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Redmen, Panthers stay in playoff hunt

Rock Hill Redmen running back Danny Long (10) runs past Portsmouth defenders during last week’s game. The Redmen are fourth in the Division V Region 17 computer ratings. (Robert S. Stevens & The Gold Studio of Ironton)

Rock Hill Redmen running back Danny Long (10) runs past Portsmouth defenders during last week’s game. The Redmen are fourth in the Division V Region 17 computer ratings. (Robert S. Stevens & The Gold Studio of Ironton)

Jim Walker

jim.walker@irontontribune.com

 

The every changing world of the Ohio High School computer ratings continues to change.

Teams move up and down each week and the places will continue to shuffle over the next four weeks.

In Region 17 of Division V, the Rock Hill Redmen moved up a spot to fourth with an 8.2667 average. The Redmen could make the playoffs by winning two out of their final three games.

Zane Trace (6-0) climbed to No. 1 after beating Paint Valley in overtime and has a 12.3167 average. Wheelersburg (6-0) sit at No. 2 with a 10.1167 average followed by Harrison Center (5-1) at 9.9773.

Alexander (5-1), River Valley (5-1), West Lafayette Ridgewood (5-1) and Coshocton (4-2) round out the top eight.

Ironton moved up a notch to No. 17 with a 2.400 average. The Fighting Tigers have three straight major point games beginning with Coal Grove this week followed by Rock Hill and Chesapeake.

Chesapeake (5-1) and Coal Grove (3-3) are in the playoff hunt in Region 21 of Division VI.

The Panthers remained fifth with an 8.600 average. Chesapeake needs wins over Coal Grove and Ironton to aid their playoff chances.

Coal Grove is in the same situation. The Hornets have a win over Rock Hill and need wins over Ironton and Chesapeake.

The Hornets are currently 10th in the region with a 6.3167 average.

Lucasville Valley (6-0) leads the region with a 12.55 average followed by Fort Frye (6-0) with a 10.2833 average, Grandview Heights (5-1) third with a 10.1944 average and Paint Valley (5-1) fourth at 9.6500.

The Symmes Valley Vikings (3-3) are sitting at No. 15 with 2.9444 average but can make a move into the top eight by winning out.

The Vikings play Portsmouth Notre Dame, South Point, Sciotoville East and Northwest to close out the season.

East is sitting at No. 6 in the region behind Tirmble, Caldwell, Danville, Corning Miller and Bellaire St. John. Belpre and Harvest Prep round out the top eight.

The top eight teams in each region of each division qualify for the postseason.

