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Posted Tuesday, September 14, 2010 by nypost

CHSFL rankings

St. Anthony's, Holy Trinity remain atop weekly list, Chaminade, Iona Prep drop out

Last Updated: 11:21 PM, September 13, 2010

Posted: 9:37 PM, September 13, 2010

The CHSFL season is one week old and already there’s major upheaval in The Post’s CHSFL rankings. Last year’s Class AAA finalists – St. Anthony’s and Holy Trinity – remain atop the list after road victories, while No. 3 Holy Cross and No. 5. Xaverian cruised to easy victories.

Monsignor Farrell and Kellenberg make the cut at No. 9 and No. 10, respectively, after impressive victories, while Stepinac moves up to No. 6 after an impressive win at rival Iona Prep.

Where is your favorite team ranked? Find out below.

1. St. Anthony’s (1-0) (Last week: 1)

After keeping St. Francis Prep at arm's length Friday night, Kedar Hunter and Holy Cross move up to No. 3 in The Post's CHSFL rankings.
Damion Reid
After keeping St. Francis Prep at arm's length Friday night, Kedar Hunter and Holy Cross move up to No. 3 in The Post's CHSFL rankings.

The thing that makes the Friars great year after year is that they keep finding players who can will wins. Quarterback Charlie Raffa did just that. He had 14 carries for 185 yards, including a 47-yard touchdown run to give St. Anthony’s the lead for good early in the fourth quarter against State College (Pa.). The defending ‘AAA’ champion’s meddle will be tested again this week when a Holy Cross team hungry for revenge visits South Huntington Friday night.

Next: vs. No. 3 Holy Cross (Sept. 17, 7 p.m.)

2. Holy Trinity (2-0) (2)

The post-Anthony Brunetti era got off to a flying start with a 21-19 win against St. Francis (Buffalo) in Western New York Saturday. Quarterback Chris Laviano was 8-of-15 for 110 yards and a touchdown, Louis Cotrone rushed for 127 yards and a TD and Mike Williams showed why the Titans defense was so highly regarded a year ago, recovering four fumbles. Trinity, a favorite to reach the Class AAA final again, will head to New Rochelle to face a young and inexperienced Iona prep squad.

Next: @ Iona Prep (Sept. 18, 1:30 p.m.)

3. Holy Cross (1-0) (4)

The Knights retained Francis Lewis Boulevard bragging rights for a second straight year with a comprehensive 31-6 win against rival St. Francis Prep Friday night at Mitchel Athletic Complex. As promised, coach Tom Pugh split quarterback reps between senior Kevin Durkan and junior Yianni Gavalas. Stanford-bound Devon Cajuste had three catches for 99 yards, including a 63-yard touchdown, and had four carries for 76 yards. Next up is a rematch of last year’s Class AAA semifinal, won by St. Anthony’s.

Next: @ No. 1 St. Anthony’s (Sept. 17, 7 p.m.)

4. Xaverian (1-0) (5)

The X-Men talk the talk and on Saturday they most certainly walked the walk, crushing St. Peter’s, 55-6 in a non-league opener on Staten Island. The Clippers blinding speed was on full display with Kendall (Speedy) Thomas scoring on a 49-yard punt return and then took the opening kickoff of the second half back for an 86-yard TD. The sophomore is just part of the Clippers diverse and dangerous offense, which heads to Long Island to meet Chaminade Saturday.

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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.)

After keeping St. Francis Prep at arm's length Friday night, Kedar Hunter and Holy Cross move up to No. 3 in The Post's CHSFL rankings.
Damion Reid
After keeping St. Francis Prep at arm's length Friday night, Kedar Hunter and Holy Cross move up to No. 3 in The Post's CHSFL rankings.

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)



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