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

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Wed, Dec 6, 2017 1:13 PM — @News12Varsity

Updated Thu, Dec 7, 2017 1:17 PM

Tri-State Top 25 football poll as of Dec. 5

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1
10-2
1

Johnny Langan full range of skills were on display last Friday as he ran for 93 yards and two touchdowns, passed for 117 yards and a score and even contributed defensively to the Crusaders' 44-7 triumph over St. Peter's Prep in the NJSIAA Non-Public, Group 4 final. Josh McKenzie, Anthony Corbin, Tyler Devera and Rahmir Johnson each had a touchdown and Mike Kearney kicked a field goal to send Bergen to its first title since 2004. Next: Season complete

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2
8-3
5

Ta'Quan Roberson threw a touchdown pass to Teddy Harper and Vinny DePalma, Khris Banks, Nysere Nunn, Sean Kelly and Christopher Conti anchored a stifling defense as the Spartans topped reigning champion St. Joseph Regional, 7-3, for the NJSIAA Non-Public, Group 3 title on Saturday. DePaul had lost in the final the past two years and also had fallen to St. Joseph last month. Next: Season complete

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3
9-3
2

A fourth-quarter touchdown run by Maasai Maynor was all that the Marauders were able to produce offensively last Friday in a 44-7 loss to Bergen Catholic in the Non-Public, Group 4 final. That snapped a five-game winning streak, which began following a 41-14 loss to Bergen Catholic in the regular season. Next: Season complete

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4
8-4
3

Howard Cross, Evan Stewart, Jaden Budka and Dante Zicarelli led a rugged defense that largely held DePaul's offense in check, but a fourth-quarter fumble near the goal line foiled the Green Knights' comeback effort in a 7-3 loss Saturday in the Non-Public, Group 3 final. Angelo Guglielmello provided a 33-yard field goal for St. Joseph. Next: Season complete

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5
10-2
7

The Crusaders capped a remarkable postseason run, knocking off Canisius of Buffalo in the New York Catholic State Final on Saturday. Michael Nicosia passed for three touchdowns and Trill Williams caught two and ran for one, giving him seven scores between the CHSFL and state title games. Next: Season complete

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6
12-0
8

Tarrin Earle passed for 303 yards and two touchdowns and he also carried for a score, and fellow senior Daniel Webb opened the game with a 92-yard kick return for a TD and later added a scoring run from scrimmage in the Mounties' 35-14 win over Union City Friday for the North Jersey, Section 1, Group 5 title. Willie Matthews racked up 13 tackles and two sacks to help Montclair claim its fourth crown in six years. Next: Season complete 

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7
Curtis (NYC)
11-1
14

Ty Son Lawton rushed for two touchdowns and a game-high 202 yards asthe Warriors claimed back-to-back PSAL city conference titles with a 36-35 win over Erasmus Hall on Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium. Quincy Barnes added a passing touchdown along with a rushing score for the Warriors, who have now won a league record seven championships. Next: Season complete 

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8
11-1
4

The Dutchmen fell short in an attempt to win their second city titleTuesday night by falling 36-35 to Curtis in a PSAL city conference title rematch held at Yankee Stadium. Shamar Logan scored two rushing touchdowns and Aron Cruickshank finished with a team-high 107 rushing yards along with a score. Next: Season complete 

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9
9-2
9

Makhai Murphy had a 75-yard punt return for a touchdown and Sean Bryan had an eight-yard TD run to stake the Friars a 14-0 lead, but led by Trill Williams, Stepinac roared back to beat St. Anthony’s 47-22 in the CHSFL Class AAA final. Next: Season complete 

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10
12-0
11

Marquez Antinori rushed for 123 yards and two touchdowns and Nick McNerney passed for 172 yards and two scores to steer the Golden Knights past stubborn Mount Olive, 31-28, Saturday for the North Jersey, Section 1, Group 4 championship. Old Tappan had to rally three times to reclaim the lead and held off a late surge by the Marauders with a fumble recovery by Jack Dippolito. Next: Season complete

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11
12-0
12

Tim Alliegro, Jake Vall-Llobera and Adam McDaniel each produced one touchdown – McDaniels' on a late fumble return – and Drew Ortiz and Shea Elliot anchored yet another punishing defensive outing to help the Blue Devils defeat Bridgewater-Raritan, 20-7, Thursday for their third consecutive North Jersey, Section 2, Group 5 championship. Westfield will carry a state-leading 37-game winning streak into the 2018 season. Next: Season complete

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12
8-2
13

Lucas Nunez caught three consecutive touchdowns in the second quarterto help Cardinal Hayes defeat Mount St. Michael, 44-16, in the 75th annual Turkey Bowl game held in the Bronx. Sofian Massoud threw for 350 yards and had five touchdown passes for the Cardinals. Next: Season complete

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13
12-0
15

Trevor Yeboah-Kodie had 11 carries for 97 yards and returned an interception 92 yards for a touchdown, Andrew DeSantis rushed for a 38-yard TD and had a 60-yard scoring reception and Cole Dutton had 12 tackles in a 24-6 win over North Babylon in the Long Island Class II final. It is the Trojans record seventh LIC. Next: Season complete 

