The question isn’t: “Will a MAC team finish No. 1 in the Muscle Milk & JJHuddle D-VI Power Poll,” it’s “Which one?” So well, which is it? Here’s how Ohio’s small school rankings wrap up…
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& JJHuddle Division VI Power Poll: Week 10
1. Delphos St. John’s (7-3, R22)
The Blue Jays earned a share of the Midwest Athletic Conference title (with Marion Local) by virtue of a 42-21 win over New Bremen. RB Tyler Jettinghoff carried the ball 20 times for 124 yards and two TDs. DSJ begins defense of its state title by hosting Ottawa Hills (7-3) in the regional quarterfinals.
2. Marion Local (8-2, R24)
The Flyers earned their share of the Midwest Athletic Conference title (with Delphos St. John’s) by beating Fort Recovery 39-20. ML opens postseason play against Lockland (7-3).
3. Minster (7-3, R24)
The Wildcats beat Coldwater for the first time since 1993 and propelled themselves into the playoffs with a convincing 22-6 victory. RBs Korey Schultz (10 carries, 94 yards, TD) and Troy Kauffman (10 carries, 81 yards) nearly went for 100 yards each, while WR Daniel Gusching broke the program’s single-season receptions record. Junior QB Adam Niemeyer also completed 14-of-28 passes for 132 yards and a TD to set the program’s career completions mark. Minster opens postseason play on the road at No. 6 Springfield Catholic (8-2).
4. Thompson Ledgemont (10-0, R21)
The Redskins set a school record for points in a game and won their 21st straight regular season game with a 69-8 win over Chalker. Ledgemont hosts No. 9 Malvern (9-1) in the regional quarterfinals.
5. Fort Loramie (9-1, R24)
The Redskins beat rival Lehman Catholic for the first time ever with a 49-0 shutout. Loramie rolled up 586 total yards, including 392 on the ground. Three Redskin backs (Cory Brandewie, 145 yards; Delaunte Thornton, 113 yards; and Tyler Zeis, 122 yards) went over 100 yards. Loramie hosts Cincinnati Country Day (7-3) in the regional quarterfinals.
6. Springfield Catholic Central
Senior QB Brian Kelly threw six first half TD passes as the Irish beat Cedarville 42-12. Kelly, who played in the first half, completed 18-of-29 passes for 278 yards. SCC hosts No. 3 Minster (7-3) in a regional quarterfinal.
7. Ada (8-2, R24)
The Bulldogs fell 56-14 to D-V No. 1 Lima Central Catholic. Ada trailed just 21-14 in the second quarter but three second half fumbles played a part in 28 second half points for LCC. The Bulldogs open the postseason at Tri-County North (8-2).
8. Leipsic (9-1, R22)
Despite trailing 20-13 at halftime, the Vikings slapped 21 point on the board in the third quarter en route to a 48-20 win over Blanchard Valley Conference title. RB Trevor Schroeder ran for 181 yards and scored three TDs. Leipsic opens postseason play against Arcadia (7-3), who they beat 49-13 in Week 7.
9. Malvern (9-1, R21)
The Hornets won their fifth straight and notched their second straight shutout with a 40-0 win over Sandy Valley. Malvern opens postseason play at No. 4 Thompson Ledgemont (10-0).
10. Berlin Center Western Reserve (10-0, R21)
The Devils notched their first shutout of the season with a 35-0 win over McDonald. Western reserve opens postseason play against Cleveland VASJ (6-4).
DROPPED OUT: None
OF THE REST: Symmes Valley (9-1), Tiffin Calvert (8-2), Youngstown Christian (9-1), Buckeye Central (8-2), Edgerton (8-2)