Cincinnati continues to flex its muscle, Northeast Ohio is close behind and Central Ohio is sneaking up. Here’s how things shake out in the Muscle Milk and JJHuddle Division I Power Poll heading into Week 3…
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2011 Muscle Milk
& JJHuddle Division I Power Poll: Week 3
1. Lakewood St. Edward (2-0)
The Eagles beat Penn Hills (PA) 47-6. Trailing 6-3 after the first quarter, St. Edward got a lift from junior RB Dwayne Aaron who scored four consecutive TDs, including three in the second quarter. This week the Eagles host one of the state’s hottest team’s in D-III unbeaten Youngstown Mooney (2-0).
2. Cincinnati St. Xavier (2-0)
Led by senior RB Connor Hundley who ran for four TDs and 156 yards, the Bombers beat Pickerington Central 38-21 in a Herbstreit Classic game marred by turnovers (St. X had four in the first half). This weekend another huge test looms with a trip to undefeated Colerain (2-0). The Cardinals have won 63 straight home games dating back to 1999.
3. Austintown-Fitch (2-0)
The Falcons beat Poland 21-3. Senior RB William Mahone was the main cog, rushing for 147 yards and two TDs on 17 carries. This week the Falcons host Canadian opponent St. Mary’s. .
4. Cincinnati Elder (2-0)
Senior QB Ben Gramke threw for a career-high 293 yards and three TDs as the Panthers beat host Lakota West 35-14. This week Elder hosts Louisville (KY) Trinity (2-0).
5. Cincinnati Moeller (2-0)
The Crusaders crushed Hamilton 68-7. Junior QB Spencer Icavone completed 8-of-15 passes for three TDs, while senior WR Monty Madaris had three receptions for two TDs. Junior RB Keith Watkins carried the ball 13 times for 51 yards and two TDs. The Crusaders outgained the Big Blue 503-110 in total yards. This week Moeller hosts Clayton Northmont (0-2).
6. Colerain (2-0)
The Cardinals kept their home win streak in tact (63 straight since 1999) and beat Ryle (KY) 37-0. Colerain won the yardage battle 393-138. This week the Cardinals and their home win streak will be put to the test courtesy of a visit from St. Xavier (2-0). Consider this clash Ohio’s biggest game this week.
7. Middletown (2-0)
Rallying from a 7-6 halftime deficit, the Middies post a big 29-21 win at Troy. Middletown had three different players (Jalin Marshall, E.J. Junior and Shaitann Wright) rush for over 100 yards. This week the Middies host Winton Woods (1-1).
8. Mentor (2-0)
Led by junior QB Mitch Trubinsky, the Cardinals beat three-time defending D-V state champion Youngstown Ursuline 38-27. Trubinsky accounted for five TDs and over 400 yards of offense (completed 31-of-46 passes for 345 yards and three TDs and ran for 79 yards and two TDs). This week Mentor hosts No. 9 St. Ignatius (2-0).
9. St. Ignatius (2-0)
Led by junior RB Tim McVey who returned two kickoffs for TDs (80 and 90 yards) and ran for two more TDs, the Wildcats blasted Bedford 51-13. Air Force recruit Tim Shenk added three FGs (33, 35 and 40 yards). This week St. Ignatius travels to No. 8 Mentor (2-0).
10. Whitmer (2-0)
Led by QB Tyler Palka (compeleted 7-of-10 passes for 127 yards and three TDs) the Panthers beat Canadian opponent A.B. Lucas 41-0. Whitmer led 38-0 at halftime. This week another Canadian club – Brantford Collegiate Institute – heads south to face the Panthers.
DROPPED OUT: No. 5 Glenville (lost 23-14 to Kingsland (GA) Camden County); No. 9 Pickerington Central (lost 38-21 to St. Xavier)
BEST OF THE REST: Hilliard Davidson (1-0), Pickerington North (2-0), Lancaster (2-0), Toledo St. John’s (2-0), Glenville (0-2), Troy (1-1), Solon (2-0), Pickerington Central (0-2), Princeton (2-0), Gahanna Lincoln (2-0)