Tri-State Top 25 football poll (12/6)

by News 12 Varsity on
Tue, Dec 6, 2016 12:49 PM — @News12Varsity

Updated Tue, Dec 6, 2016 7:00 PM

Tri-State Top 25 as of Dec. 5

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Team
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Rank
Team
Rec
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1
9-2
1

Junior QB Nick Patti hit Nick Cantone twice for TD passes and connected with Yasim Berry and Gerrit Van Itallie once each to steer the Green Knights past DePaul, 26-17, for their fourth Non-Public, Group 3 title in six years, first under head coach Augie Hoffmann. Louis Acceus, Marc Doran, Howard Cross and Jack Agnew anchored the defense for St. Joseph. Next: Season complete 

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Team
Rec
LW
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2
10-2
2

Andrew Brito had a combined 232 yards rushing and passing and accounted for two touchdowns and Alijah Jackson ran for 127 yards and scored twice to guide the Paladins over St. Peter's Prep, 33-28, for the Non-Public, Group 4 title, their third in the last five years. Paramus Catholic won seven of its final eight games. Next: Season complete 

Rank
Team
Rec
LW
Comments
3
8-4
4

Rutgers-bound QB Johnathan Lewis rushed for 156 yards and all four touchdowns and he passed for 145 yards Friday in the Marauders' 33-28 loss to Paramus Catholic in the Non-Public, Group 4 final. He had eight TD carries in three playoff games. Next: Season complete 

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Team
Rec
LW
Comments
4
6-5
5

The Ironmen boast of a mid-season victory over top-ranked St. Joseph, but lost twice to Paramus Catholic, including 35-29 in the Non-Public, Group 4 semifinals. Tommy DeVito passed for over 200 yards in that final game. Next: Season complete 

Rank
Team
Rec
LW
Comments
5
7-4
6

Shqipron Idrizi, Johnny Langan, Ankaury Camilo an Josh McKenzie led a Crusader team that were a few plays away from a much different season. Two losses came in overtime and another was a six-point setback to St. Peter's. Next: Season complete 

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Team
Rec
LW
Comments
6
11-1
7

Hunter Hayek and Brendan Devera executed a remarkable play to keep its overtime drive alive, and Luca Grave finished the deed with a 4-yard TD run that rallied the Patriots over crosstown rival Wayne Valley, 31-24, in the North Jersey, Section 1, Group 4 final. Grave scored three times in the stirring victory. Next: Season complete 

Rank
Team
Rec
LW
Comments
7
Curtis (NYC)
12-0
9

Quincy Barnes converted a critical fourth down and 20 yard pass to wide receiver Amad Anderson as the 44-yard touchdown pass with 2:25 remaining in the fourth quarter helped the Warriors complete a 24-21 comeback win over Erasmus Hall in the PSAL city conference championship game at Yankee Stadium. It was the school’s sixth overall city championship victory. Next: Season complete

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Team
Rec
LW
Comments
8
12-0
8

Wylie Sherman's bone-jarring tackle late in the game forced a fumble and led to the go-ahead TD run by Zach Feagles with 3:01 to play for a 14-13 win over Passaic Tech Sunday in the North Jersey, Section 1, Group 5 final. Jack Barclay delivered the decisive conversion pass to Coleston Smith following that 1-yard run. Next: Season complete 

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Team
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LW
Comments
9
12-0
14

Adam McDaniel scored on a 39-yard interception in the first half and defensive linemen Owen Kessler, Jeff Gagum, Nick Maher and Jake Vall-Llobera maintained heavy pressure all game as the Blue Devils repeated as North Jersey, Section 2, Group 5 champion with a 15-13 decision over Bridgewater-Raritan. Westfield ends the year with an NJ-leading 25-game winning streak. Next: Season complete

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Team
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LW
Comments
10
10-2
20

Senior running back Elijah Barnwell capped his fabulous career with 185 rushing yards and three touchdowns on 29 carries to steer the Chiefs past Manalapan, 34-13, in the Central Jersey, Group 5 final. Brevin Donerson, Abdel Mohammed and Nahjir Woods led the defensive effort. Next: Season complete 

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Team
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LW
Comments
11
10-2
11

The Dutchmen could not hold on to a fourth quarter lead when Amad Anderson caught a 44-yard scoring pass with 2:25 remaining as Curtis won 24-21 in the PSAL city conference championship game Yankee Stadium. Herzon Telsaint had a 66-yard kickoff return for a touchdown along with Shamar Logan and Dejouree Addison each recording a rushing touchdown. Next: Season complete

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Team
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LW
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12
11-1
3

The defending Mariners' bid for the perfect ending to a stellar campaign was derailed by Millville, 22-16, in the South Jersey, Group 5 final. North, which got 102 yards and a TD from senior RB Parker Day, was limited to a season-low scoring total. Next: Season complete

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Team
Rec
LW
Comments
13
12-0
13

The Blue Wave continued to roll through the postseason, blowing past Southington in the Class LL semifinals behind two touchdowns from Finlay Collins and Nick Green. Darien takes a 25-game winning streak into Saturday's final as it attempts to repeat as state champs. Next: Ridgefield, Class LL state final (Dec. 10, 2:30 p.m.)

