High-SchoolNew-York: St. Anthony's

2011 final NY football rankings: St. Anthony's is No. 1

December, 12, 2011
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Despite a hurricane that wiped out their first contest and injuries that threated to wipe out various players throughout the season, St. Anthony's withstood a storm of upset bids to finish as New York's top team. The Friars cemented their wire-to-wire No. 1 ranking with a 14-0 win against Archbishop-Stepianc in the CHSFL Class AAA championship.

Just behind them was Orchard Park, which also repeated as champs in Class AA. The Quakers fought off Newburgh Free Academy for a 21-13 win.

The playoffs brought about a huge shake-up in the final rankings, as six teams fell out of the rankings, allowing the likes of Class A champion Maine-Endwell and MMA champ St. Francis to claim a spot in the final rundown.

Here are how the final rankings shake out (regular-season final rankings are in parentheses):

1. St. Anthony's (Mehlville) 10-0 (1)
Friars went wire to wire as state's top team by three-peating as CHSFL AAA champs with 14-0 win against Archbishop-Stepinac and pushing win streak to 29 games.

2. Orchard Park 13-0 (2)
Quakers downed Newburgh Free Academy, 21-13, to complete perfect season and repeat Class AA state crown.

3. Lincoln 13-0 (5)
Far exceeded expectations with undefeated season and PSAL title with 20-12 win against Erasmus Hall.

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St. Anthony's wins third straight state football title

November, 21, 2011
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Like their chances entering the season, St. Anthony's third straight football championship was never in question.

The Friars shutout Archbishop Stepinac, 14-0, to run their undefeated streak to 21 games and capture their third consecutive CHSFL AAA title on Friday. Defensive lineman Pat McHugh, who was named MVP, and defensive back Tim Stackpole, who forced a fumble that Anthony Leggio returned 61 yards for the decisive score, proved to be the defensive difference makers. For more, check out this game story from ESPNNewYork.

*In AA title action, Fordham Prep outlasted Kellenberg with a late two-point conversion for the second time this season. Logan Williamson found Jarred Moorer in the back of the end zone with 18 seconds remaining to seal a 22-21 victory. The outcome marked the Rams' first-ever AA championship. Kellenberg star QB Matt McDaniels racked up 343 rushing yards, including an 80-yard score on the first play, but it wasn't enough to overcome the Rams' timely defensive plays.

*Defending PSAL champ Fort Hamilton lost 16-8 in the second round to DeWitt Clinton. The Tigers had been fighting an uphill battle since losing QB Marvin Centeno to a season-ending shoulder injury a few weeks ago and backup Travon Reid Segure to a torn ACL. Tailback Robert Thomas did what he could to put the Tigers in contention, but Clinton pulled away behind a 79-yard punt return score by Jeremiah Obeng-Agyapong. The Governors' win puts them the semifinal round for the first time since 1989.

*Hornell pushed its win streak to 38 games by downing Chittenango, 35-27, in the Class B semifinals. The Red Raiders will go for their third straight championship this weekend against Croton-Harmon in the Carrier Dome.

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

St. Anthony's looks for 10th football title in 11 years

November, 18, 2011
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Championship football is upon us, meaning dreams will be realized and crushed simultaneously, often in thrilling fashion.

So was the case Thursday when St. Joe's Collegiate and St. Francis faced off for the MMA title. The Marauders entered with the upper hand after beating the Red Raiders earlier this season. Plus, Chad Kelly was attempting to become the first QB in state history to pass for 3,000 yards and run for 1,000 yards in the same season. The Elite 11 quarterback gained 325 total yards to surpass the mark, but in the all-important contest, the Marauders came up short, falling 37-16.

Star tailback Akeel Lynch, who missed their first meeting with an injury, scored on the first play from scrimmage with 62-yard run. The senior finished with 164 yards and two scores, giving him a school-record 2,131 yards for the season, but a turf toe injury sidelined him for most of the second half. But the Red Raiders didn't skip a beat, as Alex Misterman (153 rushing yards, one TD) scored to give them an insurmountable 23-8 halftime lead.

