The Press Elite 11
Holy Spirit High School’s Nigel Jones (11), whose team is No. 1 in The Press Elite 11 football rankings, tries to elude Hammonton’s Jordan Brown on Friday night in Absecon. The Spartans won 28-7. .tries tpoas Jason Crowder (6) trails the play, Friday night in Absecon. (PHOTOS BY: WILLIAM A. GUERRO)

A ranking of public school teams in Atlantic, Burlington, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Salem and southern Ocean counties. Also ranked are non-public teams 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. The final girls tennis Elite 11 will appear in The Press Fall Sports All-Star section, which will be published in December. (Previous week in parentheses; UR = unranked.)

FOOTBALL

1. Holy Spirit (1) 8-0

2. Lacey Township (3) 9-0

3. Cherokee (2) 8-0

4. St, Joseph (6) 7-1

5. West Deptford (7) 8-0

6. Willingboro (8) 8-0

7. Holy Cross (11) 8-0

8. Delsea Regional (unranked) 7-1

9. Paul VI (4) 7-1

10. Williamstown (5) 6-2

11. Hammonton (unranked) 6-2

Boys Cross Country

1. Ocean City (3)

2. Haddonfield (1)

3. Southern Regional (2)

4. Lacey Township (9)

5. Lenape (4)

6. Toms River North (10)

7. Cherokee (5)

8. Delsea Regional (7)

9. Bishop Eustace (unranked)

10. Cherry Hill East (8)

11. Shawnee (11)

Girls Cross Country

1. Toms River North (2)

2. Cherokee (4)

3. Southern Regional (3)

4. Lenape (5)

5. Bishop Eustace (6)

6. Moorestown (8)

7. Haddonfield (1)

8. Delsea Regional (7)

9. Williamstown (9)

10. Holy Spirit (10)

11. Toms River East (unranked)

Boys Socccer

1. St. Augustine Prep (1) 23-1

2. Christian Brothers Academy (2) 19-1

3. Shawnee (3) 15-1-6

4. Cherokee (7) 14-5-1

5. Eastern (9) 15-3-2

6. Delran (unranked) 12-4-1

7. Rancocas Valley (11) 10-7-4

8. Washington Township (unranked) 13-5-2

9. Timber Creek (unranked) 17-2-2

10. Lacey Township (unranked) 13-5

11. Moorestown (unranked) 11-7-1

Girls Soccer

1. Red Bank Catholic (1) 21-1

2. Lenape (2) 19-1-2

3. Absegami (3)

4. Paul VI (4) 14-3-1

5. Cinnaminson (6) 14-2-2

6. West Deptford (7) 18-0-2

7. Shawnee (8) 16-6

8. Timber Creek (9) 14-4-1

9. Gloucester Catholic (10) 16-2

10. Haddonfield (unranked) 18-2-1

11. Millville (unranked)

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