Last Updated: 11:21 PM, September 13, 2010
Posted: 9:37 PM, September 13, 2010
Next: @ Chaminade (Sept. 18, 1:30 p.m.)
5. St. Joseph by the Sea (1-0) (7)
If you were wondering how the Viking’s running attack would do in the post Lyle McCombs -Andrew Armato era you got an early indication. Chris Murphy had 24 carries for 222 yards, John Diaz rushed for 116 yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries and quarterback Matt Bowers chipped in two scores on the ground in an 42-14 road win over Pius X (Pa.). Can the Vikings return home and do that same to No. 7 Fordham Prep this weekend?
Next: vs. No. 7 Fordham Prep (Sept. 18, 1:30 p.m.)
6. Archbishop Stepinac (1-0) (10)
In the preseason, the Crusaders targeted perennial powerhouse Iona Prep, wondering aloud if this could be the year they could finally beat the Gaels. Thanks to an outstanding performance by quarterback Tyrell Goodman, who rushed for 133 yards and a touchdown, threw for 151 yards and a score and had three sacks in the fourth quarter, Stepinac beat Iona Prep 23-6, its first win against its Westchester rival in eight years.
Next: vs. Cardinal Spellman (Sept. 18, 1:30 p.m.)
7. Fordham Prep (1-0) (8)
It wasn’t pretty, far from it, but Fordham Prep opened its season with a win, defeating Cardinal Hayes, 19-6, at Coffey Field Sunday night. Anthony Bronzo was a beast, especially on special teams. He returned a punt 36 yards for a touchdown and constantly pinned Hayes deep with his perfect punting. Rams coach Pete Gorynski expects running back Mike Seminario back and there’s an outside shot receiver Devin Rice also returns this week. That should ignite Fordham's sloppy offense.
Next: @ No. 5 St. Joseph by the Sea (Sept. 18, 1:30 p.m.)
8. Mount St. Michael (0-0) (9)
The defending CHSFL Class AA champions took Week 1 off. The Mount will travel to Mitchel Athletic Complex Friday night to play St. Francis Prep, in a rematch of last season's ‘AA’ semifinal. With the graduation of fullback Gary Acquah, the key to the Mountaineers offense is quarterback Jaylen Amacker, who looks to drive his team back to the 'AAA' playoffs.
Next: @ St. Francis Prep (Sept. 17, 7:30 p.m.)
9. Monsignor Farrell (1-0) (NR)
The Lions make their debut off one of the week’s most dramatic wins in what they hope will be the first of many. Paul Quadrato’s 3-yard keeper capped the winning 10-play, 80-yard drive as time expired in a 21-20 win against host St. Joseph Collegiate Saturday. He was 5-of-9 for 77 yards and Larry Spano had three catches for 50 yards. They get the league’s biggest surprise winner Kellenberg next week.
Next: @ No. 10 Kellenberg (Sept. 17, 7 p.m.)
10. Kellenberg (1-0) (NR)
The Firebirds made history over the weekend, beating rival Chaminade for the first time ever, earning them a spot in these rankings. Timmy Wienclaw’s 27-yard field goal in overtime completed the 24-21 victory. Wienclaw also had six catches for 142 yards, including a pair of touchdown receptions and had his field goal set up by a Gary Lamb interception.
Next: vs. No. 9. Monsignor Farrell (Sept. 17, 7 p.m.)
New: Monsignor Farrell (1-0) and Kellenberg (1-0)
Dropped out: Chaminade (0-1) and Iona Prep (0-1)
On the bubble: Chaminade (0-1), Iona Prep (0-1), St. Francis Prep (0-1) and Cardinal Hayes (0-1)