Tri-State Top 25 football poll (11/15)

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Tue, Nov 15, 2016 12:13 AM — @News12Varsity

Updated Tue, Nov 15, 2016 6:48 PM

Tri-State Top 25 as of Nov. 13

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1
6-4
1

A touchdown pass from Tommy DeVito to Elijah Singh with 1:14 to play and a controversial call that fell in their favor in the final seconds helped the Ironmen escape with a 14-13 win over Seton Hall Prep Friday in the first round of the playoffs. Kevin Brennan had the other TD for Don Bosco Prep, which now tries to snap a five-game losing streak against Paramus Catholic. Next: @ No. 3 Paramus Catholic in Non-Public, Group 4 semifinals (Nov. 18, 7 p.m.)
 

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2
7-2
2

Nick Patti, Louis Acceus, Marc Doran and Jordan Scott look to stretch the Green Knnights' winning streak to five games this Saturday in the Non-Public 3 semifinals. Top-seeded St. Joseph had earned a bye for the first round. Next: No. 18 St. John Vianney, Non-Public, Group 3 semifinals (Nov. 19, 1 p.m.)
 

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3
8-2
3

Andrew Brito passed for three touchdowns, including a pair to Javon Turner, as the Paladins stormed pat St. Joseph (Met.), 42-7, last Friday in the first round of the playoffs. Bartek Rybka and Corey Bolds lead a defense that has allowed just 14 points over the last two games. Next: No. 1 Don Bosco Prep, Non-Public, Group 4 semifinals (Nov. 18, 7 p.m.)
 

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4
10-0
4

Senior RB Parker Day ran for 147 yards and three touchdowns while senior QB Mike Husni accounted for 188 yards of total offense, including a TD pass to senior WR Darrion Carrington, as the Mariners dodged an opening scare, edging Atlantic City, 27-20. Next: Howell, South Jersey, Group 5 semifinals (Nov. 18, 7 p.m.)
 

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5
7-3
5

Rutgers-bound QB Johnathan Lewis rushed for 121 yards and three touchdowns and he passed for a score Friday to spark a 34-13 victory over Delbarton in the NJSIAA first round. The Marauders seek their second win of the year against second-seeded Bergen Catholic. Next: @ No. 6 Bergen Catholic, Non-Public, Group 4 semifinals (Nov. 19, 1 p.m.)
 

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6
7-3
6

Johnny Langan passed for 180 yards and four touchdowns and the versatile junior also ran for one to power the Crusaders to a big early lead en route to a 57-33 win Saturday over undefeated St. Augustine. Bergen hopes to avenge an October loss Saturday when it battles St. Peter's Prep. Next: No. 5 St. Peter’s Prep, Non-Public, Group 4 semifinals (Nov. 19, 1 p.m.)
 

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7
8-1
7

Now with transfer eligibility issues resolved, the top-seeded Patriots can once again concentrate on on-field matters in the playoffs. Brendan DeVera and Luca Grave lead a Wayne Hills club that needed a fourth-quarter rally to beat Roxbury in September. Next: Roxbury, North Jersey, Section 1, Group 4 first round (Nov. 18, 7 p.m.)
 

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8
10-0
8

Drew Granski and Zach Feagles each carried for three touchdowns as th Maroons topped 50 points for the fourth time in five games, 57-14, last Friday in the first round of the playoffs. James Mondi was again a defensive standout. Next: Montclair, North Jersey, Section 1, Group 5 semifinals (Nov. 18, 7 p.m.)
 

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9
Curtis (NYC)
9-0
9

The top seed Warriors got a first round bye in the 2016 PSAL City Conference playoffs that began this past weekend. Quincy Barnes had completed four touchdown passes in a 48-20 Curtis win over New Dorp in Staten Island on November 4. Next: Midwood, PSAL City Conference quarterfinals (Nov. 19, Noon)
 

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10
10-0
10

Nick Attanasio found Brandon Myers twice on TD passes and Anthony Vizzoni carried for two scores Friday in a 42-0, first-round victory over Columbia. Justin Bryant and Matt Alesandro helped the defense ring up its third shutout in five games. Next: Elizabeth in North Jersey, Section 2, Group 5 semifinals (Nov. 18, 7 p.m.)
 

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11
8-1
11

The Dutchmen earned the second seed in the PSAL City Conference playoffs and also a first round bye. Aron Cruickshank had completed four touchdown passes in the team’s 56-20 final regular season game win over Fort Hamilton. Next: JFK, PSAL City Conference quarterfinals (Nov. 19, Noon)
 

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12
10-0
12

Junior RB Naim Mayfield needed just a half to accumulate 274 yards and four touchdowns on only 11 carries to fuel the top-seeded Braves, who complemented his running with a defense that pitched its second straight shutout and fifth of the season in a 49-0 decision over New Brunswick. Next: South Brunswick, Central Jersey, Group 5 semifinals (Nov. 18, 7 p.m.)
 

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13
8-0
13

The Blue Wave dialed up 50 points in Friday’s win over Fairfield Warde. Brian Peters threw for 235 yards and two touchdowns and Mitchell Pryor and Finlay Collins each ran for two scores as Darien won its 23rd game in a row. Next: @ Staples (Nov. 11, 7 p.m.)
 

