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Lansing-Area High School Football Power Rankings After Week 2

okemosSome high-scoring games highlight the action from Week 2.  Lakewood, St. Johns, Leslie, and Bath all scored lots of points this past weekend.  Only Leslie amongst those teams just mentioned were not victorious.

With Grand Ledge’s loss to DeWitt, plus Haslett, Leslie, and East Lansing taking it on the chin, there’s a shakeup in this week’s poll.

RELATED: See last week’s rankings

OK, on with this week’s rankings:

 


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1

Okemos (2-0)

Last Week: No. 2

 

 

The Chiefs got a TD catch, TD reception, and TD pass from Dominique Clerkley…all in the first half!  He’s the area player of the year so far.

They’ll be favored to be 4-0 when they go to Grand Ledge in Week 5.

 

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2

Sexton (2-0)

Last Week: No. 3

 

 

The Big Reds got a large win over very highly regarded Portland last Friday (20-14).  QB Jackson Barnes threw for 186 yards and rushed for a score.

Dan Boggan’s squad hopes to get starting running back Cody Blankenburg this week after losing him to a injury against Portland.  They’ll be favored to beat Everett this week to move to 3-0.

 

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3

Lansing Catholic (2-0)

Last Week: No. 5

 

 

Michael Lynn III came back from a Week 1 injury to lead the Cougars to a comeback victory over Everett.  Backup QB Josh Kramer also had a Pick 6 to help clinch the win.

Jim Ahearn’s squad plays a tough Eaton Rapids team on the road this Friday to open CAAC White play.

 

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4

Ithaca (2-0)

Last Week: No. 5

 

 

The Yellow Jackets are 107-4 in their last 111 games with an crush of Pinconning on Friday.

Terry Hessbrook’s team will likely be unchallenged until the postseason…again.

 

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5

DeWitt (1-1)

Last Week: Unranked

 

 

A tremendous defensive effort helped the Panthers get revenge on Grand Ledge in a 14-7 tilt.

Coach Rob Zimmerman hopes to get starting QB Anthony Joseph back at some point this season, but backup Blake Gatfield is playing well in his stead.  DeWitt hosts 0-2 Mason this week.

 

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6

Grand Ledge (1-1)

Last Week: No. 1

 

 

The Comets suffered a tough loss to DeWitt last Friday in a defensive struggle, 14-7.

The schedule gets no easier with East Lansing, Sexton, and Okemos to open CAAC Blue play in the next three weeks.

 

lakewood

7

Lakewood (2-0)

Last Week: No. 7

 

 

The Vikings survived a last-second two-point conversion to beat Belding 44-43 on Friday.  QB Parker Smith rushed for three TD’s and over 200 yards to lead Lakewood.

GLAC play begins with an improved Perry squad invading Alumni Stadium this coming Friday.

 

Olivet cracked our weekly rankings for the first time in 2016.
Olivet cracked our weekly rankings for the first time in 2016.

8

Olivet (2-0)

Last Week: Unranked

 

 

The Eagles got a nice 21-7 over Birch Run to get to 2-0 on the season last Friday.

Gabe Priddy’s opens GLAC play against an improved Perry squad this Friday at home.

 

Perry

9

Perry (2-0)

Last Week: No. 10

 

 

The Ramblers bombed Dearborn Hts. Star International 51-0 last Friday to move to 2-0.

We’ll find out how good Jeff Bott’s team is in GLAC play, which opens this Friday at two-time defending league champion Lakewood.

 

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10

Williamston (2-0)

Last Week: Unranked

 

 

The Hornets took out Ann Arbor Huron on Wednesday night 34-7 to move to 2-0.

Steve Kersten’s club got 146 passing yards from Jackson Pollak to lead the way.

CAAC White play begins for the Hornets this Friday at two-time defending league champion Portland.

 

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