Central Ohio’s No. 1 HS Football Rankings continue today with the release of the Week 7 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 7
1. Pickerington North (6-0)
Result: The Panthers recorded their first win ever (in six tries) over archrival Pickerington Central and they did it in fashion – 37-0 at Central. Senior QB Mason Olszewski led the charge by completing 18-of-28 passes for 273 yards and three TDs. He also had an interception as a DB.
Up Next: vs Reynoldsburg (4-2)
2. Dublin Coffman (6-0)
Result: Ahead just 21-14 at halftime, the Rocks outscored Thomas Worthington 35-0 in the second half to post a 56-14 win. QB James Walsh and RB Bilal Williamson each ran for three TDs as Coffman racked up 568 yards of offense, including 394 on the ground.
Up Next: @ Central Crossing (1-5)
3. Hilliard Darby (6-0)
Result: The Panthers built a 34-13 fourth quarter lead before holding on for a 34-27 win over Worthington Kilbourne. K Kyle Kaplan connected on two FGs (30, 34) and four PATs. Senior WR Caleb Day scored TDs receiving and rushing.
Up Next: @ Westerville South (5-1)
4. Dublin Scioto (5-1)
Result: Senior WR Tim Shadoan scored five TDs in a 42-35 win over previously unbeaten Westerville South. Shadoan caught nine passes for 146 yards and two TDs and ran seven times for 35 yards and three TDs.
Up Next: @ Dublin Jerome (3-3)
5. Olentangy (6-0)
Result: The Braves racked up 447 yards of offense and limited Franklin Heights to 105 in a 55-7 win. Six different players scored for Olentangy, including Andrew Horstman and Noah Durst who each scored twice.
Up Next: @ New Albany (4-2)
Westerville South (5-1)
Olentangy Liberty (5-1)
Westerville Central (5-1)
1. Tri-Valley (6-0)
Result: QB Nathan Strock completed 8-of-11 passes for 185 yards and three TDs as the Scotties clobbered Morgan 62-7. Austin Jones and Daniel Scott ran for two TDs each as Tri-Valley racked up 457 total yards.
Up Next: vs New Lexington (4-2)
2. Zanesville (6-0)
Result: QB Thomas Wibbeler completed 12-of-19 passes for 263 yards and three TDs as the Blue Devils beat Warsaw River View 40-14. Zanesville scored on five straight possessions.
Up Next: @ Dover (4-2)
3. New Albany (4-2)
Result: The Eagles got a test from Delaware Hayes on the road but prevailed 26-13. NA led just 7-0 at halftime but scored 13 third quarter points to distance itself. RBs Alan Watson and Leslie Anoyke had big games. Watson ran for 115 yards and two TDs on 17 carries, while Anoyke ran for 167 yards and a TD on 18 carries.
Up Next: vs Olentangy (6-0)
4. Marion-Franklin (5-1)
Result: The Red Devils survived Walnut Ridge 7-6. M-F blocked a PAT with 4:35 remaining and watched as WR missed a 25-yard FG attempt on the final play of regulation. The Red Devils scored on a 10-yard TD pass from Joe Alverson to Jaron Dukes.
Up Next: vs Africentric (0-6)
5. Licking Heights (6-0)
Result: The Hornets held Grandview Heights to 55 total yards in a 34-7 win. RB Taylor Curtiss led LH with 113 yards and two TDs on 10 carries.
Up Next: @ Millersport (0-6)
Hamilton Township (5-1)
Mount Vernon (5-1)
1. Circleville (5-1)
Result: QB David Burroughs threw two TDs and ran for two more as the Tigers tamed Teays Valley 28-13. Circleville committed five turnovers, but forced four of its own.
Up Next: @ Fairfield Union (2-4)
2. Watterson (3-3)
Result: The Eagles had two first half drives end at the Hartley 1-yardline in a 28-14 loss to the Hawks.
