Malvern Hornets Team News

TIME  7 p.m.
SITE  Lee Stadium
RECORDS  Malvern 4-1, 1-1; Newcomerstown 2-3, 0-1

Despite Week 5 wins to stay unbeaten, McKinley and Marlington each dropped from No. 1 in their respective regions in the weekly Ohio High School Athletic Association football computer ratings. The Bulldogs (4-0) are rated No. 2 in Division I, Region 2, while the Dukes (5-0) are No. 2 in Division III, Region 11.

The undefeated Marlington Dukes jumped four spots to Division III’s No. 1 ranking in this week’s Associated Press High School Football State Poll.

MALVERN  Not many people saw this one coming.

What was expected to be a close Inter-Valley Conference game between the Ridgewood Generals and Malvern Hornets quickly became a blowout.

Malvern scored two touchdowns in the first quarter and rolled to a 32-7 victory Friday night to improve to 4-1 overall and 1-1 in the league.

Here's what you need to know entering Week 5 of the 2012 high school football season:

TIME  7 p.m.
SITE  Hornet Stadium
RECORDS  Ridgewood 3-1, 1-0; Malvern 3-1, 0-1
LAST WEEK  Ridgewood 34, Tusky Central Catholic 7; Garaway 35, Malvern 32

COLUMBUS  McKinley and Marlington each lead their respective computer regions in the initial release of the Ohio High School Athletic Association’s weekly football computer ratings Tuesday.

SUGARCREEK  It was a classic case of a defense bending — a lot — but not breaking.

Are you ready for Week 4 of high school football? Here's what you need to know:

It’s time for Inter-Valley Conference high school football.

The league gets its start with a pair of big games tonight.

One features Malvern at Garaway in a battle of predicted contenders. Another involves Tuscarawas Central Catholic, which travels to Ridgewood.