MVP Fab 5 Football Rankings Week 5


MVP’s Fab 5 Football Rankings

This week’s Fab 5 rankings, this week’s big games (Troy at Beavercreek, Anna at Marion Local, Versailles at Coldwater) and which undefeated loses for the first time this week…See who
is ranked where
and who plays who…

Heading into Week 5, there are currently 15 undefeated teams in the Miami Valley. The breakdown? Divisions II and V have five unbeatens, D-III has three and D-IV has two. Divisions
I and VI have no undefeated teams locally. The undefeated team facing
the biggest hurdle this week? Try Versailles, which travels to

Here are this week’s Big games:

Troy @ Beavercreek
Anna at Marion Local
Lebanon at Northmont
Springfield Catholic at West Liberty-Salem

Here’s how the Fab 5 shakes out heading into Week 5…

Division I

1. Troy (3-1)
The Trojans won their second straight with a 41-21 win over Troy. QB
Cody May led the charge by completing 8-of-12 passes for 163 yards and
four TDs. That’s right – Troy threw for four TDs. This week a showdown at No. 2 Beavercreek (3-1) awaits.
Previous: 1

2. Beavercreek (3-1)
The Beavers ran for 426 yards on a staggering 72 attempts in a 21-14 win
over Xenia. Creek had the ball for over 33 minutes. This week the
Beavers host No. 1 Troy (3-1).
Previous: 5

3. Centerville (1-3)
The Elks offense has been non-existent thus far and was again in a 27-8
loss to St. Ignatius. Centerville managed just 119 yards and its only score was a fourth quarter fumble return for a TD (by John Nofsinger). This week Centerville travels to winless Springboro (0-4).
Previous: 3

4. Northmont (1-3)
The T-Bolts earned their first win of the year with an impressive 62-5 win over Sidney. Northmont scored 35 second quarter points, had 580 yards of total offense and forced six turnovers. Domination. This week the T-Bolts host Lebanon (3-1).
Previous: 4

5. Wayne (2-2)
The Warriors made too many mistakes and turned the ball over seven times
in a 47-27 loss to Trotwood. This week Wayne hosts Xenia (1-3).
Previous: 2


BEST OF THE REST: Lebanon (3-1), Fairborn (2-2), Fairmont (2-2)

Division II

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).
Previous: 1

2. Butler (4-0)
The Aviators rallied 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. Butler owns the GWOC’s No. 1 offense (469 yards per game).
Previous: 2

3. Tecumseh (3-1)
The Arrows gutted out a 10-9 win at Urbana. Tecumseh managed just 183 yards of offense. This week the Arrows host Graham (1-3).
Previous: 4

4. Piqua (2-2)
The Indians lost a fourth quarter lead and fell 40-33 at Lebanon despite
racking up 504 yards of offense. This week Piqua travels to Fairmont
Previous: 3

5. Tippecanoe (4-0)
The Red Devils had no problem with host Indian Lake, beating the Lakers
42-6. Tipp had 449 yards of offense and was led by sophomore RB Jacob
Hall who had 223 yards and three TDs on 22 attempts. This week the Red Devils host Ben Logan (2-2).
Previous: 5


BEST OF THE REST: Franklin (4-0), Wilmington (4-0), Belmont (3-1)

Division III

1. Alter (4-0)
The Knights rushed for 424 yards and allowed just 183 total yards in a
35-6 win over Purcell Marian. Junior QB Malik Zaire carried th4e ball 10
times for 95 yards and two TDs, while senior RB Joe Pennon ran for 146 yards and a TD on 15 carries. This week Alter travels to Hamilton Badin (3-1).
Previous: 1

2. Springfield Shawnee (4-0)
The Braves beat Springfield Northwestern 56-0. Shawnee had 491 yards of offense and held Northwestern to 84 (and three first downs). Next up is a visit from Greenon (1-3).
Previous: 2

3. Thurgood Marshall (3-1)
The Cougars rolled past Greenville 51-7. This week Marshall has a long bus ride to Gary (Ind.) West Side (1-4).
Previous: 3

4. Eaton (3-1)
The Eagles rebounded from their loss to Waynesville to edge Brookville 41-35. Senior QB Cole French led the way by throwing for 230 yards and two TDs and running for 30 yards and two more scores. Eaton hosts Oakwood (0-4) this week.
Previous: 4

5. Dunbar (3-1)
The Wolverines handed Belmont its first loss 36-16. Latrell Turner touched the ball just three
times but had 173 total yards and two TDs (52-yard TD run and 60-yard
punt return for a TD). This week Dunbar hits the road for a stiff test
at Canfield (3-1).
Previous: 5