Division I
(top 16 from both Division I regions will qualify for the playoffs)
Region 1 – 1. Lakewood St. Edward (5-1) 18.5714, 2. Westerville Central (6-0) 15.65, 3. Powell Olentangy Liberty (5-1) 14.1167, 4. Mentor (4-2) 12.7, 5. Stow-Munroe Falls (6-0) 12.55, 6. Lewis Center Olentangy (5-1) 12.4, 7. Canton McKinley (5-1) 12.1692, 8. Euclid (4-2) 11.6607, 9. Tol. Whitmer (4-2) 11.5333, 10. Findlay (5-1) 11.0333, 11. Strongsville (4-2) 10.9667, 12. Elyria (4-2) 10.8333, 13. Canton GlenOak (4-2) 10.5, 14. Austintown-Fitch (4-2) 10.3, 15. Solon (4-2) 9.5593, 16. Tol. Start (5-1) 9.4949, 17. Berea-Midpark (4-2) 8.7833, 18. Medina (3-3) 6.9167, 19. Brunswick (2-4) 6.5167, 20. Cle. St. Ignatius (4-2) 6.4813
Region 2 – 1. Lancaster (6-0) 18.6667, 2. Cin. Colerain (5-1) 17.6167, 3. Cin. Elder (5-1) 16.1667, 4. Hilliard Davidson (5-1) 15.4667, 5. Huber Hts. Wayne (6-0) 14.4558, 6. Mason (4-2) 13.7449, 7. Gahanna Lincoln (5-1) 13.3112, 8. Springboro (5-1) 13.0667, 9. Upper Arlington (5-1) 12.8333, 10. Hilliard Darby (6-0) 12.4833, 11. Pickerington Central (4-2) 12.2833, 12. Cin. St. Xavier (4-2) 11.5167, 13. Fairfield (4-2) 11.1333, 14. Beavercreek (5-1) 11.0455, 15. West Chester Lakota West (4-2) 9.65, 16. Grove City Central Crossing (3-3) 8.5051, 17. Centerville (3-3) 8.4833, 18. Reynoldsburg (3-3) 7.9823, 19. Dublin Coffman (4-2) 7.65, 20. Galloway Westland (4-2) 6.9667
Division II
(top 8 from all regions in Divisions II through VII will qualify for the playoffs)
Region 3 – 1. Aurora (5-1) 13.35, 2. Mayfield (6-0) 11.9333, 3. Warren G. Harding (5-1) 11.851, 4. Copley (6-0) 11.55, 5. Madison (5-1) 11.4667, 6. Hudson (5-1) 11.3333, 7. Chardon (5-1) 11.2, 8. Maple Hts. (5-1) 10.7753, 9. Green (3-3) 10.3667, 10. Macedonia Nordonia (3-3) 8.6167, 11. Painesville Riverside (3-3) 7.5167, 12. Brecksville-Broadview Hts. (5-1) 7.4833
Region 4 – 1. Perrysburg (6-0) 16.75, 2. Grafton Midview (6-0) 15.2667, 3. North Ridgeville (5-1) 13.1833, 4. Holland Springfield (5-1) 11.45, 5. Avon (5-1) 11.3667, 6. Tol. St. John’s (5-1) 11.0833, 7. Medina Highland (4-2) 10.8333, 8. Cle. Glenville  (5-1) 9.2576, 9. Olmsted Falls (5-1) 8.95, 10. Whitehouse Anthony Wayne (3-3) 5.2333, 11. Sylvania Northview (3-3) 5.1, 12. Fremont Ross (2-4) 4.4167
Region 5 – 1. Worthington Kilbourne (6-0) 14.1, 2-tie. Pataskala Licking Hts. (5-1) 13.2167, 2-tie. Logan (6-0) 13.2167, 4. Massillon Perry (5-1) 13.0, 5. Wooster (5-1) 11.9333, 6. Uniontown Lake (4-2) 9.6167, 7. Cols. Northland (5-1) 9.1288, 8. Dresden Tri-Valley (5-1) 8.8, 9. Boardman (3-3) 8.1833, 10. New Albany (4-2) 8.0833, 11. Cols. Walnut Ridge (3-3) 7.6833, 12. Mansfield Senior (4-2) 7.65
Region 6 – 1. Cin. La Salle (6-0) 23.6, 2. Cin. Turpin (6-0) 16.2333, 3. Cin. Glen Este (5-1) 12.7273, 4. Kings Mills Kings (5-1) 12.2167, 5. Cin. Winton Woods (3-2) 10.9626, 6. Lima Senior (5-1) 10.65, 7. Vandalia Butler (4-2) 10.5667, 8. Trenton Edgewood (5-1) 10.0833, 9. Miamisburg (5-1) 10.0667, 10. Ashville Teays Valley (4-2) 8.3333, 11. Riverside Stebbins (5-1) 7.2955, 12. Cin. Withrow (3-3) 6.7667
