Week 4 Football Preview: St. Ignatius-Mentor, Coffman-Lake Catholic among big games


Shadyside QB Billy Merryman
Steve Helwagen checks in with a look ahead to the fourth weekend of the Ohio high school football season. A complete list of televised games and webcasts (via Press Box Productions) is also included.

A look ahead to the fourth weekend of Ohio high school football action.

The ONN/Ohio High Power Poll was updated on Monday for the first time since the preseason. Here is a look at some of the top teams in each division, listed in order:

* Division I – Cincinnati St. Xavier (3-0), Dublin Coffman (3-0), Cincinnati Colerain (3-0), Cleveland St. Ignatius (3-0), Cincinnati Elder (3-0), Mentor (2-1), Hilliard Darby (3-0), Brunswick (3-0), Pickerington Central (3-0), Macedonia Nordonia (3-0).

* Division II – Mayfield (3-0), Tallmadge (3-0), Columbus Watterson (3-0), Columbus DeSales (3-0).

* Division III – Sunbury Big Walnut (3-0), Cuyahoga Falls Walsh Jesuit (3-0), Cleveland Benedictine (3-0), Canal Fulton Northwest (3-0).

* Division IV – Youngstown Mooney (3-0), Kettering Alter (3-0), Steubenville (3-0), Williamsport Westfall (3-0).

* Division V – Maria Stein Marion Local (3-0), Lima Central Catholic (3-0), Sherwood Fairview (3-0), North Lima South Range (3-0).

* Division VI – Shadyside (3-0), Springfield Central Catholic (3-0), McComb (3-0), Hopewell-Loudon (3-0).

Here is a look at key games for the fourth weekend in Ohio:

Fox Sports Net will air a pair of games Thursday night. In southwest Ohio, FSN Ohio will air Cincinnati Colerain at Mason at 7 p.m. In northeast Ohio, viewers will see Tallmadge at Green at 7 p.m.

On Friday, Cincinnati Elder at Cincinnati LaSalle (with OSU verbal WR DeVier Posey), Cleveland St. Ignatius at Mentor, Cleveland Benedictine at Fremont Ross, Columbus Watterson at Cincinnati Glen Este, Canton McKinley at North Canton Hoover, Plain City Jonathan Alder at Washington C.H. Miami Trace (with OSU verbal LB-DE Nathan Williams), Lewis Center Olentangy at Sunbury Big Walnut, Madison (with OSU verbal TE Nic DiLillo) hosts Painesville Harvey and Macedonia Nordonia at Brunswick.

Also Friday, Maria Stein Marion Local at Rockford Parkway, Mayfield at Solon, Canfield at Warren Howland, Dublin Scioto at Worthington Kilbourne, Westerville Central (with OSU verbal K Ben Buchanan) hosts Powell Olentangy Liberty, Cincinnati Anderson at Hilliard Darby, Cleveland Lincoln West tackles Cleveland Glenville (with WR Cordale Scott), Lousiville (Ky.) Trinity (with 2009 OSU verbal LB Jordan Whiting) at Cincinnati St. Xavier and Buffalo (N.Y.) St. Joseph’s at Steubenville.

ONN will televise the game between New Albany and Columbus DeSales at DeSales on tape delay at 9:30 p.m. Friday.

Pressboxproductions.net will have a live audio webcast of the Milton Union-Franklin game at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Just click on that site at that time.

On Saturday, Mansfield (Mass.) at Lakewood St. Edward (at Lakewood Stadium), Youngstown Ursuline at Massillon Washington (with OSU verbal RB DeVoe Torrence), Warren Harding at Youngstown Mooney (Mooney won 28-13 last year), Dublin Coffman (with OSU verbals WR Jake Stoneburner and OL Mike Adams) at Mentor Lake Catholic and Shadyside at Wheeling (W.Va.) Central Catholic.

ONN will televise Cincinnati Moeller’s game at Findlay Saturday night.

Pressboxproductions.net will have a live audio webcast of the Dublin Coffman-Mentor Lake Catholic game at 7 p.m. Saturday.

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