Tri-State Top 25 football poll (10/10)

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Mon, Oct 9, 2017 9:12 PM — @News12Varsity

Updated Tue, Oct 10, 2017 4:19 PM

Tri-State Top 25 football poll as of Oct. 8

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The Crusaders were off last weekend after rolling up a combined 72 points in wins over Paramus Catholic and St. Joseph Regional. Johnny Langan, Josh McKenzie, Dylan Classi, Rahmir Johnson and Michael Feaster hope to reclaim that rhythm early in Bergen's Saturday clash with second-ranked St. Peter's Prep. Next: No. 2 St. Peter's Prep (Oct. 14, 1 p.m.)

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4-1
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One week after rallying in the second half to beat Paramus Catholic, the Marauders won even more thrillingly with a one-yard TD run from Dom Meleo to cap an 82-yard drive and then a gutsy two-point conversion run by QB Maasai Maynor with 2:26 remaining for a 22-21 victory over DePaul. Jayson Ademilola, Damani Falconer and J.J. Scocco led the second-half defensive showing. Next: @ No. 1 Bergen Catholic (Oct. 14, 1 p.m.)

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The Green Knights sidestepped an upset bid by Don Bosco Prep, 16-15, with Nick Patti's scrambling, 15-yard TD pass to Matt Alaimo with 25 seconds left to cap a nine-play, 80-yard drive. Jimmy Ciarlo, Evan Stewart, Matt Gibney and Dante Zicarelli anchored the St. Joe's defense. Next: No. 4 Pope John (Oct. 14, 1 p.m.)

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Senior RB Berrell Neal used just six carries to score three touchdowns and steer the Lions to a 43-7 victory over Paramus Catholic for their first 5-0 start since 2013. Junior QB Niko Hronich was a tidy 10 of 13 passing for 116 yards and one TD, and Nick DeNucci, Jacob Brown and Ryan Greenhagen made an impact defensively.  Next: @ No. 3 St. Joseph Regional (Oct. 14, 1 p.m.)

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Ta'Quan Roberson rushed for two touchdowns and RB/LB Vinny DePalma was a standout on both sides of the ball, but neither could prevent a late St. Peter's Prep rally that sent the Spartans to a heartbreaking, 22-21 loss. Next: @ Delbarton (Oct. 14, 1 p.m.)

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Christian Izien had another big day by returning a punt for atouchdown and caught a touchdown pass Friday as the Dutchmen completed a 39-0 victory over DeWitt Clinton in a game held in Brooklyn. Izien, a senior, received his first college scholarship offer after the game from Rutgers University. Next: @ No. 24 Abraham Lincoln (Oct. 13, 7 p.m.)

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For the first time all season, the Crusaders were a bit sluggish offensively in Saturday night’s 19-7 win at Farrell. Michael Nicosia did pass for 200 yards and a touchdown and Trill Williams broke a touchdown run on Stepinac’s first offensive play. But the CHSFL favorites sputtered at times after averaging 42 points in the first four contests. Perhaps Stepinac was looking ahead to Saturday’s showdown with Cardinal Hayes in a rematch of the last two AAA title games. Next: No. 25 Cardinal Hayes (Oct. 14, 1:30 p.m.)

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Senior RB Naim Mayfield turned 13 carries into 215 yards and four TDs, running his season totals to 1,135 yards and 19 scores, and senior LB Tommy Pearce backed 16 tackles with an interception in a 42-8 triumph over Colts Neck. Next: Howell (Oct. 13, 7 p.m.)

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The Ironmen showed many signs of encouragement after losing two of their previous three games, but could not contain St. Joseph senior QB Nick Patti in the final 1:44 and lost, 16-15, on his TD pass with 27 seconds to play. Sophomore Jalen Berger scored both TDs for Bosco, and senior teammate Marcellus Earlington was a terrorizing force at defensive end. Next: @ No. 15 Paramus Catholic (Oct. 20, 7 p.m.)

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12

The Lancers primed for the upcoming showdown with Rumson (4-0, 3-0) by topping Holmdel, 38-3. QB Haaziq Daniels accounted for 174 yards of offense and two TDs. Next: Rumson-Fair Haven @ Rutgers University (Oct. 14, 4 p.m.)

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Senior QB Tarrin Earle passed for 211 yards and four touchdowns, two of them to Tysean Williams, to steer the Mounties past East Orange Campus, 44-16. Willie Matthews turned in another outstanding defensive game with 18 tackles and two sacks. Next: Morristown (Oct. 14, 1 p.m.)

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No one on Long Island has played a tougher schedule and the Friars have responded in a big way, winning three of their four games away from home, including a 31-12 victory over defending CHSFL Class AAA champion Cardinal Hayes. Sean Bryan rushed for three touchdowns, Ryan Vahey had two interceptions and Grayson Cherubino had a pair of sacks. Next: Christ the King (Oct. 13, 7 p.m.)