St. Anthony's vs. Archbishop Stepinac
The championship bouts will continue tonight as St. Anthony's battles Archbishop Stepinac in hopes of winning its 10th CHSFL AAA title in the last 11 years. The Friars, who have reached the last 13 title games, enter as the hands-down favorite after beating the Crusaders, 55-29. Friday's contest is likely to be a bit closer, but with the Friars' experience and wealth of talent, my guess is they will once again hoist the trophy at night's end.
My pick: St. Anthony's 35, Archbishop Stepinac 24

Kellenberg vs. Fordham Prep
This one is bound to be a bit closer than the AAA final, as these two teams already played a classic matchup earlier in the season. Then, Fordham Prep pulled out a 29-28 win on a late two-point conversion. The Rams lost four straight following that thriller, but have righted the ship to reach tonight's AA championship. The question here will be, is two better than one? Kellenberg relies heavily on standout QB Matt McDaniels while Fordham Prep uses a dual-QB approach with James Drago and Logan Williamson.
My pick: Fordham Prep 24, Kellenberg 21

Brandon Parker covers New York for ESPNHS magazine and ESPNHIGHSCHOOL.com. Follow him on Twitter @brandoncparker or email him at brandon.c.parker@espn.com.
The jury is no longer out: Lincoln is the real deal -- again.

In a season that was slated by some as a rebuilding one, Lincoln has gone 9-0 to secure the top seed in the PSAL playoffs and avenged last year's loss to Fort Hamilton in the state championship with a 22-0 win this past weekend. Kareem Folkes continued his big year with 123 rushing yards and one score.

Fort Hamilton was without QB Marvin Centeno, who is out for the year with a shoulder injury, but the Railsplitters still deserve their due for the shutout win -- hence, their No. 5 spot in the rankings.

Tottenville played its first game without its star QB, Brandon Barnes, but Alvin Cornelius made sure to pick up the slack. The two-way starter totaled two touchdowns while intercepting two passes to lead the Pirates to a 44-13 win against Campus Magnet and earn the second seed in the PSAL playoffs.

With the start of the postseason, that'll do it for our weekly rankings until we release our final list following what should be an intriguing playoffs. In the meantime, stay tuned for postseason updates.

Here are how the final regular season rankings shake out (last week's rankings in parentheses):

1. St. Anthony's (Melville) 8-0 (1)
The Friars began their march to a repeat CHSFL AAA title with a 21-0, first-round win against Mount St. Michael. Next up: Iona Prep.

2. Orchard Park 10-0 (2)
The Quakers beat Jamestown in the first round of the playoffs Next up: Rush-Henrietta.

3. Aquinas Institute (Rochester) 9-1 (3)
The Little Irish beat McQuaid Jesuit, 40-3. Next up: Sweet Home.

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Injuries, upsets shake up Week 8 New York football rankings

October, 31, 2011
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At this point in the season, most top teams are hoping to run damage control and ease into the playoffs. Not so for some New York squads.

No. 1 St. Anthony's survived yet another upset bid with a goal-line stand on a two-point conversion, this time stuffing Iona Prep for a 21-20 win. The outcome gives the Friars the top seed and momentum going into this week's CHSFL Class AAA playoffs.

No. 4 Tottenville had the best team on paper in the state – that is, until QB Brandon Barnes went down with a torn ACL during last week's 20-6 win against Susan Wagner. The Pirates will find out how they can fare without Barnes when they face a big test in Campus Magnet this week.

No. 5 Fort Hamilton won in its first game without QB Marvin Centeno, who is out for the year with a shoulder injury, but the Tigers take on No. 7 Lincoln in their next contest.

Meanwhile, Freeport and William Floyd both lost, sending one of out of the top 10.