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14
12-0
16

Jeremy Ruckert had five catches for 110 yards and a touchdown, blocked a field goal attempt, kicked a pair of field goals and was 5-of-6 on PATs and had five tackles and an interception, Justin Zotto had a receiving touchdown and returned an interception 19 yards for a score and Nick Anzalone was 14-of-20 for 252 yards and three TDs in a 40-23 win over Oceanside as the Bulldogs captured their first-ever Long Island Class I title. Next: Season complete 

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15
South Brunswick (NJ)
11-1
24

Senior QB Felix Quinones shook off an elbow injury to pass for 179 yards and three touchdowns and Mike Slover powered the defense as they helped the Vikings past undefeated Manalapan, 18-14, Saturday for the Central Jersey, Group 5 championship. Jaylan Lawson, Justin Shorter and Dylan Kriz each hooked up with Quinones for a score. Next: Season complete

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16
10-1
17

The Huguenots’ season ended on Friday with a heartbreaking 17-14 defeat to defending state champion Troy in the NYSPHSAA Class AA quarterfinal in Albany. Jared Baron ran for a touchdown and Myles Taylor caught a score from Jonathan Saddler. But Troy kicked a field goal with seven seconds left to win it. Next: Season complete 

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17
12-0
18

Gavin Muir tossed a pair of touchdown passes, including a 63-yard strike to Stephen Bennett on the first play from scrimmage, Tysen Comizio rushed for a pair of TDs and Tyler Blizzard registered 2 1/2 sacks in a 36-7 win over South Windsor to book Greenwich’s 15th appearance in the state final and first since 2007. Next: No. 22 Darien, CIAC Class LL final @ Boyle Stadium (Dec. 9, 11 a.m.)

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18
11-1
6

The Braves fell short in their bid for a second Central Jersey, Group 5 title, bowing to South Brunswick, 18-14, in the championship at Rutgers. Senior RB Naim Mayfield, who finished the season with 2,682 rushing yards and 48 total TDs, scored on a 34-yard run and 60-yard punt return to stake the Braves to a 14-0 lead after one quarter. However, his 29-yard reception from Luke Corcione in the back of the end zone with three seconds left in regulation was waved off by an offensive pass interference call. Next: Season complete 

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19
11-1
20

Tommy Heuer was 43-of-63 for 461 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for a score, Jake Lazzaro had 14 receptions for 180 yards, Derek Cruz had 16 catches for 158 yards and a score, Michael Scibelli had nine tackles and Francesco Ancona kicked a 35-yard field goal in a 40-23 loss to Lindenhurst in the Long Island Class I final. Next: Season complete 

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20
11-1
23

Senior Dave Estevez ran for three touchdowns, passed for 187 yards and a score and also sparkled out of the defensive secondary with two interceptions and a forced fumble in the Golden Hawks' 28-7 victory over Ramapo Saturday for their second straight North Jersey, Section 1, Group 3 title. Jack Racine caught Estevez' TD pass and also played a big defensive role in the win. Next: Season complete

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21
10-1
10

The Lancers had their season ended at DePaul with a 42-21 loss in the semifinal round of Non-Public, Group 3. Senior RB/LB Johnny Buchanan ended the season with 1,393 yards rushing and 17 touchdowns and 121 tackles, all team highs. Next: Season complete

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22
11-1
25

Quarterback Jack Joyce ran for to touchdowns and threw for another score, connecting with TJ Cornacchia for a 25-yard strike, Alex Dehmel pounced on a loose ball in the end zone for another TD and Connor Tienken had a key late interception to seal a 27-13 win over West Haven to book the Blue Wave’s 15th appearance in the state final. Next: No. 17 Greenwich, CIAC Class LL final @ Boyle Stadium (Dec. 9, 11 a.m.)

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23
North Hunterdon (NJ)
11-1
NR

Matt Busher passed for 246 yards and two touchdowns and Luke Wain ran for a score to guide the Lions to a 21-20 victory over Phillipsburg Saturday in the North Jersey, Section 2, Group 4 championship. Griffin Honthy and Jared McMahon each caught a TD pass in the win. Next: Season complete

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24
11-1
NR

Junior QB Zach Lemanski returned from injury after a three-game absence and passed for 160 yards and four touchdowns to steer the Knights past Voorhees, 28-14, Saturday for the North Jersey, Section 2, Group 3 title. Will Perez hauled in two of Lemanski's scoring strikes and Phil Lutz and Vin Scaglia each had one. Next: Season complete 

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25
10-2
NR

Liam Anderson, Evan Kelson and Ryan Hodgins spearheaded a valiant effort that just fell short Saturday, 31-28, against Old Tappan in the North Jersey, Section 1, Group 4 final. Anderson passed for 279 yards and three touchdowns, a pair to Kelson, and Hodgins made 14 tackles for the Marauders, who were only 1-9 a year ago. Next: Season complete.

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