Central Ohio’s No. 1 HS Football Rankings conclude today with the release of the FINAL 2012 JJHuddle/NBC4 Central Ohio Power Poll. Here’s how things settled after 10 weeks. The Poll Champions are…
The fourth annual JJHuddle/NBC4 Central Ohio Power Poll concludes today witht he release fo the final 2012 rannkings. Drum roll please.
The POLL CHAMPIONS are…
Central Ohio Power Polls: Final
1. Hilliard Darby (10-0)
Result: The Panthers beat rival Hilliard Bradley 42-0 to complete the first 10-0 season in school history. In 2007 Darby was 9-0 heading into Week 10 before a loss to Groveport-Madison. Five different Darby players ran for first half TDs against Bradley.
Up Next: D-I Region 3 Quarterfinal vs Westerville South (8-2)
2. Pickerington North (9-1)
Result: The Panthers had three red zone drives fail to yield points, missed a field goal and were stripped of an apparent TD on a muffed punt in a 13-10 loss to Grove City. Pick North shares the OCC Ohio Division title with Pickerington Central.
Up Next: D-I Region 3 Quarterfinal vs Pickerington Central (7-2)
3. Dublin Coffman (9-1)
Result: The Shamrocks committed six turnovers – including a fumble on the opening kickoff – in a 23-14 loss to Upper Arlington. Coffman shares the OCC Central Division title with Davidson.
Up Next: D-I Region 3 Quarterfinal vs Davidson (8-2)
4. Pickerington Central (7-2)
Result: The Tigers rallied from a 17-point deficit to beat Gahanna 28-23. Senior TE/DE Taco Charlton scored the game-winning TD on a 30-yard TD reception and had four second half sacks.
Up Next: D-I Region 3 Quarterfinal @ Pickerington North (9-1)
5. Dublin Scioto (8-2)
Result: RB Tim Shadoan ran for two TDs and 88 yards on 14 carries as the Irish beat Worthington Kilbourne for the third straight time in the “battle for Hard Road.”
Up Next: D-I Region 3 Quarterfinal @ Olentangy (9-1)
Hilliard Davidson (8-2)
Westerville South (8-2)
1. Tri-Valley (10-0)
Result: Senior RB Austin Jones ran for four TDs as the Scotties capped the first 10-0 regular season in school history with a 56-14 win over Philo.
Up Next: D-II Region 7 Quarterfinal vs New Carlisle Tecumseh (8-2)
2. New Albany (8-2)
Result: The Eagles racked up 422 total yards and won their fourth straight OCC Capital Division title with a 38-14 win over Mount Vernon. Leslie Anoyke ran for 144 yards and two TDs on seven carries.
Up Next: D-II Region 7 Quarterfinal vs Beechcroft (8-1)
3. Zanesville (9-1)
Result: QB Thomas Wibbeler threw for 269 yards and four TDs and the Blue Devils scored on six straight first half possessions en route to a 39-6 win over Marietta.
Up Next: D-II Region 7 Quarterfinal vs Canal Winchester (8-2)
4. Marion-Franklin (9-1)
Result: The Red Devils wrapped up a Columbus City League South title with a 43-21 win over Columbus South. M-F scored all 43 of its points in the first half. Senior QB Corry Benson threw for two TDs and ran for another and senior WR Joe Alverson scored two TDs (one on a 75-yard punt return).
Up Next: D-II Region 7 Quarterfinal vs Licking Heights (10-0)
5. Licking Heights (10-0)
Result: The Hornets won the MSL Cardinal title with a 53-0 win over Fisher Catholic. LH outgained the Irish 483-161 in total yards and led 33-0 at halftime. QB Taylor Curtiss threw for two TDs and ran for another.
Up Next: D-II Region 7 Quarterfinal @ Marion-Franklin (9-1)
Canal Winchester (8-2)
1. Watterson (7-3)
Result: The Eagles ran for 291 yards en route to a 27-14 win over Jonathan Alder. Walter Green led the attack with 167 yards and two TDs on 17 carries.
