Ironton climbing on computer list

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, October 3, 2007

With each win, the Ironton Fighting Tigers are making a move in the computer ratings.

Ironton (4-2) continued its slow climb up the Ohio High School Athletic Association postseason computer ladder. The Fighting Tigers won their fourth straight and moved up to No. 10 in Region 15of Division IV after being 11th last week and 12th the previous week.

Spots 6-to-9 remained the same including the Rock Hill Redmen (5-1) who are in the No. 8 position.

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The top eight positions in each region in each of the six divisions qualify for the playoffs.

Licking Heights still leads the region with St. Clairsville moving up two spots to second place. Waverly also climbed two spots to third place followed by Westfall, Union Local, Portsmouth, and New Lexington.

Martins Ferry is in ninth place.

The point totals are close. Rock Hill has a 7.9333 average, Martins Ferry 7.8733, and Ironton 7.5500.

Columbus Hartley (5.7850) fell one spot in Region 15 to No. 11 and the Fairland Dragons (5.5710) jumped up three spots to No. 12 after beating Coal Grove.

South Point is No. 16 in the region.

In Region 19 of Division V, Coal Grove tumbled from eighth to No. 16 with the loss last week. Wheelersburg moved up from 12th to ninth after beating Lucasville Valley while Chesapeake dropped to No. 23.

Buckeye Trail leads the region with Minford second, Columbus Ready third, and Portsmouth West fourth.

Symmes Valley went from No. 22 to No. 19 in Region 23 of Division VI. Sciotoville East leads Region 24 with Portsmouth Notre Dame 10th. Green is now 27th in the region.

A list of the top 10 in each region appears on Page 13 under “Scoreboard.”