JJHuddle’s Division IV Power Poll: Top 3 remain the same; Manchester enters the poll


JJHuddle Power Poll Division IV

The Top 3 teams remained the same in the JJHuddle Division IV Power Poll, but there was quite a bit of movement in the rest of the rankings. Ottawa-Glandrof’s loss to Wapakoneta opened up a spot in the rankings that Akron Manchester was happy to take over…click here for the complete rankings.




1. Kettering Alter (4-1)
The Knights beat Hamilton Badin for the 13th straight time – barely. Alter eked out a 10-7 win and now turns its attention to another stiff test at McNicholas (4-1). Previous: 1

2. Clinton-Massie (5-0)
The Falcons cruised past winless Miami Trace as Jordie Scanlon rushed for 234 yards and four TDs on 22 carries. This week C-M is at London (2-3). Previous: 2

3. Elyria Catholic (5-0)
As usual, senior QB Danny Reaser came up big for the Panthers as they beat Louisville St. Thomas Aquinas 29-10. Reaser completed 25-of-45 passes for 333 yards. FB Cory Campbell and RB Joe Dempsey each rushed for two TDs. EC hosts Garfield Heights Trinity (2-3) this week. Previous: 3

4. Kenton (4-1)
The Wildcats rebounded from their first loss to rout Elida 70-21. Junior QB Maty Mauk completed 27-of-39 passes for 490 yards and seven TDs. He also ran for 76 yards and another score. This week Kenton travels to Lima to face Bath (4-1). Previous: 5

5. Columbus Hartley (4-1)
The Hawks beat visiting Cleveland Villa Angela-St. Joseph 37-6 behind the running tandem of Noah Key (115 yards) and Jarrod Zang (123 yards). Kicker Brent Whale also connected on three field goals (38, 32 and 22 yards). This week Hartley hosts Columbus Grove (3-2). Previous: 6

6. Ironton (5-0)
For the second straight week the Tigers handed an undefeated team its first loss. This time it was Gallia Academy, which fell 48-7. Ironton faces arguably its toughest test to date this week with No. 7 Jonathan Alder (4-1) heading south to tackle the Tigers at Tank Stadium. Previous: 7

7. Jonathan Alder (4-1)
Senior QB Graham Johnston ran for four TDs and threw for another as the Pioneers crushed rival London 56-12. Alder rushed for 408 yards. The volume gets turned way up this week with a tough road test at unbeaten and No. 6 Ironton. Previous: 9

8. Fenwick (5-0)
The Falcons jumped out to a 21-0 lead after one quarter (ran seven plays for 210 yards and three TDs) and cruised to a 49-14 win over Purcell Marian. Both Joey Robertson and Jimmy Turvey rushed for over 100 yards and had two TDs. This week the Falcons face a huge test at unbeaten and D-III No. 8 Roger Bacon. Previous: 10

9. Akron Manchester (5-0)
The Panthers make their Power Poll debut thanks to yet another dominating effort. In the last three weeks, Manchester has beaten its three foes 113-3. Its latest conquer? A 42-0 shutout of Indian Valley. This week Manchester travels to Tuslaw (2-3).  Previous: NR

10. Campbell Memorial (5-0)
The Red Devils won their seventh straight regular season game and recorded their first shutout of the season with a 27-0 win over LaBrae. This week Memorial faces a test at Salem (4-1).  Previous: 8

DROPPED OUT: No. 4 Ottawa-Glandorf (lost 42-21 to Wapakoneta)

KEEP AN EYE ON: Orrville (4-1); Coshocton (4-1); Genoa (5-0); Ottawa-Glandorf (4-1); Carlisle (5-0); North College Hill (5-0); Portsmouth West (5-0); St. Clairsville (5-0); Perry (4-1); Chagrin Falls (4-1); Heath (4-1)






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