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
rankings continue today with the release of the latest Division IV
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& JJHuddle Division IV Power Poll: Week 10
1. Kenton (9-0, R14)
Senior QB Maty Mauk completed 26-of-38 passes for 386 yards and five TDs and added 98 yards and two more TDs on eight carries as the Wildcats beat Defiance 54-15. This week Kenton travels to undefeated Wapakoneta (9-0) for a showdown with the Redskins that’ll produce the Western Buckeye League champion.
2. Columbus Hartley (8-0, R14)
The Hawks ran for 347 yards and had three backs (Jarrod Zang, Marcellus Calhoun and Ja’Wuan Woodley) each rush for more than 100 yards in a 38-7 win over Coshocton. Zang ran for 126 yards and two TDs, Woodley rushed for 117 yards, and Calhoun had 104 yards and two TDs. Woodley also scored on a fumble return. Hartley travels to archrival Columbus Ready (4-5) this week.
3. Genoa (9-0, R14)
The Comets won their 48th straight regular season game by beating Rossford 62-14. Genoa, which is averaging 53 points per game, was led by RB Kyle Nutter who scored five TDs and had 182 yards rushing on 24 carries. The Comets regular season win streak will be put to the test with a visit from No. 5 Eastwood (9-0) this week. Wow is right.
4. Waynesville (9-0, R16)
The Spartans, led by senior QB Luke Creditt (ran for 229 yards and three TDs and passed for 224 yards and three TDs) beat Milton-Union 49-21 to win the Southwestern Buckeye League Buckeye Division title. This week Waynesville caps the regular season at home against Middletown Madison (4-5).
5. Pemberville Eastwood (9-0, R14)
Brothers Zach and Isaiah Conkle combined for 576 rushing yards and 10 TDs as Eastwood beat Woodmore 82-21. Zach Conkle, a senior, carried the ball 14 times for 322 yards (23 yards per carry) and five TDs (on runs of 80, 41, 48, 43 and 38 yards). Isaiah Conkle, a junior, carried the ball 10 times for 254 yards (25 yards per carry) and five TDs (on runs of 49, 35, 46, 35 and 88 yards). This week Eastwood travels to No. 3 Genoa (9-0) in a titanic clash.
6. Johnstown-Monroe (9-0, R15)
The Johnnies continue to roll. Senior RB Ross Franklin rushed for 208 yards and three TDs as Johnstown beat East Knox 62-20. This week the Johnnies are at arch rival Johnstown-Northridge (3-6).
7. Maderia (9-0, R16)
The Mustangs prevented the upset by holding off North Bend Taylor 42-39. Up 28-6 at the half, Maderia saw its lead dwindle to 28-25 before RB Isaac Rupe’s second and third TD runs gave the Stangs the win. Joe Bodnar also helped the cause by scoring three TDs: one rushing, one receiving and another on a 43-yard fumble recovery. Maderia closes the regular season at Wyoming (6-3).
8. Chaminade Julienne (7-2, R16)
The Eagles rolled to their seventh straight win by beating Purcell Marian 34-7. QB Sam Spees completed 10-of-14 passes for 149 yards and two TDs, both to WR Darien Reynolds. Spees also converted 4-of-5 PATs. This week CJ squares off against archrival and undefeated Alter (9-0) at Trotwood-Madison HS.
9. Creston Norwayne (8-1, R13)
The Bobcats are invincible after all. But apparently they’re a big deal too. Just ask Smithville, which beat the Bobcats 19-14 and celebrated like they’d just beaten Amanda-Clearcreek and Delphos St. John’s in the playoffs. Norwayne has another huge game this week against undefeated and visiting Jeromesville Hillsdale (9-0). A win secures a share of the Wayne County Athletic League title.
10. Clinton-Massie (7-2, R16)
The Falcons enter the Power Poll after averaging 65 points in six straight wins. Massie’s only losses are to Waynesville (17-2) and Jonathan Alder (29-28). Since losing to Alder, the Falcons have outscored the opposition 390-45. Massie travels to archrival East Clinton (7-2) this week with a spot in the playoffs on the line.
DROPPED OUT: No. 9 St. Clairsville (lost 33-28 to Martins Ferry)
OF THE REST: North Union (8-1), Ottawa-Glandorf (7-2), Coshocton (7-2), Amanda-Clearcreek (6-2), Ironton (5-4), Milton-Union (7-2), Girard (8-1), Fenwick (7-2), St. Clairsville (8-1)