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& JJHuddle Division VI Power Poll: Week 10
1. Delphos St. John’s (6-3, R22)
St. John’s forced a three-way tie atop the MAC standings (with Marion
Local and Coldwater) with a 21-14 win over ML. Senior Jordan Bergfeld
returned a kickoff 97 yards for a TD and ran for another as the Blue
Jays built a 21-7 halftime lead despite running just 12 first half
plays. DSJ is at winless New Bremen (0-9) this week.
2. Marion Local (7-2, R24)
The Flyers fell into a three-way first place tie in the MAC after losing 21-14 to Delphos St. John’s. RB Jake Heitkamp carried the ball 35 times for 129 yards and a TD (and played every snap at linebacker), but ML couldn’t rally from a 21-7 halftime deficit and was stuffed on fourth-and-2 with 1:49 to play. The Flyers host Fort recovery (4-5) in the regular season finale.
3. Ada (8-1, R24)
Despite three turnovers and trailing by 12 entering the fourth quarter, the Bulldogs rallied for a 33-26 win over Delphos Jefferson. Senior QB Konnor baker threw three fourth quarter TDs as Ada outgained Jefferson 463-291. Ada travels to undefeated Lima Central Catholic (9-0) this week in what’s become a Northwest Conference championship game.
4. Minster (6-3, R24)
The Wildcats kept their playoff hopes alive with a 28-16 win over Parkway. Minster held Parkway to minus-51 yards rushing, while running for 233 yards itself. The Wildcats close out the regular season at home against Coldwater (7-2).
5. Thompson Ledgemont (9-0, R21)
The Redskins rallied from a 12-0 deficit and won their 20th straight regular season game and second straight Northeastern Athletic Conference title with a 24-18 win over Orwell Grand Valley. Senior RB Danny LaRosa ran for 142 yards and scored on two long runs (70 and 53 yards). DB/WR Brad Marsic added an interception and the game-winning TD catch (from QB Griffin Degener). Ledgemont is at Chalker (3-5) this week.
6. Fort Loramie (8-1, R24)
Behind senior RB Cory Brandewie who scored five TDs, the Redskins beat Dayton Jefferson 65-6. Brandewie ran for four TDs and 72 yards on five carries and caught one pass for a 22-yard TD. Loramie rolled up 468 yards of offense. The Redskins go for their first ever win over Lehman Catholic (3-6) this week.
7. Springfield Catholic Central
The Irish beat Mechanicsburg 58-14 thanks in part to senior WR Jake Adlridge and senior QB Brian Kelly. Kelley ran for a TD and threw four TD passes, including two to Aldridge (who also had a kickoff return for a TD). SCC is at Cedarville (1-8) this week.
8. Leipsic (8-1, R22)
The Vikings enter the Power Poll after beating previously unbeaten Findlay Liberty-Benton 27-0. It was Leipsic’s second straight shutout and third this season. It also marked the seventh time the Vikings have allowed seven points or less. QB Zach Kuhlman threw two TD passes in the win. Leipsic ends the regular season at McComb (7-2).
9. Malvern (8-1, R21)
Hornets notched their second shutout of the season with a 46-0 win over
Conotton Valley. This week Malvern is at Sandy Valley (3-6).
10. Berlin Center Western Reserve (9-0, R21)
The Devils enter the Power Poll after rolling up 450 yards of offense and beating Jackson-Milton 52-7. Both Thomas Benyo (two receiving and one on a punt block) and Donnie Bolton (all rushing) scored three TDs each. Western reserve closes out the regular season at McDonald (5-4).
DROPPED OUT: No. 9 Edgerton (lost 34-21 to Hicksville); No. 10 Tiffin Calvert (lost 28-14 to Hopewell-Loudon)
OF THE REST: Symmes Valley (8-1), Tiffin Calvert (7-2), Youngstown Christian (8-1), Buckeye Central (7-2), Edgerton (7-2)