Up Next: D-III Region 10 Quarterfinal @ Bryan (10-0)
2. Granville (9-1)
Result: The Blue Aces earned a share of the MSL Ohio Division title with a 34-20 win over Columbus Academy. Senior QB David Fraley threw for a TD and ran for one as Granville outscored Academy 14-0 in the fourth quarter.
Up Next: D-III Region 11 Quarterfinal @ Dover (8-2)
3. Licking Valley (7-3)
Result: Senior RB Drew McArtor scored five TDs and ran for 212 yards on 38 carries in a 48-34 win over Heath.
Up Next: Season Finished (Finished No. 10 in Region 11)
4. Eastmoor (6-4)
Result: The Warriors scored two defensive TDs and Martine Perez ran for two TDs as Eastmoor beat Africentric 47-20.
Up Next: Season Complete (Finished No. 10 in Region 10)
5. DeSales (5-5)
Result: The Stallions lost 49-20 to George Washington (Charleston, WV). The loss snaps DeSales’ state-leading consecutive playoff streak at 18 years.
Up Next: Season Finished (Finished No. 9 in Region 10)
River Valley (8-2)
1. Hartley (10-0)
Result: The Hawks beat rival Ready 42-8 to finish the regular season undefeated for the second season in a row and the second time in school history. Senior RB Ju’Wuan Woodley ran for 201 yards and two TDs on 22 carries.
Up Next: D-IV Region 14 Quarterfinal vs Upper Sandusky (7-3)
2. North Union (10-0)
Result: The Wildcats scored 14 points in the first quarter and 15 in the fourth to beat Sparta Highland 29-0. Thane Hoffman ran for two TDs and the Wildcats scored on three runs of 2 yards or shorter.
Up Next: D-IV Region 14 Quarterfinal vs Galion (9-1)
3. Westfall (9-1)
Result: The Mustangs defended their outright Scioto Valley Conference title with a 48-21 win over Chillicothe Huntington. Senior QB Trent Williamson accounted for five TDs. He ran for 166 yards and four TDs on 17 carries and threw for another score.
Up Next: D-IV Region 16 Quarterfinal vs Milton-Union (8-2)
4. Ready (7-2)
Result: QB Matt Yoho’s fourth quarter TD run ended Hartley’s shutout bid as the Silver Knights fell 42-8 to their rival.
Up Next: D-IV Region 14 Quarterfinal @ Genoa (10-0)
5. Johnstown-Monroe (8-2)
Result: Cody Farley ran for four TDs and the Johnnies scored 49 points combined in the second and third quarters en route to beating Johnstown-Northridge 55-6.
Up Next: D-IV Region 15 Quarterfinal vs Gnadenhutten Indian Valley (6-4)
1. Newark Catholic (8-2)
Result: The Green Wave shut out Hebron Lakewood 54-0. NC blew open a close game with 27-third quarter points. QB Chayce Crouch threw for two TDs and ran for another.
Up Next: D-VI Region 23 Quarterfinal vs Fairfield Christian Academy (8-2)
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2. Danville (9-1)
Result: Beat East Knox 46-21 in the schools’ annual Devil-Dog Rivalry game.
Up Next: D-VI Region 23 Quarterfinal vs Hannibal River (7-3)
Last Week: 2
3. Liberty Union (8-2)
Result: RB Jacob Basso ran for a TD and threw for another as the Lions beat Grandview Heights 25-13.
Up Next: D-V Region 19 Quarterfinal @Oak Hill (8-2)
4. West Jefferson (7-3)
Result: QB Seth Casto ran for 174 yards and three TDs on 18 carries as the Rough Riders racked up 484 total yards in a 48-7 win over Berne Union.
Up Next: Season Finished (Finished No. 9 in D-V Region 20)
5. Marion Pleasant (7-3)
Result: The Spartans led 20-7 at halftime, but fell 34-28 in OT to Buckeye Valley. QB Colin Wood ran for 170 yards and three TDs and threw for another score.
Up Next: Season Finished (Finished No. 11 in D-V Region 20)
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