2011 Muscle Milk & JJHuddle Division III Power Poll: Week 6

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2011 Muscle Milk/JJHuddle Ohio HS Football Power Polls

For the second straight week there’s a new No. 1 in the Muscle Milk and JJHuddle
Division III Power
Poll
. Who is it? Steubenville? Alter? SVSM? Mooney?…Here’s how the Week 6
rankings look.


The Power Polls…are back. JJHuddle’s immensely popular

state football
rankings continue today with the release of the latest Division III
poll
.
Also this year, JJHuddle is proud to announce that Muscle Milk has
become a co-sponsor
of the rankings.

New polls will be
unveiled on site every
Tuesday-Wednesday during the season.

2011 Muscle
Milk
& JJHuddle Division III Power Poll: Week 6

1. Steubenville (5-0)
There are about five teams that could be No. 1 in D-III, but this week we give the nod to Steubenville. Big Red beat Youngstown Ursuline 22-17 at Stambaugh Stadium thanks in part to senior RB JoJo Pierro who rushed for 117 yards and two TDs. Steubenville was outgained 240-225 in total yards but held a 10-minute advantage in time of possession. This week Steubenville hosts East Liverpool (0-5).
Previous:
2

2. Kettering Alter (5-0)
Led by junior QB Malik Zaire (ran for three TDs), the Knights beat Hamilton Badin 23-7. This week Alter hosts McNicholas (1-4). 
Previous:
3

3. Akron SVSM (5-0)
Despite trailing Akron Hoban 7-3 at halftime, the Irish rallied for a 17-14 win in the 35th rendition of Akron’s Holy War at the University of Akron’s InfoCision Stadium. SVSM used its ground game to battle back and command a 269-116 advantage in total yards. This week the Irish host Akron Garfield (1-4). 
Previous: 4

4. Mentor Lake Catholic (4-1)
The Cougars stay at No. 1 lasted one week thanks to a 14-12 loss to Walsh Jesuit. MLC had an extra-point blocked and then failed to convert the 2-point attempt after their next score. This week another stiff challenge awaits with a trip to No. 6 Benedictine (5-0).
Previous: 1

5. Youngstown Mooney (3-2)
The Cardinals led 14-3 at halftime and then rallied from a 16-14 deficit to post an impressive 21-16 win over Red Lion Christian Academy (Del.). Mooney, which had 318 yards of offense, was led by RB Roosevelt Griffin who ran for 104 yards on 18 carries.
Previous: 5

6. Cleveland Benedictine (5-0)
The Bengals rallied from a 12-0 deficit to beat Cleveland Central Catholic 42-18. QB Dan Piascik and TE Mike Roberts connected for two TD passes. This week Benedictine hosts No. 4 Mentor Lake Catholic (4-1).
Previous: 6

7. Ravenna (4-1)
Led by senior RB D.J. Jones who surpassed 1,000-yards on the season with 200 on 32 carries, the Ravens beat Coventry 35-7. Next up is a trip to Akron Springfield (1-4).  
Previous: 7

8. Marlington (4-1)
Visiting Salem scored the first seven points but Marlington responded by scoring the next 42 in a 42-7 win. Senior QB Jesse Carpenter tossed three TD passes and senior RB Alden Hill ran for two scores. This week the Dukes travel to Carrollton (1-4).
Previous: 8

9. Springfield Shawnee (5-0)
The Braves rushed for 333 yards, pounded out 21 first downs and improved to 5-0 for the first time since 1996 with a 35-13 win over Greenon. Junior RB Alex McCory rushed for 161 yards and three TDs, while senior QB Brad Jarzab rushed for 137. This week Shawnee hosts undefeated Kenton Ridge (5-0).
Previous: 9

10. Jonathan Alder (5-0)
The Pioneers enter the Power Poll after beating London 41-7. K Nick Smith tied a school record with a 52-yard field goal and QB Nate Squires accounted for three TDs (threw for two, ran for one). This week a stiff test looms as Alder hosts Ironton (4-1).   
Previous: NR


DROPPED OUT:  No. 10 Columbus Watterson (lost 28-3 to Cincinnati LaSalle)

BEST
OF THE REST:
Chagrin Falls (5-0), Logan Elm (5-0), Minerva (5-0), Thornville Sheridan (5-0), Columbus Watterson (2-3), University School (4-1), Dover (4-1), Dayton Thurgood Marshall (4-1), Clyde (3-2), Columbus DeSales (2-3), Eaton (4-1)

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