However, things got rocky near the top as BC High was stunned by Brockton 21-0 and fell from No. 2 to No. 10. Brockton bounced from No. 12 up to No. 6.
Why such a big jump for the Boxers? Not only did they beat BC high, but they looked good doing it. Quarterback Austin Roberts anchored a punishing ground attack, and Brocktonís defense was up to speed. Coach Peter Colombo rolled out the triple option, and although the offense struggled early, the Boxers ran the system fluidly in the second half.
Because of the BC High loss, Xaverian, St. Johnís Prep, Barnstable and all moved up one spot.
Duxbury jumped two spots to No. 5 with a big win over Bridgewater-Raynham, which fell from No. 6 to 12.
Although Needham and Andover both were victorious, Needham leapfrogged the Golden Warriors with a dominant 27-0 win over Norwood.
Jumping into the Top 20 is North Attleboro at No. 17, which sat just outside at No. 21 in last weekís poll. North Attleboro impressed in a 47-27 win over LaSalle (RI).
Closing out the Top 20 is Burlington, which throttled Billerica 49-28. Running back Marcus Odiah topped 300 yards and scored three touchdowns, propelling Burlington up from No. 27.
The Boston.com Top 100:
3. St. Johnís Prep
7. King Philip
10. BC High
17. North Attleboro
18. Central Catholic
21. Catholic Memorial
25. Lynn English
31. North Andover
32. New Bedford
40. Malden Catholic
56. Cardinal Spellman
58. Blue Hills
61. Austin Prep
62. Lynn Classical
66. St. Maryís
67. Pope John Paul II
68. Greater Lawrence
70. Latin Academy
71. Newton North
73. Pope John
77. Oliver Ames
82. Plymouth South
83. East Bridgewater
85. North Reading
91. North Quincy
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