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NY Post- CHSFL Rankings

Posted Tuesday, November 23, 2010 by NYpost.com

CHSFL rankings

Last Updated: 12:02 AM, November 23, 2010

Posted: 3:01 PM, November 22, 2010

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The championships have been awarded, the pictures were taken and the Gatorade was dumped. The CHSFL season essentially ended Saturday with a championship doubleheader that lacked much drama. The undefeated teams stayed undefeated as Archbishop Stepinac and St. Anthony’s cruised to its respective titles.

The Crusaders crushed Kellenberg to win the Class AA title and remain No. 2 in The Post’s rankings, while No. 1 St. Anthony’s manhandled No. 3 Iona Prep to win its ninth Class AAA crown in 10 years, capping a perfect season.

We’re not quite ready to put the pigskin away for the season, though. There’s three Thanksgiving Day games on tap as Fordham Prep meets Xavier, Mount St. Michael hosts Cardinal Hayes and Stepinac goes to complete it's perfect season when it faces White Plains Thursday.

Charlie Raffa led St. Anthony's to a perfect 11-0 season and a permanent spot atop The Post's CHSFL rankings.
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Charlie Raffa led St. Anthony's to a perfect 11-0 season and a permanent spot atop The Post's CHSFL rankings.

1. St. Anthony’s (11-0) (Last week: 1)

The Friars started the year in this spot and never relinquished it, finishing the season undefeated for just the fourth time in history. Charlie Raffa and Brian Kensil connected five times for 155 yards and three touchdowns, decimating the Iona Prep defense and proving that Raffa the rusher can indeed throw the football. At this rate, win No. 300 for Rich Reichert is right around the corner.

Next: Season complete

2. Archbishop Stepinac (11-0) (2)

The Crusaders had plenty to celebrate at Mitchel Athletic Complex. They routed Kellenberg to give senior stars Donnie Simmons and Tyrell Goodman, the game’s MVP, that elusive Class AA title. It also keeps the possibly of an undefeated season alive with a Thanksgiving Day tilt with rival White Plains left. A win would further cement their spot as one of the greatest teams in school history.

Next: @ White Plains (Nov. 25, 10:30 a.m.)

3. Iona Prep (8-3) (3)

Sidney Weston did everything he could, rushing for 250 yards and three touchdowns, but the Gaels just had no answer for St. Anthony’s aerial game and fell in the Class AAA title game, 41-23, Saturday at Mitchel Athletic Complex. Still, it was a great run to the finals for a team that opened its season with a stunning loss to Archbishop Stepinac.

Next: Season complete

4. Fordham Prep (9-1) (4)

The Rams could be serving up a big plate of redemption before they go for the turkey and stuffing Thursday. No doubt, Anthony Bronzo, Max Kinder and Devin Rice want to put a Class AAA semifinal loss – their lone defeat of the season – to St. Anthony’s behind them and then there’s the little matter of an overtime defeat to rival Xavier in last year’ Turkey Bowl. Yes, the Rams will be highly motivated and hungry.

Next: Xavier (Nov. 25, 10 a.m.)

5. Holy Trinity (7-3) (5)

The Titans are sure glad Sidney Weston graduates in May because the rusher torched them in the Class AAA semifinals. Tony Mascia begins preparing for next year, but he does so already knowing who will be the starting quarterback as Chris Laviano returns for his junior year. The two-year starter will be the most experienced player back for Holy Trinity.

Next: Season complete

6. Xaverian (5-5) (6)

While this season certainly didn’t go as the Clippers hoped, their future is still bright. Running backs Laray Smith, Tushaun Plummer and Zach Kearney are all potential stars in the making. With a roster that loses just eight seniors, there is no reason to think Xaverian won't again be in the league upper echelon.

Next: Season complete

7. Mount St. Michael (4-5) (7)

The Mount had an up and down season that included wins over Farrell, Holy Cross and Chaminade, but gut wrenching defeats to Holy Trinity and Kellenberg. The Mountainers can still end their year on quite a high with a Thanksgiving Day win over rival Cardinal Hayes to make it two straight.

Next: Cardinal Hayes (Nov. 25, 10:30 a.m.)

8. Holy Cross (4-6) (8)

The Knights also return a quarterback, but lefty Yianni Gavalas could again find himself in a preseason competition as sophomore Mike Loprete moves up after leading the junior varsity team to the Class AA championship game. Two-way back Shyheim Wingate and receiver Pierrot Senat also return for the Knights.

Next: Season complete

9. Kellenberg (5-6) (9)

The Firebirds were torched by No. 2 Stepinac in the Class AA title game. Turnovers and two missed fourth down conversions did them in. Evan Calvo was a workhorse, carrying the ball 30 times for 128 yards. He and fellow seniors Tim Wienclaw and Nick Fiore, put together a fine season.

Next: Season complete

10. St. Joseph by the Sea (4-6) (10)

The Vikings caught the injury bug bad this season, rarely having their full complement of players on the field, but key ones will return. Leading rusher John Diaz will return for his senior season as will some of the team’s offensive line. Injuried quarterback Matt Bowers will be back under center.

Next: Season complete

New: None

Dropped out: None

On the bubble: Xavier (6-4), Monsignor Farrell (4-6), Christ the King (6-4) and Cardinal Hayes (5-5).



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