Central Ohio’s No. 1 HS Football Rankings continue today with the release of the Week 5 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 5
1. Pickerington North (4-0)
Result: The Panthers racked up 498 yards and allowed just 114 in a 56-0 win over beat Newark. QB Mason Olszewski threw for two TDs and ran for one more.
Up Next: @ Lancaster (1-3)
2. Dublin Coffman (4-0)
Result: A crowd of nearly 7,500 watched as the Rocks beat Hilliard Davidson 33-10. Coffman was just 2-8 against the Wildcats in the previous 10 meetings. A 20-point third quarter helped blow the doors open.
Up Next: @ Marysville (1-3)
3. Westerville South (4-0)
Result: Senior QB Nick Renzetti connected with Torrodd Carter for a school-record 99-yard TD pass as part of a 365-yard effort in a 28-7 win over Worthington Kilbourne.
Up Next: @ Hilliard Bradley (3-1)
4. Pickerington Central (2-1)
Result: The Tigers beat Lancaster 14-10 in a game that wasn’t decided until an interception by Nigel Hairston with 55 seconds left.
Up Next: @ Reynoldsburg (3-1)
5. Hilliard Darby (4-0)
Result: RB Hayden Vankirk and QB Chase Longwell each accounted for three TDs in a 45-7 win over Westerville North. Darby had 454 yards of offense and allowed just 152.
Up Next: vs Dublin Jerome (2-2)
1. Marion-Franklin (3-1)
Result: The Red Devils rolled up 555 yards of offense in a 72-6 win over Briggs. Senior QB Corry Benson threw for 242 yards and four TDs and ran for another.
Up Next: @ Independence (2-2)
2. Tri-Valley (4-0)
Result: Senior Nathan Strock threw for a TD, ran for a TD and returned an interception for a TD as the Scotties beat Dover 28-21.
Up Next: @ Crooksville (2-2)
3. New Albany (2-2)
Result: Senior QB Darron Lee accounted for six TDs as the Eagles beat Orange 53-33. Lee threw for four scores and ran for two more.
Up Next: vs Franklin Heights (2-2)
4. Zanesville (4-0)
Result: The Blue Devils rallied form a 24-12 fourth quarter deficit to shock Youngstown Ursuline 31-24. Junior QB Thomas Wibbeler completed 26-of-33 passes for 386 yards and five TDs, including three in the fourth quarter.
Up Next: vs Jonathan Alder (3-1)
5. Hamilton Township (4-0)
Result: QB Zach Thompson and RB Aaron Williams turned in huge games as the Rangers beat Logan Elm 42-7 to improve to 4-0 for the first time since 1975. Thompson completed 9-of-12 passes for 217 yards and four TDs. Williams rushed for 100 yards and a TD and had 124 yards receiving and two more TDs through the air.
Up Next: @ Circleville (3-1)
Licking Heights (4-0)
1. Watterson (3-1)
Result: The Eagles opened up a 14-0 first half lead on host Winton Woods but fell 21-14 thanks in part to five turnovers and a blocked punt.
Up Next: vs LaSalle (3-1)
2. Granville (4-0)
Result: The Blue Aces held Bexley to 71 total yards and QB David Fraley threw four first half TDs in a 41-0 win over the Lions. Granville had 471 yards of offense.
Up Next: @ Licking Valley (2-2)
3. Thornville Sheridan (4-0)
Result: The Generals beat Crooksville 29-16 as RB Connor Smith ran for 158 yards and two TDs. He also had a TD reception.
Up Next: @ Cambridge (2-2)
4. Jonathan Alder (3-1)
Result: Senior QB Andy Fooce threw for three TDs and ran for two more as the Pioneers shut out Logan for the second straight year 35-0. Fooce accounted for 345 of Alder’s 386 total yards. Senior WR Brad Miller caught six passes for 196 yards and all three of Fooce’s TD tosses.
Up Next: @ Zanesville (4-0)
5. Circleville (3-1)
Result: RB David Burroughs went for 81 yards and two TDs on 26 carries in an 18-3 win over Amanda-Clearcreek.
Up Next: vs Hamilton Township (4-0)
Licking Valley (2-2)
1. Hartley (4-0)
Result: The Hawks racked up 525 yards in a 42-10 win over Akron Hoban. RB Ja’Wuan Woodley ran for 201 yards and a TD on 31 carries, while Marcellus Calhoun rushed for 85 yards and three TDs on 10 carries.
Up Next: @ Proctorville Fairland (2-2)
2. North Union (4-0)
Result: RB Thane Hoffman scored four TDs as the Wildcats reached 50 points for the third time in four games with a 50-13 win over Mount Gilead.
Up Next: @ River Valley (3-1)
3. Westfall (3-1)
Result: Senior QB Trent Williamson accounted for four TDs as the Mustangs beat Piketon 42-14.
Up Next: vs Unioto (3-1)
4. Ready (4-0)
Result: RB Akili Taylor rushed for 220 yards and Doug Strickler added 196 yards (and three TDs) as the Silver Knights beat Grove City Christian 48-3. Ready ran for 501 yards.
Up Next: vs Dawson-Bryant (1-2)
5. Johnstown-Monroe (3-1)
Result: RB Adam Carter rushed for 179 yards and two TDs as the Johnnies beat Centerburg 42-21. Johnstown ran for 362 yards.
Up Next: @ Loudonville (3-1)
1. Marion Pleasant (3-1)
Result: The Spartans fell three points shy of the school record for points in a game with a 76-8 win over Ridgedale. Seven Pleasant players scored, as QB Colin Wood accounted for four TDs (threw for three and ran for one). The Spartans have outscored their opponents 198-35 this season.
Up Next: @ Mount Gilead (1-3)
2. West Jefferson (3-1)
Result: The Rough Riders outscored Grandview Heights 21-3 in the second and third quarters en route to a 35-17 win. RB Jake Hatfield ran for two TDs. QB Seth Casto threw for 254 yards and a TD and also ran for a score.
Up Next: vs Fisher Catholic (1-3)
3. East Knox (3-1)
Result: RB Dylan Wears scored four TDs as the Bulldogs beat Utica 40-20.
Up Next: @ Centerburg (2-2)
4. Danville (3-1)
Result: QB Bryce Staats threw for 257 yards as the Blue Devils beat Loudonville 26-15.
Up Next: vs Fredericktown (3-1)
Last Week: NR
5. Newark Catholic (3-1)
Result: Senior DB Kevin Bourne returned an interception 105 yards for a TD as the Green Wave beat Heath 26-13. Bourne also ran for a 2-yard TD.
Up Next: vs Columbus Academy (2-2)
Last Week: NR
Liberty Union (3-1)
Madison Plains (4-0)
Harvest Prep (2-2)
Columbus Academy (2-2)