Mentor maintained its grasp on No. 1
the Muscle Milk and JJHuddle Division I Power
Poll. But, seven of the other nine spots have new faces. Here’s
how things shake out heading into Week 10…
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& JJHuddle Division I Power Poll: Week 10
1. Mentor (9-0, R1)
The Cardinals beat Strongsville 38-7 thanks in part to junior QB Mitch Trubisky who threw for 259 yards and three TDs (to Warren Ashton, Cameron Kavan and Brandon Fritts). Mentor is at Twinsburg (6-3) this week.
2. Cincinnati St. Xavier (7-2, R4)
The Bombers were without starting QB Griffin Dolle and RB Conor Hundley and still found a away to beat St. Ignatius 14-12. Filling in for Dolle at QB, converted WR Trey Kilgore converted 7-of-10 passes for 39 yards and ran for 134 yards and two TDs on 15 carries. Filling in for Hundley at RB, sophomore C.J. Hilliard carried the ball 26 times for 89 yards. This week the Bombers host Louisville (KY) St. Xavier (5-4).
3. Colerain (8-1, R4)
The Cardinals held Hamilton to 93 total yards in a 28-0 shutout win. Colerain had 344 yards of offense. QB Dustin Smith threw two TDs and sophomore RB Detuan Smith ran for two TDs. Colerain is at Oak Hills (4-5) this week.
4. Whitmer (9-0, R2)
Senior RB Jody Webb (ran for three TDs) and QB Tyler Palka (threw for three TDs) led the charge as the Panthers beat Lima Senior 69-14. Whitmer, which ran for 327 yards on 29 carries, also got an interception return (from Bryce Larkins) and a punt return (from Alonzo Lucas) for TDs. The Panthers close out the regular season by hosting Toledo Central Catholic (7-2).
5. Lakewood St. Edward (7-2, R1)
Trailing 13-7 after the first quarter, the Eagles slapped 21-second quarter points on Moeller in a 42-27 win. St. Edward racked up 464 yards of offense, including 347 through the air from QB Ryan Fallon who was 19-of-25 and threw three TDs (all to WR Anthony Young). Junior RB Kenny Butler also had a huge day, rushing for 71 yards and three TDs on 21 carries. The Eagles close the regular season against archrival St. Ignatius (7-2).
6. Cincinnati Moeller (7-2, R4)
The Crusaders couldn’t defend the pass in a 42-27 loss to Lakewood St. Edward. Moe gave up 347 yards through the air. Offensively, junior QB Spencer Icavone completed 17-of-36 passes for 183 yards and two TDs, while RB Keith Watkins went for 126 yards and two TDs on 20 carries. Moeller is at nationally-ranked Louisville (KY) Trinity to close the regular season.
7. Hilliard Davidson (8-0, R3)
The Wildcats held Upper Arlington to minus-32 yards rushing and had six sacks in a 25-7 win. Senior RB Alex Mickley led the offense by rushing for 166 yards on 33 carries. Next up is a trip to rival Hilliard Darby (7-2).
8. Pickerington Central (6-2, R3)
Led by QB Nick Jensen-Clagg (7-of-9 passing for 206 yards and two TDs), the Tigers outgained Grove City 283-29 in total yards in the first half and scored all of their points in a 34-0 shutout win. The victory secured Pickerington Central’s sixth straight OCC Ohio Division championship. The Tigers close out the regular season by hosting Ryenoldsburg (6-3).
9. Middletown (8-1, R4)
Despite losing five fumbles, the Middies beat Mason 21-14. Junior QB Jalin Marshall led the offense with 209 yards and a TD on 18 caries. This week Middletown is at Princeton (7-2).
10 Cleveland St. Ignatius (7-2,
The Wildcats outgained St. Xavier (300-226 total yards) but couldn’t outscore the Bombers in a 14-12 loss. Ignatius scored on a 35-yard fourth quarter pass from Eric Williams to Jake Mooney but failed to tie the game on an incomplete 2-point pass. The Wildcats face archrival St. Edward (7-2) this week.
DROPPED OUT: None
BEST OF THE REST: Solon (8-1), GlenOak (8-1), Dublin Coffman (8-1), Centerville (6-3), Troy (7-2), Sylvania Southview (8-1), Findlay (8-1), Cleveland Heights (8-0), Sycamore (8-1), Gahanna-Lincoln (7-2)