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Ironton, Chesy in final AP poll

Sports writers and broadcasters list the Ironton Fighting Tigers and Chesapeake Panthers well behind their postseason playoff opponents.

Wednesday, November 03, 1999

Sports writers and broadcasters list the Ironton Fighting Tigers and Chesapeake Panthers well behind their postseason playoff opponents.

Ironton , 6-3, is ranked 17th in Division IV with 17 points. The Fighting Tigers play at Cincinnati Wyoming Saturday and the Cowboys (8-1) were ranked eighth in the final poll with 82 points.

Chesapeake tied for 14th place in Division V along with Baltimore Liberty Union as each tallied 27 points.

The Panthers opponent in the playoffs Friday, Johnstown Northridge, was ranked third with 162 points.

Two other top 10 Division IV finishers are in action Saturday only a few miles apart.

The Wheelersburg Pirates, who dropped from first to fifth after losing 28-21 to Portsmouth, host No. 19 Hamilton Badin. Fourth-ranked Germantown Valley View plays at Portsmouth Saturday.

Portsmouth was not ranked.

Poll champions were Grove City in Division I, Dover in Division II, Poland Seminary in Division III, Youngstown Cardinal Mooney in Division IV, Bedford St. Peter Chanel in Division V, and Delphos St. John’s in Division VI.

The Symmes Valley Vikings were not ranked in the final Division VI poll, but their opponent – Newark Catholic – was ranked 14th.