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Posted Tuesday, September 21, 2010 by nypost
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CHSFL rankings

Last Updated: 5:31 AM, September 21, 2010

Posted: 10:53 PM, September 20, 2010

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The opening week of the CHSFL league schedule certainly didn’t disappoint, already causing a shake up in our rankings.

Xaverian may have had the toughest climb up the rankings— even if it was only two spots. The Clippers lost wide out Kendall (Speedy) Thomas in the first half to injury and overcame turnovers for a win over Chaminade in Mineola . Fordham Prep, which goes from seven to five, also picked up a big road win. The Rams outmuscled St. Joseph by the Sea in Huguenot. Iona Prep shouldn’t be counted out yet after a win over previous No. 2 Holy Trinity.

Quarterback Yianni Gavalas and Holy Cross remain at No. 3 in The Post's CHSFL rankings.
Philip Hall
Quarterback Yianni Gavalas and Holy Cross remain at No. 3 in The Post's CHSFL rankings.
 

So where do those teams and your school sit in this week's rankings? Check below

1. St. Anthony’s (2-0) (Last week: 1)

This is a completely different St. Anthony’s team from the one that won the Class AAA crown last year, its eighth in the last nine years. But the Friars showed why they are the favorite to win it again, defeating No. 3 Holy Cross, 28-14, at home Friday night. Quarterback Charlie Raffa ran the triple option well and the defense, anchored by Tyler McLees, kept Holy Cross star Devon Cajuste in check.

Next: @ No. 9 Monsignor Farrell (Sept. 24, 7 p.m.)

2. Xaverian (2-0) (4)

The Clippers vault into the No. 2 spot in the rankings off a gutty, but sloppy 20-14 win on the road over Chaminade, one the CHSFL's most storied programs. Xaverian missed chances to put the game away early, but sophomores Zach Kearney and Laray Smith filled in beautifully in the second half for classmate Kendall (Speedy) Thomas, who injured his shoulder. The X-Men should be without the explosive received for some time. Can they stay atop the rankings?

Next: @ No. 5 Fordham Prep (Sept. 26, 5 p.m.)

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

Knights coach Tom Pugh said it is critical to get Devon Cajuste the ball early and often, but on Friday night the Stanford-bound star only had 13 touches for a total of 51 yards and just two receptions. Despite the loss to the Friars, quarterback Kevin Durkan was impressive, especially running the ball, and Adrian Paljevic was an absolute beast defensively.

Next: @ Kellenberg (Sept. 24, 7 p.m.)

No. 4. Archbishop Stepinac (2-0) (6)

The Crusaders have been exactly what we thought they were – one of the league's most talented teams even as a Class AA squad. Tyrell Goodman struck early and often, going 7-for-8 for 166 yards and three touchdowns in an easy 42-0 win over Cardinal Spellman. Stepinac will need to step up when athletically-gifted Cardinal Hayes comes calling. A win would go a long way to a regular season title.

CHSFL rankings

Last Updated: 5:31 AM, September 21, 2010

Posted: 10:53 PM, September 20, 2010

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Next: Cardinal Hayes (Sept. 25, 1:30 p.m.)

5. Fordham Prep (2-0) (7)

Pete Gorynski has come to despise the trip to St. Joseph by the Sea, it’s equal parts long drive almost always in traffic and dealing with the Vikings physical double-wing offense. But on Saturday, Huguenot might as well have been Waikiki for the Fordham Prep coach. The Rams defense was spectacular and the offense, with the return of running back Michael Seminario, was improved after trudging through a sloppy opening week win against Cardinal Hayes.

Next: No. 2 Xaverian (Sept. 26, 5 p.m.)

Quarterback Yianni Gavalas and Holy Cross remain at No. 3 in The Post's CHSFL rankings.
Philip Hall
Quarterback Yianni Gavalas and Holy Cross remain at No. 3 in The Post's CHSFL rankings.
 

6. Iona Prep (1-1) (NR)

Few gave the Gaels a chance Saturday against Holy Trinity. Sure the game was being played in New Rochelle, but so was last week’s opener, won convincingly by Archbishop Stepinac. Quarterback Tim Perley shook off a foot injury suffered against the Crusaders to lead Iona Prep to an impressive 31-21 victory against a very strong Holy Trinity squad. He threw for one score and ran in another, while Sidney Weston added a pair of touchdown runs.

Next: @ St. Francis Prep (Sept. 26, 1 p.m.)

7. Holy Trinity (1-1) (2)

Maybe Iona's loss to Stepinac had the Titans looking passed them a bit, but Trinity's loss was certainly one of the league's shockers in Week 2. Chris Laviano threw for a pair of touchdowns, but also had an interception returned 82 yards for a touchdown. Holy Trinity will take the trip to The Bronx and look to bounce back against No. 8 Mount St. Michael, no small task.

Next: @ No. 8 Mount St. Michael (Sept. 25, 1:30 p.m.)

8. Mount St. Michael (1-0) (8)

There was more good than bad for Mount in its opener. It was on the verge of putting St. Francis Prep away, up 20 points, only to the see the Terriers force the game to be decided on the final play. It was the one the may have helped coach Mario Valentini uncover a future star. Bruce Parker Jr. collected his second interception of the game to seal the win.

Next: No. 7 Holy Trinity (Sept. 25, 1:30 p.m.)

9. Monsignor Farrell (2-0) (9)

If anyone wondered if Farrell was for real, the Lions are starting to give you a reason to believe. The Lions defense continues to be stout and they have the flair for the dramatic. They had a last-second win in Week 1 and managed a 21-20 victory over Kellenberg on a 4-yard Paul Quadrato touchdown pass to Larry Spano with 2:37 left on Friday night. Farrell is in for a measuring-stick game when No. 1 St. Anthony's travels to Staten Island Friday night.

Next: No. 1 St. Anthony’s (Sept. 24, 7 p.m.)

10. St. Joseph by the Sea (1-1) (5)

Sea coach Greg Manos had the same message for his team last year after beating St. Anthony’s on the road as he did when the Vikings suffered a 17-8 loss at home to Fordham Prep Saturday: It’s only September. Despite the loss of junior quarterback Matt Bowers to a broken collarbone, the Vikings will be a better team come November. That’s Manos’ vow and we tend to believe him.

Next: @ Chaminade (Sept. 25, 1:30 p.m.)

New: Iona Prep (1-1)

Dropped out: Kellenberg (1-1)

On the bubble: Cardinal Hayes (1-1), Christ the King (1-1), Kellenberg (1-1) and St. Francis Prep (0-2)

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