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Tottenville (NYC)
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Naseem Bennett returned a punt 50 yards for a touchdown in the firsthalf and the Pirates scored 21 unanswered points Friday night in a 35-6 victory over Fort Hamilton in Huguenot. Roland Dempster rushed for a game-high 131 yards on 17 carries and scored 19-yard touchdown run. Next: Port Richmond (Oct. 13, 7 p.m.)

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The shutouts streak for the Huguenots is now at five games after dismantling Scarsdale 35-0 at home on Saturday in a game that aired live on News 12 Varsity. Omari Walker had 173 yards on just two offensive touches and Jonathan Saddler ran for a score and threw one to Myles Taylor as New Ro walked to a victory in a rematch of last year’s title game against previously-unbeaten Scarsdale. Next: Ketcham (Oct. 14, 1:30 p.m.)

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The Spartans looks to recalibrate during this bye weekend after suffering a 43-7 trouncing by Pope John for their third consecutive loss. Xavier Briggs-DeVore provided the one cheering point with a 1-yard TD run in the second half. Next: No. 9 Don Bosco Prep (Oct. 20, 7 p.m.)

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Hank Shapiro threw a TD pass to Steve Barden and Aidan Boland kicked the decisive placement to send the Blue Devils to a 7-6 win over stubborn Union. Westfield's always-tough defense was powered by Drew Ortiz, Jake Vall-Llobera, Rory McGovern and Barden. Next: Elizabeth (Oct. 13, 1 p.m.)

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Nick McNerney worked efficiently at QB, hitting on all six of his pass attempts for 170 yards and three touchdowns in the Golden Knights' 42-7 victory over Fair Lawn. Senior Aidan Bilali scored three times with two receptions from McNerney and an 88-yard kick return. Next: Teaneck (Oct. 13, 6 p.m.)

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The Chiefs overcame four turnovers and almost 100 yards in penalties to eke past Sayreville, 12-6, on a 7-yard TD run by Juwon Jackson with 25 seconds remaining in the game. Nahjir Woods set up that winning three-play drive with an interception with 52 seconds to go. Next: Old Bridge (Oct. 13, 7 p.m.) 

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There’s no slowing down this Blue Wave offense. They blew out Stamford 53-7 last Saturday, scoring 33 points in the first half. Jack Joyce tossed three touchdowns, including two to Nick Green while Andrew Lucas ran in three touchdowns. Darien has outscored its last three opponents by a 140-14 margin. Next: @ Staples (Friday, 7 p.m.)

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Colin Hart was 5-of-6 for 150 yards and four touchdowns, Cole Dutton had a pair of receiving TDs, Trevor Yeboah-Kodie had a rushing score and a receiving touchdown, Patrick Leggett had a rushing TD and Kyle Steinbach had a receiving score in a 42-7 win over Calhoun. Next: Carey (Oct. 14, 3 p.m.)

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Rob Taiani was 15-of-25 for 259 yards and four touchdowns and rushed for a score, David DiSanto had three receptions for 74 yards and two TDs, Keith Winfrey had a sack and a fumble recovery and Nick Silva had six tackles and a forced fumble in a 34-3 win over Commack. Next: No. 22Lindenhurst (Oct. 14, 2 p.m.)

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Nick Anzalone was 14-of-20 for 165 yards and two touchdowns, Ricky Conway had 15 carries for 84 yards and two TDs, Will Ruckert had six tackles and a pair of sacks, Malik Grant had five tackles, a sack and a fumble recovery and Jeremy Ruckert and Justin Zotto each had a receiving score in a 30-0 win over Patchogue-Medford. Next: @ No. 21 William Floyd (Oct. 14, 2 p.m.)

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Tommy Heuer was 15-of-21 for 145 yards and a touchdown and also rushed for a score, Derek Cruz rushed for three TDs and had a touchdown reception, Bryan Aguilar had 13 tackles and a sack, Mike Scibelli and Bernie Diaz added one sack apiece and Francesco Ancona kicked a pair of field goals, including one from 57 yards, in a 34-6 win over Freeport. Next: Baldwin (Oct. 14, 2 p.m.)

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Israel Abanikanda rushed for two touchdowns and Tylik Bethea completedtwo passing scores as Lincoln rolled on the road Friday night in a 42-8 victory over JFK in a PSAL City Conference game held in the Bronx. Lincoln combined for 222 rushing yards into the contest. Next: No. 6 Erasmus Hall (Oct. 13, 7 p.m.)

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Elijah Jones caught two touchdown passes from quarterback SofianMassoud, but visiting St. Anthony’s would pull away in the second half to record a 31-12 victory over the Cardinals in a CHSFL Class AAA game held at SUNY Maritime on Saturday afternoon. Next: @ No. 7 Archbishop Stepinac (Oct. 14, 1:30 p.m.)

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