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

1. St. Anthony's (Mehlville) 7-0 (1)
The Friars escaped another upset bid by stopping Iona Prep's two-point conversion try in a 21-20 win. Next up: Mount St. Michael in the first round of the CHSFL AAA playoffs.

2. Orchard Park 9-0 (2)
The Quakers beat Niagara Falls, 49-14. Next up: Jamestown.

3. Aquinas Institute (Rochester) 8-1 (3)
Little Irish beat Honoeye Falls-Lima, 21-0. Next up: McQuaid Jesuit.

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Fort Hamilton stumbles in Week 7 New York football rankings

October, 24, 2011
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Results as of Sunday, Oct. 23

For the first time in 39 regular season games, Fort Hamilton ended up on the losing end of the scoreboard because, unfortunately for the Tigers, a mercurial Erasmus Hall squad showed its good side during their Saturday matchup.

Wayne Morgan showed why he's considered by some to be the state's top player, piling up four touchdowns in the Dutchmen's 32-14 win. The Tigers weren't helped by the loss of quarterback Marvin Centeno, who had accounted for both of the team's touchdowns before being carted off with a shoulder injury in the first half.

The win only continues the uncertainty surrounding Erasmus Hall, which has twice squandered late, double-digit leads but also beaten two ranked teams in Tottenville and Fort Hamilton. But Saturday's big win could give the Dutchmen the momentum they need with the playoffs just three weeks away.

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

1. St. Anthony's (South Huntington) 6-0 (1)
Turnovers nearly did in the Friars, but Dariyan Riley's late touchdown helped them pull away from Chaminade for a 21-13 win. Next up: Iona Prep.

2. Orchard Park 8-0 (2)
The Quakers shut out their second straight opponent. this time beating Niagara-Wheatfield, 55-0. Next up: Niagara Falls.

3. Aquinas Institute (Rochester) 7-1 (4)
The Little Irish bounced back from their first loss with a 35-3 win against Wayne. Next up: Honeoye Falls-Lima.

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Gut check for several teams in Week 6 New York football

October, 21, 2011
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Who's got the juice now?

That's the question several New York football teams will settle this weekend. No need for a long intro; it is what it is. So let's get to it....

Chaminade (5-1) at No. 1 St. Anthony's (5-0)
As the state's top team, St. Anthony's knew it would get every opponents' best shot week in and week out. Last week, they barely survived a late flurry by Xaverian and this week a surging Chaminade squad comes to town for homecoming. With Chaminade fresh off a big win against Iona Prep, this rivalry appears like it could be more competitive than in years past. Thing is, the Friars have a slew of athletic weapons -- some of which are just returning to full strength, including tailbacks Dariyan Riley and Brian Sherlock.
My pick: St. Anthony's 31, Chaminade 17

No. 3 Fort Hamilton (6-0) at Erasmus Hall (3-3)
The intrigue surrounding this game really comes down to one question: Which Erasmus Hall team will show up? Will it be the one that knocked off a very good Tottenville squad? Or will it be the team that blew second-half leads in a losses to Campus Magnet and Jefferson? It's anybody's guess, really. Should Wayne Morgan and the Dutchmen give Fort Hamilton its best shot, this could be an interesting matchup.
My pick: Fort Hamilton 28, Erasmus Hall 24

No. 6 Tottenville (5-1) at Curtis (4-2)
Though they are one of the state's most talented team, Tottenville has struggled of late to get its offense going. Curtis and RB Kevin Hall could take advantage of this...but it's not likely. Not with (and if) Brandon Barnes, Augustus Edwards and Alvin Cornelius playing to their high potential.
My pick: Tottenville 28, Curtis 20

