By Joseph Santoliquito

CBS Philly’s Area Top 10 Power Ratings For Sept. 12, 2014

  1. St. Joseph’s Prep (Record: 1-1)
  2. Archbishop Wood (Record: 2-0)
  3. La Salle (Record: 1-1)
  4. St. Joseph’s (Hammonton, NJ) (Record: 0-0)
  5. Pennsbury (Record: 2-0)
  6. Shawnee (Record: 0-0)
  7. Imhotep Charter (Record: 1-1)
  8. Timber Creek (Record: 0-0)
  9. Cherokee (Record: 0-0)
  10. Downingtown West (Record: 2-0)


Southeastern PA Top 10 Power Ratings For Sept. 12, 2014

  1. St. Joseph’s Prep (Record: 1-1)
  2. Archbishop Wood (Record: 2-0)
  3. La Salle (Record: 1-1)
  4. Pennsbury (Record: 2-0)
  5. Imhotep Charter (Record: 1-1)
  6. Downingtown West (Record: 2-0)
  7. Upper Dublin (Record: 2-0)
  8. West Chester Rustin (Record: 2-0)
  9. Coatesville (Record: 2-0)
  10. Downingtown East (Record: 2-0)


PHILADELPHIA, PA (CBS) — It could have been worse, possibly much worse. But St. Joseph’s Prep can’t dwell on the 35-7 truncated game it lost to national power Don Bosco Prep last Saturday.

Not when the Hawks will travel to Parma, Ohio, to take on another powerhouse in St. Ignatius on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. on Parma’s Byers Field in Robert M. Boulton Stadium.

Though the game is taking place in Ohio, the game will feature an interesting Michigan connection, with Prep’s Michigan-bound Jon Daniel Runyan, the son of former Eagles’ great and Michigan star Jon Runyan, on one side, and Ignatius junior wide receiver Cal Grbac, the son of former Michigan star quarterback Elvis Grbac, on the other side (Elvis is Ignatius’ quarterbacks coach).

Prep (1-1) could use a strong showing after giving up 35 points in roughly 14 minutes to Don Bosco last week. The game was called due to lightning with 2:33 remaining in the second quarter. The Hawks gave up 194 total yards on 25 plays.

Ignatius (1-1) is young this year, with a junior core that features quarterback Dennis Grosel (who threw for 314 yards and three touchdowns in the Wildcats’ 28-21 season-opening victory over Lawrence Central), junior wide receiver/defensive back Jack Cook and junior tailback James Norris.

Last year, Prep lost to Bosco, 42-0, and wound up winning its first PIAA Class AAAA state championship in school history.

Game of the Week 

Pennsbury (2-0) at Council Rock North (2-0), Friday at 7 PM

Explosive Pennsbury has outscored its two opponents by a combined 84-8. Council Rock North features exceptionally talented junior quarterback Brandon McIlwain, who’s led the Indians to a 2-0 start and rushed for 159 rushing yards on 21 carries, and he completed 11 of 23 passes for 165 yards in a 40-25 victory over Simon Gratz last week, according to the Bucks County Courier Times.

Prediction: Pennsbury 38, Council Rock North 28


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