Mooney is third in this week’s Division IV poll.


Mooney is third in this week’s Division IV poll.

STAFF REPORT

Six area teams received enough votes to be listed in this week’s Associated Press high school football poll, released Monday.

Ursuline (7-0) remains a solid choice for No. 1 in Division V, receiving 23 first-place votes and 290 points. Archbold (7-0) is a distant second with 221 points. The Fighting Irish’s 69-point lead is the largest in any of the six divisions.

Hamler Patrick Henry, Maria Stein Marion Local and Findlay Liberty-Benton round out the top five.

Ursuline plays host to Akron Buchtel on Thursday at 7 p.m. at Stambaugh Stadium.

In Div. III, Poland’s 10-7 loss to Howland knocked the Bulldogs from first to sixth in this week’s poll.

Liberty (7-0) moved up a spot, to No. 4, and received a pair of first-place votes. The Leopards play host to Hubbard on Friday night.

St. Mary’s Memorial moved up to the top spot in Div. III, followed by Thornville Sheridan, Tipp City Tippecanoe, Liberty and Circleville Logan Elm.

Mooney (6-1) moved up a spot, to third, in Div. IV, replacing Fostoria, which lost.

Coldwater and Steubenville remain 1-2 in Div. IV, while Massillon Tuslaw and New Lexington round out the top five.

In Div. VI, McDonald (7-0) remains at No. 7 after defeating Western Reserve in a battle of unbeaten teams. The Blue Devils dropped from No. 11 to No. 12.

No area teams were ranked in Div. I or Div. II.

Cleveland Glenville took over No. 1 in the big-school division after Cincinnati Colerain’s loss.

Pickerington Central, Hilliard Davidson, Dublin Coffman are ranked 2-4, respectively, and Cincinnati Elder and Brunswick are tied for fifth.

In Div. II, the top three teams remain unchanged — Columbus DeSales, Louisville and Toledo Central Catholic. Lexington jumped from No. 6 to No. 4 and Logan remained No. 5.

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