The first weekend of high school football in Ohio has come and gone
and so have some teams from the JJHuddle/NBC4 Central Ohio Power Poll. All three No. 1s remained the same, but there were some other teams who lost their spots. See who dropped out and who bumped up.
The first weekend of high school football in Ohio has come and gone and so have some teams from the JJHuddle/NBC4 Central Ohio Power Poll.
All three No. 1s remained the same, but there were some other teams who lost their spots.
We’ll update the polls every Monday for release on JJHuddle and during the NBC 4 newscasts.
1. Dublin Coffman (1-0)
The Rocks got rolling by beating Olentangy Liberty 24-10. Now they get Westerville South who is licking its wounds after losing to Groveport-Madison.
2. Pickerington Central (1-0)
The Tigers pitched a shutout against Plainfield (Ind.). Now things get ratcheted up a bit with a meeting with Oscar Smith (Va.). Smith has won three straight D-VI Eastern Region titles in Virginia and pundits have tabbed the Tigers as capable of bringing home their second Virginia state title in three years this season.
3. Hilliard Davidson (1-0)
Led by running back Alex Mickley (195 yards and four TDs) the Wildcats canned Grove City 28-21 before an estimated 12,000. Brookhaven – who did little right against Marion-Franklin – awaits in Week 2.
4. Marion-Franklin (1-0)
The Red Devils proved thier not ready to give up the title as the City League’s strongest team by thrashing Brookhaven 27-2. Defensively the Devils didn’t allow a first down until the third quarter and they scored on their first three possessions of the game. Dublin Scioto is next on the docket.
5. New Albany (1-0)
The Eagles downed Licking Valley 26-10. Now they get Westerville Central, who lost 28-26 to Big Walnut after being ahead 20-0 at the half.
The Next Five
1. DeSales (1-0)
The Stallions built a 28-0 lead on Gahanna before winning 28-14. Next up is a long trek to Maumee.
2. Watterson (1-0)
The Eagles silenced some doubters with a strong display of defense and standout special teams. The result was 20-7 win over Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary. A trip to Beechcroft is on the schedule this week.
3. Hartley (1-0)
The Hawks 48-10 win over Amanda-Clearcreek speaks for itself. Watch out…
4. Jonathan Alder (1-0)
The Pioneers went on the road and shutout D-I foe Thomas Worthington. A trip to Marysville awaits this week.
5. Eastmoor (0-1)
So the Warriors stubbed their toe on the opening weekend, losing 25-19 to Northland in OT. Righting the ship this weekend against St. Charles is no easy task.
The Next Five
1. Fredericktown (1-0)
The Freddies had to overcome a 14-3 deficit, but they maintain the No. 1 spot with a 17-14 win over Sparta Highland. This week’s game at Berne Union should be decidedly easier.
2. North Union (1-0)
The Wildcats were steady and prolific in a 26-0 win over Fairbanks. Now they get a crack at Sparta Highland.
3. Ready (1-0)
A late field goal was the difference for the Silver Knights in a 23-21 win over Franklin Heights. A road trip to Blairsville (Pa.) awaits this week.
4. West Jefferson (1-0)
After falling behind 7-0, the Rough Riders rallied for 35 unanswered points in a 35-7 win over Mechanicsburg. West Jeff should have no problem with Madison Plains this week.
5. Newark Catholic (1-0)
Led by four TD runs from Britt Wilder, the Green Wave beat Harvest Prep 27-14. Now NC travels to Nelsonville-York this week.
The Next Five