Versailles moves up in AP state football rankings


By Kyle Shaner - kshaner@civitasmedia.com



Jonny Moorman (27) leads the charge as a group of Versailles defenders tackle a New Bremen player during a football game on Friday night in New Bremen.


Chuck Runner|For The Daily Advocate

COLUMBUS – The Versailles football team moved up three spots this week to No. 15 in the Associated Press’ Division V state rankings.

Versailles received 18 points in this week’s poll to move up to No. 15 in the state rankings. The Tigers are tied with Canton Central Catholic.

Ahead of Versailles in the second weekly Division V rankings of the 2015 season are Coldwater, Columbiana Crestview, Wheelersburg, Chillicothe Zane Trace, Cadiz Harrison Central, Millbury Lake, Milan Edison, Doylestown Chippewa, Brookville, Swanton, Apple Creek Waynedale, St. Bernard Roger Bacon, Magnolia Sandy Valley and Creston Norwayne.

Versailles moved ahead of Johnstown Northridge, London Madison Plains and Gates Mills Hawken this week. Creston Norwayne was the only team to jump ahead of the Versailles.

Versailles is the lone Darke County team ranked in the AP football poll this season.

A number of other schools with local connections are ranked this week. Wayne from the Greater Western Ohio Conference is ranked No. 2 in Division I, Trotwood-Madison from the GWOC is ranked No. 9 in Division III, Coldwater from the Midwest Athletic Conference is ranked No. 1 in Division V, Marion Local from the MAC is ranked No. 1 in Division VI, St. Henry from the MAC is ranked No. 11 in Division VI, Fort Recovery from the MAC is ranked No. 3 in Division VII, and Minster from the MAC is ranked No. 8 in Division VII. Beavercreek and Miamisburg from the GWOC fell out of the rankings this week.

Below is how a state panel of sports writers and broadcasters rates Ohio high school football teams in the second weekly Associated Press poll of 2015, by OHSAA divisions, with won-lost record and total points (first-place votes in parentheses):

DIVISION I

1, Lakewood St. Edward (10);3-1;208
2, Huber Heights Wayne (8);4-0;202
3, Fairfield;4-0;149
4, Westerville Central (2);4-0;143
5, Cincinnati Colerain (1);3-1;127
6, Berea-Midpark;4-0;100
7, Findlay (1);4-0;96
8, Cincinnati Elder;3-1;95
9, Cincinnati St. Xavier;3-1;77
10, Lancaster (3);4-0;59

Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Hilliard Darby 52. 12, Mentor 18. 13, Columbus Upper Arlington 17. 14, Cincinnati Moeller 14.

DIVISION II

1, Cincinnati La Salle (21);4-0;238
2, Perrysburg (1);4-0;199
3, Aurora;4-0;171
4, Mayfield;4-0;135
5, Worthington Kilbourne;4-0;129
6, Warren G. Harding (2);4-0;116
7, Grafton Midview (1);4-0;88
8, Chardon;4-0;65
9, Cincinnati Turpin;4-0;36
10, Cincinnati Glen Este;4-0;32

Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Avon 27. 12, Logan 26. 13, Copley 22. 14, Hudson 16. 15, Lima Senior 14.

DIVISION III

1, Cleveland Benedictine (15);4-0;222
2, Akron Hoban (5);4-0;196
3, Poland Seminary (4);4-0;162
4, Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary;4-0;161
5, Wapakoneta (1);4-0;144
6, Zanesville;4-0;78
7, Medina Buckeye;4-0;66
8, Clyde;4-0;65
9, Trotwood-Madison;3-1;56
10, Jackson;4-0;42

Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, St. Marys Memorial 36. 12, Tipp City Tippecanoe 26. 13, Sandusky Perkins 25. 14, Bowling Green 17. 15, Columbus St. Francis DeSales 16. 16, Cincinnati Northwest 12.

DIVISION IV

1, Steubenville (16);4-0;215
2, Perry (1);4-0;176
3, Hamilton Badin (2);4-0;171
4, Johnstown-Monroe (2);4-0;137
5, Middletown Bishop Fenwick (4);4-0;120
6, St. Clairsville;3-0;107
7, Chardon Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin;4-0;81
8, Columbus Bishop Hartley;3-1;52
9, Germantown Valley View;4-0;46
10, Kettering Archbishop Alter;3-1;42

Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Cincinnati Indian Hill 41. 12, London 33. 13, Mogadore Field 27. 14, Zanesville Maysville 24. 15, Peninsula Woodridge 17. 16, Clarksville Clinton-Massie 16. 17, Hubbard 13. 18, Byesville Meadowbrook 12.

DIVISION V

1, Coldwater (24);4-0;249
2, Columbiana Crestview (1);4-0;185
3, Wheelersburg;4-0;157
4, Chillicothe Zane Trace;4-0;136
5, Cadiz Harrison Central;4-0;119
6, Millbury Lake;4-0;101
7, Milan Edison;4-0;68
8, Doylestown Chippewa;4-0;47
9, Brookville;4-0;43
10, Swanton;4-0;42

Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Apple Creek Waynedale 37. 12, St. Bernard Roger Bacon 25. 13, Magnolia Sandy Valley 23. 14, Creston Norwayne 19. 15, Canton Central Catholic 18. 15, Versailles 18. 17, Bidwell River Valley 17. 18, Rootstown 13.

DIVISION VI

1, Maria Stein Marion Local (21);4-0;234
2, Columbus Grove;4-0;164
3, Cincinnati Country Day (2);4-0;160
4, Spencerville;4-0;128
5, Columbia Station Columbia;4-0;106
6, Bainbridge Paint Valley;4-0;88
7, Lucasville Valley (1);4-0;74
8, Cleveland Cuyahoga Heights;4-0;61
9, Jeromesville Hillsdale;4-0;52
10, Mechanicsburg;4-0;51

Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, St. Henry 44. 12, Smithville 33. 13, Lisbon David Anderson (1) 30. 14, Kirtland 22. 14, Defiance Tinora 22. 16, Gibsonburg 18. 17, Newark Catholic 14. 18, Beverly Fort Frye 13. 19, Defiance Ayersville 12.

DIVISION VII

1, Danville (10);4-0;210
2, Caldwell (8);4-0;200
3, Fort Recovery (2);4-0;129
4, Lucas;4-0;122
5, Warren John F. Kennedy (2);3-1;106
6, West Unity Hilltop;4-0;76
7, Mogadore;3-1;72
8, Minster;2-2;66
9, McComb;3-1;63
10, Toronto;4-0;52

Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, North Jackson Jackson-Milton 49. 12, Miami Valley Christian Academy 45. 13, Troy Christian (2) 32. 14, Bellaire St. John 27. 15, Norwalk St. Paul 25. 15, DeGraff Riverside (1) 25. 17, Corning Miller 14. 17, Vienna Mathews 14.

Jonny Moorman (27) leads the charge as a group of Versailles defenders tackle a New Bremen player during a football game on Friday night in New Bremen.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2015/09/web1_Versailles-web2.jpgJonny Moorman (27) leads the charge as a group of Versailles defenders tackle a New Bremen player during a football game on Friday night in New Bremen. Chuck Runner|For The Daily Advocate

By Kyle Shaner

kshaner@civitasmedia.com

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