Monday, October 3, 2011
Tottenville and St. Francis fall, shake up Week 4 NY rankings
By By Brandon Parker
After games as of Sunday, Oct. 2.
Even though Erasmus Hall has plenty of talent and boasts an All-American in Wayne Morgan, few figured the Dutchmen would pull of an upset of Tottenville. Not after losing 30-8 to the same Clinton squad that the Pirates had shut out 21-0 earlier this season. But after falling behind 13-0 in the first half, the Dutchmen put the clamps on Tottenville's high-powered offense and pulled off the 14-13 upset.
St. Francis also fell, losing for the second time this season to a top 10 squad. In a rematch of last year's Monsignor Martin championship, St. Joe's Collegiate once again beat the Red Raiders, this time by a count of 27-20. Elite 11 QB Chad Kelly led the way, connecting with Kyle Briggs for two late scores to make the difference. The win gives the Marauders a signature win following their season-opening loss to Aquinas Institute and knocks the Red Raiders out of the top 10.
And without further ado, here are this week's rankings (last week's rankings are in parentheses):
1. St. Anthony's (Mehlville) 3-0 (1) The Friars used a late turnover to seal a close, 29-19 win against previously undefeated Holy Cross. Next up: Archbishop-Stepinac.
2. Aquinas Institute (Rochester) 5-0 (2) The Little Irish breezed past Corning, 51-12. Aquinas Institute will look to continue their unbeaten streak against Canisius this week.
3. Orchard Park 5-0 (5) The Quakers avoided the upset bug and continued their winning ways, downing a talented Clarence squad, 44-13. Next up: Lancaster.