Division III
Region 7 – 1. Akron Archbishop Hoban (6-0) 17.7167, 2. Poland Seminary (6-0) 13.75, 3. Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary (5-1) 13.0833, 4. Medina Buckeye (6-0) 12.6667, 5. Chesterland West Geauga (5-1) 10.4, 6. Louisville (5-1) 9.4667, 7. Mentor Lake Cath. (4-2) 9.4242, 8. Painesville Harvey (4-2) 8.4833, 9. Ravenna (4-2) 8.25, 10. Akron Buchtel (4-2) 8.1414, 11. Warren Howland (4-2) 7.75, 12. Canfield (4-2) 7.45
Region 8 – 1. Cle. Benedictine (6-0) 15.1833, 2. Ashland (5-1) 12.6833, 3. Sandusky Perkins (5-1) 11.95, 4. Clyde (5-1) 11.8833, 5. Rocky River (5-1) 11.2, 6. Tol. Central Cath. (4-2) 11.1054, 7. Bay Village Bay (5-1) 10.0833, 8. Bowling Green (5-1) 9.7667, 9. Lexington (5-1) 8.7833, 10. Cle. John Hay (5-1) 8.0667, 11. Mansfield Madison Comp. (3-3) 7.8667, 12. East Cle. Shaw (3-3) 5.8
Region 9 – 1. Zanesville (6-0) 12.5595, 2. Jackson (5-1) 10.4167, 3. Cols. Hamilton Township (4-2) 9.8, 4. Granville (4-2) 9.7298, 5. Cols. St. Francis DeSales (5-1) 9.6338, 6. Cols. Independence (5-1) 9.5667, 7. Bexley (5-1) 8.6818, 8. Cols. Eastmoor Acad. (4-2) 8.2167, 9. Chillicothe (4-2) 7.4833, 10. Cols. Beechcroft (4-1) 7.3444, 11. Thornville Sheridan (4-2) 6.7333, 12. Cols. Bishop Watterson (3-3) 5.4571
Region 10 – 1. Trotwood-Madison (5-1) 13.9667, 2. Wapakoneta (6-0) 12.5333, 3. Tipp City Tippecanoe (5-1) 10.9667, 4. St. Marys Memorial (5-1) 10.95, 5. Celina (4-2) 9.5, 6. Franklin (4-2) 8.9833, 7. Day. Belmont (5-1) 8.9646, 8. Goshen (5-1) 8.5034, 9. Piqua (3-3) 7.4833, 10. New Richmond (4-2) 7.3056, 11. Cin. Northwest (5-1) 6.9167, 12. Wilmington (5-1) 6.8167
Division IV
Region 11 – 1. Perry (6-0) 12.1167, 2. Peninsula Woodridge (6-0) 11.6167, 3. Mantua Crestwood (4-2) 9.75, 4. Chardon Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin (5-1) 9.5667, 5. Youngstown Ursuline (3-3) 9.1667, 6. Oberlin Firelands (5-1) 8.7167, 7. Cortland Lakeview (4-2) 8.3833, 8. Pepper Pike Orange (5-1) 7.5167, 9. Hubbard (4-2) 7.4833, 10. Streetsboro (4-2) 7.4167, 11. Mogadore Field (4-2) 7.3333, 12. Beloit West Branch (5-1) 7.1833
Region 12 – 1. Cols. Bishop Hartley (3-2) 9.2427, 2. Ottawa-Glandorf (5-1) 9.2333, 3. Springfield Kenton Ridge (5-1) 9.1338, 4. Plain City Jonathan Alder (5-1) 8.9672, 5. Port Clinton (5-1) 8.85, 6. Caledonia River Valley (5-1) 8.2333, 7. Wauseon (5-1) 8.2, 8. Napoleon (4-2) 8.05, 9. London (5-1) 7.9337, 10. Bellevue (4-2) 7.2833, 11. Lewistown Indian Lake (4-2) 6.6, 12. Lima Bath (3-3) 5.9667
