JJHuddle’s Division III Power Poll: Another week, another massive shuffle


JJHuddle Power Poll Division III

Another week, another crazy game of musical chairs in Division III. This week three new teams enter the JJHuddle Division III Power Poll after four teams in the prevuious Top 10 lost. Who is out? Who is in? Who is going to stay sane this week?




1. Watterson (6-1)
Watterson started a new streak Friday. After losing five straight to its archrival DeSales, the Eagles improved to 6-1 with a 31-7 win over the Stallions at Crew Stadium. The Watterson defense forced three turnovers, two of which QB Patrick Rhomberg turned into TDs. Watterson held a 31-0 lead before DeSales scored with less than seven minutes left. This week the Eagles are at St. Charles (5-2). Previous: 1

2. Youngstown Mooney (5-2)
The Cardinals ran their win streak to three with a 23-6 victory over Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary. RB Charlie Brown ran for a team-high 114 yards and a TD as Mooney racked up 218 yards on the ground.  This week the Cardinals face a huge test in rival and unbeaten Ursuline. Previous: 2

3. Marlington (8-0)
The Dukes beat Canton South 35-18 and got to watch history as Canton South QB Jared Mays attempted a national high school record 87 pass attempts and tied a national record with 46 completions. That being said Marlington’s running game – led by junior Alden Hill and sophomore Dymonte Thomas – was too potent for South’s aerial display. This week the Dukes host Louisville (6-2). Previous: 4

4. Wyoming (7-1)
The Cowboys won their sixth straight with a 55-20 rout of Finneytown. That’s not the only good news. Senior QB Kyle Seyfried, out since suffering a broken left foot in a season-opening win over Edgewood, made his return and completed 10-of-17 passes for 245 yards and three TDs. Seyfried was the 2009 D-III AP Offensive Player of the Year.  Previous: 5

5. Steubenville (6-2)
Big Red lost back-to-back games form the first time since 2001, falling 24-3 to Ursuline. Steubenville led 3-0 in the second quarter before Ursuline exploded. The Irish racked up 442 total yards. This week Steubenville looks to rebound against Buffalo (N.Y.) St. Joseph (3-4). Big Red is 6-0 against out-of-state opponents this year and 0-2 versus Ohio teams. Previous: 3

6. Eaton (8-0)
The Eagles continue to run rampant. Eaton has allowed just 40 points all season and no team has scored more than seven points on them. Their latest victory was a 35-0 shutout of Franklin. This week Eaton gets a test with a trip to valley View (5-3). Previous: 8

7. Licking Valley (6-2)
The Panthers rushed for 366 yards and pounded rival Newark Catholic 31-7. Sophomore RB Drew McArtor did most of the damage, rushing for 200 yards and three TDs on 35 carries. Defensively, LV limited NC to seven first downs and 142 total yards. The Panthers host Columbus Academy (5-3) this week. Previous: 10

8. Tiffin Columbian (7-1)
The Tornados make their Power Poll debut and are riding a seven-game win streak after dispatching Willard 48-22. Columbian is averaging 39 points in their wins and allowing just 11.8. This week the Tornados host Upper Sandusky (1-7). Previous: NR

9. Springfield Shawnee (7-1)
Winners of seven straight, Shawnee makes its first appearance in the Power Poll thanks to an impressive 35-21 win over Tecumseh. Junior QB Brad Jarzab rebounded from fumbles on the Braves first two drives to rush for 176 yards and two TDs. Shawnee has beaten Tippecanoe, Kenton Ridge and Tecumseh the last three weeks. This week the Braves travel to Bellefontaine (4-4). Previous: NR

10. Thornville Sheridan (8-0)
The Generals enter the Power Poll after blasting Dresden Tri-Valley 42-14. Sheridan gained over 400 yards on the ground and had three backs go over 100 yards, including QB C.J. Myers who rushed for three TDs. This week the Generals face another slid road test at Crooksville (6-2). Previous: NR

DROPPED OUT: No. 6 Columbus DeSales (lost 31-7 to Watterson); No. 7 Clyde (lost 20-17 in OT to Perkins); No. 9 Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary (lost 23-6 to Mooney)

KEEP AN EYE ON: Akron SVSM (5-3); McNicholas (6-2); Columbus DeSales (4-4); Akron Buchtel (6-2); Dayton Dunbar (6-2); Poland (5-3); Roger Bacon (6-2); Minerva (6-1); Tippecanoe (7-1); East Liverpool (7-1)










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