Our top 25 poll for this week. Not a lot of change at the top but the middle and back end of the poll changed dramatically.
1. Catholic Memorial (2-0): The Knights rushed for 422 yards in a revenge game win over the Prep.
2. Central Catholic (2-0): The Red Raiders made big plays on offense in the first half and a stout defense in the second to beat Methuen 35-7.
3. Xaverian (3-0): The Hawks thump long time rival Brockton to set up a Catholic Conference showdown with Catholic Memorial.
4. Mansfield (2-0): The Hornets return to action this week against arch rival King Philip.
5. Natick (3-0): The Redhawks beat Milton in a shootout and topped Needham this afternoon to maintain the fifth spot in the poll.
6. Springfield Central (1-0): The Golden Eagles maintain a top ten spot in our poll despite not playing.
7. Lincoln-Sudbury (3-0): The Warriors surrendered their first points of the season in a 42-14 win over Westford Academy.
8. Tewksbury (2-0): Tewksbury dominates Billerica and makes a statement in the process. A big game with North Andover is on tap this weekend.
9. Melrose (2-0): Red Raiders dispatched of Watertown rather easily 49-7 and move into the top 10 in the process.
10. Reading (2-0): The Rockets are rolling to start the season and they have made a sizable jump in our poll.
11. Milford (2-1): After grinding out a 12-0 win over KP, the Hawks move up to the 11th spot.
12. Wellesley (2-1): I must admit, the Framingham loss surprised me. Raiders will look to bounce back.
13. B.C High (1-1): Eagles still waiting to get back on the field after a COVID cancellation last week.
14. Bridgewater-Raynham (3-0): Trojans debut in our poll this week. Senior running back Anthony Morrison rushed for 312 yards last week.
15. Marblehead (3-0): Magicians move up after picking up a big win 42-6 win over Saugus.
16. Brockton (2-1): Boxers are still licking their wounds after a tough loss to the X.
17. Bishop Fenwick (3-0): Crusaders move up on our poll after a 21-7 win over Bishop Feehan.
18. Stoughton (3-0): Knights travel to North Attleboro this week for a showdown with the Red Rocketeers.
19. St. John’s Prep (1-2): Young Eagles get run over in loss to CM.
20. Scituate (3-0): Sailors make their debut in our top 25 poll. If you haven’t seen Keegan Sullivan play, you should.
21. North Attleboro (3-0): Red Rocketeers have been on cruise control thus far but face a stiff test this week in Stoughton.
22. Methuen (2-1): Rangers will look to bounce back after a tough loss to Central Catholic.
23. Holliston (2-1): The Panthers were upset by Norwood last week and face a tough Ashland team this week.
24. Acton-Boxboro (4-0): Breakout the Colonials who off to a great start in this Fall II season.
25. Doherty (2-0): Highlanders have wins over Algonquin and Shrewsbury to start the season.
Everett and Duxbury are out of the poll this week. Tide have yet to play and there is still some uncertainty about whether or not Duxbury will play this season.