Sheepshead Bay (5-1) at No. 9 Lincoln (6-0)
Lincoln made its debut in the top 10 this week, but few would argue that the Railsplitters' schedule up to this point has been pretty easy. Sheepshead Bay will give them their first test with powerful running back Ricardo Appleton leading the attack. The Sharks will test the Railsplitters with their size, but it's questionable if that will be enough to combat Lincoln's dynamic duo of QB Jessel Jones and RB Kareem Folkes.
My pick: Lincoln 34, Sheepshead Bay 20

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

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

October, 17, 2011
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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 10 teams St. Anthony's and Xaverian battle in Week 5 NY football

October, 13, 2011
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Thanks to Hurricane Irene cancelling its opener, No. 1 St. Anthony's had to jump into its CHSFL schedule headfirst. The Friars, of course, have handled it — along with injuries to some of their top players — well.

Next on the slate is No. 9 Xaverian (4-1), which has had success but been inconsistent at times. Junior quarterback Zach Kearney has played well of late and running back Laray Smith racked up three more touchdowns in a 37-16 win against Holy Trinity.

The Clippers are surging, but it might not be enough against the Friars (4-0). First-year starting QB Pete Carew had his best game of the season last week (three touchdowns) and standout players Brian Sherlock and Dariyan Riley are expected back from injuries this week, giving the state's top team more firepower.
My pick: St. Anthony's 35, Xaverian 21

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

Stacey Bedell, Zach Kearney are on the rise in New York football

October, 13, 2011
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It's time for the New York All-State football stock watch, but from now on, we're going to switch things up a little bit. Along with highlighting All-State players who are ballin' out, we'll now start handing out an On The Rise (OTR) award for a player who wasn't on the preseason list but is well on his way to earning postseason recognition.

UP — Stacey Bedell, William Floyd RB
After having an off game against a Brentwood defense that made solely focused on stopping him, I said it wouldn't be long before Bedell was back on track. (Yeah, I know...bold prediction.) The senior proved just that in a major way during the Colonials' 40-7 win against Northport, rushing for a 352 yards and five touchdowns in the rout.

OTR — Zach Kearney, Xaverian QB
In just his first year as the starter, Kearney has shown tremendous poise and potential. After breaking an 80-yard touchdown run to spark a 37-16 win against Iona Prep two weeks ago, the junior continued his emergence in last week's victory against Holy Trinity. Kearney scored three times, putting the Clippers in good position to give top-ranked St. Anthony's a stiff challenge when they meet this weekend.

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

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

October, 10, 2011
10/10/11
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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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Monsignor Farrell dominates NYC Mayor's Cup

October, 4, 2011
10/04/11
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For the third straight year, Monsignor Farrell won the NYC Mayor's Cup, as junior Daniel Galford crossed the finish line first for the Lions. Led by Galford's time of 13:05.24, the Lions placed five runners in the top 10 during the race at Van Cortlandt Park. Collegiate and Bronx Science finished second and third, respectively.

The impressive showing bodes well for the Lions, who have their eyes set on becoming the first New York City squad to qualify for the Nike Cross Nationals in Oregon. The Staten Island squad is also looking to improve upon its 28th-place finish at last year's Federation meet while besting St. Anthony's for its first CHSAA Intersectional title since 1994.

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

Tottenville and St. Francis fall, shake up Week 4 NY rankings

October, 3, 2011
10/03/11
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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.

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Holy Cross shoots for upset of No. 1 St. Anthony's in Week 3 NY football

September, 30, 2011
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It's been a pleasantly surprising start to the season for Holy Cross. A win against Xaverian along with coach Tom Pugh;s 200th victory last week highlights the Knights' 3-0 start, but nothing would top a victory against defending CHSFL champ and current No. 1 St. Anthony's (2-0).

