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   Leading off today: Mike Libert tracks the New York City high school football scene for the New York State Sportswriters Association. Here's Mike's weekly rundown of where the top teams stand at the moment:

Class AA

1) Erasmus Hall (2-1)
Last Week: #1

Recap: It was all E-Hall from nearly the start Friday afternoon as Andre Hines ran for a pair of TDs, while Justin Bellido had a fantastic TD catch while reeling in over 100 yards receiving in the Dutchmen's 39-0 victory. It was a huge effort once again by everyone on the Erasmus D as they got going early and never relented in the convincing PSAL victory to stay flawless in league play. Next: Friday @ Canarsie.

2) Cardinal Hayes (2-1)
Last Week: #3

Recap: Going up against St. Anthony's on Saturday afternoon it was expected that it would be a nip and tuck battle throughout but in reality it was all Cardinals. Jalen Smith ran for 254 yards and three TDs while both QBs Henry Belin and Jonathan Jenkins had two TD passes each as the Cardinals rolled past the Long Island power 46-17 in a truly eye-opening win to help them move up from No. 3 this week. Next: Saturday vs. Fordham Prep.

3) Christ the King (3-0)
Last Week: #2

Recap: While it maybe wasn't a flawless performance on the road Friday night against Monsignor Farrell, the Royals came on strong in the fourth quarter as they got a pair of late TD throws from QB Noah Bodden, with WR Tahliq Battle corralling in both catches. Christ the King came away with a 20-3 victory. They fall a spot because of Hayes' impressive win this week but the battle among the top three is ultra close. Next: Friday @ St. Anthony's.

4) Curtis (2-1)
Last Week: #4

Recap: Sam Martin and Maurice Hinton ran for TDs in the first half as the Warriors made quick work of Canarsie in their home opener Saturday afternoon 34-6. QB Gennaro Basciano threw for a TD as well for Curtis, which looks well on its way to cementing itself as a serious contender once again in what looks to be a deep and talented PSAL. Next: Friday @ #9 Midwood.

5) Tottenville (2-1)
Last Week: #5

Recap: Getting a pair of TD runs from QB Anthony Pucciarelli along with a TD pass to Roland Dempster, the Pirates went to Brooklyn on Friday afternoon and coasted to a 30-12 victory over previously unbeaten Midwood. Tottenville did a great job in limiting the Midwood running game while Dempster proved to be a bruiser who helped control the game on the ground for the Pirates in the win. Next: Friday vs. #7 Abraham Lincoln.

6) JFK (3-0)
Last Week: #7

Recap: The Knights dominated on the ground as RB Karamogo Sylla ran for 165 yards and a pair of TDs in JFK's 28-6 victory on Friday night over Brooklyn Tech. The Knights scored all four of their touchdowns running the ball while the defense also limited Brooklyn Tech to under 150 total yards with the lone TD they gave up coming in the closing minutes in a near perfect performance. Next: Friday vs. Boys & Girls.

7) Abraham Lincoln (1-2)
Last Week: #9

Recap: Leading the way for Lincoln was RB Lloyd Williams, who attacked the defense on the ground from start to finish as the Railsplitters picked up their first victory of the season Friday afternoon with a 28-0 win at South Shore. The defense led by Zacckary Hinds pitched a shutout to get Lincoln in the win column for the first time on the year. Next: Friday @ #5 Tottenville.

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8) Lehman (2-0)
Last Week: #10

Recap: One week after opening with a near-complete effort, Lehman went back to Staten Island for the second straight week to make quick work of their opponent as the Lions took down New Dorp on Friday night 44-0. Xavier Ricketts was the offensive pace setter as the RB ran for 158 yards and three TDs in the victory that keeps Lehman's perfect record in tact. Next: Saturday @ Campus Magnet.

9) Midwood (2-1)
Last Week: #6

Recap: There was a lot of anticipation around Friday's home gams vs. Tottenville for the Hornets as it was their first chance to take on one of the PSAL's best and show what they could do. Midwood got on the board first with a TD pass from Zade Edwards to David Stephens but they offense didn't get more going after that in what ultimately proved to be a 30-12 defeat. Next: Friday vs. #4 Curtis.

10) Msgr. Farrell (1-2)
Last Week: #8

Recap: Msgr. Farrell had numerous chances Friday night against Christ the King as they were only down 6-3 going into the fourth quarter, but the Lions lost QB Michael Marten to a neck injury in the second and only managed a 37-yard FG from Dylan Hach in what was a rough offensive performance in a 20-3 loss to the Royals. However, it was an outing that Farrell should surely be able to build off of as well. Next: Sunday @ St. Francis Prep.

Class A

1) Bayside (3-0)
Last Week: #1

Recap: Heading out on the road for the first time this season still meant a comfortable win for the Commodores as they got three TDs and 248 yards rushing from RB Jordy Chen in a 28-14 victory over Eagle Academy II. Bayside continues to show itself as the class of the PSAL Bowl Division this season with a strong, balanced offensive attack and a defense that routinely commands the line of scrimmage. Next: Saturday vs. Frank Macchiarola.

2) Tilden (3-0)
Last Week: #3

Recap: Throwing for a pair of TDs was QB Isaiah Larrier, while DoMorri West rushed for 97 yards and two TDs as the Blue Devils stayed undefeated on the season with a convincing 34-0 victory on the road over East Harlem Pride. West made his presence felt on the defensive side of the ball as well with nine tackles and a sack to also help the Tilden cause in the win. Next: Friday vs. Thomas Jefferson.

