror this Friday.Unfortunately for the Eagles (3-4, 2-3), they will be playing their third ranked opponent in as many weeks — Carroll.The Chargers are ranked 12th in Class 6A, according to the Associated Press. Carroll beat Homestead 51-34 last week for its first win over the Spartans since 2003.For Columbia City, it lost to East Noble last week, 31-7. Making this week’s battle with Carroll more challenging is the fact that Friday’s contest, which has a 7 p.m. kickoff, is at Carroll.Columbia City fell to Carroll in 2012 by a final score of 20-6. The last win for the Eagles in the rivalry was a 31-7 win in 2011.Overall, Columbia City is 7-6 on the gridiron against Carroll from the year 2000 to present. Last year’s loss to the Chargers was the first for the Eagles since 2007.To read the rest of this story, see the Oct. 10 issue of The Post and Mail. Don't have a subscription? Call (260) 244-5153 or subscribe to our e-edition. For breaking news, sports updates and additional coverage, bookmark the homepage and find us on facebook and twitter.