The Knights have homefield advantage and a solid defensive attack, but quite frankly, most of the odds are stacked against them. The Friars boast tons of experience and depth — both of which were witnessed last week when Anthony Anderson stepped in for the injured Dariyan Riley to rush for 136 yards in a 51-0 rout of Fordham Prep. Riley is expected back this week and the Friars' defense is evolving into midseason form. Don't get wrong — Holy Cross will put up a fight, but this bout will end in a 22nd straight victory for the Friars.
My pick: St. Anthony's 35, Holy Cross 17

No. 8 St. Joe's Collegiate (3-1) at No. 4 St. Francis (3-1)
Just two weeks after facing No. 2 Aquinas Institute, St. Francis comes up against another strong team in St. Joe's Collegiate. Both teams possess big-time playmakers, with St. Francis anchored by Akeel Lynch (705 rushing yards and seven scores despite missing a game a half with injury) and the Marauders led by Elite 11 QB Chad Kelly. Ironically, this will be the first time these two will play on the same field. Last year, an injury held out Lynch, as Kelly went off for five scores in an easy win. And the year before that, Kelly was still playing in Pennsylvania, as Lynch had a career-high five touchdowns in victory. What's more is that both teams only loss came to No. 2 Aquinas Institute. Like Lynch, Kelly has been off to a great start, totaling 14 TDs through the air and on the ground. In other words, this matchup is primed to be a shootout.
My pick: St. Francis 38, St. Joe's Collegiate 35

Xaverian (2-1) at No. 9 Iona Prep (3-0)
Last week was the Justin Combs show, as Diddy's son stepped in at quarterback to score three touchdowns for the surging Gaels in a 28-7 win against Monsignor Farrell. The Gaels will need a similar effort from the versatile starter this week against a tough Xaverian squad. Quarterback Isaiah Kearney (a total of 644 yards and seven TDs) will keep the Gaels defense on its heels, but ultimately, I think Iona Prep's offense of Combs, Mario Biaggi and Shaquille Townsend will be too much for the Clippers.
My pick: Iona Prep 28, Xaverian 20

No. 3 Tottenville (3-0) at Erasmus Hall (1-2)
Many thought this game would be a matchup of undefeateds, but Erasmus Hall has sputtered in its first three games. Despite boasting All-State DB Wayne Morgan, the Dutchmen defense has struggled, surrendering 17 second-half points in a loss to Campus Magnet and 30 points last week against Clinton. Tottenville, on the other hand, has cruised to a 3-0 start behind the three-headed monster of QB Brandon Barnes, RB Augustus Edwards and WR Alvin Cornelius. The good news for Erasmus Hall is talented enough to rebound and still contend for a state title. The bad news is that Tottenville easily beat Clinton a few weeks ago and won't let up tonight.
My pick: Tottenville 31, Erasmus Hall 17

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

St. Anthony’s strengthens hold on top spot in Week 3 NY rankings

September, 26, 2011
9/26/11
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Last Friday, I mentioned there were some doubts about St. Anthony's ability to live up to its high standard since injuries have taken their toll on the Friars. But the top-ranked squad silenced those thoughts with a 51-0 rout of Fordham Prep. In the win, the Friars displayed their depth, subbing in Anthony Anderson (136 rushing yards and one score) for injured starting RB Dariyan Riley. Granted, Rich Reichert's squad would love to have Riley back for this week's test against a surging Holy Cross program.

The rankings remained steady this week, with William Floyd bouncing back from a loss last week. But the Colonials should be on guard, as Holy Cross is knocking on the door.

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

As of Saturday, Sept. 24

1. St. Anthony's (South Huntington) 2-0 (1)
Even without standout running back Dariyan Riley (ankle), the Friars silenced the doubters with a 51-0 rout of Fordham Prep. Next up: Holy Cross.

2. Aquinas Institute (Rochester) 4-0 (2)
The Little Irish keep on rolling as they shut out McQuaid Jesuit, 42-0, last week. A matchup against Corning is next.

3. Tottenville (Staten Island) 3-0 (3)
The Pirates looked scary good last week, as Augustus Edwards scored four times and Alvin Cornelius added punt and kick return touchdowns in a 49-6 rout of John Adams. The Pirates face Wayne Morgan-led Erasmus Hall this week.

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