High school football Top of the Crop for Sept. 11

Sep. 11—1, (1): Riverside 4-0

2, (3): Mentor 2-2

3, (2): Chardon 3-1

4, (5): Kenston 4-0

5, (6): Perry 4-0

6, (4): VASJ 3-1

7, (7): Kirtland 3-1

8, (8): Gilmour 4-0

9, (10): Lake Catholic 3-1

10, (-): Geneva 4-0

Dropped out: Hawken (3-1)

Watch list: Mayfield (2-2), NDCL (2-2), Hawken

Crop comments: The Beavers are the solid No. 1 here after a convincing win over Maple Heights. They'll be large favorites this week against Boardman. ... Mentor gets a quality win over Medina, so that allows the Cardinals to leapfrog Chardon into the No. 2 slot. The Cardinals are young but growing at an exponential rate. ... Chardon checks in at No. 3. The Hilltoppers will have their hands full in Week 5 at Columbus Watterson. ... Kenston moves up to No. 4 after an impressive 49-27 win over No. 6 VASJ. This team is much more than All-Ohio RB Sean Patrick. ... Perry also moves ahead of VASJ into the No. 5 slot. The Pirates play undefeated Geneva this week. ... VASJ won't have any time to lick its wounds after the loss to Kenston. Next up for the No. 6 Vikings is No. 8 Gilmour. The Lancers are piling up huge numbers on offense behind QB Jake Kavcic. ... No. 8 Kirtland bounced back from a loss to Perry by crushing Trinity. The Hornets host undefeated Cuyahoga Heights this week. ... Lake Catholic moves up to No. 9 after a win over South. Cougars QB Frankie Trinetti has already thrown for more than 1,000 yards to go with 16 TD passes through four weeks, but their best test yet comes Friday at Kenston. ... Geneva cracks this week's Crop at No. 10. Can the Eagles find a way to slow down Perry this week?