The Power Polls…conclude. JJHuddle’s weekly D-III state football rankings close with the release of the FINAL Ohio National Guard JJHuddle Division III Power Poll. Who finished No. 1? They get a banner to hang in their school.
The Power Polls…conclude. JJHuddle’s weekly D-III state football rankings close with the release of the FINAL Ohio National Guard JJHuddle Division III Power Poll.
Also, JJHuddle would again like to thank the Ohio National Guard for becoming the presenting sponsor of the 2012 rankings. Look for BOYS BASKETBALL AND GIRLS BASKETBALL POWER POLLS soon!
OHIO NATIONAL GUARD & JJH POWER POLL
DIVISION III FINAL RANKINGS
*NOTE: All Poll Champions will receive a commemorative banner
suitable for hanging from the Ohio National Guard for winning their
respective ONG JJH Power Poll.
1. Dayton Thurgood Marshall (9-1/AP Poll: 4)
Last Week: Senior RB Denzel Norvell ran for three TDs and 112 yards on 10 carries and the Cougars won the Dayton City League title with a 47-6 win over Ponitz Tech. The Cougars won the DCL title by outscoring their four league opponents 252-6.
Up Next: D-III Region 12 Quarterfinal vs Logan Elm (6-4)
2. Alter (8-1-1/AP Poll: 5)
Last Week: The Knights overcame five turnovers to beat archrival Chaminade Julienne 17-15. The win earned Alter a share of its 12th straight GCL North Division title. Senior QB Malik Zaire threw for 168 yards and a TD and ran fort 95 yards and a TD as the Knights racked up 332 yards of offense. The Alter defense stopped a potential game-tying 2-point conversion with 27 seconds left.
Up Next: D-III Region 12 Quarterfinal vs Springfield Shawnee (7-3)
3. Chagrin Falls (9-1/AP Poll: 2)
Last Week: Senior QB Tommy Iammarino accounted for six TDs in a 56-16 win over Perry that captured the Tigers fourth consecutive Chagrin Valley Conference Chagrin Division championship. Iammarino completed 13-of-16 passes for 273 yards and four TDs and ran for two more scores.
Up Next: D-III Region 9 Quarterfinal vs Woodridge (7-3)
4. Bellevue (9-1/AP Poll: 7)
Last Week: Senior QB Jalen Santoro ran for two first quarter TDs before leaving the game with numbness in his hand as the Redmen beat Sandusky 52-6. RB Alec Haynes ran for 137 yards and two TDs on 16 carries and had a TD reception. Bellevue had 514 total yards.
Up Next: D-III Region 10 Quarterfinal vs Elida (8-2)
5. Akron SVSM (8-2/AP Poll: 9)
Last Week: SVSM held Ursuline to 152 total yards in a 16-14 win. It was the Irish’s first victory over Ursuline or Mooney in head coach Dan Boarman’s six-year tenure.
Up Next: D-III Region 9 Quarterfinal @ NDCL(8-2)
6. Watterson (7-3/AP Poll: NR)
Last Week: 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)
7. Bryan (10-0/AP Poll: 3)
Last Week: A week after earning a share of their first Northwest Ohio Athletic League title since 1986, the Golden Bears made it an outright title by beating Evergreen 51-19. Bryan has scored school-record 441 points this season.
Up Next: D-III Region 10 Quarterfinal vs Watterson (7-3)
8. Napoleon (9-0-1/AP Poll: 1)
Last Week: The Wildcats secured the school’s first undefeated season since 1976 with a 41-21 win over Bowling Green. The victory wrapped an outright Northern Lakes League title. Senior WB Nick George ran for two TDs and returned a punt 63 yards for another.
Up Next: D-III Region 10 Quarterfinal vs River Valley (8-2)
9. Steubenville (8-2/AP Poll: NR)
Last Week: DB Matt Petrella returned an interception 70 yards for a TD and K Luke Smith hit two field goals, the last with 3:23 to go, as Big Red beat Akron Buchtel 21-18. Senior RB Dashon Redman led the offense by rushing for 180 yards and a TD on 35 carries. He also scored a 2-point conversion.
Up Next: D-III Region 11 Quarterfinal vs Maysville (9-1)
10. Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin (8-2/AP Poll: NR)
Last Week: The Lions won the North Coast League Blue Division title with a 21-0 victory over Mentor Lake Catholic. RB Nick Evans ran for 94 yards and two TDs on 31 carries as NDCL notched a rare win over rival MLC (just its sixth in 23 tries).
Up Next: D-III Region 9 Quarterfinal vs Akron SVSM (8-2)
DROPPED OUT: No. 10 Marlington (lost 34-13 to Alliance)
BEST OF THE REST: West Holmes (9-1/AP Poll: 6), Urbana (9-1/AP Poll: 8), Gallia Academy (8-2), Mentor Lake Catholic (6-4), Athens (9-1), Granville (9-1), Sandusky Perkins (9-1), Dover (8-2), Mooney (3-6), Maysville (9-1), Indian Creek (9-1), Marlington (8-2/AP Poll: 10)
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