1. Middletown South (5-0)
The Eagles have shown resilience all year and have not had a letdown yet. After a week 5 victory over Howell, the Eagles are flying high and have scored over 40 points in consecutive weeks now. Although the Eagles seemed to be in trouble against South Brunswick early in the season, it was a second-half turnaround that has propelled them to controlling the tempo in all of their games afterwards. Until another team is able to slow down the Eagles going forward, Matt Mosquera and company can enjoy being at the top of the NJSR top 10 at least one more week.
2. Saint John Vianney (5-0)
The Lancers are starting to make a case as to why they could win the Non Public Group 3 Sectional title this season. After rolling to a 35-0 victory over Manchester, the Lancers have picked right up from their amazing season they had in 2014.
After defeating Rumson in the rain two weeks ago, we saw just how powerful this receiving core could possibly be. The A- Central leading Lancers are showing us why they are prepared to go deep into the playoffs this season.
3. Red Bank Catholic (5-0)
In 2014, the Casey’s made a miraculous run to the Non-Public Group 3 Title. Offensively, Red Bank Catholic has been able to consistently put up points this season with Eddie Hahn. Defensively, RBC has been able to to pitch three straight shutouts. Although they have been able to claim a tie of the lead in B- North, this next game against Red Bank Regional could prove to be one of the first challenges of the season for the Caseys.
The schedule will only become tougher from here and for many teams as they continue to fight for the top spot in our poll.
4. Brick (5-0)
The Dragons kicked the season off with a bang as they routed Brick Memorial. So far, this season has gone almost perfectly for Coach Zdanowicz. His team has gone 4-0 since that opening victory. With that, they defeated rival Jackson Memorial in the rain and have proven that their offense is one that could carry them the rest of the way and into the Postseason.
5. Rumson Fair Haven (3-1)
With their only loss coming to SJV, the Bulldogs once again look like prime contenders for a sectional title – led by a defense that pitched it’s first shutout this week in a 28-0 win over Long Branch.
6. Brick Memorial (4-1)
Tim Santiago has been playing extremely well since that week one defeat against Brick. In their latest win against Old Bridge, they were able to put up 31 points against the Knights defense.
7. Toms River North (4-1)
The Mariners were able to defeat Jackson Memorial Saturday Night. With that, they have propelled themselves to the number seven spot on this weeks top 10. Asante Moorer received NJSR Player of the week as he scored 3 TDs against the Jaguars.
8. Jackson Memorial (3-2)
After back to back losses in A- South, the Jaguars will need to regroup. However, their tough schedule and talent presence has us confident that they will be able to pick up some key victories heading into the second half of the season.
9. Red Bank Regional (5-0)
The Bucs continue to show the Shore Conference that they are a force to reckon with. The offense has been consistent in the running game with Sadiq Palmer, who has also contributed to a very sound and fast defense.
10. Point Boro (5-0)
The Panthers have finally merged onto the NJSR top 10. This week, they defeated the Central Regional Eagles 26-21. This was a statement win for Pt. Boro as they remained tied with Lakewood for the top spot in B-South. The Panthers have picked up a lot of momentum this week and know that even with a favorable schedule; they cannot afford to think too far ahead. So far this team has been lead by the Husak brothers as well as Devin Connelly. In addition, the Panthers defense has been stellar throughout the season and have continued to surprise the Shore with head coach Sean Henry.