St. Edward escaped Glenville, Moeller shut out Pickerington Central, Middletown survived Wayne…To say Week 1 was entertaining is an understatement. Here’s how things shake out in the Muscle Milk and JJHuddle Division I Power Poll heading into Week 2…
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2011 Muscle Milk
& JJHuddle Division I Power Poll: Week 2
1. Lakewood St. Edward (1-0)
The Eagles survived Glenville 17-14 in OT at Cleveland browns Stadium. Had the Tarblooders kicked a PAT late, the state champs could be looking at 0-1. It was that close. This week St. Edward travels to Pennsylvania to tangle with Penn Hills out of Pittsburgh. It’s the Indians opener.
2. Cincinnati St. Xavier (1-0)
The Bombers shut down Springfield and allowed the Wildcats just six total yards (and -29 rushing) in a 30-7 win in a Skyline Chili Showdown game at Nippert Stadium. This weekend St. Xavier faces No. 9 Pickerington Central (0-1) in the Herbstreit Classic at Ohio Stadium. Game time is noon Sunday. The game will be televised on ESPNU.
3. Austintown-Fitch (1-0)
The Falcons beat Warren Harding 28-7. Senior RB William Mahone ran for 102 yards and a TD on 24 carries. Senior DB Chris Davis (Pitt) returned an INT for a TD. This week Fitch hosts Poland (1-0).
4. Cincinnati Elder (1-0)
The Panthers trailed 7-0 after the first quarter but used five second half turnovers to propel themselves to a 33-14 win over host Centerville. RB Cody fox rushed for 164 yards and three TDs. This week Elder travels to Lakota West (0-1).
5. Glenville (0-1)
The Tarblooders left plenty of people scratching their heads by going for a 2-point conversion and not a PAT with the score tied in the closing minutes of their eventual 17-14 OT loss to St. Edward. Regardless, Glenville proved it could play with the state’s No. 1 team. Glenville faces Camden County (GA) this weekend in the Herbstreit Classic at Ohio Stadium. Game time is Monday at noon on ESPNU.
6. Cincinnati Moeller (1-0)
The Crusaders shut out then-No. 4 Pickerington Central 14-0 in a Skyline Chili Showdown game at Nippert Stadium. Defensively Moeller allowed just 34 yards rushing. This week the Crusaders face Hamilton (1-0).
7. Middletown (1-0)
Despite converting just 1-of-5 PATs, the Middies made their last one – a 2-point run by Jalin Marshall – to beat Wayne 32-31 in a Skyline Chili Showdown game at Welcome Stadium. Defensively, Middletown stopped Wayne on a 2-point attempt of its one in the closing seconds to preserve the win. The Middies travel to Troy (1-0) this week.
8. Colerain (1-0)
The Cardinals kept their home win streak in tact (60 straight since 1999) and beat Cocoa (Fla.) 17-7 on national TV (aired on ESPN) in a Skyline Chili Showdown game . The loss snapped a 38-game win streak by Cocoa, which has win three straight Florida state titles. Colerain hosts its second straight out-of-state opponent this week when Ryle (Ky.) pays a visit.
9. Pickerington Central (0-1)
Tigers couldn’t find their footing or the end zone in a 14-0 loss to
Moeller. Things don’t get any easier this week for Pick Central, which
faces No. 2 St. Xavier in the Herbstreit Classic on Sunday at Ohio
Stadium. The game, which kicks off at noon, will be on ESPNU.
10. Whitmer (1-0)
The Panthers held Start to 108 yards of total offense en route to a 42-6 win. RB Jody Webb led the offense (300 yards) by rushing for two TDs and 53 yards on 17 carries. Whitmer faces Canadian school Lucas Secondary (Ontario) this week.
DROPPED OUT: No. 8 Northmont (lost 28-14 to Hamilton)
BEST OF THE REST: Cleveland St. Ignatius (1-0), Wayne (0-1), Hilliard Davidson (1-0), Pickerington North (1-0), Lancaster (1-0), Toledo St. John’s (1-0), Mentor (1-0), Troy (1-0), Solon (1-0), Massillon Washington (1-0)