Central Ohio’s No. 1 HS Football Rankings continue today with the release of the Week 6 JJHuddle/NBC4 Central Ohio Power Poll. Here’s how things look after five 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 6
1. Pickerington North (5-0)
Result: Senior Godwin Igwebuike ran for three TDs and returned an interception for another as the Panthers scored the game’s first 45 points en route to a 45-14 win over Lancaster.
Up Next: @ Pickerington Central (3-1)
2. Dublin Coffman (5-0)
Result: The Rocks racked up 452 yards of offense in a 49-10 win over Marysville. QB James Walsh ran for a TD and threw for 303 yards and three TDs (all to WR Austen Rankin).
Up Next: vs Thomas Worthington (1-4)
3. Westerville South (5-0)
Result: Down 16-7 at halftime, the Wildcats outscored Hilliard Bradley 21-0 in the second half en route to a 28-16 win. RB Darien Miller ran for 169 yards and three TDs on 14 carries.
Up Next: @ Dublin Scioto (4-1)
4. Pickerington Central (3-1)
Result: The Tigers beat Reynoldsburg for the 11th straight time but it wasn’t easy. Down 20-7 heading into the fourth quarter, Pick Central rallied for a 21-20 win. The Tigers scored the tying TD with 1:12 left but lightning postponed the PAT until the following morning. Freshman kicker Devon McMillin drilled it.
Up Next: vs Pickerington North (5-0)
5. Hilliard Darby (5-0)
Result: The Panthers defense shined in a 20-7 win over Dublin Jerome. Darby allowed 130 total yards, including just 48 in the second half.
Up Next: vs Worthington Kilbourne (1-4)
Dublin Scioto (4-1)
Olentangy Liberty (4-1)
1. Tri-Valley (5-0)
Result: RB Austin Jones ran for four TDs and 147 yards on 11 carries and the Scotties shut out Crooksville 63-0.
Up Next: vs Morgan (1-4)
2. Zanesville (5-0)
Result: QB Thomas Wibbeler completed 11 straight passes and threw for 399 yards and five TDs as the Blue Devils shut out Jonathan Alder 42-0.
Up Next: @ River View (2-3)
3. New Albany (3-2)
Result: Senior QB Darron Lee completed five passes, four of which went for TDs, in a 66-14 win over Franklin Heights. The Eagles had 440 yards of offense.
Up Next: @ Delaware Hayes (1-4)
4. Marion-Franklin (4-1)
Result: The Red Devils lost a 24-8 halftime lead but beat Independence 36-30 after the 76ers had tied the score at 30-30.
Up Next: @ Walnut Ridge (3-2)
5. Licking Heights (5-0)
Result: The Hornets stung Liberty Union in a 28-0 shutout win. RB John Neary ran for 109 yards and two TDs on 15 carries. Heights attempted just three passes in the game.
Up Next: vs Grandview Heights (3-2)
Hamilton Township (4-1)
1. Circleville (4-1)
Result: QB David Burroughs ran for 222 yards and three TDs on 22 carries and passed for another TD in a 36-15 win over Hamilton Township. Rusty Shull returned an interception 60 yards for a TD and added a 21-yard TD catch.
Up Next: vs Teays Valley (3-2)
2. Watterson (3-2)
Result: The Eagles dropped their second straight with a 35-16 loss to Cincinnati LaSalle. Watterson led 7-0 but could manage just three Michael Harper field goals the rest of the way.
Up Next: @ Hartley (5-0)
3. Licking Valley (3-2)
Result: RB Drew McArtor ran for 164 yards and two TDs on 33 carries as the Panthers beat Granville 19-14. LV scored all its points in the second quarter.
Up Next: @ Lakewood (1-4)
4. Granville (4-1)
Result: The Blue Aces managed just 45 yards rushing and suffered two crucial penalties on a potential game-winning drive in a 19-14 loss to Licking Valley. QB David Fraley threw for 285 yards and two TDs.
Up Next: vs Whitehall-Yearling (1-4)
5. Eastmoor (3-2)
Result: The Warriors won their second straight with a 45-15 decision over West. Eastmoor racked up 385 yards of offense as RB Derrick Wilson ran for 110 yards and two TDs and added a TD catch. RB Justin King added 102 yards and a TD.
Up Next: @ Cambridge (2-2)
Jonathan Alder (3-2)
Thornville Sheridan (4-1)
1. Hartley (5-0)
Result: The Hawks scored 21 points in each the first and second quarters en route to a 56-6 win over Proctorville Fairland. Marcellus Calhoun and Ja’Wuan Woodley each ran for two TDs, while Hez Moore scored TDs on an 82-yard kickoff return and a 72-yard pass. Hartley had five TDs of 40 yards or longer.
Up Next: vs Watterson (3-2)
2. North Union (5-0)
Result: The Wildcats trailed 7-0 after the first quarter but rallied for a 26-7 win over River Valley. Kam Smith scored two TDs and Drew Crabtree threw for two as NU outgained RV 339-187 in total yards.
Up Next: vs Elgin (3-2)
3. Westfall (4-1)
Result: QB Trent Williamson threw for two TDs and ran for another as the Mustangs beat Unioto 34-2. DB Luke Cline scored on a 31-yard fumble return.
Up Next: vs Paint Valley (3-1-1)
4. Ready (5-0)
Result: The Silver Knights had several outstanding performances in a 72-20 win over Dawson-Bryant. QB Matt Yoho completed 10-of-12 passes for 187 yards and four TDs, while WR Alex Eblin caught four passes for 122 yards and three TDs. RB Doug Strickler added 203 yards rushing and two TDs on 12 carries. Ready broke open an 8-8 game after the first quarter with 36-second quarter points.
Up Next: @ Linsley (WV) (1-4)
5. Johnstown-Monroe (4-1)
Result: RB Cody Farley ran for 264 yards and two TDs on 31 carries as the Johnnies opened up a 23-0 lead and held on for a 23-15 win over Loudonville. Johnstown ran for 321 yards and passed for six.
Up Next: @ Fredericktown (3-2)
1. Marion Pleasant (4-1)
Result: WR Delvin McDaniel scored three TDs and QB Colin Wood threw for three as the Spartans beat Mount Gilead 35-6.
Up Next: vs Cardington-Lincoln (0-5)
2. West Jefferson (4-1)
Result: QB Seth Casto accounted for five TDs as the Rough Riders beat Fisher Catholic 35-13. Casto threw for four TDs and ran for another. WR Logan Stepp caught nine passes for 140 yards and two TDs.
Up Next: @ Millersport (0-5)
3. Danville (4-1)
Result: The Blue Devils won their third straight with a 52-21 victory over Fredericktown.
Up Next: @ Centerburg (3-2)
Last Week: 4
4. Newark Catholic (4-1)
Result: QB Chayce Crouch and RB Kevin Bourne hooked up for two TD passes, the last in the fourth quarter, as the Green Wave rallied for a 14-9 win over Columbus Academy.
Up Next: @ Bexley (2-3)
Last Week: 5
5. Centerburg (3-2)
Result: QB Tyler Stoyle completed 17-of-22 passes for 218 yards and five TDs in a 42-21 win over East Knox. Centerburg scored the first 21 points and never trailed.
Up Next: vs Danville (4-1)
Last Week: NR
East Knox (3-2)
Harvest Prep (3-2)