Region 13 – 1. Johnstown-Monroe (6-0) 16.4833, 2. Steubenville (6-0) 13.9672, 3. St. Clairsville (5-0) 13.9111, 4. Salem (6-0) 10.2333, 5. Carroll Bloom-Carroll (4-2) 8.6833, 6. Gnadenhutten Indian Valley (5-1) 8.2667, 7. Byesville Meadowbrook (6-0) 8.2167, 8. Zanesville Maysville (5-1) 8.1167, 9. Newark Licking Valley (4-2) 7.8611, 10. Cambridge (3-3) 6.4333, 11. Wintersville Indian Creek (4-2) 6.3946, 12. Heath (3-3) 5.75
Region 14 – 1. Middletown Bishop Fenwick (6-0) 16.2833, 2. Cin. Indian Hill (6-0) 13.15, 3. Hamilton Badin (5-1) 11.7904, 4. Kettering Archbishop Alter (5-1) 10.9667, 5. Reading (6-0) 10.4949, 6. Cin. Wyoming (5-1) 9.9747, 7. Clarksville Clinton-Massie (5-1) 9.05, 8. Circleville Logan Elm (5-1) 9.0333, 9. Germantown Valley View (4-2) 7.5167, 10. Circleville (4-2) 7.2833, 11. Pomeroy Meigs (5-1) 7.1333, 12. Cin. Taft (3-2) 6.3
Division V
Region 15 – 1. Columbiana Crestview (6-0) 12.2, 2. Magnolia Sandy Valley (5-1) 9.55, 3. Canton Central Cath. (4-2) 8.2, 4. Leavittsburg LaBrae (5-1) 8.0833, 5. Garrettsville Garfield (5-1) 7.05, 6. Canfield South Range (4-2) 7.0167, 7. Gates Mills Hawken (5-1) 6.9495, 8. Orwell Grand Valley (4-2) 5.8833, 9. Akron Manchester (3-3) 5.5, 10. Cle. Villa Angela-St. Joseph (4-2) 5.0333, 11. Warrensville Hts. (3-3) 4.7904, 12. Navarre Fairless (2-4) 4.15
Region 16 – 1. Milan Edison (6-0) 12.0167, 2. Doylestown Chippewa (5-1) 10.0167, 3. Millbury Lake (6-0) 9.8667, 4. Creston Norwayne (5-1) 9.55, 5. Swanton (6-0) 9.3667, 6. Apple Creek Waynedale (4-2) 9.0667, 7. Elyria Cath. (4-2) 7.55, 8. Rossford (4-2) 7.0667, 9. Findlay Liberty-Benton (4-2) 7.0167, 10. West Salem Northwestern (4-2) 6.4833, 11. Johnstown Northridge (4-2) 6.3838, 12. Archbold (3-3) 5.7
Region 17 – 1. Chillicothe Zane Trace (6-0) 12.3167, 2. Wheelersburg (6-0) 10.1167, 3. Cadiz Harrison Central (5-1) 9.9773, 4. Ironton Rock Hill (4-2) 8.2667, 5. Albany Alexander (5-1) 7.85, 6. Bidwell River Valley (5-1) 7.7167, 7. West Lafayette Ridgewood (5-1) 7.2833, 8. Coshocton (4-2) 6.5, 9. Minford (3-3) 5.25, 10. McDermott Northwest (4-2) 5.0, 11. Wellston (3-3) 4.7333, 12. Portsmouth West (2-4) 4.0667
Region 18 – 1. Coldwater (6-0) 11.1167, 2. Brookville (6-0) 10.0667, 3. Cin. Hills Christian Acad. (5-1) 9.3229, 4. Jamestown Greeneview (4-2) 7.95, 5. West Milton Milton-Union (4-2) 7.8, 6. Cin. Shroder (4-2) 6.9558, 7. Bethel-Tate (3-2) 6.6667, 8. Carlisle (4-2) 6.55, 9. Cin. Madeira (4-2) 6.5177, 10. Richwood North Union (3-3) 5.2333, 11. Versailles (3-3) 4.8833, 12. London Madison Plains (3-3) 4.6167
Division VI
Region 19 – 1. Columbia Station Columbia (6-0) 11.35, 2. Cuyahoga Hts. (6-0) 11.3333, 3. Lisbon David Anderson (6-0) 9.95, 4. Smithville (5-1) 9.5667, 5. Kirtland (5-1) 8.35, 6. Jeromesville Hillsdale (4-2) 7.7, 7. McDonald (4-2) 7.55, 8. Columbiana (5-1) 6.9333, 9. Berlin Center Western Reserve (4-2) 6.2167, 10. New Middletown Springfield (3-3) 6.15, 11. Louisville St. Thomas Aquinas (3-3) 5.75, 12. Rittman (4-2) 5.6
