Tri-State Top 25 football poll (10/24)

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Tue, Oct 24, 2017 1:39 PM — @News12Varsity

Updated Tue, Oct 24, 2017 4:54 PM

Tri-State Top 25 football poll as of Oct. 22

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5-2
1

Special teams became the difference between a fourth straight victory and perhaps a tumble from the top Saturday against Pope John, as junior Michael Kearney kicked field goals of 31 and 36 yards and was 2 of 2 on PAT while his squad came up with a block on one of the Lions' extra-point attempts. Johnny Langan also threw two scoring passes to fellow senior Dylan Classi. Next: @ No. 15 Don Bosco Prep (Oct. 27, 6 p.m.)

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5-2
4

Junior QB Maasai Maynor showed poise and intelligence as he looked off defenders and threw TD passes to both Chase Jones and Mark Walker in the second half to direct the Marauders to a 21-17 victory over St. Joseph Regional. Jones, Cody Simon, R.J. Oben and J.J. Scocco were among St. Peter's more unsung defensive standouts.  Next: @ Lincoln (Oct. 28, 12 p.m.)

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3
5-2
5

Junior QB Ta'Quan Roberson threw for 269 yards and five touchdowns, two of them to Liam Cabri, in the Spartans' 48-14 victory over Seton Hall Prep. He has eight scoring passes in his last two games and 22 for the season. Vinny DePalma once again led the defense.  Next: No. 6 Pope John (Oct. 27, 7 p.m.)

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4
7-0
6

Temple-bound wide receiver Sean Ryan had three catches for 169 yards and apair of touchdown receptions from quarterback Keion Jones as the Dutchmen stormed out in the second half to record a 41-20 win over Tottenville in a PSAL city conference game Saturday in Brooklyn. Andrew Howell rushed for two touchdowns and 97 yards. Next: South Shore at Aviator Sports Complex (Oct. 27, 7 p.m.)

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4-3
2

The Green Knights led 10-7 at the half, but were unable to convert on several opportunities in the red zone Saturday in a 21-17 loss to St. Peter's Prep. Nick Patti threw a TD pass to Gavin Sharkey and Angelo Guglielmello kicked a 49-yard field goal. Next: @ No. 14 Paramus Catholic (Oct. 27, 7 p.m.)

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6
5-2
4

Berrell Neal showed power and consistency as he rushed for 101 yards and two touchdowns, but his team's final drive fell short as time expired Saturday in a 20-19 loss to No. 1 Bergen Catholic. Nico Hronich threw for 127 yards and a TD for the Lions.  Next: at No. 3 DePaul (Oct. 27, 7 p.m.)

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7-0
7

Senior running back Naim Mayfield needed just nine carries to pile up 313 yards and five TDs in the Braves’ 56-20 victory at Neptune. Next: Piscataway (Oct.27, 7 p.m.)

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8
7-0
9

Two-way standout Johnny Buchanan ran for 242 yards and two scores behind a bruising offensive line and balanced it with 14 tackles and an interception as the Lancers handed rival Red Bank Catholic its first loss, 35-17. Next: Middletown South (Oct. 27, 7 p.m.)

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6-0
10

Tarrin Earle passed for 325 yards and four touchdowns and Willie Matthews distinguished himself on either side of the ball with two rushing TDs and 14 tackles and two sacks to propel the Mounties to a 48-7 victory over West Orange. Colin Callahan and Charles Murphy each and two scoring receptions. Next: Seton Hall Prep (Oct. 28, 1:30 p.m.)

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6-1
11

Greg Campisi was 26-of-35 for 262 yards and had a 30-yard rushing touchdown, Sean Bryan and Julian Chung each rushed for TDs, Makhai Murphy had a 33-yard interception return for a score and Ryan Vahey had eight tackles and two sacks in a 29-3 win over rival Chaminade. Next: @ St. Peter’s (Oct. 28, 1:30 p.m.)

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5-1
12

Boston College-bound wide receiver Elijah Jones sparked the Cardinalsin the second half with two touchdown receptions and a 65-yard kickoff return for a score in a 34-7 victory over Monsignor Farrell at SUNY Maritime Saturday night. Lucas Nunez had 179 receiving yards and Sofian Massoud tossed four touchdown passes. Next: @ Chaminade (Oct. 28, 2:30 p.m.)

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12
6-1
13

The Crusaders tuned up for Saturday’s showdown with rival Iona Prep by beating Christ the King, 28-7, on the road on Sunday night. Michael Nicosia passed for 278 yards and a touchdown with Alex Thomas hauling in four passes for 145 yards. Stepinac is tied atop the CHSFL AAA Division standings with St. Anthony’s and Cardinal Hayes entering the season finale. Next: Iona Prep (Oct. 28, 6 p.m.)

