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& JJHuddle Division I Power Poll: Week 8
1. Cincinnati Moeller (7-0, R4)
The Crusaders won their first outright Greater Catholic League South Division title since 1997 with a 36-10 win over Elder. Moeller shared the GCL South title last year with LaSalle and was part of a three-way tie with St. Xavier and Elder in 1999. The Crusaders now have 25 GCL titles. Junior QB Spencer Icavone completed 16-of-24 passes for 175 yards and three TDs and the defense held Elder to 147 total yards. This week Moeller hosts Indianapolis Cathedral (5-3).
2. Mentor (7-0, R1)
The Cardinals continue to impress. A week after beating then-undefeated Brunswick, Mentor handed Solon its first loss and snapped the Comets 26-game regular season unbeaten streak with a 44-20 decision. Junior QB Mitch Trubisky led the offense by running for three TDs and throwing for another. Senior DE Tom Strobel’s four sacks paced the defense. This week Mentor hosts Medina (3-4).
3. Lakewood St. Edward (6-1, R1)
A disastrous first half doomed the Eagles in a 38-7 loss to national No. 1 Don Bosco Prep (NJ). St. Edward, which had a 21-game winning streak snapped, fell behind 28-7 at the half but rallied to limit Don Bosco to 31 second half yards. The Eagles managed just 186 yards of offense. This week St. Edward heads south to take on No. 4 Cincinnati St. Xavier (5-2).
4. Cincinnati St. Xavier (5-2, R4)
The Bombers forced three turnovers and opened up a 24-7 halftime lead en route to beating LaSalle 45-21. Senior QB Griffin Dolle completed 13-of-16 passes for 206 yards and three TDs and senior RB Conor Hundley ran for two TDs. This week the Bombers host No. 3 St. Edward (6-1).
5. Colerain (6-1, R4)
The Cardinals were outgained by Lakota West (347-271 in total yards) but still managed to secure a 24-19 win. Colerain led 17-0 at the half and 24-6 with less than three minutes to go in the game. Senior RB Jackson Sorn led the way by rushing for 101 yards and two TDs on 26 carries. Colerain hosts Lakota East (4-3) this week.
6. Whitmer (7-0, R2)
The Panthers keep rolling. Whitmer had three RBs over 100 yards and LB Nate Holley intercepted three passes (returned one for a TD) in a 49-23 win over previously unbeaten Findlay. LeRoy Alexander (13 carries, 169 yards), Jody Webb (17 carries, 131 yards) and QB Tyler Smith (eight carries, 102 yards) combined to rush for 402 yards and five TDs. At one point Whitmer trailed 9-0. This week the Panthers host Fremont Ross (5-2).
7. Hilliard Davidson (6-0, R3)
The Wildcats allowed 25 total yards and senior RB Alex Mickley rushed for 111 yards and three TDs on 19 carries in a 31-0 win over Worthington Kilbourne. Davidson hosts undefeated Dublin Coffman (7-0) this week.
8. Pickerington Central (4-2, R3)
The Tigers racked up 464 yards of offense and scored 28 second half points in a 35-0 shutout win over Groveport-Madison. Senior QB Nick Jensen-Clagg threw for 161 yards and a TD, while Devone Penick (nine carries, 90 yards) scored two TDs. This week Pick Central hosts winless Newark (0-7).
9. Canton GlenOak (7-0, R2)
The Eagles escaped lake upset bid by scoring on the final play of regulation for a 22-16 win. Senior QB Rick Worstell connected with DaShawn Hall on a 33-yard TD pass as time expired. This week GlenOak is at Boardman (5-2).
10. Cleveland St. Ignatius (6-1, R1)
Led by a brilliant performance from senior LB/RB Mike Svetina (caught a 74-yard TD pass, forced a fumble, recovered a fumble for a TD and had two interceptions) the Wildcats enter the Power Poll after beating Erie (Pa.) Cathedral Prep 42-7. Backup QB Mike LaManna, filling in for injured starter and senior Eric Williams, had a big night too, throwing for 289 yards and four TDs. This week St. Ignatius travels to Athol Springs (NY) St. Francis (4-2).
DROPPED OUT: No. 10 Solon (lost 44-20 to Mentor)
BEST OF THE REST: Middletown (6-1), Troy (6-1), Solon (6-1), Dublin Coffman (7-0), Wadsworth (7-0), Massillon Washington (6-1), Toledo St. John’s (6-1), Sycamore (7-0), Findlay (6-1), LaSalle (5-2)