Friday Night Live Super 7: Pickerington Central routs Pickerington North to remain No. 1

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One week down, five more to go in the regular season. It’s a different feel, but still it’s a good one. To see Pickerington Central play Pickerington North on ESPN2 was special. It made us smile; it also made us pretty confident in our preseason No. 1 team as the Tigers rolled to a 35-9 victory. Dublin Coffman beat Dublin Jerome 41-6 in another rivalry game to remain second. Westerville Central, which had been in a tie for third, spoiled coach Justin Buttermore’s debut at Upper Arlington and is in alone in that spot. Olentangy Liberty moved up one spot to fourth. The Patriots and Shamrocks will meet in the Game of the Week for Week 2. Joining the poll are No. 5 Reynoldsburg and No. 6 DeSales. Hartley, which lost to Cincinnati Moeller, fell to No. 7 from a tie for third.

Below is the poll as selected by the ThisWeekSPORTS.com staff. A unanimous selection is 77 point:

1. Pickerington Central (1-0), 77 points, 11 first-place votes. Last game: Defeated Pickerington North 35-9. Next game: Friday at Newark. Last week: No. 1.

2. Dublin Coffman (1-0), 65 points. Last game: Def. Dublin Jerome 41-6. Next game: Friday at Olentangy Liberty. Last week: No. 2

3. Westerville Central (1-0), 52 points. Last game: Def. Upper Arlington 28-23. Next game: Friday vs. Pickerington North. Last week: No. 3, tie

4. Olentangy Liberty (1-0), 45 points. Last game: Def. Olentangy Berlin 35-21. Next game: Friday vs. Dublin Coffman. Last week: No. 5

5. Reynoldsburg (1-0), 23 points. Last game: Def. Gahanna 48-14. Next game: Friday at Groveport. Last week: Not ranked

6. DeSales (1-0), 17 points. Last game: Def. Watterson 28-22 (OT). Next game: Friday at Mansfield Senior. Last week: Not ranked

7. Hartley (0-1), 13 points. Last game: Lost to Cincinnati Moeller 34-17. Next game: Friday vs. Watterson. Last week: No. 3, tie

Also receiving votes: Marysville 8, Groveport 3, Westerville South 3, Hilliard Davidson 1, Olentangy 1

Dropped out: No. 6 Hilliard Bradley, No. 7 Olentangy Orange

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