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& JJHuddle Division III Power Poll: Week 7
1. Steubenville (6-0, R11)
Senior DB and Ohio State recruit Najee Murray returned the opening kickoff 95 yards for a TD as Big Red shutout winless East Liverpool 41-0. Steubenville used four QBs in the game and had 14 different players run the ball. On the season, Big Red has allowed just 38 points. This week Steubenville hosts Maryland’s Mount St. Joseph (2-2).
2. Akron SVSM (6-0, R9)
The Irish led 28-0 at halftime and remained unbeaten by rolling Akron Garfield 41-14. Senior RB Matt Matuska ran for three TDs and senior QB Kevin Besser threw for two. This week the Irish travel to Marion Harding (3-3).
3. Mentor Lake Catholic (5-1, R9)
The Cougars bounced back from their loss to Walsh to beat previously undefeated Cleveland Benedictine 30-6. Senior Evan Gormley ran for 181 yards and two TDs and the MLC defense forced six turnovers. This week the Cougars host Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin (5-1).
4. Kettering Alter (6-0, R12)
The Knights rallied from two fourth quarter deficits and survived McNicholas 27-24. Junior QB Mailk Zaire’s 3-yard TD run with 51 seconds left was the deciding score. Zaire threw for 187 yards and a TD and ran for 104 yards and another TD. This week Alter hosts Carroll (3-3) at Centerville.
5. Youngstown Mooney (3-2, R11)
The Cardinals had a bye week. This week Mooney travels to Pennsylvania to face Mifflin County (3-2).
6. Ravenna (5-1, R9)
Senior RB D.J. Jones ran for 237 yards and three TDs and QB Brandon Holt ran for two TDs as the Ravens handled Akron Springfield 41-14. This week Ravenna hosts Field (2-4).
7. Marlington (5-1, R11)
The Dukes rolled Carrollton 55-28 after trailing 14-6 early. Junior RB Dymonte Thomas scored four TDs and Marlington racked up 495 yards of offense. This week the Dukes face a huge test at undefeated Minerva (6-0).
8. Jonathan Alder (6-0, R12)
QB Derritt Potts ran for two third quarter TDs as the Pioneers shut out visiting Ironton 17-0. Alder controlled the ball in the fourth quarter and allowed Ironton just four plays in the final 12 minutes. This week the Pioneers host Washington Court House (4-2).
9. Springfield Shawnee (6-0, R12)
The Braves beat previously unbeaten Kenton Ridge 35-10. Senior QB Brad Jarzab rushed for 146 yards and three TDs on 17 carries and completed one pass on the night – a 20-yard TD to junior RB Alex McCrory (145 yards rushing on 23 carries). Next up is a stiff test at Tecumseh (5-1).
10. Chagrin Falls (6-0, R9)
The Tigers enter the Power Poll after shutting out Wickliffe 21-0. Chagrin threw just four passes and utilized a running game that churned out 300 yards. Jack Campbell carried the ball 23 times for 144 yards and two TDs. Defensively, the Tigers allowed just 154 total yards. CF hosts Painesville Harvey (1-5) this week.
DROPPED OUT: No. 6 Cleveland Benedictine (lost 30-6 loss to Mentor Lake Catholic)
OF THE REST: Logan Elm (6-0), Cleveland Benedictine (5-1), Minerva (6-0), Thornville Sheridan (6-0), University School (5-1), Dover (5-1), Dayton Thurgood Marshall (5-1), Clyde (4-2), Columbus DeSales (3-3), Eaton (5-1), Columbus Eastmoor (5-1)