JJHuddle’s Division IV Power Poll: The song remains the same


JJHuddle Power Poll Division IV

Only one Preseason Power Poll had all 10 of its members win in Week 1 – Division IV. And that might be a trend we see happen a lot this year. D-IV is deep and these teams are good.


1. Kettering Alter (1-0)
So now the Knights have two QBs (senior Zane Pitzer and sophomore Malik Zaire combined for 199 yards rushing and led Alter to touchdowns on six of its first 10 possessions in a 42-14 win over D-I Kettering Fairmont). That’s bad news for opponents. So too is the fact that Alter is riding a 31-game win streak on the field, a place where its also won 56 of its last 58 overall. This week’s opponent Cleveland East Tech will offer no resistance. The same can’t be said for week 3’s opposition – Centerville. Previous: 1

2. Kenton (1-0)
The Wildcats beat Coldwater (50-31) for the first time since 2001 and just the third time overall. That is a huge springboard for the rest of the season. Western Buckeye League play begins this week with Van Wert. Previous: 2
3. Clinton-Massie (1-0)

Senior RB Jordy Scanlon probably could have set every state rushing record there was in the Falcons 55-0 win over Blanchester. Instead he settled for 221 yards and six TDs in the first half. Rival Waynesville comes to town this week. Previous: 3

4. Coshocton (1-0)
Most expected the Redskins to have an easier time with East Knox than the 27-14 score indicates. A good road test looms this week with a trip to Akron Manchester. Previous: 4

5. Columbus Hartley (1-0)
The Hawks 48-10 win over Amanda-Clearcreek speaks for itself. Watch out. A trip to Columbus Academy awaits this week. Previous: 5

6. Wooster Triway (1-0)
The Titans opened with a 48-6 romp over West Holmes. Senior QB Derek Carmichael was the main catalyst, accounting for five TDs (four through the air). Triway hits the road for a game at Orrville in Week 2. Previous: 6

7. Campbell Memorial (1-0)
The Devils scored a 42-28 win over Mineral Ridge. Skevo Zembillas came up big with an 85-yard kickoff return for a TD and an 82-yard TD run. Next up is South Range. Previous: 7

8. Elyria Catholic (1-0)
The Panthers had no trouble with Lorain Clearview, winning 45-6. Senior QB Danny Reaser threw for 383 yards and five TDs in the win and in the process became the school’s all-time leading passer breaking the previous mark of 3,390 yards. Medina Buckeye visits this weekend. Previous: 8

9. Chagrin Falls (1-0)
The Tigers smashed Mantua Crestwood 42-13. Now they get Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin. Previous: 9

10. Ottawa-Glandorf (1-0)
The Titans shutout Fostoria 48-0. Next up is the Western Buckeye League gauntlet, starting with Lima Shawnee whose coming off a loss to Marion Local. Previous: 10





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