Ironton climbs to third in poll

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, September 24, 2003

Inch-by-inch, the Ironton Fighting Tigers keep on moving.

The Fighting Tigers are still creeping up the Associated Press Division IV high school football poll following Tuesday's release of the top Ohio high schools.

After starting tied for seventh to open the poll voting three weeks ago, Ironton moved up to No. 4 last week and is now third in the newest poll.

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Ironton, 5-0, has 293 points and trails runner-up Versailles by just 6 points. Coldwater continues to lead with 24 first-place votes and 362 points.

The Fighting Tigers have five first-place votes. Versailles and Youngstown Mooney have each had four votes.

After Coldwater, Versailles and Ironton is Clinton-Massie with 222 points. Youngstown Cardinal Mooney is fifth with 200 points.

The second five has Delta with 183 points, Upper Sandusky 153, Coshocton 85, Apple Creek Waynesdale 42, and Orrville 33.

Other poll leaders include Cleveland St. Ignatius in Division I, Macedonia Nordonia in Division II, Cleveland Benedictine in Division III, Marion Pleasant in Division V, and Columbus Grove takes over in Division VI.