Franklin opens the season at rival Carlisle on Friday. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO BY E.L. HUBBARD
Photo: Hubbard
Photo: Hubbard

Week 1 high school football power rankings

The high school football season kicks off for most teams on Friday. Here’s who we consider the top area teams. All games on Friday unless otherwise noted.

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Division I

1. Wayne (11-1-1 last season): at Pine-Richland (Pa.), 1 p.m. Sun.

2. Springfield (7-4): at Lancaster.

3. Springboro (7-4): hosts Mason.

4. Miamisburg (10-3): hosts Cin. Northwest.

5. Lebanon (7-4): hosts Kings.

Others: Beavercreek, Centerville, Fairmont, Northmont.

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Division II

1. Troy (10-2): hosts Trotwood-Madison.

2. Sidney (4-6): hosts St. Marys Memorial.

3. Belmont (7-3): vs. Dunbar on Thu.

4. Xenia (3-7): hosted Beavercreek on Thu.

5. Carroll (4-6): hosts Stebbins.

Others: Fairborn, Stebbins, Tecumseh.

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Division III

1. Trotwood-Madison (12-3): hosts Troy.

2. Alter (13-1): at Fairmont on Thu.

3. Dunbar (7-3): vs. Belmont on Thu.

4. Franklin (11-1): at Carlisle.

5. Piqua (7-3): vs. Meadowdale at Welcome Stadium.

Others: Bellbrook, Chaminade Julienne, Greenville, Ponitz, Thurgood Marshall, Tippecanoe, Vandalia-Butler, West Carrollton, Wilmington.

Division IV

1. Clinton-Massie (10-2): hosts East Clinton.

2. Valley View (10-2): hosts Wilmington.

3. Spg. Shawnee (6-4): vs. Thurgood Marshall at Welcome Stadium on Sat.

4. Kenton Ridge (5-5): at Northeastern.

5. Fenwick (6-4): at CHCA.

Others: Eaton, Graham, Meadowdale, Northridge, Northeastern, Oakwood, Urbana.

Division V

1. Carlisle (8-3): hosts Franklin.

2. Versailles (5-5): hosts Celina.

3. Greeneview (9-3): hosts Arcanum.

4. Miami East (7-4): hosts Milton-Union.

5. Brookville (5-6): hosts Tri-County North.

Others: Anna, Greenon, Milton-Union, Preble Shawnee, Waynesville.

Division VI

1. Marion Local (14-1): hosts Chaminade Julienne.

2. Coldwater (13-2): hosts Kenton.

3. Fort Recovery (8-5): hosts Lehman Catholic.

4. Covington (11-1): at St. Henry.

5. St. Henry (8-4): hosts Covington.

Others: Arcanum, Bethel, Dixie, Mechanicsburg, National Trail, Northeastern, Tri-County North, Troy Christian, Twin Valley South, West Liberty-Salem.

Division VII

1. Minster (10-5): hosts Fort Loramie.

2. Lehman Catholic (7-4): at Fort Recovery.

3. Fort Loramie (5-5): at Minster.

4. Catholic Central (6-4): hosts Grove City Christian.

5. Southeastern (3-7): at Northwestern.

Others: Ansonia, Bradford, Cedarville, Jefferson, Mississinawa Valley, New Bremen, Tri-Village, Triad.

- Compiled by Cox Media Group Ohio.

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