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Western ranked No. 7, Clyde No. 9 in state AP poll

Fandy.com Staff • Oct 26, 2010 at 4:08 AM

Western Reserve reached its highest ranking of the year, climbing another spot in Monday's latest version of the Associated Press State Football Poll.

Clyde slipped one spot to No. 9.

But they hardly matter as both teams have guaranteed themselves a berth in the state playoffs.

The Fliers (8-1, 5-1) were 26-17 winners against Oak Harbor on Friday, and with a win this week against Edison can earn an outright title in the Sandusky Bay Conference. Clyde, ranked as high as No. 1 in Division III, has won or shared the previous three titles.

Western Reserve (9-0, 6-0) could also clinch an outright Firelands Conference title. Already with a share of the league crown after a 71-0 win Friday against New London, the Roughriders, No. 6 in Division IV, has secured the school's first home playoff game when the playoffs start Nov. 5-6. Western will play at Mapleton Friday.

Other teams of local interest include:

Tiffin Columbian, No. 6 in Div. III

Genoa, No. 4 in Div. IV

Clear Fork, No. 8 in Div. IV

Fremont St. Joe, No. 17 in Div. VI

This is the seventh of eight weekly polls voted on by members of the Associated Press.

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