November 11, 2011
HCV Power Poll (Playoffs)
Behind the running of Donte Carter, Hoboken enters the playoffs with eight-straight wins. (Photo: Jason Bernstein)
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1. St. Peter’s Prep Marauders (5-3)
Last Week: 1. This Week vs Notre Dame (Friday, 7 p.m.)
After a week off, the Marauders have a rematch with Notre Dame in the first round of the Non-Public, Group IV playoffs. Last year Brandon Napoleon completed 15-of-19 passes in a 44-13 Prep victory.
2. Union City Soaring Eagles (7-1)
Last Week: 2. This Week vs Roxbury (Friday, 7 p.m.)
Nick Espana and Roy Santiago teamed up for 268 yards and four touchdowns rushing as the Soaring Eagles rolled over Ferris 45-0. Union City hosts Roxbury tonight in the North 1, Group IV playoffs.
3. North Bergen Bruins (5-4)
Last Week: 3. This Week vs Passaic Tech (Friday, 7 p.m.)
In the playoffs for the 24th time in the last 25 years, the Bruins open the North 1, Group IV playoffs with a rematch against Passaic Tech. Retiring head coach Vincent Ascolese is aiming for a eighth state title.
4. Bayonne Bees (7-2)
Last Week: 4. This Week at Westfield (Saturday, 1 p.m.)
Malcolm Robinson had his sixth game of 100 or more yards after rushing for 237 yards and three TDs over Memorial. The Bees, back in the playoffs for the first time since 2002, open tomorrow at Westfield.
5. Hoboken Red Wings (8-1)
Last Week: 5. This Week at Weequahic (Friday, 7 p.m.)
Donte Carter had his eighth-straight game of 100+ yards rushing in the Red Wings' win over Marist. The junior enters the North 2, Group I playoffs with 1,085 yards and 21 touchdowns rushing.
6. Memorial Tigers (5-4)
Last Week: 6. This Week at Montclair (Saturday, 1 p.m.)
The Tigers will have a daunting task in their first playoff game since 2001 when they face an undefeated Montclair team ranked fourth in the state. Chris Gomez had 96 total yards of offense vs Bayonne.
7. Lincoln Lions (6-3)
Last Week: 8. This Week vs Hanover Park (Saturday, 5 p.m.)
The tandem of Isiah Roberts and Steven Jones connected on four passes, totaling 122 yards and two touchdowns in a win over Kearny. Roberts would throw for three scores and rush for another
8. Secaucus Patriots (5-4)
Last Week: 7. This Week vs Belvidere (Friday, 7 p.m.)
Mike Mele had his second 100-yard game of the season as he caught four passes for 119 yards and two touchdowns in a loss to Cresskill. The senior has averaged 31.75 yards per reception.
9. St. Anthony Friars (4-5)
Last Week: 9. This Week vs Pingry (Saturday, 10:30 a.m.)
After a short week, the Friars bounced back with a 27-20 victory over in-city rival Hudson Catholic on Saturday. A win over Pingry would give St. Anthony its third-straight year of five or more victories.
10. Weehawken Indians (4-5)
Last Week: 10. This Week at Glen Ridge (Saturday, 1 p.m.)
Dante Cieri rushed for 74 yards and returned a fumble 14 yards for a touchdown in the Indians' loss to Waldwick. A win tomorrow of Glen Ridge would give Weehawken its first .500 season since 2003.