Sidney, Anna, Lehman ranked in AP football poll


Sidney drops, Anna and Lehman stay same in respective divisions

Staff report



Lehman Catholic’s Elliott Gilardi passes under pressure from Waynesfield-Goshen’s Dustin Klenke on Oct. 6 at Piqua. The Cavaliers are No. 6 in Division VII this week.

Lehman Catholic’s Elliott Gilardi passes under pressure from Waynesfield-Goshen’s Dustin Klenke on Oct. 6 at Piqua. The Cavaliers are No. 6 in Division VII this week.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Sidney’s Andre Gordon, center, runs the ball surrounded by Tippecanoe’s Mason Doll, left, and Garrett Stephens on Oct. 5 at Sidney. The Yellow Jackets are No. 9 in Division II this week.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Griffen Doseck, of Anna, drives through Nick Riley and Caden May, of Parkway last Friday. Anna is No. 6 in Division V this week.


Jason Alig | Sidney Daily News

Sidney dropped in this week’s Associated Press state football poll, while Anna and Lehman Catholic remained in the same spots as last week’s poll.

The Yellow Jackets were ranked fourth in Division II last week but are ninth this week following last Friday’s 48-21 loss to Troy. Sidney (7-1) continues Greater Western Ohio Conference American North Division on Friday at Vandalia-Butler.

Anna (7-1) remains at No. 6 in Division V. The Rockets blasted Parkway 42-0 last week and travel to Coldwater on Friday in a Midwest Athletic Conference game.

Lehman (7-1) continued its roll over Northwest Central Conference opponents last Friday with a 55-0 win over Upper Scioto Valley. The Cavaliers remain at No. 6 in Division VII. Lehman hosts Lima Perry on Friday at Sidney Memorial Stadium in a showdown between the last two schools undefeated in NWCC play.

Minster did not crack the top 10 in Division VII but did receive votes after dropping out completely last week. The Wildcats (4-4) beat New Bremen 42-21 last Friday and host Versailles this Friday in a MAC game.

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 (20) 8-0 243
2. Lakewood St. Edward (4) 8-0 227
3. Toledo Whitmer (1) 8-0 178
4. Canton Mckinley 8-0 145
5. Hilliard Bradley 8-0 132
6. Cleveland St. Ignatius 7-1 113
7. Mentor 7-1 85
8. Centerville 7-1 60
9. Stow-Munroe Falls 7-1 53
10. Lewis Center Olentangy Orange 8-0 44

Others receiving 12 or more points: Pickerington Central 27. Cincinnati Moeller 23. Cincinnati Elder (1) 16. Huber Heights Wayne 15. Cincinnati Colerain 14. Euclid 13.

DIVISION II
1. Avon (17) 8-0 236
2. Cincinnati Anderson (2) 8-0 198
3. Wadsworth (1) 8-0 182
4. Cincinnati Winton Woods (4) 7-1 161
5. Barberton 8-0 123
6. Akron Hoban 7-1 121
7. Cincinnati La Salle (2) 6-2 115
8. Columbus Walnut Ridge 7-0 110
9. Sidney 7-1 38
10. Whitehouse Anthony Wayne 7-1 23

Others receiving 12 or more points: Medina Highland 20. Dayton Belmont 20. Olmsted Falls 17. Troy 13. Hudson 12.

DIVISION III
1. Trotwood-Madison (18) 8-0 243
2. Canfield (4) 8-0 192
3. Toledo Central Catholic 7-1 184
4. Sandusky (3) 8-0 163
5. Medina Buckeye 8-0 119
6. Bay Village Bay (1) 8-0 104
(tie) Columbus Bishop Hartley 7-1 104
8. Franklin 7-1 71
9. Clyde 7-1 67
10. Parma Padua 7-1 34

Others receiving 12 or more points: Kettering Archbishop Alter 32. Goshen 17. Bellefontaine 17. Columbus St. Francis DeSales 14. Columbus Marion-Franklin 13.

DIVISION IV
1. Steubenville (21) 8-0 238
2. Germantown Valley View (3) 8-0 203
3. Perry (1) 8-0 178
4. Bellville Clear Fork 8-0 158
5. Shelby 8-0 151
6. Cincinnati Wyoming 8-0 120
7. Clarksville Clinton-Massie 7-1 66
8. St. Marys Memorial 7-1 46
9. Poland Seminary 7-1 38
10. Girard (1) 8-0 33

Others receiving 12 or more points: Oberlin Firelands 27. Cortland Lakeview 26. St. Clairsville 26. Newark Licking Valley 26. London 26. Gnadenhutten Indian Valley 23.

DIVISION V
1. Pemberville Eastwood (17) 8-0 239
2. Wheelersburg (6) 8-0 213
3. Canfield S. Range (2) 8-0 199
4. Portsmouth West 8-0 153
5. Marion Pleasant (1) 7-0 139
6. Anna 7-1 126
7. Orwell Grand Valley 8-0 96
8. Archbold 7-1 73
9. Jamestown Greeneview 8-0 69
10. Bethel-Tate 8-0 45

Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Sullivan Black River 15.

DIVISION VI
1. Maria Stein Marion Local (21) 8-0 253
2. Kirtland (4) 8-0 212
3. Mogadore (1) 7-0 180
4. Nelsonville-York 8-0 145
5. Rootstown 8-0 132
6. Coldwater 6-2 105
7. Findlay Liberty-Benton 7-1 96
8. Creston Norwayne 7-1 88
9. St. Henry 6-2 60
10. Lima Central Catholic 7-1 30

Others receiving 12 or more points: Sarahsville Shenandoah 27. Chillicothe Southeastern 20.

DIVISION VII
1. Norwalk St. Paul (12) 8-0 229
2. Dalton (11) 8-0 215
3. Cleveland Cuyahoga Heights (3) 7-1 195
4. Danville 7-1 140
5. Convoy Crestview 7-1 136
6. Sidney Lehman 7-1 107
7. Lucas 7-1 94
8. Canal Winchester Harvest Prep 7-1 67
9. Pandora-Gilboa 7-1 63
10. McComb 7-1 41

Others receiving 12 or more points: Minster 31. Waterford 29. East Canton 17. Delphos St. John’s 14. Haviland Wayne Trace 13.

Lehman Catholic’s Elliott Gilardi passes under pressure from Waynesfield-Goshen’s Dustin Klenke on Oct. 6 at Piqua. The Cavaliers are No. 6 in Division VII this week.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2017/10/web1_AAALehman2-10.jpgLehman Catholic’s Elliott Gilardi passes under pressure from Waynesfield-Goshen’s Dustin Klenke on Oct. 6 at Piqua. The Cavaliers are No. 6 in Division VII this week. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Sidney’s Andre Gordon, center, runs the ball surrounded by Tippecanoe’s Mason Doll, left, and Garrett Stephens on Oct. 5 at Sidney. The Yellow Jackets are No. 9 in Division II this week.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2017/10/web1_SDN100617SidTippFB1-3.jpgSidney’s Andre Gordon, center, runs the ball surrounded by Tippecanoe’s Mason Doll, left, and Garrett Stephens on Oct. 5 at Sidney. The Yellow Jackets are No. 9 in Division II this week. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Griffen Doseck, of Anna, drives through Nick Riley and Caden May, of Parkway last Friday. Anna is No. 6 in Division V this week.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2017/10/web1_SDN101617FridayLights7-1.jpgGriffen Doseck, of Anna, drives through Nick Riley and Caden May, of Parkway last Friday. Anna is No. 6 in Division V this week. Jason Alig | Sidney Daily News
Sidney drops, Anna and Lehman stay same in respective divisions

Staff report