Post 822 – Final Public Groups 1-2 Poll

Public Groups 1-2  

The final poll is here and I have made my decision. After watching the last two weeks, it was obvious one team left no doubt this past weekend. Some will talk about their losses, but Sunday’s game

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Post 821 – Final Public Groups 3-4-5 Poll

Public Groups 3-4-5 

The dust has settled and we have our final ranking. We have three undefeated teams in the Top 5 and I thought Union was worthy of being one of the top teams, but they had the unfortunate

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Post 820 – Day One at Rutgers: Part Two

Day One at Rutgers: Part Two

Irvington 19 Clifton 14   

After threatening early and losing possession on a fumble, Irvington recovered quickly when Adon Shuler returned a punt 45 yards for a touchdown, running and dodging his way through traffic.

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Post 819 – Day One at Rutgers: Games 1 and 2

Day One at Rutgers: Games 1 and 2 

With four games, I will break this into parts. Games one and two will be in this article and games three and four coming next. 

Haddonfield 28 Point Pleasant Boro 27  

The

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Post 818 – Public Groups 1-2 Poll

Public Groups 1-2  

With Salem losing last week and playing in the South Jersey Group 1 final this weekend, I will freeze the Top Five teams and make my determination next week in the final poll. Those five teams are

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Post 817 – Public Groups 3-4-5 Poll

Public Groups 3-4-5 

This weekend is the final push for the final rankings. As I always say, the cream eventually rises to the top and remember, I do not penalize teams for losing to the good Catholic school teams.  

1

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Post 816 – Final Catholic Poll

Catholics  

There is little movement and the top team is Bergen Catholic from start to finish. Red Bank Catholic, with their win over DePaul showed they belong. While Don Bosco lost, I am not moving them back since they beat

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Post 815 – Day Two at Giants Stadium

Day Two at Giants Stadium

The games at Giants Stadium are finished and all that is left are the seven games at Rutgers. Each game was won by a 21-point margin with both winning teams finishing undefeated. 

Caldwell 42 Jefferson

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Post 814 – Day One at Giants Stadium

Day one at Giants Stadium is in the books with two close games and one unexpected blowout. Two more come on Saturday.

Cedar Grove 13 Park Ridge 12

Cedar Grove made two consecutive big plays late in the fourth quarter. …

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Post 813 – Public Groups 1-2 Poll

Public Groups 1-2  

The Top Three remain the same, but in a different order. After that, there are the changes one expects to see after sectional finals weekend. As I always say, the cream eventually rises to the top and

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Post 812 – Public School Groups 3-4-5 Poll

Public Groups 3-4-5 

Major changes began last week with teams losing in the sectional finals, causing some to drop and others to rise. A few more will happen in the next two weeks. As I always say, the cream eventually

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Post 811 – Catholics Poll

Catholics  

Things are nearly complete with the last games being played this weekend at Giants Stadium. Bergen Catholic plays Don Bosco and DePaul goes against Red Bank Catholic. Next week’s poll will probably be the final poll for the Catholic

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Post 810 – Bergen Catholic 35 St. Peter’s Prep 10

Bergen Catholic 35 St. Peter’s Prep 10 

Bergen Catholic jumped out to a 14-0 lead, withstood St. Peter’s Prep cut the lead to 14-10, and then dominated the second half to win. 35-10 and advance to the Parochial A final

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Post 809 – Park Ridge 14 Hasbrouck Heights 0

Park Ridge 14 Hasbrouck Heights 0 

Park Ridge beat Hasbrouck Heights for the third time this year, a 14-0 win that gave them the North Jersey Group 1 Section 1 championship. The game was approximately two hours long and only

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Post 808 – Where I’m Headed

Where I’m Headed

I was originally headed to Northern Highlands for their game against Ramapo. But Ramapo coach Drew Gibbs’ unexpected death changed things. That game is scheduled for Friday, November 26 at 6:15 PM. I will make a decision …

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Post 807 – Public School Groups 1-2 Poll

Public Groups 1-2  

This poll has its share of changes, but the Top Three remain the same. As I always say, the cream eventually rises to the top and remember, I do not penalize teams for losing to the good

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Post 806 – Public Groups 3-4-5 Poll

Public Groups 3-4-5 

The top thirteen teams remained intact from the week before with none of them losing on the field. Two games this week involve Top 12 teams playing one another; therefore, it is not possible for that to

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Post 805 – Catholic Poll

Catholics  

There is some shuffling off last week’s results and there will be more next week. Bergen Catholic is still in the top spot, but there are two more games for the teams that are still alive. 

1 – Bergen

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Post 804 – Don Bosco 31 St. Joe’s (Montvale) 7

Don Bosco 31 St. Joe’s (Montvale) 7

After the game was suspended the day before from thunder and lightning, Don Bosco returned to Montvale to beat St. Joe’s, 31-7. 

First Quarter: The quarter was scoreless and Bosco stopped St. Joe’s

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Post 803 – Holy Spirit 28 Hudson Catholic 0

Holy Spirit 28 Hudson Catholic 0  

The Holy Spirit defense scored two touchdowns and had six interceptions plus a fumble recovery in beating Hudson Catholic, 28-0. The offense featured a strong running game behind Trevor Cohen’s 191 yards. 

First Quarter:

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Post 802 – Ramapo 41 Ridge 21

Ramapo 41 Ridge 31     

Ramapo jumped off to a quick 14-0 lead in the game’s first six minutes and beat Ridge, 41-31, advancing to next week’s sectional championship game with Northern Highlands. 

First Quarter: Josiah Savitt intercepted for Ramapo on

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Post 801 – Where I’m Headed

It’s week two of the playoffs and I gave thought as to where I’m headed. The Saturday night game was easy since that is the only one.

Friday night:

Ridge at Ramapo

Saturday afternoon:

Don Bosco at St. Joe’s (Montvale)…

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Post 800 – Public Groups 1-2 Poll

Public Groups 1-2  

There are changes with Ramsey and Delaware Valley losing; they remain, but take deep drops in the poll. Three teams leave and three others enter at the bottom of the poll. As I always say, the cream

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Post 799 – Public Poll Groups 3-4-5

Public Groups 3-4-5 

Last week, the top thirteen teams remained intact from the week before with none of them losing. This week it’s the top twelve teams and only two Top 25 teams lost last week; the same as a

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Post 798 – Catholics Poll

Catholics  

It was one of those uneventful weeks where everything remains the same from the week before. A good number of teams had the bye week and the others had the “easier” first round opponents. 

1 – Bergen Catholic (9-0)

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