Lehman joins Sidney, Anna, Minster in AP state football poll


Yellow Jackets move up to sixth in Division II, while Cavaliers crack top 10 in Div. VII.

Staff report



Sidney’s Christian Townsend congratulates Darren Taborn after an interception in the first quarter of a Greater Western Ohio Conference game against West Carrollton on Friday at Memorial Stadium.

Sidney’s Christian Townsend congratulates Darren Taborn after an interception in the first quarter of a Greater Western Ohio Conference game against West Carrollton on Friday at Memorial Stadium.


Bryant Billing | Sidney Daily News

Lehman Catholic joins Sidney, Anna and Minster in this week’s statewide Associated Press high school football poll. The Cavaliers are No. 10 in Division VII, behind the No. 9 Wildcats.

Lehman lost in overtime to Fort Recovery in Week 1 but has won four consecutive games since, including last week’s 55-8 win over Marion Eligin. The Cavaliers play at Hardin Northern this Friday.

Sidney is ranked No. 6 in Division II, up one spot from last week’s poll. The Yellow Jackets beat West Carrollton 42-0 last Friday to improve to 5-0. Sidney opens Greater Western Ohio Conference American North Division play at Piqua on Friday.

Anna is No. 3 in Division V again this week. The Rockets beat Delphos St. John’s 21-13 last week to improve to 5-0. They return to action on Friday at Marion Local, which is the top-ranked team in Division VI.

Minster lost 28-27 in overtime to Fort Recovery last Friday and drops to No. 9 after being ranked fourth last week. The Wildcats play at St. Henry on Friday. The Redskins are ranked eighth in Division VI.

All Division I through VII polls are below, with won-lost 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. Cleveland St. Ignatius (16) 5-0 231
2. Cincinnati St. Xavier (8) 5-0 216
3. Lakewood St. Edward 5-0 171
4. Canton Mckinley 5-0 149
5. Centerville 5-0 144
6. Toledo Whitmer (1) 5-0 141
7. Hilliard Bradley 5-0 106
8. Huber Heights Wayne 4-1 51
9. Stow-Munroe Falls 4-1 37
10. Mentor 5-0 33

Others receiving 12 or more points: Beavercreek 13. Cincinnati Elder 12.

DIVISION II
1. Avon (14) 5-0 222
2. Cincinnati Winton Woods (10) 5-0 219
3. Cincinnati Anderson 5-0 189
4. Medina Highland 5-0 144
5. Cincinnati La Salle 4-1 140
6. Sidney 5-0 105
7. Columbus Walnut Ridge 5-0 66
8. Wadsworth 5-0 58
(tie) Cleveland Benedictine 4-1 58
10. Grafton Midview 4-1 44

Others receiving 12 or more points: Sylvania Northview 34. Barberton (1) 28. Akron Hoban 18. Dayton Belmont 12.

DIVISION III
1. Trotwood-Madison (16) 5-0 235
2. Toledo Central Catholic (5) 5-0 212
3. Clyde (1) 5-0 181
4. Canfield (2) 5-0 161
5. Sandusky 5-0 124
6. Columbus Marion-Franklin 5-0 107
7. Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary 4-1 63
8. Medina Buckeye 5-0 56
9. Parma Padua 5-0 52
10. Franklin 4-1 36

Others receiving 12 or more points: Chardon Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin 25. Columbus Bishop Hartley 24. Kettering Archbishop Alter 17. Bay Village Bay (1) 15. Tallmadge 13. New Philadelphia 12.

DIVISION IV
1. Steubenville (19) 5-0 228
2. Germantown Valley View (1) 5-0 183
3. Perry (2) 5-0 180
4. Bellville Clear Fork (2) 5-0 148
5. Poland Seminary (1) 5-0 124
6. Clarksville Clinton-Massie 5-0 111
7. London 5-0 85
8. Shelby 5-0 61
9. Oberlin Firelands 5-0 58
10. Cincinnati Wyoming 5-0 57

Others receiving 12 or more points: Newark Licking Valley 35. Canton South 22. Girard 21.

DIVISION V
1. Pemberville Eastwood (11) 5-0 201
2. Canfield S. Range (5) 5-0 195
3. Anna (2) 5-0 182
4. Wheelersburg (3) 5-0 161
5. Portsmouth West (1) 5-0 132
(tie) Liberty Center (1) 5-0 132
7 Marion Pleasant (2) 4-0 101
8. Orwell Grand Valley 5-0 85
9. Sullivan Black River 5-0 29
10. Jamestown Greeneview 5-0 25

Others receiving 12 or more points: Genoa Area 20. Archbold 18. Milan Edison 14. Tontogany Otsego 12.

DIVISION VI
1. Maria Stein Marion Local (20) 5-0 240
2. Mogadore (3) 5-0 195
3. Kirtland (2) 5-0 174
4. Smithville 5-0 144
5. Sarahsville Shenandoah 5-0 109
6. Nelsonville-York 5-0 99
7. Coldwater 3-2 78
8. St. Henry 4-1 77
9. Creston Norwayne 4-1 54
10. Rootstown 5-0 53

Others receiving 12 or more points: West Liberty-Salem 43. Findlay Liberty-Benton 31.

DIVISION VII
1. Dalton (20) 5-0 229
2. Cleveland Cuyahoga Heights (2) 4-0 197
3. Convoy Crestview (1) 5-0 191
4. Norwalk St. Paul (2) 5-0 151
5. Danville 4-1 116
6. Leipsic 4-1 111
7. Pandora-Gilboa 5-0 72
8. Windham 4-1 48
9. Minster 3-2 41
10. Sidney Lehman 4-1 32

Others receiving 12 or more points: Lucas 23. Sycamore Mohawk 22. Canal Winchester Harvest Prep 21. Warren John F. Kennedy 20. Lisbon David Anderson 17. Delphos St. John’s 15. Edgerton 12.

Sidney’s Christian Townsend congratulates Darren Taborn after an interception in the first quarter of a Greater Western Ohio Conference game against West Carrollton on Friday at Memorial Stadium.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2017/09/web1_DSC_0755-Edit.jpgSidney’s Christian Townsend congratulates Darren Taborn after an interception in the first quarter of a Greater Western Ohio Conference game against West Carrollton on Friday at Memorial Stadium. Bryant Billing | Sidney Daily News
Yellow Jackets move up to sixth in Division II, while Cavaliers crack top 10 in Div. VII.

Staff report