A ranking of teams from the Burlington County and Cape-Atlantic
leagues and the Colonial, Olympic, Tri-County and Shore conferences
that compete for South Jersey titles. Rankings selected by The
Press' high school sports staff based on observation, research
and interviews with players and coaches. Teams from Atlantic, Cape
May, Cumberland and southern Ocean counties in bold. Last
week's rankings in parentheses.
The St. Augustine Prep boys swimming team beat visiting St. Joseph-Metuchen 119-51 Wednesday in a state Non-Public A quarterfinal meet at the Navone Pool in Buena Vista Township. St. Augustine (8-1) is ranked second in The Press Elite 11.
Why this game is special: These teams played for the first time ever last season and St. Augustine won 41-40 in overtime to clinch the Cape-Atlantic League National Conference title. St. Augustine will win the conference with a win Thursday. If Cedar Creek wins, the Pirates, St. Augustine and Bridgeton will share the title.
St. Augustine Prep running back Lamont Harris rushed for 330 yards and scored the final three touchdowns as the Hermits football team beat host St. Joseph-Metuchen 45-28 Saturday in a state Non-Public IV quarterfinal. The Prep is ranked 11th in The Press Elite 11.