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High School Top 10: Prep Aiming At Being The Spoiler This Weekend

By Joseph Santoliquito

PHILADELPHIA, PA (CBS) — It’s rare that St. Joseph’s Prep plays the role of underdog. But ever since Gabe Infante took over the program and led the Hawks to two-straight PIAA 4A state championships, the one stumbling block Prep has had in recent years is North Jersey superpower Don Bosco Prep.

On Saturday at Widener University at 7:30 p.m., the Hawks will get another shot at the Ironmen, who beat Prep last year 55-21. Bosco has a special motivation for this game of giants: Ironmen coach Greg Toal is going for his 300th career victory—a milestone the Hawks will do everything to prevent.

In 2014, Bosco beat Prep 35-7, and in 2013, the Ironmen rolled over the Hawks, 42-0.

This year, led by Georgia commit D’Andre Swift, who scored four times in the Hawks’ 49-17 season-opening win over Oaks Christian (Mission Viejo, CA), Prep has a chance. Bosco is coming off a 21-0 loss to American Heritage (FL) last week.

The first eight minutes will be crucial for Prep, which averages over 300 pounds across its offensive line.

CBS Philly’s Area Top 10 Power Ratings For Sept. 9, 2016
1. St. Joe’s Prep (Record: 1-0)
2. Imhotep Charter (Record: 2-0)
3. Neshaminy (Record: 2-0)
4. North Penn (Record: 2-0)
5. St. Augustine (NJ) (Record: 1-0)
6. Archbishop Wood (Record: 0-1)
7. Timber Creek (NJ) (Record: 0-0)
8. La Salle (Record: 1-1)
9. Haverford School (Record: 1-0)
10. Cherokee (NJ) (Record: 0-0)

Southeastern PA Top 10 Sept. 9, 2016
1. St. Joe’s Prep (Record: 1-0)
2. Imhotep Charter (Record: 2-0)
3. Neshaminy (Record: 2-0)
4. North Penn (Record: 2-0)
5. Archbishop Wood (Record: 0-1)
6. La Salle (Record: 1-1)
7. Haverford School (Record: 1-0)
8. Malvern Prep (Record: 0-1)
9. Downingtown East (Record: 1-1)
10. Perkiomen Valley (Record: 2-0)

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