While Week 1 was mostly static, there were some shakeups in Week 2.
Everett impressed with a 33-14 win over Springfield Central to remain the No. 1 team in Eastern Mass., while St. John’s Prep moved into the No. 2 spot with a 31-7 win over Central Catholic.
If there’s one game to watch in Week 3, it’s this one. Head to Everett’s Veterans Memorial Stadium to see the top two teams square off 2:30 p.m. Saturday in a battle for state supremacy.
Xaverian suffered a 62-0 loss to St. Joseph’s (N.J.) Saturday, but didn’t fall far in the rankings, landing at No. 4 behind Barnstable. Let’s not forget St. Joseph’s is a perennial powerhouse, having won 15 state championships in Jersey, and is often nationally ranked.
Duxbury stayed put at No. 5, while Reading made a jump into the top ten at No. 6. Previously ranked at No. 13, the Rockets impressed with a 12-0 win over then No. 6 Brockton.
Reading’s defense looked solid against Brockton’s offense and has yet to give up a touchdown in its first two games of the season.
King Philip follows at No. 7, while North Attleboro made a jump into the top ten as well at No. 8 with a 27-7 win over BC High.
Sure, BC High is banged up, but the Rockets offense dominated the Eagles, scoring four straight times after BC jumped to a 7-0 lead.
Walpole drops to No. 9 from the eighth spot after having to fend off Framingham in a 27-21 win, while Natick dropped from nine to No. 10.
Why the drop one spot from the previous week for Natick? “Flutie Magic” saved the Red Hawks from an upset, as Troy Flutie hit sophomore Brian Dunlap with a 5-yard pass for a 14-10 win over Norwood with les than ten seconds left.
Bridgewater-Raynham moves up a spot to No. 12 after an impressive 34-7 win over Durfee, while Needham moves up a spot to No. 13 after a 21-14 win over Mansfield, who remained at No. 16.
Weymouth and Andover fall in front of Mansfield at No. 14 and 15, respectively, while Beverly and Burlington moved up to No. 17 and 18.
Chelmsford broke into the Top 20 this week with 35-14 win over Acton-Boxboro, while BC High took a deep fall to No. 20.
The Eagles have yet to score a touchdown this year on offense, with their only points coming from an interception return. Until their offense gets going, things are looking grim for the defending Division 1 champions.
The Boston.com Top 100
2. St. John’s Prep
7. King Philip
8. North Attleboro
20. BC High
21. Central Catholic
25. North Andover
26. Lynn English
28. New Bedford
31. Catholic Memorial
41. Newton North
44. Malden Catholic
53. Blue Hills
61. Bishop Fenwick
63. Cardinal Spellman
66. Lowell Catholic
68. Austin Prep
69. Lynn Classical
72. Oliver Ames
77. Latin Academy
78. St. Clement
79. St. Mary’s
81. Somerset Berkley
85. Greater Lawrence
86. Pope John Paul II
88. East Bridgewater
89. North Reading
93. North Quincy
94. Plymouth South
95. Newton South
100. Old Rochester
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