by Jeremy Benson, GrandRiverConference.com
Gallatin maintained the top spot in this week's 11-Man Poll. North Andrew moves into the #1 position of the 8-Man Poll. Albany and Maysville move up from last week's poll after key wins.
11-Man Power Poll
1. Gallatin (4-0; 2-0 GRC; Last Week #1; d. Polo 46-8; Week 5 - vs. Maysville) Gallatin started quick with a TD by Feiden on their second play of the game. They got out to a 27-0 lead in the second. After a Polo TD, the Bulldogs fumbled into their own end zone giving Polo a safety to go into halftime up 27-8. Gallatin scored twice again in the 3rd and finished the scoring in the 4th to win 46-8.
2. Trenton (4-0; 2-0 GRC; Last Week #2; d. Putnam County 42-20; Week 5 - vs. Milan) Trenton continued their string of strong starts behind the running of Quarterback Coleman Griffin who scored on a 43-yard touchdown run to open the scoring. Their lead would increase to 26-0 in the second quarter before Putnam County scored to make it 26-6. Both teams scored twice in the 2nd half to make the final 42-20 Trenton.
3. Maysville (3-1; 2-0 GRC; Last Week #4; d. South Harrison 27-6; Week 5 - at Gallatin) After a scoreless first, the Wolverines fell behind 6-0 midway through the second half. The Wolverines were unable to put any points on the board until 7 seconds left in the half when Gabbard connected with Kobyn Metzger on a 55-yard touchdown pass. The Wolverines would blank the Bulldogs 21-0 in the second half to pull away 27-6.
4. Putnam County (3-1; 1-1 GRC; Last Week #3; Lost to Trenton 42-20; Week 5 - at Princeton) The Midgets fell behind 26-0 and were not able to get much closer in a loss to Trenton. They did get score twice on passes from Trace Riediger to Vincent Jones sandwiched around a touchdown run by Blaine Perkins. Ultimately, Putnam County fell 42-20 to the Bulldogs.
5. Milan (2-2; 1-1 GRC; Last Week #5; d. Princeton 34-14; Week 5 - at Trenton) Milan bounced back from a loss by knocking off Princeton. Ahmet Niasse returned to help the Wildcats out to a 20-6 lead. A strong possession to open the 2nd half helped Milan pull away and win 34-14.
6. Polo (2-2; 0-2 GRC; Last Week #6; lost to Gallatin 46-8; Week 5 - at South Harrison) Polo once again got off to a slow start against Gallatin. They were able to get onto the board with a 30-yard pass from Gentry to Owens with 2 min left in the half. A safety would give them another 2 points before the half. Unfortunately for the Panthers, Gallatin was able to score often and the Panthers fell 46-8.
7. South Harrison (0-4; 0-2 GRC; Last Week #7; lost to Maysville 27-6; Week 5 - vs. Polo) After a scoreless first quarter, the Bulldogs were able to get on the board first with 7:26 left in the 2nd when Jad Cornett ran it in from 15 yards. The run was set up by an interception by Luke Sweat. The Bulldogs threatened again, but were unable to score. They led until late in the 1st half when Maysville tied it at 6-6. Unfortunately for South Harrison, the second half was not as successful, and they fell to Maysville 27-6.
8. Princeton (0-4; 0-2 GRC; Last Week #8; lost to Milan 34-14; Week 5 - vs. Putnam County) Princeton stayed close early with a good running attack by Tyler Brown. Ultimately, for the Tigers, they weren't able to keep up with the Wildcats and lost 34-14.
8-Man Power Poll
1. North Andrew (3-0; 2-0 GRC; Last Week #2; Bye; Week 5 - vs. St. Joseph Christian) North Andrew was scheduled to play Northland Christian during Week 4, but Northland Christian canceled the game due to low numbers. North Andrew is ranked #1 in the state in 8-man.
2. Albany (4-0; 2-0 GRC; Last Week #3; d. Worth County 36-34; Week 5 - vs. Platte Valley) Albany traded scores early with Worth County converting two 4th downs for their first two touchdowns. After falling behind 34-30 early in the 4th quarter, the Warriors were able to drive for the go-ahead touchdown to go ahead 36-34. A Kemper Cline interception gave the ball back to Albany. They were able to run down the clock behind a strong run game by Jerrid Bunton.
3. Worth County (3-1; 1-1 GRC; Last Week #1; lost to Albany 36-34; Week 5 - vs. King City) Worth County ran into a hot Albany team. They matched them score for score all night. The game was tied at 22 at half. Worth County was down by 2 at the end of the 3rd, but they were able to take a 34-30 lead on a New to McIntyre 24-yard touchdown. Unfortunately, for the Tigers, Albany was able to respond with the Tigers falling 36-34.
4. King City (3-1; 2-1 GRC; Last Week #4; d. Pattonsburg 92-36; Week 5 - at Worth County) King City scored early to take a 46-22 lead after the 1st quarter. They would extend the lead 68-28 at halftime. The Wildkats were led by 7 touchdowns by Ty Mooney on 189 yards rushing to knock off Pattonsburg 92-36.
5. Stanberry (2-2; 1-2 GRC; Last Week #5; d. Knox County 72-38; Week 5 - vs. Pattonsburg) Stanberry got out to a 36-26 lead at halftime and pulled away for a 72-38 win over Knox County. Tucker Schieber led the Bulldogs with 187 yards rushing and 3 TDs.
6. Pattonsburg (1-3; 0-2 GRC; Last Week #6; lost to King City 92-36; Week 5 - at Stanberry) Pattonsburg was able to score touchdowns on their first two possessions keyed by long passes from Gage Iddings to Samuel Coin. However, they were to keep up with King City falling 92-36.
7. St. Joseph Christian (0-4; 0-2 GRC; Last Week #7; lost to Bishop LeBlond 66-12; Week 5 - at North Andrew) The Lions were able to move the ball, but had trouble sustaining drives. LeBlond was able to score quickly on every possession. The Lions were only outgained 326-213, but fell to the Eagles 66-12.
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