Ironmen are the Don of high school football

August, 22, 2011
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Never mind being the best team in the state. Don Bosco Prep has its eyes on a national crown.

The Ironmen enter the season atop the POWERADE FAB 50 rankings, boasting six Division I recruits, a 35-game win streak and the last five state titles. Needless to say, the rest of the state, including powers Bergen Catholic and Holy Spirit have their work cut out for them in trying to catch Don Bosco Prep, the subject of our September cover.

Here are the ESPNHS New Jersey preseason rankings:

1. Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey)
2. Holy Spirit (Absecon)
3. Bergen Catholic (Oradell)
4. Piscataway
5. St. Peter's Prep (Jersey City)
6. Sayreville (Parlin)
7. East Orange
8. St. Joseph (Montvale)
9. Wayne Hills
10. St. Joseph (Hammonton)

Other Teams to Watch: Brick Memorial,Cherokee (Marlton), Franklin (Somerset), Freehold Borough, Haddonfield, Hunterdon Central (Flemington), Immaculata (Somerville), Lacey (Lanoka Harbor), Madison, Montclair, Old Tappan, Phillipsburg, Pope John XXIII (Sparta), Randolph, Seton Hall Prep (West Orange), Shawnee (Medford)

Brandon Parker covers New Jersey for ESPNHS magazine and ESPNHIGHSCHOOL.com. Follow him on Twitter @brandoncparker or email him at brandon.c.parker@espn.com.

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