Rank
Team
Rec
LW
Comments
14
11-1
15

Rashad Tucker was 5-of-8 for 124 yards and two touchdowns and had 13 carries for 94 yards, Jaelin Hood had four receptions for 114 yards and two TDs and Robert Fitzsimmons had seven tackles and one sack in a 28-14 win over William Floyd in the Long Island Class I title. It is the Red Devils fifth LIC. Next: Season complete

Rank
Team
Rec
LW
Comments
15
11-1
10

Nick Attanasio ran 50 yards for a touchdown and also threw a scoring pass to David Usewick, but a championship bid fell short for a second straight year to Westfield, 15-13, Saturday in the North Jersey, Section 2, Group 5 final. Next: Season complete 

Rank
Team
Rec
LW
Comments
16
10-1
17

The Huguenots suffered a crushing 20-14 defeat the Troy in the NYSPHSAA Class AA semifinals as a late comeback fell short. New Ro turned the ball over three times and were beaten in the semis for the second year in a row. Next: Season complete. 

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Team
Rec
LW
Comments
17
6-6
19

Ronnie Hickman scored on a 26-yard pass from fellow sophomore Taquan Roberson and also reached the end zone on a 63-yard interception return in a 26-17 loss to No. 1 St. Joseph in the Non-Public, Group 3 final. Next: Season complete 

Rank
Team
Rec
LW
Comments
18
8-5
16

The Cardinals allowed a two-point to slip away with 12 seconds remaining when Zeke Margaritas caught a 17-yard touchdown pass to help Canisius earn the NYS CHSAA Class AAA championship, 50-44, at Fordham University. Christian Anderson threw for 380 yards with three touchdowns and Carlos Fernandez rushed for 134 yards along with a touchdown. Next: Season complete

Rank
Team
Rec
LW
Comments
19
10-2
NR

Jayson DeMild and JaQuae Roberts each ran for two touchdowns and Michael Liberti was a steady presence on both sides of the ball to push the Bombers past Middletown North, 41-14, for the North Jersey, Section 2, Group 4 championship. Next: Season complete 

Rank
Team
Rec
LW
Comments
20
9-3
18

The Indians carried a 14-point lead into the fourth quarter, but fell in heartbreaking fashion in overtime to crosstown rival Wayne Hills, 31-24, in the North Jersey, Section 1, Group 4 final. Grant Ferrauilo was 21 of 36 for 267 yards and three touchdowns for Wayne Valley. Next: Season complete 

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Team
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LW
Comments
21
12-1
21

The Tuskers completed a dream postseason run, beating Greece Athena 25-17 for the program’s first ever Class A state championship. Matt Pires and Messiah Horne each scored two touchdowns as Somers coach Tony DeMatteo became the first coach to ever win state football titles at different schools. Next: Season complete.

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Team
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LW
Comments
22
12-0
22

Chris Mixon had 13 carries for 43 yards and a 2-yard touchdown, two receptions for 37 yards and four tackles, Billy Rousakis kicked a pair of field goals and Trevor Yeboah-Kodie had four tackles and one sack in a 13-6 win over Hills West in the Long Island Class II final, the sixth LIC for the Trojans. Next: Season complete.

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Team
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LW
Comments
23
11-1
23

The Rams have showed considerable grit in their two postseason victories. After sliding by Masuk 31-28 in the opening round last Tuesday, they rallied past Notre Dame-West Haven 20-17 on Monday in the Class L semis. Ryan O'Connell had a pair of touchdowns. Next: Windsor, Class L state final (Dec. 10, 2:30 p.m.)

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Team
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LW
Comments
24
11-1
12

The Braves bowed to revenge-seeking Piscataway, 34-13, in the Central Jersey, Group 5 championship despite junior RB Naim Mayfield, one of many talented underclassmen on the roster, gaining 160 yards and two TDs. Next: Season complete 

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Team
Rec
LW
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25
10-2
25

Nick Silva had 15 carries for 99 yards, James Taitt had 14 carries for 77 yards and a touchdown and Rob Taiani connected with Nikko Rodriguez for a 16-yard TD in a 28-14 loss to Freeport in the Long Island Class I final. Next: Season complete

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