Undefeated Austintown Fitch, Canfield, Hubbard, Poland, and LaBrae, are the Mahoning Valley high school football teams earning top spots in this week’s state poll.
The first Associated Press poll of the season was released Monday. A panel of sportswriters and broadcasters from around Ohio vote on teams in all seven divisions.
Fitch (3-0) is ranked eighth in Division I with 66 points. Saturday, the Falcons defeated Shaker Heights, 16-6. Friday, Fitch hosts Warren Harding.
In Div. III, Canfield (3-0) received two first-place votes to earn a number-three ranking with 108 points, 10 behind first-place Dayton Chaminade Julienne. Last Friday, the Cardinals defeated Chardon, 35-13. This week, Canfield plays at Lakeside.
Hubbard and Poland have top sports in Div. IV. Hubbard (3-0) has 124 points for third place after defeating Edgewood, 62-12. The Eagles, who received four first-place votes, play at Lakeview on Friday.
Poland is right behind the Eagles with 99 points following a 42-0 win over Jefferson. Friday, Poland hosts Howland.
Also in that division, Salem is 13th with 34 points and Cardinal Mooney is 15th with 29 points.
In Div. V, LaBrae (3-0) received two first-place votes to earn 101 points to tie Middletown Madison for third place. Last week, LaBrae defeated Lakeview, 49-13. Friday, the Vikings will host Campbell.
The All-American Conference is an OHSAA-sanctioned league, created in 2008 as the result of the merger between the Trumbull Athletic Conference and the Metro Athletic Conference in Ohio. The league has 21 different member schools, with 17 sports offered throughout fall, winter and spring sports seasons.