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Ironton lone local team in latest poll

PDT Sports Report

September 17, 2012

PDT Sports Report


A week after five area schools received major consideration from Ohio statewide pollsters for the initial Associated Press poll, only Ironton received any type of consideration in the poll released Monday night.


The Fighting Tigers improved to 4-0 on the season after a 27-17 home win Friday over Ashland (Ky.) Paul Blazer. Ironton checks into this week’s poll ranked as the fourth-best team in Division IV, a spot up from fifth.


This week, the Fighting Tigers renew their annual rivalry with Portsmouth when the two teams meet up in the Coliseum. Ironton has won the last four meetings to take a 55-54-8 edge in the series.


In Division V, Lucasville Valley and Oak Hill failed to earn the minimum of 12 points to be recognized in this week’s poll. Both teams enter Week 5 with unblemished 4-0 marks.


The Indians, fresh off a 40-7 win over Chesapeake, travel to 0-4 South Point. A week after dispatching Jackson County rival Wellston 21-7, the Oaks are on the road again as they take on Minford — which beat the Trojans 41-14 last week — in a battle of unbeaten teams.


The same that Valley and Oak Hill received in this week’s poll also fell on East and Symmes Valley in Division VI. For the Tartans, they will look to bounce back from a 60-8 loss at Raceland (Ky.) with a trip to Dayton Jefferson Township.


Before starting SOC I action next week, the Vikings will look to improve to 4-1 when Southern comes into town. Symmes Valley beat Manchester last Friday 62-6.


The number one teams from Division I through Division VI are Cleveland St. Ignatius, Toledo Central Catholic, Chagrin Falls, Columbus Bishop Hartley, Coldwater and Maria Stein Marion Local.


According to the latest computer projections from JoeEitel.com, the Fighting Tigers are the No. 1 team in Division IV, Region 15 while the Falcons are fourth in the same region. In Division V, Region 19, the Indians and Oaks are second and third respectively while Wheelersburg checks in at eighth.


Finally in Division VI, Region 23, Notre Dame (3-1) is fifth, the Vikings are seventh and East is on the outside looking in if the playoffs were to start this week as the Tartans are ninth.


COLUMBUS — How a state panel of sports writers and broadcasters rates Ohio high school football teams in the second weekly Associated Press poll of 2012, by OHSAA divisions, with won-lost record and total points (first-place votes in parentheses):


DIVISION I

1. Cle. St. Ignatius (21) 4-0 232


2. Cin. Moeller (1) 4-0 179


3. Lakewood St. Edward 4-0 172


4. Cin. Colerain (1) 4-0 158


5. Dublin Coffman (1) 4-0 117


6. Pickerington N. 4-0 105


7. Austintown-Fitch (1) 4-0 79


8. Findlay 4-0 62


9. Tol. Whitmer 4-0 58


10. Can. McKinley 4-0 46


Others receiving 12 or more points: 11. Mentor 24, 12. Lewis Center Olentangy 22, 13. Cin. Sycamore 17, 14. Willoughby S. 16. 15. W. Chester Lakota W. 12, 15. Springboro 12.


DIVISION II

1. Tol. Cent. Cath. (18) 4-0 239


2. Chardon (2) 4-0 185


3. Cin. Turpin (1) 4-0 182


4. Zanesville (1) 4-0 157


5. Tiffin Columbian (1) 4-0 114


6. Dresden Tri-Valley (1) 4-0 100


7. Aurora 3-1 54


8. Cin. Winton Woods 3-1 51


9. Trotwood-Madison 2-2 50


10. Trenton Edgewood 4-0 31


Others receiving 12 or more points: 11. Grafton Midview (1) 29, 12. Cols. Marion-Franklin 28, 13. Norwalk 25, 14. New Philadelphia 19, 15. Pataskala Licking Hts. 18, 16. Tallmadge 17, 17. Tipp City Tippecanoe 13.


DIVISION III

1. Chagrin Falls (11) 4-0 216


2. Day. Thurgood Marshall (7) 4-0 181


3. Steubenville (4) 4-0 173


4. Kettering Alter (1) 3-0 126


5. Alliance Marlington (1) 4-0 112


6. Youngs. Mooney 2-2 99


7. Bellevue 4-0 84


8. Elida 4-0 75


9. Akr. SVSM 4-0 72


10. Millersburg W. Holmes 4-0 49


Others receiving 12 or more points: 11. Napoleon 39, 12. Cols. Watterson (1) 37, 13. Niles McKinley 30, 14. Granville 26, 15. Bryan 17, 16. Jefferson Area 12.


DIVISION IV

1. Cols. Hartley (12) 4-0 212


2. Creston Norwayne (6) 4-0 181


3. Clarksville Clinton-Massie (2) 4-0 176


4. Ironton 4-0 145


5. Ottawa-Glandorf (1) 4-0 126


6. Genoa Area 4-0 106


6. St. Clairsville (2) 4-0 106


8. Brookfield (2) 4-0 93


9. Cols. Ready 4-0 80


10. Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy 4-0 38


Others receiving 12 or more points: 11. Richwood N. Union 28, 12. Gates Mills Hawken 15, 13. Cadiz Harrison Cent. 14.


DIVISION V

1. Coldwater (17) 4-0 231


2. Kirtland (6) 4-0 184


3. Lima Cent. Cath. 4-0 153


4. Hamler Patrick Henry (1) 4-0 148


5. Bucyrus Wynford 4-0 133


6. Columbiana Crestview (1) 4-0 104


7. Youngs. Ursuline 3-1 98


8. Cuyahoga Hts. 4-0 83


9. Northwood 4-0 58


10. Bellaire 4-0 45


Others receiving 12 or more points: 11. Sugarcreek Garaway 30, 12. Liberty Center 25.


DIVISION VI

1. Maria Stein Marion Local (18) 4-0 232


2. Mogadore (5) 4-0 206


3. McComb 4-0 166


4. Ada 4-0 155


5. Leipsic (1) 4-0 120


6. N. Robinson Col. Crawford 4-0 98


7. Shadyside 4-0 77


8. Warren JFK (1) 4-0 74


9. St. Henry 3-1 55


10. Delphos St. John’s 2-2 46


Others receiving 12 or more points: 11. Youngs. Christian 26, 12. Minster 24, 12. Fairport Harbor Harding 24, 14. Malvern 22.