JJHuddle’s Division IV Power Poll: Kenton, Hartley and Chagrin Falls lose


JJHuddle Power Poll Division IV

Only one team this week in the JJHuddle Division IV Power Poll holds the same ranking it did last week – and that’s No. 1 Alter. Losses by Kenton, Hartley and Chagrin Falls caused some major shuffling in the Top 10. Click here to see who landed where.




1. Kettering Alter (3-1)
The Knights bounced back from their loss at Centerville to beat Purcell Marian 28-14. Senior QB Zane Pitzer led the way with 76 yards and a TD on 13 carries. He also threw for a TD. Alter entertains Badin (2-2) this week. Previous: 1

2. Clinton-Massie (4-0)
The Falcons fell behind Hillsboro 7-0 and then scored 63 unanswered points to record their 26th straight regular season win. Senior RB Jordie Scanlon continued to roll, rushing for 201 yards and three TDs on 18 carries. This week C-M travels to winless Miami Trace. Previous: 3

3. Elyria Catholic (4-0)
A week after beating Elyria in a game that took 61-years to schedule, the Panthers recorded another huge victory with a 34-28 win over then No. 4 Columbus Hartley in overtime. Senior QB Danny Reaser paved the way by completing 24-of-34 passes for 286 yards and two TDs. This week EC gets a visit from Louisville St. Thomas Aquinas (2-2). Previous: 5

4. Ottawa-Glandorf (4-0)
The Titans stuffed Kenton’s high-octane offense and forced an incompletion on a game-tying two-point attempt with less than five minutes to go in a 22-20 win over then No. 2 Kenton. O-G’s defensive scheme? No down linemen. This week O-G can’t have a letdown with a trip to Wapakoneta (3-1) looming. Previous: 8

5. Kenton (3-1)
Junior QB Maty Mauk completed 33-of-50 passes for 348 yards and three TDs, but it wasn’t enough as the Wildcats fell 22-20 at Ottawa-Glandorf. Defensively the Wildcats played good but couldn’t force a turnover on downs in the final 4:37 as O-G ran out the clock and marched to the Kenton 1-yardline. The Wildcats are home against Elida (3-1) on Friday. Previous: 2

6. Columbus Hartley (3-1)
It took overtime, but Hartley finally fell on the road, losing 34-28 to then No. 5 Elyria Catholic. The Hawks missed a 41-yard field goal with three seconds left in regulation and lost a fumble in OT. They still managed to rush for 243 yards. This week Cleveland Villa Angela-St. Joseph (2-2) heads south. Previous: 4

7. Ironton (4-0)
The Tigers passed their toughest test to date with flying colors by blasting visitng and previously unbeaten Ashland (Ky.) Blazer 43-6. Tre Wilks took the first play from scrimmage 64 yards for a TD and the rout was on. Wilks ended the game with 212 yards and four TDs on just eight carries. He also returned an interception 54 yards for another TD. This week the Tigers face another unbeaten in visiting Gallia Academy (4-0). Previous: 9

8. Campbell Memorial (4-0)
The Devils are winning but they’ve only played one team with a winning record thus far.  That will change in October with dates against Salem, Champion and Girard looming in Weeks 6-8. In the meantime, LaBrae (2-2) comes to town. Previous: 5

9. Jonathan Alder (3-1)
The Pioneers racked up 347 total yards and beat Miami Trace 56-0. Six different players scored TDs for Alder, including senior QB Graham Johnston who ran for two and threw for one. Next up is London (2-2), which heads north on Route 42 Friday. Previous: 10

10. Fenwick (4-0)
Few teams have as many big early season wins as the Falcons (victories over McNicholas, Valley View and Dayton Oakwood). Fenwick looks to continue its roll this week at home against Purcell Marian (1-3). Senior RB Joey Robertson is second in the GCL in rushing (603 yards). Previous: NR

DROPPED OUT: No. 7 Chagrin Falls (lost 25-14 to Aurora)

Akron Manchester (4-0); Perry (4-0); Orrville (3-1); Coshocton (3-1); Genoa (4-0); Carlisle (4-0); North College Hill (4-0); Portsmouth West (4-0); Peninsula Woodridge (4-0); St. Clairsville (4-0)






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