Canfield Football moves up to #2 in AP poll

Poland, Girard, and South Range also cracked the top-ten in their respective divisions

Youngstown East hung around, but Canfield pulled away late for a 24-0 win Friday night to improve to 8-0.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – How a state panel of sports writers and broadcasters rates Ohio high school football teams in the weekly Associated Press poll of 2017, by OHSAA divisions, with won-lost record and total points (first-place votes in parentheses):

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 7-1 38
10. Girard (1) 8-0 33
Others receiving 12 or more points: Oberlin Firelands 27. 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. South 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.

(Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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