This week the Top Six teams in the Muscle Milk and JJHuddle
Division II Power Poll stayed the same. There was some shuffling
in spots 7-10, including two new teams…
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& JJHuddle Division II Power Poll: Week 5
1. Trotwood-Madison (4-0)
The Rams made a statement by forcing seven turnovers and racking up 502 yards of offense in a 47-27 win over visiting Wayne. This week Trotwood hosts Springfield (1-3).
2. Kings (4-0)
The Knights beat Loveland 28-2. Defensively Kings allowed just 73 yards rushing and forced three turnovers. Senior RB Jamire Westbrook led the offense with 133 yards and two TDs. Next up is a trip to Glen Este (3-1).
3. Maple Heights (4-0)
Senior QB Da’Junn graham completed 8-of-15 passes for 118 yards and five TDs as the Mustangs crushed Warrensville Heights 51-7. Next up is a home game against Shaw (2-1).
4. Howland (4-0)
The Tigers survived previously unbeaten Canfield 30-28 thanks to a 38-yard field goal by Connor Gilmour with 4.7 seconds left. Junior RB De’Veon Smith ran for 202 yards and a TD on 19 carries. A visit from Pennsylvania school Carrick (0-3) is on the docket this week.
5. Marion-Franklin (4-0)
Junior QB Corry Benson completed 6-of-8 passes for 198 yards and three TDs as the Red Devils beat Briggs 38-12. This week M-F hosts Independence (2-2).
6. Avon (4-0)
Senior QB Justin O’Rouke threw interceptions on two of his first three pass attempts but settled down to lead the Eagles to a 35-7 win over visiting and previously unbeaten North Ridgeville. After the two picks, O’Rourke completed seven of his next 10 attempts for 126 yards and two TDs. Avon hosts Elyria Catholic (2-2) this week.
7. Walsh Jesuit (2-1)
The Warriors had a bye. This week Walsh hits the road for a huge game at D-III No. 1 and undefeated Mentor Lake Catholic (4-0).
8. Fremont Ross (3-1)
The Little Giants lost 35-28 in double-OT to undefeated Toledo St. John’s. Despite intercepting three SJ’s passes and junior QB Tyler Wolf accounting for 247 total yards, Ross lost a 14-0 third quarter lead. This week the Little Giants travel to Lima Senior (1-3).
9. Vandalia-Butler (4-0)
The Aviators enter the Top 10 after rallying past host Bellevue for a 32-28 win. Down 21-0 in the first half, Butler scored 26 second-half points, including 20 in the fourth quarter. Senior QB Ryne Pugh threw three TDs and ran for another for the Aviators who host Miamisburg (2-2) this week.
10. Canal Winchester (3-1)
The Indians enter the Power Poll after beating Fairfield Union 44-22. Against the Falcons, CW racked up 644 total yards and used 10 different RBs to run for 420 yards. This week the Indians face a big test when they host Amanda-Clearcreek (3-1).
DROPPED OUT: No. 7 Zanesville (lost 13-9 to Youngstown Ursuline); No. 10 Madison (lost 20-14 to University School)
OF THE REST: Tiffin Columbian (4-0), Maumee (3-1), New Albany (3-1), Louisville (2-2), Zanesville (3-1), Madison (3-1), Aurora (3-1), Canfield (3-1), Anderson (1-3), Winton Woods (1-3)