JJHuddle’s Division IV Power Poll: Alter out as No. 1…who is in?

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JJHuddle Power Poll Division IV

With previous No. 1 Kettering Alter losing to rival Chaminade Julienne in Week 10, the top spot in the final JJHuddle Division IV Power Poll was up for grabs. Who snagged it? Clinton-Massie? Jonathan Alder? Kenton? Click here to see who finished No. 1…


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JJHUDDLE’S DIVISION IV POWER POLL: FINAL RANKINGS

1. Clinton-Massie (10-0)
The Falcons won their 32nd straight regular season game by holding Clinton County rival East Clinton to 37 total yards in a 540 win. Senior RB Jordan Scanlon also went over 2,000 yards for the season by rushing for 199 and five TDs. Clinton-Massie hosts postseason newcomer Cincinnati Taft (6-4) this Friday in a Region 16 quarterfinal. Previous: 2

2. Kenton (9-1)
The Wildcats won their sixth straight game and captured the Western Buckeye League title outright with a 54-14 win over St. Marys Memorial. Junior QB Maty Mauk burned the Roughriders for 404 yards and six TDs on 23-of-29 passing.. He also ran for a TD. Kenton opens postseason play on the road at Carlisle in a Region 16 quarterfinal Friday. Previous: 3

3. Jonathan Alder (9-1)
The Pioneers closed with a 39-20 win over host St. Charles. Graham Johnston ran for 139 yards and a TD, while Austin DeHart added 136 yards and three TDs. A blocked extra-point in Week 3 against Clinton-Massie is the only thing separating Alder from being 10-0. As it stands, the Pioneers end the regular season on a seven-game winning streak. Alder hosts Waynesville (8-2) in the Region 16 quarterfinals Friday. Previous: 4

4. Akron Manchester (10-0)
The Panthers completed their first 10-0 season since 2004, won their second straight outright Principals Athletic Conference title and earned the program’s 18th playoff berth under longtime head coach Jim France with a 28-14 win over Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy. France is in his 39th year at the school. This week Manchester hosts Perry (6-4) in a Region 13 quarterfinal. Previous 5

5. Genoa (10-0)
The Comets won their 39th straight regular season game and won a fourth straight outright Suburban Lakes League title with a 50-20 win over Elmwood. It is Genoa’s 12th SLL title over all. The conference disbands after this school year. The Comets open postseason play by hosting Ottawa-Glandorf (8-2) in a Region 14 quarterfinal Friday.  Previous: 6



6. Kettering Alter (8-2)
The Knights had their 35-game Greater Catholic League winning streak snapped with a 13-6 loss to archrival Chaminade Julienne. Alter still won its 10th straight GCL North Division title though and has now made the playoffs 10 straight seasons. The Knights open Region 16 postseason play at North College Hill (10-0) in a quarterfinal on Friday. Previous: 1

7. Elyria Catholic (9-1)
The Panthers beat Cleveland Villa Angela-St. Joseph 50-26 in the regular season finale. EC enters the postseason with school’s most prolific passer ever in senior Danny Reaser who has thrown for 3,337 yards, 36 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. The Panthers open Region 14 play Friday by hosting Huron (7-3) in a quarterfinal. Previous: 7

8. Bellville Clear Fork (9-1)
The Colts won their first Ohio Cardinal Conference title and ninth straight game with a 51-13 win over West Holmes. Senior RB Jordan McCune rushed for 102 yards and two TDs and broke the program’s single-season rushing record with 1,739 yards. The Colts host Ontario (7-3) in a Region 14 quarterfinal on Friday. Previous: 8

9. Heath (9-1)
The Bulldogs racked up 610 yards of offense, including 554 on the ground, in a 56-13 win over Lakewood. Kameron Herring (133 yards), Donyelle Simpson (111 yards, two TDs) and Cole Benner (80 yards, TD) all did damage. This week Heath will host Albany Alexander (8-2) in a Region 15 quarterfinal. Previous: 9

10. Chagrin Falls (9-1)
The Tigers closed the regular season with a 27-6 win over fellow playoff team Perry. Chagrin Falls, which finished state runner-up last year, hosts Garrettsville Garfield (8-2) in a Region 13 quarterfinal on Friday. Previous: 10

DROPPED OUT: None

BEST OF THE REST:
Carlisle (10-0); North College Hill (10-0); Hartley (8-2); Campbell Memorial (9-1); Ironton (8-2); Portsmouth West (8-2); Waynesville (8-2); Amanda-Clearcreek (7-3); Orrville (7-3); Wooster Triway (8-2)

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