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Crestview has been impressive

September 25, 2012
From Journal Staff Reports , Morning Journal News

COLUMBUS - Crestview is piling up the points and the wins.

The Rebels, who scored a school-record 71 points Friday against Mineral Ridge to improve to 5-0 on the season, remains sixth in the latest Associated Press Division V high school football poll released Monday.

"It's nice to know that you're getting some recognition outside the area," Crestview coach Paul Cusick said. "It doesn't mean a lot when you're talking playoffs, but it's good for your area when you see teams ranked in the poll."

Crestview is one of the top scoring teams in the state through the first half of the season. The Rebels are averaging 51.8 points and 464 total yards a game.

The Rebels come into Friday's Inter-Tri County League game at Springfield Local averaging a healthy 8.5 yards per play.

Not to be overlooked is Crestview's defense, which leads the area by giving up an average of 14.4 points a game.

Defending state champion Kirtland remains second in Division V followed by Youngstown Ursuline in ninth and Louisville St. Thomas Aquinas in 13th.

Northeastern Buckeye Conference power Marlington climbed four spots to No. 1 in Division III after rallying past Salem on Friday. The Dukes (5-0) fell behind 10-0 at Reilly Stadium before wearing down the Quakers with 41 consecutive points for a 41-10 victory.

University of Michigan recruit Dymonte Thomas led Marlington wtih 135 yards and three touchdowns on 18 carries. The Dukes will host Carrollton this Friday.

Steubenville is ranked ninth in Division III, while Niles is 10th after a 43-23 win over Beaver Local on Friday.

In Division VI, Malvern is ranked 10th, Youngstown Christian 11th and Warren JFK 12th.



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