Boys Prep Top 15
For the second straight week, there is a new #1 team in the HNIB News Boys Prep Top 15, as Nobles (13-1-1) takes over.
The Bulldogs won their only game of the week, downing Phillips Andover, making it 10 Ws in a row. A huge game is up on Wednesday against Keller Division rival #9 St. Sebastians’s
Last week’s #1, Cushing (13-1-3), dropped its first game when the Penguins fell to Thayer (4-2) and is at #2. They did respond in a big way with a 6-0 shutout of #11 Loomis Chaffee. Up next for Cushing is Northfield Mt. Hermon (Wednesday) and Exeter (Saturday).
#3 Avon Old Farms (12-2-0) gets ready for Loomis Chaffee (Wednesday) and Choate (Saturday) after posting wins over Northfield and Berkshire.
#4 Kimball Union (13-6-0), now 6-0-1 in its last seven after defeating Deerfield (4-3) and Stanstead College (4-1), looks ahead to Proctor (Monday), Exeter (Wednesday) and Tilton (Saturday) this week.
Up a spot to #5 is Tabor (9-2-4). The Seawolves only action this past week was a 1-1 tie with Belmont Hill. They have Thayer on Wednesday, and then Lawrence Academy on Friday in a pair of Keller Division games.
Milton Academy (11-4-2) climbs a few rungs to #6 after a productive week that saw wins over Lawrence Academy (3-1) and Pomfret (6-4). Up next is St. Paul’s on Wednesday and St. George’s on Saturday.
A big move this week is Belmont Hill (8-4-3) up six spots to #7 after the tie with Tabor and a 4-1 takedown of now #8 St. Mark’s (11-3-0). The Hillies are off until a Saturday matchup with St. Paul’s
St. Mark’s did defeat St. George’s and gets Middlesex (Wednesday) and Academie St. Louis (Friday).
#9 St. Sebastian’s (10-4-2) awaits its shot at top ranked Nobles on Wednesday. Nobles took an earlier season meeting between the top clubs.
Despite dropping a pair of non-league games to Hill School over the weekend, Frederick Gunn School (13-5-2) sits at #10. The Highlanders take on #13 Salisbury on Wednesday.
New to the Top 15 this week are Kent at #12 and Brunswick at #14, both reappearing in the rankings and looking to continue their upward trend.