Region 20 – 1. Bucyrus Wynford (5-1) 8.75, 2. Defiance Tinora (5-1) 8.4874, 3. Defiance Ayersville (6-0) 8.3833, 4. Attica Seneca East (5-1) 8.2833, 5. North Robinson Colonel Crawford (5-1) 7.5833, 6. Liberty Center (4-2) 7.2, 7. Gibsonburg (6-0) 6.6667, 8. Bascom Hopewell-Loudon (5-1) 6.4667, 9. Columbus Grove (4-2) 5.8167, 10. Hamler Patrick Henry (3-3) 5.048, 11. Delta (3-3) 5.0, 12. Van Buren (3-3) 4.55
Region 21 – 1. Lucasville Valley (6-0) 12.55, 2. Beverly Fort Frye (6-0) 10.2833, 3. Grandview Hts. (5-1) 10.1944, 4. Bainbridge Paint Valley (5-1) 9.65, 5. Chesapeake (5-1) 8.6, 6. Newark Cath. (5-1) 8.3611, 7. Hannibal River (5-1) 7.7121, 8. Barnesville (5-1) 6.7879, 9. Fredericktown (5-1) 6.4621, 10. Coal Grove Dawson-Bryant (3-3) 6.3167, 11. Cols. Bishop Ready (3-3) 6.0667, 12. Cardington-Lincoln (4-2) 5.0167
Region 22 – 1. Maria Stein Marion Local (6-0) 9.7194, 2. Cin. Country Day (6-0) 9.1136, 3. Mechanicsburg (6-0) 9.1, 4. West Liberty-Salem (4-2) 8.8667, 5. Spencerville (6-0) 8.4167, 6. Delphos Jefferson (5-1) 7.6167, 7. St. Henry (4-2) 7.1667, 8. Williamsburg (4-2) 6.298, 9. Harrod Allen East (5-1) 6.2, 10. Fayetteville-Perry (3-2) 5.4667, 11. Casstown Miami East (5-1) 5.3667, 12. Miamisburg Day. Christian (4-1) 5.1093
Division VII
Region 23 – 1. Mogadore (5-1) 8.9848, 2. Warren John F. Kennedy (5-1) 8.4833, 3. Vienna Mathews (4-1) 6.427, 4. Monroeville (5-1) 6.1, 5. Norwalk St. Paul (5-1) 5.7833, 6. Toronto (5-1) 5.7, 7. Malvern (4-2) 5.35, 8. North Jackson Jackson-Milton (4-2) 5.0667, 9. Sandusky St. Mary Central Cath. (3-3) 3.7333, 10. New Philadelphia Tuscarawas Central Cath. (3-3) 3.55, 11. Cle. Hts. Lutheran East (3-2) 3.5, 12. Windham (4-2) 3.3833
Region 24 – 1. Lucas (6-0) 8.3231, 2. West Unity Hilltop (6-0) 6.8667, 3. McComb (5-1) 5.9333, 4. New Washington Buckeye Central (4-2) 4.8333, 5. Hicksville (4-2) 4.3864, 6. Arlington (3-3) 4.3833, 7. Kansas Lakota (3-3) 3.9874, 8. Leipsic (2-4) 3.4667, 9. North Baltimore (4-2) 3.2833, 10. Tiffin Calvert (2-4) 2.8, 11. Lakeside Danbury (2-4) 2.7, 12. Convoy Crestview (2-4) 2.5333
Region 25 – 1. Glouster Trimble (5-1) 8.5167, 2. Caldwell (6-0) 8.0, 3. Danville (6-0) 7.2167, 4. Corning Miller (5-1) 6.4881, 5. Bellaire St. John Central (5-1) 5.7955, 6. Portsmouth Sciotoville (4-2) 4.8333, 7. Belpre (4-2) 4.7833, 8. Canal Winchester Harvest Prep. (3-3) 4.3056, 9. Lancaster Fisher Cath. (4-2) 4.0667, 10-tie. Waterford (3-3) 3.85, 10-tie. Racine Southern (3-3) 3.85, 12. Portsmouth Notre Dame (4-2) 3.7833
Region 26 – 1. Covington (5-1) 7.3586, 2. Ada (4-2) 7.3167, 3. Fort Recovery (6-0) 6.75, 4. Cin. Miami Valley Christian Acad. (5-1) 6.1718, 5. Minster (4-2) 6.0, 6. DeGraff Riverside (5-1) 5.5, 7. Troy Christian (4-1) 5.0556, 8. McGuffey Upper Scioto Valley (4-2) 4.5833, 9. Sidney Lehman Cath. (3-3) 4.5, 10. Springfield Cath. Central (3-3) 3.1439, 11. Cin. College Preparatory (3-2) 2.914, 12. Hamilton New Miami (3-3) 2.9048