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14
9-0
14

Jordan McLune had 10 carries for 159 yards and three touchdowns, increasing his career total to a new school-record 61, Kevin McCormick rushed for two touchdowns, Corey Hill and Angelo DeLuca each rushed for touchdowns, Tommy Donovan connected with Anthony Burriesci for a 25-yard score in a 56-0 win over Massapequa in the Nassau Conference I semifinals. Next: Freeport, Nassau Conference I final @ Hofstra University (Nov. 17, 7 p.m.)
 

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15
10-0
15

The Huguenots captured their 11th sectional championship since 2000, knocking off Scarsdale 41-13 in Saturday’s Class AA final. Romeo Holden scored three touchdowns and Jonathon Saddler threw for three in the victory as New Rochelle heads back to the state tournament. Next: Bye (winner of Newburgh-Troy on Nov. 19).
 

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16
8-0
16

Freshman Drew Pyne had arguably his best game of the season in the Rams’ rout of Trumbull. Pyne completed 16 of 21 passes for 261 yards and three touchdowns and also ran for 38 yards in the victory. Sophomore Quintin O’Connell caught two scores. Next: @ Ludlowe (Nov. 11, 6 p.m.)
 

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17
9-0
17

Jake Vall-Llobera rushed for two touchdowns to pace a balanced attack and Owen Kessler, Drew Ortiz and Jeff Gagum led the way defensively in a 48-0, first-round victory over Bayonne Saturday. The Blue Devils’ state-leading win streak is now at 22 games. Next: Union, North Jersey, Section 2, Group 5 semifinals (Nov. 19, 1 p.m.)
 

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18
10-0
19

Junior defensive lineman Nick Densieski and Dominick Spano had three sacks apiece, junior RB/LB Johnny Buchanan balanced two TD runs with 11 tackles and senior safety Pedro Braga had a dozen tackles as the Lancers went to Cherry Hill and pinned Camden Catholic with its first loss, 33-13. Next: @ No. 2 St. Joseph Regional, Non-Public, Group 3 semifinals (Nov. 19, 1 p.m.)
 

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19
8-1
22

Nick Silva had 17 carries for 148 yards and two touchdowns, AJ Ray had three receptions for 72 yards and two TDs, Rob Taiani was 5-of-7 for 86 yards and three touchdowns, D’Andre Primus had a receiving score and James Taitt had 16 carries for 91 yards and a TD in a 49-12 win over Bay Shore. Next: Ward Melville, Suffolk Division I finals (Nov. 18, 7 p.m.)
 

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20
Sparta (NJ)
9-0
23

Senior running back Alex Milliken turned in his second five-touchdown game of the season with four carries and a scoring pass from Matt Maute Saturday in a 55-27 victory over Demarest. Maute located two other receivers for one TD apiece in the game. Next: Old Tappan, North Jersey, Section 1, Group 3 semifinals (Nov. 19, 12:30 p.m.)
 

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21
9-1
24

The Blue Knights look for a usual spark from senior QB Jyvon Btown, who has thrown nine touchdown passes and run for four over the last three games. Thymir Lasssiter and Nim Salaam have been steadfast defenders in recent weeks. Next: Randolph, North Jersey, Section 1, Group 4 first round (Nov. 18, 7 p.m.)
 

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22
7-2
25

The Eagles opened defense of the North 2, Group 4 title by exploding for 42 points in the second quarter en route to a 56-7 victory against Iselin Kennedy. Running backs Anthony Summy and Chaz Alessi each scored a pair of touchdowns. Next: Sayreville, North Jersey, Section 2, Group 4 semifinals (Nov. 18, 7 p.m.)
 

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23
8-2
NR

The Crusaders avenged a regular-season loss to Farrell by going on the road and beating the Lions in Saturday’s CHSFL AAA semifinals, earning a spot in the final for the third year in a row. The two-time champions got a dominant defensive effort from Gene Brown (six tackles, two sacks) for its fourth win in a row. Next: No. 25 Cardinal Hayes, CHSFL Class AAA championship @ Mitchel Athletic Complex (Nov. 19, 5 p.m.)

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24
9-1
NR

Rashad Tucker had 17 carries for 145 yards and two touchdowns and was 6-of-14 for 110 yards and a 54-yard TD to Jaelin Hood and Jahred Wray had 10 carries for 76 yards in a 26-21 win over Baldwin in the Nassau Conference I semifinals. Next: No. 14 Farmingdale, Nassau Conference I final @ Hofstra University (Nov. 17, 7 p.m.)

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25
6-4
NR

Senior quarterback Christian Anderson completed 28-of-42 pass attempts for 363 yards with a touchdown pass and rushed for 146 yards on 21 carries with three touchdowns to power the visiting fourth seed Cardinals to a 49-35 victory over St. Anthony’s in the CHSFL Class AAA semifinals. Next: No. 23 Archbishop Stepinac, CHSFL Class AAA championship @ Mitchel Athletic Complex (Nov. 19, 5 p.m.)

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