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Hoover High School

New Jersey Drive

 

After games ending Sunday, Sept. 11
Top-ranked Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, N.J.) was not the only team from the Garden State to open the season with an impressive victory last weekend.
Two other teams from New Jersey that also looked strong in first games were Holy Spirit of Absecon and Bergen Catholic of Oradell. Both were among seven new teams voted into this week’s POWERADE FAB 50.
Holy Spirit, No. 45 in this week’s rankings, pulled away from Oakcrest (Mays Landing, N.J.) 41-16 in the fourth quarter. The Spartans featured a one-two backfield punch of Nigel Jones and Donta Pollack. Jones rushed for two of his three touchdowns in the fourth quarter and had 20 carries for 116 yards. Pollack added two touchdowns, but had more yards with 32 carries for 201.
Bergen Catholic, No. 48 in this week’s rankings, faced an even stronger foe as it went up against East Region ranked La Salle (Wyndmoor, Pa.). The Crusaders won 41-17 and unleashed an effective passing attack. Quarterback Jonathan Germano threw for 305 yards and four scores while receiver John Tsimis had seven catches for 112 yards and two touchdowns.
The No. 1 Ironmen, meanwhile, probably didn’t spend too much time slapping each other on the back following their 35-7 victory over previous No. 6 Mission Viejo (Mission Viejo, Calif.) last Saturday night on their home field.
Coach Greg Toal’s team is turning around this week for a long road trip to Florida to face No. 19 Manatee (Bradenton, Fla.). If Manatee were to pull off the upset, that also would be good news for No. 9 Good Counsel (Olney, Md.) since Good Counsel owns a double-overtime victory over the Hurricanes.
Rank School (City, State) Record Points (First Place Votes)  Prev
1 Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, N.J.) 1-0 250 (5) 1
2 St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) 2-0 244 2
3 De La Salle (Concord, Calif.) 1-0 239 3
4 Allen (Allen, Texas) 3-0 237 4
5 Armwood (Seffner, Fla.) 2-0 230 5
6 Katy (Katy, Texas) 2-0 223 7
7 Euless Trinity (Euless, Texas) 3-0 219 8
8 St. Edward (Lakewood, Ohio) 3-0 216 9
9 Good Counsel (Olney, Md.) 2-0 207 11
10 Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas) 3-1 205 10
11 Trinity (Louisville, Ky.) 3-0 198 16
12 Prattville (Prattville, Ala.) 2-1 196 12
13 Harrison (Farmington Hills, Mich.) 3-0 195 14
14 Servite (Anaheim, Calif.) 2-0 184 17
15 Maine South (Park Ridge, Ill.) 3-0 179 18
16 Grayson (Loganville, Ga.) 3-0 175 19
17 Pittsburgh Central Catholic (Pittsburgh) 2-0 163 20
18 St. Xavier (Cincinnati) 3-0 162 25
19 Manatee (Bradenton, Fla.) 1-1 158 24
20 Union (Tulsa, Okla.) 2-0 151 29
21 Hoover (Hoover, Ala.) 3-0 140 22
22 Hamilton (Chandler, Ariz.) 3-0 139 26
23 Warren Central (Indianapolis) 4-0 138 27
24 Bellevue (Bellevue, Wash.) 2-0 133 32
25 Stephenson (Stone Mountain, Ga.) 3-0 127 28
26 Lake Travis (Austin, Texas) 3-0 121 35
27 Maryville (Maryville, Tenn.) 3-0 117 30
28 Coppell (Coppell, Texas) 3-0 115 31
29 Miami Norland (Miami, Fla.) 2-0 114 33
30 Phoebus (Hampton, Va.) 2-0 106* 34
31 Camden County (Kingsland, Ga.) 2-0 106* 36
32 Mission Viejo (Mission Viejo, Calif.) 1-1 105 6
33 Mallard Creek (Charlotte, N.C.) 3-0 100 38
34 DeSoto (DeSoto, Texas) 3-0 88 43
35 Daphne (Daphne, Ala.) 3-0 80 44
36 Denton Ryan (Denton, Texas) 3-0 79 41
37 Long Beach Poly (Long Beach, Calif.) 2-0 68 46
38 Rockhurst (Kansas City) 3-0 60 45
39 Gaffney (Gaffney, S.C.) 4-0 59 49
40 McEachern (Powder Springs, Ga,) 3-0 56 48
41 Glenbard West (Glen Ellyn, Ill.) 3-0 48 47
42 St. Bonaventure (Ventura, Calif.) 1-0 47 NR
43 Butler (Matthews, N.C.) 2-1 27 NR
44 Colerain (Cincinnati) 2-1 24 39
45 Holy Spirit (Absecon, N.J.) 1-0 22 NR
46 Myrtle Beach (Myrtle Beach, S.C.) 3-0 20 NR
47 Archbishop Wood (Warminster, Pa.) 1-1 17 50
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48 Bergen Catholic (Oradell, N.J.) 1-0 15* NR
49 Cedar Falls (Cedar Falls, Iowa) 3-0 15* NR
50 Steele (Cibolo, Texas) 3-0 14 NR

*Ties in points are broken according to which team was ranked higher by a majority of panelists.

Also Receiving Votes: Buford (Buford, Ga.) 4-0; Centennial (Corona, Calif.) 0-1; Gilman (Baltimore) 2-1; Jenks (Jenks, Okla.) 1-1; Lincoln (Tallahassee, Fla.) 1-1; Skyline (Dallas) 3-0; Valdosta (Valdosta, Ga.) 3-0.
Dropped Out: Previous No. 13 Jenks (Jenks, Okla.); No. 15 Lincoln (Tallahassee, Fla.); No. 21 Pearland (Pearland, Texas); No. 23 Mullen (Denver); No. 37 Centennial (Corona, Calif.); No. 40 South Panola (Batesville, Miss.); No. 42 Gilman (Baltimore)
Panelists: Kynon Codrington (Miami, Fla.); Doug Huff (Wheeling, W. Va.); Jim McCormick (Philadelphia); Brian Stumpf (Torrance, Calif.); Mark Tennis (Stockton, Calif.)
Contributors: David Auguste, Mike Grimala, Randy Jennings, Paul Muyskens, Lucas O’Neill, Brandon Parker, Chris Parish