Seven teams have new spots in the latest Muscle
Milk and JJHuddle Division IV Power Poll. There are two newcomers
too…who are they?
The Power Polls…are back. JJHuddle’s immensely popular
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& JJHuddle Division IV Power Poll: Week 9
1. Kenton (8-0, R14)
Senior QB Maty Mauk accounted for 10 TDs and broke the national record for career TD passes when he tossed eight in a 70-33 win over Celina. Mauk now has 189 career TD passes, which is four better than the previous mark set by Chris Leak (Independence, Charlotte, N.C.). Against Celina, Mauk completed 32-of-47 passes for 491 yards and eight TDs and rushed for 102 yards and two TDs. His top two targets were WR Brice Fackler (five catches, 103 yards, four TDs) and WR Justin Sawmiller (11 catches, 159 yards, one TD). Kenton hosts Defiance (4-4) this week.
2. Columbus Hartley (7-0, R14)
The Hawks racked up over 400 yards of offense (all but four on the ground) in a 34-16 win over Ironton. RBs Ja’Waun Woodley, Marcellus Calhoun and Jared Zang all went over 100 yards. Next up is visiting Coshocton (7-1).
3. Genoa (8-0, R14)
The Comets won their 47th straight regular season game by beating Woodmore 59-6. Defensively, Genoa held Woodmore to minus-20 yards. On offense the Comets were led by junior RB Kyle Nutter who had 153 yards and three TDs on 15 carries. Senior Tyler Pickard also scored three TDs (ran for two and caught a TD pass) and kicked a field goal. The Comets travel to Rossford (1-7) this week.
4. Creston Norwayne (8-0, R13)
The Bobcats forced six turnovers and racked up 453 yards of offense (316 in the first half) en route to a 69-15 win over Dalton. Norwayne scored two defensive TDs in a 34-point third quarter. This week the Bobcats travel to Smithville (6-2).
5. Waynesville (8-0, R16)
The Spartans defense registered 14 TFL and held Dayton Northridge to minus-26 yards rushing in a 69-12 win. Offensively, senior QB Luke Creditt threw four first half TDs and ran for another. This week Waynesville hosts Milton-Union (7-1) with the SWBL Buckeye Division title on the line.
6. Pemberville Eastwood (8-0, R14)
The Eagles scored over 52 points for the sixth straight week with a 59-15 win over Otsego. Isaiah Conkle, Zach Conkle, and Alex Keyes combined to rush for 355 yards and six TDs. Next up is a visit from Woodmore (2-6).
7. Johnstown-Monroe (8-0, R15)
Senior RB Ross Franklin scored six TDs and ran for 328 yards as the Johnnies beat Danville 56-15. This week Johnstown is at East Knox (1-7).
8. Maderia (8-0, R16)
Senior Joe Bodnar led the Mustangs on senior night with an incredible effort in a 70-6 win over Deer Park. Bodnar scored five TDs and had 135 yards receiving, 103 yards on returns and 50 yards rushing. The Mustangs are at Taylor (2-6) this week.
9. St. Clairsville (8-0, R15)
The Red Devils rallied from a 22-19 deficit with under two minutes to go on QB Matt Kinnick’s 69-yard game-winning TD pass to WR Chase Garan. This week St. Clairsville is at Martins Ferry (6-2).
10. Chaminade Julienne (6-2, R16)
The Eagles enter the Power Poll after winning their sixth straight game with a 32-0 shutout win over Carroll. During its winning streak CJ has scored 30 or more points every week. The Eagles allowed just 127 yards, while junior RB Brandon Payne went for 161 yards himself (and three TDs) on 23 carries. Up next is a trip to Purcell Marian (2-6).
DROPPED OUT: No. 8 Girard (lost 42-35 to Campbell Memorial)
OF THE REST: North Union (7-1), Ottawa-Glandorf (6-2), Coshocton (7-1), Clinton Massie (6-2), Amanda-Clearcreek (6-2), Ironton (4-4), Milton-Union (7-1), Girard (7-1), Fenwick (6-2), Badin (5-3)