3) New Utrecht (3-0)
Last Week: #5

Recap: QB Isaiah Wright broke a 16-all tie at the half with a beautiful TD pass from 12 yards out to Jordan Moran, and

  
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then late in the fourth quarter the signal caller would go in for a 2-yard TD run to give the Utes a 30-16 victory over McKee/Staten Island Tech with the Brooklyn school going on the road to pick up an important league win and remain perfect. Next: Saturday @ Frederick Douglass Academy.

4) Moore Catholic (2-1)
Last Week: #2

Recap: Playing on Sunday at home in a battle of two of Class A's best, it looked all good for the Mavericks for a half as they comfortably led Kellenberg 22-7 at the break with a pair of TD runs for Justin Lacks leading the way. The defense couldn't hold on in the second half as Moore Catholic allowed 22 unanswered to fall to defeat in a heartbreaker 29-22. Next: Saturday @ Holy Cross.

5) Lafayette (3-0)
Last Week: #8

Recap: While on paper it looked as if Lafayette's matchup Friday afternoon against Grand Street Campus would be an easier contest for them it proved to be anything but. The Patriots fumbled the ball five times Friday, allowing Grand Street to hang around. A late Dirk Thomas TD pass to Winston Agard allowed Lafayette to take the lead and come away with a hard-fought 12-6 victory. Next: Saturday vs. Eagle Academy II.

6) St. Peter's (1-2)
Last Week: #4

Recap: It's so tough to judge the Eagles on their first three weeks of the season as their two losses have come to two of the best in the AA in Christ the King and now Archbishop Stepinac. St. Peter's got an early TD run from Michael Politi but couldn't back that up as the Eagles fell on the road to the Crusaders 48-14. When playing regular Class A competition though expect St. Peter's to still be among NYC's best. Next: Saturday vs. Chaminade.

7) James Madison (2-1)
Last Week: #9

Recap: After falling for the first time on the season a week ago the Golden Knights got back on the winning track Saturday afternoon when they traveled to Staten Island and knocked off Port Richmond 30-16. Rickey Riley had one TD passing and one rushing while RB Mark Shepherd rushed for a TD of his own as James Madison made the most of their chances and rebounded from last week's disappointment. Next: Saturday vs. Springfield Gardens.

8) St. Joseph by the Sea (3-0)
Last Week: NR

Recap: We welcome the Vikings into the top 10 for the first time this season as they got 219 yards passing and two TDs in the air, along with 113 yards and a rushing TD from QB Jackson Tucker in an impressive 36-7 road victory over St. John the Baptist. It seemed like just about everyone chipped in for Sea as they stayed perfect on the year to book their place into the rankings. Next: Saturday @ Holy Trinity.

9) McKee/Staten Island Tech (2-1)
Last Week: #6

Recap: Taking on New Utrecht at home Saturday afternoon the Seagulls fell for the first time this season 30-16 as QB Thomas Doyle used his legs to gain 114 yards on the ground, while Ryan Hourican ran for a TD before he was forced to leave in the second quarter with a neck injury. It was tied at 16 at the half and McKee failed to get the offense going in the second half to ultimately fall to defeat. Next: Saturday vs. Franklin D. Roosevelt.

10) Xaverian (2-1)
Last Week: NR

Recap: The Clippers are another new team in the rankings as they have rebounded from an opening game loss to St. Joseph by the Sea in overtime with two straight victories including a strong 42-23 win over Holy Trinity on Saturday. Ryan Kenny has been off to a solid start under center with the QB doing a great job running the offense to perfection. Next: Saturday @ Mount St. Michael.

Class B

1) Petrides (3-0)
Last Week: #1

Recap: Staying atop the Class B rankings this week are the Panthers as QB Michael DiForte had his second straight big week using his legs as the field general. He carried the ball 19 times for 204 yards and three TDs in Petrides' 30-12 victory over previously ranked William Grady. Thomas Bruns also had a TD run for the Panthers, who will have yet another ranked team come to them this coming Friday. Next: Friday vs. #4 Mott Haven.

2) Riverdale (3-0)
Last Week: #2

Recap: It was a battle of unbeatens Friday night as Riverdale went on the road to take on Hackley. From the outset it was all Falcons as veteran signal caller Harry Landis was able to dominate in the pocket and throw for four TDs to cruise down the stretch to a 49-21 victory that puts them in a great position to do big things going forward. Next: Saturday vs. Poly Prep.

3) Cardozo (3-0)
Last Week: #3

Recap: The Judges went on the road to take on a young and solid Jamaica team on Friday and got one of their better efforts of the season from QB Wendell Sealy. He threw for a TD and rushed for another, both of which came in the fourth quarter to help break up a scoreless matchup and give Cardozo a 14-0 victory, keeping them in the conversation of top team in the PSAL Cup Division. Next: Friday vs. August Martin.

4) Mott Haven (3-0)
Last Week: NR

Recap: Through three games now Mott Haven has outscored the opposition by an astounding 92-22. They took on what was clearly their toughest foe to date on Saturday in Alfred E. Smith with the Mavericks going on the road and picking up a 38-22 win. Andy Concepcion and Zaire Wilson each had a pair of TDs in the Mott Haven win that keeps them undefeated on their young season. Next: Friday @ #1 Petrides.

5) A. Philip Randolph (3-0)
Last Week: NR

Recap: If what Mott Haven has done has been impressive then what Randolph has done is one of the bigger stories of the football season to date. They have outscored opponents in their first three games 82-0 including a 38-0 blowout of William Bryant on Saturday. RB Enrique Guerrero continues to tear up defenses as he ran for 195 yards and three TDs in another impressive and explosive effort. Next: Saturday vs. Beach Channel.


  
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