Updated Wed, Sep 28, 2011 10:01 am
Week five in the MVL did not provide the surprising results that came about in week four. Only one game was relatively close and the teams who were supposed to win took care of business. Due to this, there are relatively few changes in Gridiron Glory’s MVL power rankings.
1. Sheridan (5-0, 3-0) The Generals passed their first big test of the season with flying colors by defeating Cambridge 34-14. Mitchell Fouch continues to be an absolute beast, rushing for 200 against the Bobcats. Fouch has 827 yards on the ground on only 68 carries with 12 touchdowns through only five games.
2. Tri-Valley (4-1, 3-0) The Scotties returned to form in a big way with a dominating 55-0 victory over Crooksville. Tri-Valley racked up 472 total yards of offense, 212 of which came in the first quarter alone.
3. Maysville (3-2, 3-1) Don’t look now, but the Maysville Panthers are on a three game winning streak. The Panthers dominated West Muskingum on the ground with 285 rushing yards en route to a 42-7 victory. Maysville could stretch the streak to four games when they travel to Crooksville.
4. New Lexington (4-1, 3-1) The Panthers bounced back from a disappointing loss with an easy 60-6 win over Morgan. New Lex’s defense annihilated the Raiders, allowing only four total yards in the game. One area the remains troublesome for Bill Nutt’s squad are fumbles. With three more last week, that pushes the season total to 15 with 13 lost.
5. Philo (3-2, 3-1) Philo’s up-and-down season straightened out when they defeated John Glenn 24-14 for their second win in a row. With West Muskingum coming to town, the Electrics have a great opportunity to make it three in a row.
6. Crooksvile (2-3, 0-3) Conference play has not been kind to the Ceramics. Following two consecutive shutouts, Crooksville has now been outscored 125-19 by MVL foes. They have another tough game this week when they host red-hot Maysville.
7. John Glenn (1-4, 0-3) The Little Muskies might not have the wins, but they have been competitive. They played Maysville and Philo close, losing by only a combined 11 points.
8. Morgan (1-4, 0-3) The Raiders only had four yards of offense against New Lexington. Things do not get any easier in week six as they host Tri-Valley.
9. West Muskingum (0-5, 0-4) The Tornadoes have been outscored 231-59 in their first five games.