JJHuddle’s Division IV Power Poll: Alder, Fenwick record huge road wins


JJHuddle Power Poll Division IV

Jonathan Alder and Fenwick solidified their spots in the JJHuddle Division IV Power Poll by recording big wins over previous unbeatens Ironton and Roger Bacon, respectively, last week. Who else had a good week? Try Genoa and St. Clairsville who both moved into the rankings.




1. Kettering Alter (5-1)
Senior QB Zane Pitzer ran for 167 yards and three first quarter TDs as the Knights beat Cincinnati McNicholas 42-14. This week Alter faces a stiff test at rival Carroll (5-1). Previous: 1

2. Clinton-Massie (6-0)
The Falcons won their 28th straight regular season game and ruined London’s homecoming by shutting out the hosts 49-0. Senior RB Jordie Scanlon had another huge game with 296 yards and four TDs on 29 carries. This week C-M travels to Greenfield McClain (4-2). Previous: 2

3. Elyria Catholic (6-0)
The Panthers cruised to a 54-31 win over Garfield Heights Trinity thanks in part to senior QB Danny Reaser who threw for 349 yards and five TDs. Reaser’s favorite targets were Zach Rogers (nine receptions, 153 yards, two TDs) and Conor Vorheis (six receptions, 116 yards, two TDs). Previous: 3

4. Kenton (5-1)
The Wildcats are rolling again. Kenton blasted Lima Bath 60-0 last week and rolled up 630 yards of offense in the process. Junior QB Maty Mauk threw for 390 yards and six TDs and ran for 144 yards and another score. Senior WR Max Morrison caught 17 passes for 249 yards and four TDs. This week the Wildcats get a test with visiting Celina (5-1) coming to town.  Previous: 4

5. Jonathan Alder (5-1)
The Pioneers may have recorded the most impressive road win for a Central Ohio team this year last week when they traveled to Ironton and handed the previously unbeaten Tigers a 38-14 smack down. RB Austin Dehart paved the way with 151 yards and three TDs on 30 carries. This week Alder travels to face another undefeated in Washington Court House Washington. Previous: 7

6. Columbus Hartley (5-1)
The Hawks built a big lead and then withstood a Columbus Grove rally in a 42-35 win last week. Hartley led 35-14 in the third quarter. Senior RB Noah Key led the way with 214 yards and three TDs. This week Hartley travels to Dayton Thurgood Marshall (5-1). Previous: 5

7. Fenwick (6-0)
If Jonathan Alder’s win at Ironton wasn’t the most impressive for a D-IV team last week, than Fenwick’s 55-28 throttling of previously unbeaten Roger Bacon was. The Falcons racked up 617 yards of offense and had three backs go over 100 yards each. Their QB also threw for over 100 yards. This week Fenwick hosts Chaminade Julienne (2-4). Previous: 8

8. Akron Manchester (6-0)
Senior RB Mark Noble scored a school record six TDs and ran for 166 yards as the Panthers beat Massillon Tuslaw 46-20. This week Manchester visits Wooster Triway (5-1). Previous: 9

9. Genoa (6-0)
The Comets make their Power Poll debut after claiming their 35th straight regular season win with a 32-20 decision over Pemberville Eastwood. Sophomore RB Kyle Nutter led the charge by rushing for a career-high 219 yards and three TDs on 41 carries. This week Genoa travels to winless Gibsonburg. Previous: NR

10. St. Clairsville (6-0)
The Red Devils are 6-0 for the first time since 2007 and make their Power Poll debut on the heels of impressive wins over Bellaire, Nelsonville-York and Indian Creek. In its most recent victory – a 47-7 win over Indian Creek – St. Clairsville was led by senior QB Zach Kinnick who threw for 370 yards and two TDs. Up next for the Red Devils is a tough road test at Richmond Edison (5-1). Previous: NR

DROPPED OUT: No. 6 Ironton (lost 38-14 to then-No. 7 Jonathan Alder); No. 10 Campbell Memorial (lost 42-21 to Salem)

KEEP AN EYE ON: Orrville (5-1); Coshocton (5-1); Ironton (5-1); Carlisle (6-0); North College Hill (6-0); Portsmouth West (6-0); Perry (5-1); Chagrin Falls (5-1); Heath (5-1); Belleville Clearfork (5-1); Campbell Memorial (5-1)






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