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15

The Huguenots staged another showcase of their offensive firepower in Saturday’s Class AA quarterfinal win over Clarkstown North. Romeo Holden and Jared Baron each ran for two touchdowns and Jonathan Saddler threw a score and ran for one in the win. The two-time champs inched closer to their 11th sectional title in 15 years. Next: John Jay-EF (Oct. 28, 1:30 p.m.)

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3-4
16

Xavier Briggs-Devore rushed for two touchdowns and also provided the decisive conversion run in overtime to rally the Paladins past Don Bosco Prep, 22-21, for their seventh straight conquest over the Ironmen. Shelton Applewhite's TD pass to Andy Ambroise preceded the conversion run. Next: No. 5 St. Joseph Regional (Oct. 27, 7 p.m.)

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2-5
8

Electrifying sophomore Jalen Berger broke off two long scoring runs and also threw a TD pass, but his club was outlasted in overtime by Paramus Catholic, 22-21, on Friday for the Ironmen's second straight one-point loss.  Next: No. 1 Bergen Catholic (Oct. 27, 6 p.m.)

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Tottenville (NYC)
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14

The Pirates rallied from an early 14-point deficit to tie the game athalftime, but Erasmus Hall proved to bee too much for the visitors on Saturday in a 41-20 defeat at Sid Luckman Field. Mike Jones had a 65-yard touchdown reception and a 38-yard scoring run for the Pirates Next: @ No. 23 Curtis (Oct. 28, 12 p.m.)

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7-0
17

Senior Juandre House turned in a workhorse performance behind Jordan Barham, Conor Root and the other linemen with 33 carries for 233 yards and a touchdown Friday in a 23-6 victory over Immaculata. That stretched the Blue Devils' state-leading win streak to 32 games. Next: Scotch Plains-Fanwood (Nov. 4, 2 p.m.)

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18
7-0
18

Marquez Antinori rushed for three touchdowns, Nick McNerney passed for 265 yards and two scores and Bryce Lukas, Johnny Lohrer, Michael Mancuso and Dan Vitellaro anchored another sturdy defensive effort to send the Golden Knights to a 49-10 win against Northern Highlands.  Next: Indian Hills (Oct. 27, 7 p.m.)

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5-0
19

The two-time Class LL state champions of Connecticut won their 31st consecutive game on Saturday, shutting out Fairfield Warde 17-0. Jack Joyce passed for two touchdowns while the defense intercepted four passes, including two by Connor Tienken. Next: @ Trumbull (Oct. 27, 7 p.m.)

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20
7-0
20

Colin Hart had five carries for 94 yards and one touchdown, Trevor Yeboah-Kodie rushed for two scores and connected with Kyle Steinbach on a halfback pass for a 53-yard touchdown, Holden Overbeck had a 9-yard TD run and Steven Spirakis went 6-for-6 on PATs in a 42-7 win over Valley Stream Central. Next: @ Mepham (Oct. 28, 2 p.m.)

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21
7-0
21

Nick Anzalone was 17-of-19 for 292 yards and two touchdowns, Ricky Conway rushed for a pair of TDs, Mike Anderson had a receiving score and rushed for a touchdown, Jeremy Ruckert went 4-of-5 on PATs with eight tackles and two sacks and Malik Grant had eight tackles and two sacks in a 34-7 win over Sachem North. Next: Ward Melville (Oct. 27, 6 p.m.)

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22
5-0
25

Tommy Heuer was 23-of-33 for 329 yards and six touchdowns, Derek Cruz had seven receptions for 135 yards and one touchdown and had six carries for 122 yards, Bernie Diaz and Jake Lazzaro had two TD receptions apiece and Dylan Judd had one receiving score in a 42-14 win over Long Beach. Next: @ Hempstead (Oct. 28, 2 p.m.)

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23
Curtis (NYC)
6-1
24

Ty Son Lawton had a big day on the ground with 121 yards rushing andscored two touchdowns along with a scoring reception to help the Warriors earn a 35-0 victory at Grand Street Campus Saturday afternoon. Quincy Barnes completed three touchdown passes and has 17 overall with only one interception. Next: No. 16 Tottenville (Oct. 28, 12 p.m.)

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24
5-0
25

The depth of this Greenwich offense was on full display on Saturday. The Cardinals blew out Westhill 60-15 as Gavin Muir threw for 387 yards and seven touchdowns to six different receivers. Henry Saleeby caught two of the scores as Greenwich posted 480 yards of total offense. Next: @ Fairfield Ludlowe (Oct. 27, 7 p.m.)

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25
6-1
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Garrett Gibbons had seven carries for 107 yards and two touchdowns and caught a 20-yard TD pass from Kenny Galvin, who also connected with Alec Surrow on a 35-yard score, Angelo Petrakis had 10 carries for 116 yards and a touchdown and Surrow added six tackles, a sack and a fumble recovery in a 42-7 win over Uniondale. Next: Plainview-JFK (Oct. 28, 2 p.m.)

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