Top Teams: The Inquirer TOP 10

Posted: November 14, 2011

FOOTBALL

Team Record

Previous rankings in parentheses. NR – not ranked.

1. St. Joseph (1) 8-0

One bye week down, and one to go for the Wildcats. Next: Home vs. No. 7 Hammonton (8-1) on Nov. 26 at noon.

2. Timber Creek (2) 9-0

Kevin Potter's 73-yard punt return for a touchdown sparked a 23-0 victory over defending champion Lacey Township in Friday's South Jersey Group 3 opener. Next: Home vs. Woodrow Wilson (6-3) in the South Jersey Group 3 semifinals Friday at 7.

3. Camden Catholic (3) 8-0

Junior linebacker/running back Jarred Alwan might be South Jersey's top college recruit in the class of 2013.

Next: Home vs. Holy Cross (6-3) in the second round of the Non-Public 2 tournament Friday at 7.

4. Pennsauken (4) 8-1

Tyrik Thomas gained 63 of his 73 rushing yards in the second half of a 31-9 victory over Atlantic City.

Next: Home vs. No. 8 Triton (8-1) in the South Jersey Group 4 semifinals Saturday at 1.

5. Millville (5) 9-0

Senior Alquann Jones has a school-record and South Jersey-best 1,779 rushing yards. Next: Home vs. No. 9 Washington Township (7-2) in the South Jersey Group 4 semifinals Friday at 7.

6. Haddonfield (6) 9-0

Senior Dan Ciemniecki ran for two touchdowns and passed for three more in a 56-8 victory over Willingboro. Next: Home vs. Cinnaminson (7-2) in the South Jersey Group 2 semifinals Friday at 7.

7. Hammonton (9) 8-1

Bobby Barbieri's 21-yard touchdown reception in the fourth quarter broke a 10-10 tie in a 24-10 victory over Kingsway. Next: Home vs. Moorestown (6-4) in the South Jersey Group 3 semifinals Friday at 7.

8. Triton (10) 8-1

Sophomore defensive end Isiah Baylor is an emerging star for the Mustangs. Next: At No. 4 Pennsauken (8-1) in the South Jersey Group 4 semifinals Saturday at 1.

9. Washington Township (NR) 7-2

Senior John Montesjardi ran 16 times for 115 yards in a 42-23 victory over Williamstown on Friday night. Next: At No. 5 Millville (9-0) in the South Jersey Group 4 semifinals Friday at 7.

10. West Deptford (NR) 8-1

The Eagles have posted five consecutive shutouts, outscoring those opponents by 231-0. Next: Home vs. Barnegat (6-3) in the South Jersey Group 2 semifinals Friday at 7.

Under consideration (listed alphabetically): Holy Spirit (5-3), Woodrow Wilson (6-3). - Phil Anastasia

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