BEST OF THE REST: Kenton Ridge (4-0), Urbana (2-2), Ben Logan (2-2)

Division IV

1. Fenwick (4-0)
The Falcons outgained McNicholas 308-174 in total yards en route to a 35-7 win. Senior QB Austin Gearing threw for 98 yards and ran for 73 and two TDs. McNick’s lone score came with 31 seconds left in the game. This week Fenwick visits Purcell Marian (2-2).
Previous: 1

2. Waynesville (4-0)
The Spartans survived Carlisle 49-48 in double-OT. Senior QB Luke
Creditt ran for four TDs and threw for two more, including the
game-winner to Matt Hussey in the second OT. This week Waynesville
travels to Preble Shawnee (1-3).
Previous: 2

3. Chaminade Julienne (2-2)
The Eagles won their second straight by racking up 400 yards of offense
in a 30-14 win over Roger Bacon. CJ had the ball over 35 minutes. This
week the Eagles travel to McNicholas (1-3).
Previous: 3

4. Milton-Union (3-1)
The Bulldogs cashed in on five Bellbrook turnovers and beat the visiting
Eagles 17-3. Milton is at Middletown Madison (3-1) this week.
Previous: 4

5. Clinton-Massie (2-2)
The Falcons beat Hillsboro 72-7. Enough said. Massie hosts Miami Trace (1-3) this week.
Previous: 5


BEST OF THE REST: Valley View (2-2), Brookville (3-1), Middletown Madison (3-1)

Division V

1. Coldwater (3-1)
The Cavaliers fell behind 7-0 but then scored 28 straight points to
claim their 16th straight victory over archrival St. Henry. The last
time Coldwater lost to the Redskins was 1996. This week the Cavs host
undefeated Versailles (4-0).
Previous: 1

2. LCC (4-0)
Senior QB Tyler O’Connor ran for three TDs and threw for another as the Thunderbirds rolled to a 28-7 win over previously unbeaten Columbus Grove. LCC racked up 349 yards of offense and forced three turnovers. This week the T-Birds travel to Delphos Jefferson (2-2).
Previous: 2

3. Anna (3-1)
The Rockets lost their second straight, losing 29-21 to visiting Delphos
St. John’s. Anna led 21-7 in the second quarter but allowed 22
second-half points. The Rockets outgained the Blue Jays 425- 323 in total yards. This week Anna travels to Marion Local (3-1).
Previous: 3

4. Versailles (4-0)
The Tigers beat Parkway 55-26, but things get amped up this week with a trip to Coldwater (3-1).
Previous: 4

5. Covington (4-0)
The Buccs continue to roll. They beat Bradford 35-16 last week and host Tri-County North (3-1) this week.
Previous: 5


BEST OF THE REST: West Liberty-Salem (4-0), Miami East (3-1), Dixie (2-2), Dayton Christian (4-0)

Division VI

1. Delphos St. John’s (2-2)
The Blue Jays rallied from a 21-7 halftime deficit and notched a huge
road win 29-21 at Anna. WR Tanner Calvelage had six catches for 109
yards and a TD, while Tyler Jettinghoff ran for 57 yards and two TDs.
This week DSJ hosts St. Henry (1-3).
Previous: 1

2. Marion Local (3-1)
The Flyers have rebounded from a Week 1 OT loss to win three
straight. Their latest conquest? An impressive 26-17 win over host
Minster. Sophomore QB Adam Bertke completed 10-of-12 passes for 168
yards and two TDs, both of which went to WR Lee Pierron (eight catches,
129 yards). This week ML hosts Anna (2-2).
Previous: 3

3. Minster (2-2)
The Wildcats dropped their second straight, losing 26-17 to Marion Local.
Minster’s other loss is a 7-0 setback to Delphos St. John’s in Week 3.
This week Minster makes the short drive to New Bremen (0-4).
Previous: 2

4. Springfield Catholic (3-1)
Led by senior QB Brian Kelly who completed 17-of-35 passes for 273 yards
and five TDs (also threw four INTs), the Irish beat Triad 35-28. This
week SCC faces a stiff test with a trip to undefeated West Liberty-Salem
Previous: 5

5. Fort Loramie (3-1)
Since losing 26-5 at Minster in Week 1, the Redskins have won their last three
games 149-0. Their latest victim? Grove City Christian, which they shut
out 62-0. This week Loramie hosts Bronson (2-2), a school from
Previous: NR


BEST OF THE REST: St. Henry (1-3), Fort Recovery (3-1), Southeastern (3-1)

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