With two more touchdown passes as Cambridge beat Revere, 34-6, junior David Maaghul kept himself on top of the Division 1A passing leaders and propelled his team into the top 100 for the first time this season.
Maaghul has thrown 25 touchdowns this year, establishing quite the connection with receiver Elijah Scott, who has been on the other end of nine of them.
Just a junior, Maaghul’s standout season has impressed many, from his coach John Shea to college recruiters who have started to take notice. The University of Massachusetts and North Carolina State have shown interest.
With Cambridge (4-4), which comes in at No. 69 in this week’s poll, already having lost to Everett this year, it’ll take a special upset in the Greater Boston League to shake up the standings and give any other team hope of making the playoffs. But Maaghul is just a junior, and with the new playoff format to begin next year, the 6-foot-3 quarterback will have another chance at making a run (and improving his college stock simultaneously).
Also sneaking its way up the poll is No. 19 Nauset, which makes its debut in the top-20 with an 8-0 record.
Here’s this week’s Boston.com Top 100.
4. St. John's Prep
11. King Philip
15. Central Catholic
39. St. Mary’s
40. North Attleboro
44. North Reading
45. Lynn English
48. BC High
49. Plymouth South
50. Lynn Classical
51. New Bedford
54. North Shore
55. North Andover
57. Blue Hills
59. Oliver Ames
67. Lowell Catholic
72. Bishop Fenwick
76. Catholic Memorial
77. Archbishop Williams
79. Greater Lawrence
81. Upper Cape
82. East Bridgewater
86. Newton North
87. Malden Catholic
91. Bishop Feehan
98. Cardinal Spellman
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