High-SchoolNew-York: Cathedral Prep

Aquinas Institute falls for first time in Week 6 NY football rankings

October, 17, 2011
Results as of Sunday, Oct. 16

After a weekend filled with upsets and near-misses, there was plenty of movement in this week's New York football rankings.

No. 1 St. Anthony's nearly lost for the first time in 24 games, but a Jared Katz interception in the final seconds stopped a late drive by Xaverian in the Friars' 16-14 win. The Clippers gave St. Anthony's all it could handle behind Zach Kearney's 155 rushing yards, but Friars RB Dariyan Riley returned from an ankle injury to play a big role in the win, rushing 13 times for 120 yards.

The No. 2 team wasn't so fortunate, as Aquinas Institute fell for the first time this season. The Little Irish's offense was outdone by Cathedral Prep (Pa.) kicker John Cheseron, who booted three field goals in a 16-13 win. Cheseron connected on a 52-yard field goal and a 46-yarder, which are now the two longest in school history.

St. Joe's Collegiate also lost to an out-of-state squad, falling to 8-0 Steubenville from Ohio, while Iona Prep went down for the second time this season. The Gaels fell 23-19 to a surging Chaminade squad, whose gained momentum behind three field goals by running back/kicker Matthew Graham.

Lincoln benefited the most from the wild weekend, as the Railsplitters made their debut in the top 10 after downing Grand Street Campus 42-12. Through six games, Lincoln has outscored its opponents by a whopping margin of 272-24.

Without further ado, here are this week's rankings (last week's rankings are in parentheses):

1. St. Anthony's (Melville) 5-0 (1)
The Friars endured their closest contest of the season, holding off a late comeback to beat Xaverian, 16-14. Next up: Chaminade.

2. Orchard Park 7-0 (3)
The Quakers have quietly moved up the rankings, beating Riverside, 48-0, last week. Next up: Niagara-Wheatfield.

3. Fort Hamilton (Brooklyn) 6-0 (4)
The Tigers won their 38th straight regular season game, defeating New Utrecht by a count of 36-6. Next up: Erasmus Hall.

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Top teams breeze to victory, hold strong in Week 5 NY football rankings

October, 10, 2011
Results as of Sunday, Oct. 9

St. Anthony's looked the part of No. 1, easily beating Archbishop Stepinac, 55-29. Fort Hamilton won its 37th straight regular season contest, this time beating Jefferson by a count of 44-36. Plus, Tottenville and Iona Prep bounced back from their first losses of the year with wins.

In other words, it was pretty much business as usual for New York's top football teams this past weekend. Looming on the schedule, though, is a matchup between No. 1 St. Anthony's and No. 9 Xaverian that could shake up the rankings, so stay tuned.

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Here are this week's rankings (last week's rankings in parentheses):

1. St. Anthony's (Melville) 4-0 (1)
First-year starter Pete Carew had his best game of the year, completing 10 of his 11 throws for 141 yards to go with two total touchdowns in a 55-29 win against Archbishop Stepinac. Next up: Xaverian.

2. Aquinas Institute (Rochester) 6-0 (2)
Little Irish easily beat Canisius, 50-7, this past week. Next up: Cathedral Prep (Pa.).

3. Orchard Park 6-0 (3)
Okoya Anderson rushed for 136 yards and two scores in a 37-14 win against Lancaster. Next up: Riverside.

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