Mooney stays in first in Div. III

Poland is third in Div. III while Girard is fifth in Div. V in the latest AP poll.

Another game, another win, another week atop the Associated Press poll for the Cardinal Mooney High football team.

The Cardinals (6-0), fresh off a 55-7 win over Buffalo (N.Y.) St. Francis earned 29 of 35 first-place votes to stay in first in Division III in this week’s poll.

This is the third straight week Mooney has led the Division III poll. The Cardinals have won five poll titles overall, including back-to-back Division IV crowns in 2006-07.

Poland (6-0) remained in third behind Steubenville (5-0).

This Friday, the Bulldogs will meet Howland (6-0), which is ranked sixth in Division II.

The game may decide the All-American Conference Red Tier championship.

Canfield (5-1), which lost to Howland earlier this season, is 13th in Division II.

Louisville is first with 25 first-place votes.

Girard earned one first-place vote in Division IV and is ranked fifth — the only area team to appear in the Division IV poll.

Kettering Alter (6-0) is in first with 27 first-place votes.

In Division V, Crestview (6-0) is sixth and earned one top vote, while Coldwater (6-0) earned 31 first-place votes to claim the top spot.

East Palestine (5-1), which lost to Crestview on Friday, is ranked 11th while defending state champion Ursuline (3-2) is 12th and Mineral Ridge (4-2) is 21st.

The Irish, who have played in the last two Division V state championship games, play their first home game this Friday against Canton Central Catholic at YSU.

In Division VI, McDonald (6-0) earned two first-place votes to earn the seventh spot, while Western Reserve (6-0) is in 12th after a close win over Wellsville last weekend.

Delphos St. John’s is the overwhelming No. 1 pick with 33 first-place votes.

No area teams appeared in the Division I poll, which is led by defending state champion Cleveland St. Ignatius (6-0) with 29 first-place votes.

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