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Suffolk Slant: Top 10

St. Anthony's quarterback Charlie Raffa breaks a tackle

St. Anthony's quarterback Charlie Raffa breaks a tackle by Holy Trinity's Michael Macchio. (Oct. 23, 2010) Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

With one week left in the regular season, the top spot looks secure. Sachem North finishes up with Bay Shore, a powerful offensive team but one unlikely to be able to stop the Flaming Arrows.

However, No. 2 St. Anthony’s has a big regular-season finale on Saturday at Iona Prep. Both are 6-0 in the CHSFL’s AAA division with the winner getting the top seed for the playoffs.

No. 3 Newfield faces a tough finale at Bellport, which hung 42 points on Half Hollow Hills West last week. The Wolverines are still hoping for the top seed in Division II.

Zog’s Top 10

1. Sachem North (7-0). Pounded Longwood, 41-14, adding some big passing plays by QB Angelo Armine to complement its usual powerful run game.
Up next: At Bay Shore (4-3), Saturday at 1:30 p.m.

2. St. Anthony’s (7-0). The Friars routed Holy Trinity, 38-13, with a strong defensive effort, led by Bryan Rhodes, who had four sacks.
Up next: At Iona Prep (6-1), Saturday at 1:30 p.m.

3. Newfield (7-0). The Wolverines blanked Smithtown East, 31-0, as Shervon Barthelmy rushed for 303 yards and four touchdowns.
Up next: At Bellport (4-3), Saturday at 1:30 p.m.

4. Floyd (5-2). The Colonials mounted a terrific fourth-quarter drive, capped by Stacey Bedell’s third rushing touchdown of the game, to overcome Connetquot, 27-20.
Up next: At Patchogue-Medford (2-5), Saturday at 1:30 p.m.

5. East Islip (6-1). The Redmen held off West Babylon, 20-14, as Kevin Hutchinson threw touchdown passes of 85 and 76 yards and also scored on a 21-yard run.
Up next: At neighborhood rival West Islip (4-3), Saturday at 1:30 p.m.

6. Islip (7-0). The Bucs continued their dominant defensive ways with a 28-7 victory over Kings Park as QB Jeffrey Craig accumulated more than 300 yards of total offense.
Up next: At Huntington (5-2), Saturday at 1:30 p.m.

7. Glenn (7-0). The Knights continued to show off Suffolk County’s highest-scoring offense with a 52-28 victory over Mt. Sinai, as QB Ryan Rielly racked up 506 yards of total offense.
Up next: Hosts Southampton (3-4) on Saturday at 1:30 p.m.

8. Sayville (6-1). It took three overtimes for the Golden Flashes to outlast Westhampton, 34-28, on John Haggart’s game-winning 20-yard touchdown run.
Up next: At Rocky Point, Friday night at 7 o’clock.

9. Longwood (5-2). Despite some solid running by Kavaughn Wiggins and Davonte Booker, the Lions were overpowered by Sachem North, 41-14.
Up next: At Whitman (1-6), Saturday at 2 p.m.

10. Babylon (5-2). The Panthers cracked our Top 10 for the first time after a 42-0 victory over Port Jefferson, featuring a ground game that gained 265 yards.

On the bubble (alphabetically): Connetquot (5-2), Deer Park (5-2), Huntington (5-2), Mount Sinai (5-2), North Babylon (5-2).

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