Two new teams enter the Muscle Milk and JJHuddle Division III Power
Poll. See who they are and who dropped out…Here’s how the Week 4 rankings look.
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& JJHuddle Division III Power Poll: Week 4
1. Marlington (3-0)
Led by QB Jesse Carpenter who threw for three TDs and ran for another, the Dukes beat host and then-No. 9 Poland Seminary 41-23. On Saturday Marlington junior RB/DB Dymonte Thomas committed to Michigan. This week the Dukes visit Louisville (1-2).
2. Steubenville (3-0)
Big Red smashed visiting Canadian club Bishop Ryan Catholic 53-0. Steubenville racked up 407 yards of offense and held Bishop Ryan to just 105 (half of which came in the fourth quarter). QB Marcus Prather completed 15-of-21 passes for 192 yards and a TD and ran for another score. This week Steubenville plays its first road game of the season and one of just two on its schedule – at Brooke (WV).
3. Kettering Alter (3-0)
The Knights intercepted five passes and junior QB Malik Zaire ran for two TDs as Alter posted a 21-12 win at Napoleon. This week Alter begins GCL play with a game against Purcell Marian (2-1) at Springboro.
4. Akron SVSM (3-0)
Led by senior QB Kevin Besser (17-of-25, 227 yards, four TDs), the Irish beat St. John’s College (DC) 39-14. SVSM also forced five TOs. This week the Irish host Euclid (0-3).
5. Youngstown Mooney (3-0)
The Cardinals couldn’t slay Goliath, falling 34-17 to Lakewood St. Edward. The Cardinals did hold the Eagles to just 33 first half yards, but surrendered 233 in the second half. This week Mooney hosts No. 6 Mentor Lake Catholic (3-0).
6. Mentor Lake Catholic (3-0)
The Cougars held Ursuline to 186 yards rushing in a 9-0 win. MLC scored on a first quarter safety and second quarter TD run by Evan Gormley. This week a huge test looms with a trip to No. 5 Youngstown Mooney (3-0).
7. Cleveland Benedictine (3-0)
The Bengals enter the Power Poll after impressive wins over Boardman, Akron Hoban and now Bedford. In the teams first game since 1937 – both Bedford and Benedictine play their home games at Bedford’s Bearcat Stadium – the Bengals won 27-19 thanks in part to RB Bryan Lacey who had 173 yards and three TDs on 21 carries. This week Benedictine travels to Parma Heights Holy Name (1-2).
8. Ravenna (2-1)
The Ravens scored 28 third quarter points en route to a 31-6 win over visiting Louisville. QB Brandon Holt ran for three TDs and 133 yards, while RB D.J. Jones ran for 152 yards and a TD. This week Ravenna is at Mantua Crestwood (0-3).
9. Springfield Shawnee (3-0)
The Braves survived six turnovers and beat Urbana 23-17 in OT. Senior QB Brad Jarzab ran for 123 yards and a TD and threw for 121 yards. This week Shawnee is at Springfield Northwestern (0-3).
10. Poland Seminary (1-2)
The Bulldogs trailed 21-7 at halftime and turned the ball over too many times in a 41-23 loss to No. 1 Marlington. Poland hosts Cortland Lakeview (1-2) this weekend.
DROPPED OUT: No. 6 Columbus DeSales (lost to New Albany 27-24), No. 10 Columbus Watterson (lost 26-24 to Walsh Jesuit)
OF THE REST: Chagrin Falls (3-0), Logan Elm (3-0), Jonathan Alder (3-0), Thornville Sheridan (3-0), Columbus DeSales (1-2), Columbus Watterson (1-2), University School (3-0), Dover (2-1), Cincinnati Taft (2-1), Dayton Thurgood Marshall (2-1)