10/3/18 – BIG Z Sports BIG 5 Area Teams

Here, the BIG Z Sports team collaborates and comes up with what they determine are the BIG 5 area football teams.

*Rankings NOT based on a who may beat who scenario, or division (big school, small school). Simply put, the BIG 5 area teams.*

1. Ridgewood Generals – 6-0 (1-0) – Key wins: Week 3 @ Coshocton 34-20: Week 4 @ East Canton 14-7: Week 6 vs Indian Valley 34-22.

2. Indian Valley – 5-1 (0-1) – Key wins: Week 3 @ Manchester 48-20: Week 4 @ Sandy Valley 42-28. Key loss: Week 6 @ Ridgewood 34-22 *Ended Braves 17 game regular season winning streak.

3. Garaway Pirates – 6-0 (1-0) – Key wins: Week 2 vs River View 42-3: Week 3 @ Danville 29-28 OT. *Defense has recorded 3 consecutive shutouts.

4. Dover Tornadoes – 4-2 (0-0) – Key wins: Week 3 vs Wooster 49-21: Week 4 vs Akron East 24-20. Key losses: Week 2 @ Lake 41-21: Week 6 @ Steubenville 35-13.

5. West Holmes Knights – 5-1 (2-1) – Key wins: Week 3 @ Bellevue 31-27: Week 4 vs Mansfield Sr. 35-20. Key loss: Week 6 @ Wooster 47-20.

Others receiving votes

Sandy Valley – 5-1 (1-0) – Key wins: Week 1 vs Fairless 42-13: Week 3 vs Tusky Valley 50-29. Key loss: Week 4 vs Indian Valley 42-28.

New Philadelphia – 3-3 (1-0) – Key wins: Week 3 @ Northwest 21-20: Week 5 vs Canton Central Catholic 38-21. Key losses: Week 1 vs Cincinnati Turpin 34-14: Week 2 @ Ravenna 21-10: Week 4 @ Columbus St. Charles 41-21.

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