Anna, Lehman, Sidney ranked in AP football poll


Staff report



Sidney’s Darren Toborn returns a kickoff during Sidney’s win over Tippecanoe last Thursday.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Anna’s Aiden Endsley runs through a host of Marion Local defenders on Sept. 29.


Jason Alig | Sidney Daily News

Lehman’s Brandon Barhorst, far right, slips into the end zone for a touchdown against Waynesfield-Goshen on Friday as Lehman’s Bradley Haynes comes to help.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Anna, Lehman Catholic and Sidney all moved up this week in the Associated Press state football poll, while Minster dropped out of the rankings completely.

Sidney was ranked sixth in Division II last week and is fourth this week. The Yellow Jackets beat Tippecanoe 49-42 last Thursday and continue Greater Western Ohio Conference American North Division play this Friday against Troy.

Anna bounced back after its first loss of the season with a 21-19 win over St. Henry last Friday. The Rockets were eighth last week and move up to No. 6 this week in Division V following the win over the Redskins, which are ranked ninth in Division VI. Anna hosts Parkway on Friday.

Lehman crushed a Northwest Central Conference team for the fourth consecutive week with a 77-14 win over Waynesfield-Goshen on Friday. The Cavaliers are No. 6 in Division VII, up two spots from last week.

Minster dropped out of the top 10 in Division VII two weeks ago but received votes last week. The Wildcats, which lost 17-16 to Coldwater last Friday, didn’t receive enough votes to be listed in the poll this week.

All Division I through VII polls are below, with win-loss record and total points (first-place votes in parentheses). A statewide panel of sports writers and broadcasters rate Ohio high school football teams each week.

DIVISION I
1. Cincinnati St. Xavier (10) 7-0 237
2. Cleveland St. Ignatius (13) 7-0 232
3. Lakewood St. Edward (2) 7-0 202
4. Centerville 7-0 168
5. Toledo Whitmer (1) 7-0 154
6. Canton Mckinley 7-0 128
7. Hilliard Bradley 7-0 94
8. Mentor 6-1 59
9. Pickerington North 6-1 33
10. Stow-Munroe Falls 6-1 30

Others receiving 12 or more points: Lewis Center Olentangy Orange 24. Euclid 12.

DIVISION II
1. Avon (17) 7-0 239
2. Cincinnati Winton Woods (8) 7-0 212
3. Cincinnati Anderson 7-0 175
4. Sidney 7-0 143
5. Wadsworth (1) 7-0 134
6. Cincinnati La Salle 5-2 102
7. Columbus Walnut Ridge 7-0 96
8. Akron Hoban 6-1 66
9. Grafton Midview 6-1 55
10. Barberton 7-0 53

Others receiving 12 or more points: Medina Highland 29. Sylvania Northview 24. Hudson 21. Dayton Belmont 21. Whitehouse Anthony Wayne 18.

DIVISION III
1. Trotwood-Madison (20) 7-0 247
2. Clyde (1) 7-0 196
3. Canfield (3) 7-0 182
4. Toledo Central Catholic 6-1 157
5. Sandusky 7-0 114
(tie) Columbus Marion-Franklin 7-0 114
7. Medina Buckeye 7-0 89
8. Franklin 6-1 60
9. Bay Village Bay (1) 7-0 46
10. Columbus Bishop Hartley 6-1 35

Others receiving 12 or more points: Kettering Archbishop Alter (1) 27. Parma Padua 22. New Philadelphia 19. Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary 18. Columbus St. Francis DeSales 15. Goshen 15. Chardon 12.

DIVISION IV
1. Steubenville (21) 7-0 237
2. Germantown Valley View (3) 7-0 215
3. Perry (1) 7-0 168
4. Clarksville Clinton-Massie 7-0 161
5. Bellville Clear Fork 7-0 145
6. Poland Seminary (1) 7-0 100
7. London 7-0 97
8. Shelby 7-0 87
9. Oberlin Firelands 7-0 61
10. Cincinnati Wyoming 7-0 60

Others receiving 12 or more points: Girard 17. Plain City Jonathan Alder 12.

DIVISION V
1. Pemberville Eastwood (14) 7-0 240
2. Wheelersburg (10) 7-0 219
3. Canfield S. Range (1) 7-0 200
4. Portsmouth West (1) 7-0 159
5. Marion Pleasant 6-0 128
6. Anna 6-1 117
7. Orwell Grand Valley 7-0 95
8. Jamestown Greeneview 7-0 86
9. Archbold 6-1 70
10. Bethel-Tate 7-0 22

Others receiving 12 or more points: Sullivan Black River 16. Gahanna Columbus Academy 14.

DIVISION VI
1. Maria Stein Marion Local (21) 7-0 237
2. Kirtland (2) 7-0 204
3. Mogadore (2) 6-0 191
4. Nelsonville-York 7-0 154
5. Rootstown (1) 7-0 127
6. Coldwater 5-2 106
7. Findlay Liberty-Benton 6-1 97
8. Creston Norwayne 6-1 91
9. St. Henry 5-2 42
10. Sarahsville Shenandoah 6-1 39

Others receiving 12 or more points: Lima Central Catholic 24. Chillicothe Southeastern 24. Attica Seneca East 14.

DIVISION VII
1. Dalton (14) 7-0 226
2. Norwalk St. Paul (7) 7-0 211
3. Cleveland Cuyahoga Heights (5) 6-0 198
4. Danville 6-1 155
5. Convoy Crestview 6-1 127
6. Sidney Lehman 6-1 89
7. Haviland Wayne Trace 6-1 88
8. Lucas 6-1 71
9. Canal Winchester Harvest Prep 6-1 69
10. Pandora-Gilboa 6-1 56

Others receiving 12 or more points: McComb 29. Windham 25. Lisbon David Anderson 20. Waterford 15. Delphos St. John’s 14.

Sidney’s Darren Toborn returns a kickoff during Sidney’s win over Tippecanoe last Thursday.
http://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2017/10/web1_SDN100917FridayLights3-1.jpgSidney’s Darren Toborn returns a kickoff during Sidney’s win over Tippecanoe last Thursday. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Anna’s Aiden Endsley runs through a host of Marion Local defenders on Sept. 29.
http://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2017/10/web1_SDN100217SidFB11-1.jpgAnna’s Aiden Endsley runs through a host of Marion Local defenders on Sept. 29. Jason Alig | Sidney Daily News

Lehman’s Brandon Barhorst, far right, slips into the end zone for a touchdown against Waynesfield-Goshen on Friday as Lehman’s Bradley Haynes comes to help.
http://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2017/10/web1_SDN100917FridayLights11-1.jpgLehman’s Brandon Barhorst, far right, slips into the end zone for a touchdown against Waynesfield-Goshen on Friday as Lehman’s Bradley Haynes comes to help. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

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