St. Xavier at Moeller, Massillon at McKinley, Ignatius at St. Edward among top Week 10 match ups


Massillon vs. Canton McKinley
Steve Helwagen checks in with a look ahead to the 10th weekend of
Ohio high school football season. A complete list of televised games
and webcasts (via Press Box Productions) is included. Also, look for
game stories on this weekend from St. Ignatius at St. Edward, Alter at Chaminade-Julienne, Northmont at Piqua and

We look ahead to the 10th weekend of Ohio high school football action.

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

* Division I – Cincinnati St. Xavier (9-0), Cincinnati Colerain (9-0), Hilliard Darby (9-0), Dublin Coffman (9-0), Brunswick (9-0), Pickerington Central (9-0), Euclid (8-1), Cleveland St. Ignatius (7-2), Mentor (6-2), Macedonia Nordonia (8-1).

* Division II – Columbus DeSales (9-0), Tallmadge (9-0), Cincinnati Turpin (9-0), Avon Lake (9-0).

* Division III – Sunbury Big Walnut (9-0), Canal Fulton Northwest (9-0), Newark Licking Valley (8-1), Rocky River (9-0).

* Division IV – Youngstown Mooney (9-0), Kettering Alter (9-0), Steubenville (9-0), Williamsport Westfall (9-0).

* Division V – Maria Stein Marion Local (9-0), Sherwood Fairview (9-0), North Lima South Range (9-0), Findlay Liberty-Benton (9-0).

* Division VI – Springfield Catholic Central (9-0), Bascom Hopewell-Loudon (9-0), Mogadore (8-1), Norwalk St. Paul (8-1).

Still Unbeaten

No fewer than 36 Ohio teams remain unbeaten heading into Week 10. Here is a rundown by division (all teams 9-0; regions in parentheses):

* Division I (6 teams) – Brunswick (2), Hilliard Darby (3), Dublin Coffman (3), Pickerington Central (3), Cincinnati St. Xavier (4), Cincinnati Colerain (4).

* Division II (6 teams) – Tallmadge (5), Warren Howland (5), Avon Lake (6), Columbus DeSales (7), Dresden Tri-Valley (7), Cincinnati Turpin (8).

* Division III (4 teams) – Rocky River (9), Sunbury Big Walnut (10), Tipp City Tippecanoe (10), Canal Fulton Northwest (11).

* Division IV (6 teams) – Youngstown Mooney (13), Steubenville (13), Williamsport Westfall (15), Pataskala Licking Heights (15), St. Clairsville (15), Kettering Alter (16).

* Division V (9 teams) – North Lima South Range (17), Vienna Mathews (17), Sherwood Fairview (18), Findlay Liberty-Benton (18), Hamler Patrick Henry (18), Bucyrus Wynford (18), Old Washington Buckeye Trail (19), Maria Stein Marion Local (20), West Jefferson (20).

* Division VI (5 teams) – Bascom Hopewell-Loudon (21), Beallsville (23), Springfield Catholic Central (24), Portsmouth Sciotoville (24), Covington (24).

Key Games This Weekend

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

On Thursday night, Fox Sports Net Ohio will air games on a regional basis at 7 p.m. In southwest Ohio, FSN has Fairfield at Hamilton. In northeast Ohio, it will be Strongsville at Solon.

Key games Friday include: Kettering Alter at Dayton Chaminade-Julienne, Columbus DeSales at Cleveland Benedictine, Youngstown Mooney at Columbus Watterson, Warren Harding at Erie (Pa.) Cathedral Prep, Grove City at Hilliard Davidson, Newark Licking Valley (with OSU verbal junior LB Storm Klein) at Gahanna Columbus Academy, Cleveland Heights at Mentor, Cincinnati St. Xavier at Cincinnati Moeller (St. X won 21-0 last year), Hilliard Darby at Groveport-Madison, Westerville North at Dublin Coffman (with OSU verbals OL Mike Adams and WR Jake Stoneburner), Medina at Brunswick, Cleveland Glenville (with WR Cordale Scott) vs. Cleveland South, Tallmadge at Wadsworth and Avon Lake at Amherst Steele.

Also Friday: Parma Normandy at North Royalton, New Albany at Sunbury Big Walnut, Canal Fulton Northwest at Alliance, Clyde at Oak Harbor, Kettering Alter at Dayton Chaminade-Julienne, Cardinal O’Hara (N.Y.) at Steubenville (in a battle of unbeatens), Pataskala Licking Heights at West Jefferson (battle of 9-0 teams), New Bremen at Maria Stein Marion Local, Jamestown Greenview at Springfield Catholic Central, Madison (with OSU verbal TE Nic DiLillo) at Painesville Riverside, Washington C.H. at Washington C.H. Miami Trace (with OSU verbal LB Nathan Williams), Westerville Central (with OSU verbal K Ben Buchanan) at Marysville.

Ohio News Network will televise the Cleveland St. Ignatius-Lakewood St. Edward game from Lakewood. The game will be shown on a tape delay basis at 9:30 p.m. Friday. St. Ed won 21-13 last year to trim CSI’s edge to 22-21 all-time edge in The Holy War. will provide audio webcasts of two games Friday night and one game Saturday. The Friday games will be Worthington Kilbourne at Olentangy and Clayton Northmont at Piqua, each starting at 7:30 p.m.

On Saturday, will have a webcast of Massillon Washington (with OSU verbal RB DeVoe Torrence) at Canton McKinley at 2 p.m. This will be the 116th rendition of this storied rivalry. Massillon won this game 10-7 last year. Massillon holds the all-time series lead at 61-49-5.

Also Saturday, Coldwater visits Delphos St. John’s and Cincinnati LaSalle (with OSU verbal WR DeVier Posey) at Dayton Colonel White.

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