Members of the Beavercreek cheering section do what they do best. Beavercreek defeated visiting Xenia 37-20 in a high school football season opener on Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016. MARC PENDLETON / STAFF
Photo: MARC PENDLETON / STAFF
Photo: MARC PENDLETON / STAFF

WEEK 4: Did your HS football team make the area rankings?

The power rankings feature 14 unbeaten teams and four of them are bunched in Division III. Ironically, the No. 1 team in that cluster is Trotwood-Madison (2-1). That’ll shake out after these Friday marquee matchups: Wayne (2-0-1) at Miamisburg (3-0); Fort Recovery (3-0) at Coldwater (3-0); and Bethel (3-0) at Covington (3-0). Here’s who we think are the top area teams.

Division I

1. Wayne (2-0-1): d. Lakota West 51-7; at Miamisburg (3-0).

2. Beavercreek (3-0): d. Fairborn 35-14; at Lebanon (2-1).

3. Springboro (2-1): d. Winton Woods 36-28; hosts Fairmont (0-3).

4. Springfield (2-1): d. Lima Senior 35-28; at Centerville (1-2).

5. Centerville (1-2): lost 49-21 at Pickerington North; hosts Springfield (2-1).

Others: Fairmont, Lebanon, Northmont.

Division II

1. Miamisburg (3-0): d. Thurgood Marshall 49-6; hosts Wayne (2-0-1).

2. Troy (3-0): d. Bellefontaine 41-36; at Fairborn (0-3).

3. Vandalia-Butler (2-1): d. Wilmington 42-21; hosts Northmont (2-1) on Thu.

4. Stebbins (2-1): d. Northeastern 27-7; hosts Greenville (2-1).

5. Sidney (1-2): d. Carroll 49-25; hosts Xenia (0-3).

Others: Fairborn, Tecumseh, West Carrollton, Xenia.

Division III

1. Trotwood-Madison (2-1): d. Middletown 42-0; hosts Tippecanoe (3-0).

2. Tippecanoe (3-0): d. Milton-Union 49-14; at Trotwood-Madison (2-1).

3. St. Marys (3-0): d. Lima Shawnee 43-7; hosts Kenton (1-2).

4. Franklin (3-0): d. Piqua 30-6; at Eaton (1-2).

5. Bellbrook (3-0): d. Tecumseh 32-0; hosts Brookville (2-1).

Others: Belmont, Carroll, Eaton, Greenville, Piqua, Ponitz, Thurgood Marshall, Wilmington.

Division IV

1. Alter (3-0): d. Xenia 49-7; at Carroll (1-2).

2. Indian Lake (3-0): d. Upper Scioto Valley 56-24; hosts Spg. Shawnee (1-2).

3. Clinton-Massie (2-1): d. Spg. Shawnee 36-0; at Miami Trace (3-0).

4. Valley View (3-0): d. Madison 41-10; hosts Dixie (2-1).

5. Dunbar (2-1): d. Ponitz 56-35; lost 41-12 at Princeton; at Hughes (0-3).

Others: Chaminade Julienne, Fenwick, Graham, Kenton Ridge, Meadowdale, Oakwood, Spg. Shawnee, Urbana, Waynesville.

Division V

1. Coldwater (3-0): d. Marion Local 17-14; hosts Fort Recovery (3-0).

2. Brookville (2-1): d. Dixie 42-7; at Bellbrook (3-0).

3. Versailles (2-1): d. Anna 20-12; hosts Delphos St. John’s (2-1).

4. Anna (2-1): lost 20-12 to Versailles; at New Bremen (2-1).

5. Greeneview (2-1): d. East Clinton 49-12; hosts Triad (0-3).

Others: Carlisle, Greenon, Milton-Union, Northeastern, Northridge, Northwestern, Preble Shawnee.

Division VI

1. Marion Local (2-1): lost 17-14 at Coldwater; at Minster (2-1).

2. Mechanicsburg (3-0): d. Northwestern 40-6; hosts Cedarville (0-3).

3. Bethel (3-0): d. Dayton Christian 22-15; at Covington (3-0).

4. Miami East (2-1): d. Ansonia 41-7; hosts Arcanum (0-3).

5. West Liberty-Salem (1-2): d. Kenton Ridge 19-7; hosts Northeastern (1-2).

Others: Arcanum, Dayton Christian, Dixie, National Trail, St. Henry, Tri-County North, Triad, Twin Valley South.

Division VII

1. Fort Recovery (3-0): d. Parkway 44-7; at Coldwater (3-0).

2. Minster (2-1): lost 46-30 at Delphos St. John’s; hosts Marion Local (2-1).

3. Covington (3-0): d. Mississinawa Valley 62-20; hosts Bethel (3-0).

4. Lehman Catholic (1-2): d. Graham 63-14; hosts Upper Scioto Valley (1-2).

5. Fort Loramie (0-3): 14-0 at Bluffton; at Riverside (2-1).

Others: Ansonia, Bradford, Catholic Central, Cedarville, Jefferson, Mississinawa Valley, New Bremen, Southeastern, Tri-Village, Troy Christian.

- Compiled by Cox Media Group Ohio.

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