Edward Charlton and St. Augustine Prep are the top-ranked local football team in the Sept. 21 Elite 11.

The Press Elite 11 ranks all of southern New Jersey's teams.

How about a ranking of Press-area teams?


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Just for the blog, each Wednesday I'll post the top-10 local teams. Remember The Press-area covers Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland and southern Ocean counties.

1. St. Augustine 2-0: Hermits will improve to 3-0 with Lower Cape May's forfeit of this Friday's game.

2. Egg Harbor Township 2-0: EHT defense has yet to yield a point.

3. Hammonton 1-0: After a week off, Blue Devils host Atlantic City on Friday

4. Holy Spirit 2-0: Nigel Jones has scored six touchdowns.

5. Mainland Regional 2-0: Freshman quarterback Tom Bradway has three touchdown passes.

6. Barnegat 1-0: The Bengals host Pinelands (1-0) in The Press' game of the Week this Friday.

7. Absegami 1-1: Running backs David Hood and Ben Martin asserted themselves in last week's win over Vineland.

8. Bridgeton 1-1: Bulldogs look to bounce back from St. Augustine loss against Buena Regional on Friday.

9. St. Joseph 1-1: Wildcats rushed for nearly 280 in last Saturday's win over Middle Township

10. Buena Regional 1-0: Chiefs opened with win over Pleasantville last Friday.


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