Up Next: @ Ironton (5-1)
3. Licking Valley (4-2)
Result: The Panthers notched their first shutout of the season with a 54-0 win over Lakewood. LV led 34-o at halftime.
Up Next: @ Newark Catholic (5-1)
4. Granville (5-1)
Result: The Blue Aces dominated Whitehall in a 49-7 win. Senior QB David Fraley threw for three TDs and RB Josh Link rushed for three as Granville outgained the Rams 440-93 in total yards.
Up Next: @ Heath (2-4)
5. Eastmoor (4-2)
Result: Ahead 27-0 at halftime, Eastmoor scored 28 points in the third quarter to blow open its game against Briggs. The Warriors won 68-0. Derrick Wilson scored three TDs. Daivon Barrow, Cameron Jackson and Kevion Belcher each scored two.
Up Next: vs South (2-4)
1. Hartley (6-0)
Result: The Hawks won one for the ages by beating Watterson 28-14 in the teams’ first meeting since 1996. The victory was just the fourth ever in 35 tries for Hartley against the Eagles. Senior RBH Ju’Wuan Woodley rushed for 134 yards and a TD, had an interception and threw a 71-yard halfback pass on the Hawks first play from scrimmage. Twice in the first half Hartley stopped Watterson drives at the 1-yardline.
Up Next: vs Bishop Luers (Fort Wayne, Ind.) (5-2)
2. North Union (6-0)
Result: The Wildcats held a 565-148 advantage in total yards in a 49-6 win over Elgin. Thane Hoffman ran for four TDs and 148 yards on 11 carries, while Kam Smith ran for 117 yards and two TDs on 13 carries.
Up Next: @ Cardington-Lincoln (0-6)
3. Ready (6-0)
Result: Aheqad just 6-0 at halftime, the Silver Knights scored 26 second-half points en route to a 32-0 win over Linsley (WV). Dough Stricker ran for two TDs and Matt Yoho accounted for two (one passing, one rushing) as Ready outgained Linsley 354-167.
Up Next: @ Lima Central Catholic (6-0)
4. Westfall (5-1)
Result: RB Taylor Salmons ran for 115 yards and two TDs on 15 carries as the Mustangs beat Paint Valley 21-7. Westfall held the Bearcats to 140 total yards.
Up Next: @ Chillicothe Southeastern (1-5)
5. Johnstown-Monroe (5-1)
Result: The Johnnies outgained Fredericktown 341-165 in total yards in a 14-0 shutout win. RB Cody Farley carried the ball 36 times for 217 yards and two TDs.
Up Next: vs Utica (1-5)
1. Marion Pleasant (5-1)
Result: The Spartans led just 13-0 at halftime but put 42 points on the board in the second half en route to a 55-6 victory over Cardington-Lincoln.
Up Next: vs River Valley (4-2)
2. West Jefferson (5-1)
Result: The Rough Riders recorded their first shutout of the season with a 60-0 win over Millersport.
Up Next: vs Harvest Prep (4-2)
3. Danville (5-1)
Result: QB Bryce Staats threw for 148 yards and two TDs and ran for 166 yards as the Blue Devils beat Centerburg 23-14. Danville had 395 yards of offense.
Up Next: @ Northridge (3-3)
Last Week: 3
4. Newark Catholic (5-1)
Result: Senior RB/DB Kevin Bourne came up big again for the Green Wave in a 20-0 win over Bexley. Bourne rushed for 83 yards and two TDs and had 89 yards receiving, including 56 on a TD catch. NC had 373 yards of offense.
Up Next: vs Licking Valley (4-2)
Last Week: 4
5. Rosecrans (5-1)
Result: RB Luke Lloyd ran for four TDs and 101 yards on 26 carries as the Bishops beat Hannibal River 31-7.
Up Next: vs Claymont vs Claymont (4-2)
Last Week: NR
East Knox (4-2)
Harvest Prep (4-2)