This week there wasn’t much movement in the Muscle Milk and JJHuddle
Division II Power Poll. In fact, the Top Nine teams stayed the same, but there is a new name at No. 10. See who it is…
The Power Polls…are back. JJHuddle’s immensely popular
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& JJHuddle Division II Power Poll: Week 8
1. Trotwood-Madison (7-0, R8)
The Rams trailed Xenia 20-13 before rattling off 35 straight points in a 48-20 win. Senior QB Michael Simpson (14-of-25, 206 yards, four TDs) led an offense that racked up 426 yards. Junior RB Isreal Green added 182 yards and a TD on 12 carries. This week the Rams face their toughest test to date against visiting Troy (6-1).
2. Kings (7-0, R8)
The Knights dominated Walnut Hills in a meeting of undefeateds 23-0. Kings allowed just 43 total yards and four first downs and forced five turnovers. This week the Knights host West Carrollton (3-4).
3. Maple Heights (6-0, R6)
The Mustangs edged Shaker Heights 29-25 on Da’junn Graham’s fourth quarter TD run. Mervin McCrane led MH with two rushing TDs. The Mustangs are at Lorain this week.
4. Howland (7-0, R5)
The Tigers survived Poland 21-14 in OT. Junior RB De’Veon Smith had a monster game, rushing for 205 yards and all three of his team’s TDs on 28 carries. After a 20-yard TD run by Smith in OT, Howland’s D forced a fumble and recovered for the win. This week Howland is at Niles McKinley (4-3).
5. Marion-Franklin (7-0, R7)
The Red Devils scored all their points I the first half and forced four turnovers in a 48-6 win over Africentric. RB Andre Strider led M-F by rushing for 109 yards and two TDs on five carries. This week the Red Devils are at Columbus West (5-2).
6. Avon (7-0, R6)
The Eagles shut out Bay Village Bay 42-0. Senior QB Justin O’Rourke led the charge by completing 10-of-18 passes for 190 yards and four TDs. This week Avon hosts Vermillion (1-6).
7. Walsh Jesuit (5-1, R5)
Senior RB Brock Jones ran for 143 yards and three TDs on 17 carries and scored on a 67-yard punt return in a 41-14 win over Akron Hoban. Senior K Ross Martin added 45- and 50-yard FGs. This week Walsh hosts Benedictine (6-1).
8. Canfield (6-1, R5)
The Cardinals beat Beaver Local 34-14 thanks in part to RB Ben Angelo who carried the ball 10 times for 129 yards and three TDs. This week Canfield hosts Canal Fulton Northwest (5-2).
9. Aurora (6-1, R5)
The Greenmen racked up 305 yards and 43 points in the first half of a 43-7 win over Wickliffe. Senior WR Anthony Melchiori returned a punt 76 yards for a TD and caught a 53-yard TD pass, while senior QB Blake Calcei completed 13-of-15 passes for 224 yards and three TDs. Aurora is at Perry (3-4) this week.
10. Big Walnut (6-1, R7)
The Eagles enter the Power Poll after beating their third straight D-I opponent and fourth overall. In a 42-13 win over Delaware Hayes, Big Walnut rushed for 446 yards (on 48 carries) and allowed 40 yards rushing (on 29 carries). DB Seth Myers had two interceptions and QB Tyler Beam and FB Alex Clark each scored two TDs. This week the Eagles host New Albany (5-2).
DROPPED OUT: No. 10 Zanesville (lost 28-14 to Dover)
OF THE REST: Wapakoneta (7-0), Toledo Central Catholic (5-2), Vandalia Butler (6-1), Tiffin Columbian (5-1), Tri-Valley (6-1), Kent Roosevelt (6-1), Zanesville (5-2), Tippecanoe (7-0), Sandusky (6-1)