JJHuddle’s Division I Power Poll: Fitch enters the rankings, St. Xavier falls out


JJHuddle Power Poll Division I

There wasn’t much shuffling among the JJHuddle Division I Power Poll this week. Only one team lost – St. Xavier fell to Moeller. This week it’s highly likely the state’s best D-I teams will go 10-0. Only three play a team with a winning record. Click here for the complete rankings…




1. Colerain (5-0)
The Cardinals ran their Greater Miami Conference record to 43-1 in their last 44 conference games by blasting Lakota West 56-14. Senior QB Tyler Williams rushed for 192 yards and a TD on 15 carries. He also threw for two TDs. This week a road game at Lakota East (2-3) awaits. Previous: 1

2. Glenville (5-0)
The Tarblooders crushed Collinwood 61-0 and have one more test on their schedule before Week 11. That test comes this week with a road game at Cleveland JFK (4-1). After that Glenville should cruise. Previous: 2

3. Centerville (5-0)
After emotional and convincing wins the last two weeks over Alter and St. Ignatius, Centerville beat Springboro 28-13 last Friday. The Elks led just 14-13 at halftime but pulled away in the second half. Another rivalry game awaits this week with a trip to Kettering Fairmont (2-3) scheduled. Previous: 3

4. Pickerington Central (4-0)
The Tigers recorded their third shutout in four games by limiting rival Pickerington North to 50 total yards in a 42-0 win. Senior RB Speedy Hammond scored three TDs. This week the Tigers welcome Gahanna-Lincoln (2-3). Previous: 4

5. Cincinnati Moeller (5-0)
The Crusaders survived a stiff test from then-No. 9 and fellow GCL South heavyweight St. Xavier 17-7. Moeller, which trailed 7-0 at halftime, got a pair of second half TDs from senior RB Tucker Skove to complete the comeback. A trip to Indianapolis Cathedral (3-3) is on the docket this week. Previous: 5

6. Lakewood St. Edward (5-0)
Led by a dominating effort from senior DL Deonte Gibson (six sacks), the Eagles beat host Elder 20-3. This week St. Ed tangles with Benedictine (1-4). Next week a road trip to D-III power Columbus DeSales awaits. Previous: 6

7. Solon (5-0)
The Comets beat winless Hudson 34-6, but this week get a stiffer test with a road game at Mayfield (4-1). Senior RB Kyle Hammonds (Ohio recruit) rushed for 109 yards and a TD and Solon held Hudson to 138 total yards. Previous: 7

8. Hilliard Davidson (5-0)
The Wildcats dominated Thomas Worthington 52-0. Davidson outgained the Cardinals 446-21 in total yards and scored 17 points off turnovers. The Wildcats hit the road to face Central Crossing (1-4) this week.  Previous: 8

9. Cincinnati LaSalle (5-0)
The Lancers remained unbeaten with a 21-0 win at Lima Senior and improved to 5-0 for the first time since 1991. Senior QB Drew Kummer only completed five passes, but two went for TDs. Friday the Lancers host Walsh Jesuit (4-1). Previous: 10

10. Austintown-Fitch (5-0)
The Falcons make their Power Poll debut after beating Canton GlenOak 43-21. This comes on the heels of a 24-21 win over Canton McKinley. Will Mahone led Fitch with three TDs, including an 88-yard kickoff return to open the second half, against GlenOak. This week Fitch travles to Massillon Jackson (2-3).
Previous: NR

DROPPED OUT: No. 9 Cincinnati St. Xavier (lost 17-7 to No. 5 Moeller)

KEEP AN EYE ON: Middletown (5-0), St. Xavier (3-2), Anderson (4-1), Hilliard Darby (5-0), Twinsburg (5-0), Amherst Steele (5-0), Sylvania Southview (5-0), Toledo Whitmer (4-1), Willoughby South (4-1), Springfield (4-1)






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