Central Ohio’s No. 1 HS Football Rankings continue today with the release of the Week 4 JJHuddle/NBC4 Central Ohio Power Poll. Here’s how things look after three games…
The fourth annual JJHuddle/NBC4 Central Ohio Power Poll continues…See who is where after the opening weekend.
This year JJHuddle and NBC4 will again contest separate polls for
Divisions I, II, III and IV. Divisions V and VI will remained combined.
POLL CHAMPIONS WILL BE NAMED FOLLOWING THE REGULAR SEASON
Central Ohio Power Polls: Week 4
1. Pickerington North (3-0)
Result: The Panthers racked up 505 yards of offense and senior RB Godwin Igwebuike went for over 200 yards rushing for the third straight game as Pick North beat Fremont Ross 41-13. Igwebuike carried the ball 15 times for 223 yards and four TDs.
Up Next: vs Newark (1-2)
2. Dublin Coffman (3-0)
Result: Senior QB James Walsh completed 23-of-32 passes for 313 yards and three TDs in a 40-7 win over Massillon Perry.
Up Next: vs Hilliard Davidson (2-1)
3. Pickerington Central (1-1)
Result: Tigers had a bye.
Up Next: vs Lancaster (1-2)
4. Westerville South (3-0)
Result: The Wildcats racked up 515 yards offense and used a 21-point third quarter to beat Grove City 42-20.
Up Next: vs Worthington Kilbourne (1-2)
5. Hilliard Darby (3-0)
Result: The Panthers fell one yard shy of reaching 500 in total offense (499) in a 56-22 win over Toledo St. John’s. RB Chase Longwell led the way with 160 yards and three TDs on 20 carries.
Up Next: @ Westerville North (0-3)
Westerville Central (3-0)
Hilliard Bradley (3-0)
1. Marion-Franklin (2-1)
Result: Down 3-0 at halftime, senior QB Corry Benson powered the Red Devils to a 28-3 win over Canal Winchester. Benson threw for 222 yards and three TDs and ran for 71 yards and a TD.
Up Next: vs Briggs (0-3)
2. Tri-Valley (3-0)
Result: The Scotties opened up a 48-0 halftime lead and cruised to a 62-7 win over West Muskingum. Senior RB Austin Jones scored four TDs.
Up Next: vs Dover (2-1)
3. New Albany (1-2)
Result: Eagles rebounded from two disappointing losses by blowing out DeSales 56-22. RB Alan Watson returned the opening kickoff 93 yards for a TD and then rushed for four more.
Up Next: @ Olentangy Orange (2-1)
4. Hamilton Township (3-0)
Result: The Rangers opened up a 45-7 lead on Bexley before sealing the deal 45-21. Aaron Williams ran for two TDs, including one that covered 74 yards.
Up Next: vs Logan Elm (2-1)
5. Zanesville (3-0)
Result: The Blue Devils recorded an impressive road win with a 48-27 victory at Hamilton Ross.
Up Next: vs Youngstown Ursuline (3-0)
Licking Heights (3-0)
Big Walnut (2-1)
1. Watterson (3-0)
Result: Eagles made enough plays to edge Walsh Jesuit 13-7 in an ugly offensive game. Watterson had 211 yards of offense. Walsh had 198. A huge test awaits this week at Winton Woods.
Up Next: @ Winton Woods (2-1)
2. Granville (3-0)
Result: The Blue Aces Ended Jackson’s 21-game regular season unbeaten streak with a 28-14 road win. Senior QB David Fraley threw for 242 yards and three TDs, including two in the fourth quarter to break a 14-14 tie.
Up Next: @ Bexley (1-2)
3. Thornville Sheridan (3-0)
Result: The Generals ran for 342 yards in a 35-13 win over Morgan.
Up Next: @ Crooksville (2-1)
4. Alder (2-1)
Result: The Pioneers got manhandled at home by Clinton-Massie 49-7. Alder allowed 425 yards of offense and turned the ball over five times, two of which Massie returned for TDs.
Up Next: vs Logan (0-3)
5. DeSales (1-2)
Result: The Stallions rolled up 317 yards of offense but it wasn’t nearly enough in a 56-22 loss to New Albany.
Up Next: vs Ryle (Ky.) (1-2)
Licking Valley (1-2)
1. Hartley (3-0)
Result: The Hawks beat East Knox 50-7. JaWuan Woodley (139 yards) and Marcellus Calhoun (109) each ran for two TDs and Jared Brandewie threw for two.
Up Next: @ Akron Hoban (0-3)
2. North Union (3-0)
Result: The Wildcats went over 50 points for the second time this season and rolled Galion Northmor 56-6.
Up Next: vs Mount Gilead (1-2)
3. Westfall (2-1)
Result: The Mustangs won their second straight game after trailing by double-digits in the fourth quarter. Westfall scored two TDs in the final 2:30, including the game winner on a 25-yard pass from Trent Williamson to Luke Cline with two seconds left, to edge Circleville 42-41. On the night, Williamson threw for three TDs, ran for two more and added two 2-point conversions (one running, one passing).
Up Next: @ Piketon (2-1)
4. Ready (3-0)
Result: The Silver Knights beat Briggs 49-6. QB Matt Yoho only completed four passes but two went for TDs.
Up Next: @ Grove City Christian (2-1)
5. Amanda-Clearcreek (2-1)
Result: Aces survived a defensive slugfest against Liberty Union 12-10. The teams combined for 292 yards and an A-C safety was the difference.
Up Next: vs Circleville (2-1)
1. Marion Pleasant (2-1)
Result: QB Collin Wood threw for three TDs and ran for two more in a 56-6 win over Highland. The Spartans rolled up 595 yards of offense.
Up Next: @ Ridgedale (0-3)
2. West Jefferson (2-1)
Result: QB Seth Castro completed 23-of-26 passes for 321 yards and five TDs in a 41-14 win over London. West Jeff had 469 yards of offense.
Up Next: @ Grandview Heights (2-1)
3. Centerburg (2-1)
Result: The Trojans led 21-7 in the first quarter but couldn’t hold on for a road win at Elyria Catholic.
Up Next: @ Johnstown-Monroe (2-1)
4. Harvest Prep (2-1)
Result: Warriors fell behind 28-0 and dropped a 34-14 decision to Licking Valley.
Up Next: @ Licking Heights (3-0)
5. East Knox (2-1)
Result: The Bulldogs lost 50-7 to Hartley. Who wouldn’t?
Up Next: vs Utica (1-2)
Newark Catholic (2-1)
Liberty Union (2-1)
Grandview Heights (2-1)