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Football: Southeastern PA Top 25

The Inquirer TOP 25

Football: Southeastern PA Top 25

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Junior halfback Olamide Zaccheaus and No. 1-ranked St. Joe's Prep (11-3) will take on District 7's Pittsburgh Central Catholic (15-0) for the PIAA Class AAAA state championship at 6 p.m. Saturday at HersheyPark Stadium. (Lou Rabito/Inquirer Staff)

The Inquirer TOP 25

FOOTBALL

Last week's rankings in parentheses.

Rk. Team Rec.

1. St. Joe's Prep (4) 11-3

In a 37-21 triumph over Neshaminy, Chris Martin passed for 243 yards. Next: Saturday vs. Pittsburgh Central Catholic.

2. Imhotep Charter (1) 12-2

Deandre Scott had a 75-yard TD run in a 20-0 blanking of Berks Catholic. Next: Saturday vs. South Fayette.

3. Archbishop Wood (3) 12-2

Jarrett McClenton rushed for two scores in a 42-14 romp over Berwick. Next: Friday vs. Harrisburg's Bishop McDevitt.

4. Neshaminy (2) 13-2

In the loss to St. Joe's Prep, the Redskins totaled 248 yards on the ground. Next: Season complete.

5. La Salle (5) 8-3

Strong safety Ryan Brady was one of the Explorers' defensive leaders. Next: Season complete.

6. North Penn (6) 10-4

Sophomore Nyfease West rushed for 1,579 yards and 12 touchdowns. Next: Season complete.

7. Pennsbury (7) 10-2

The Falcons will return several headliners, including QB Breon Clark. Next: Season complete.

8. Archbishop Ryan (8) 8-3

Samir Bullock rushed for more than 2,000 yards and 21 scores. Next: Season complete.

9. Malvern Prep (9) 8-2

The Friars tied Haverford School for top Inter-Ac League honors. Next: Season complete.

10. Abington (10) 10-4

As a two-way lineman, Jake Clark was a stalwart for the Ghosts. Next: Season complete.

11. Garnet Valley (11) 11-1

12. Perkiomen Valley (12) 10-3

13. Academy Park (13) 10-3

14. Glen Mills (14) 9-4

15. Pottsgrove (15) 11-1

16. Spring-Ford (16) 10-3

17. Frankford (17) 8-4

18. Downingtown West (18) 8-3

19. Coatesville (19) 9-2

20. W.C. Rustin (20) 10-1

21. Father Judge (21) 7-4

22. C.B. West (22) 9-3

23. West Catholic (23) 9-3

24. Unionville (24) 8-3

25. Plymouth Whitemarsh (25) 8-3

Under consideration (listed alphabetically): C.R. North (7-4), Episcopal Academy (8-3), Haverford School (6-5), Pennridge (8-4), Upper Dublin (9-2).

 

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