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Sept. 10, 2019 — Top 10 for the week of Sept. 8

Time was, we’d try to work on our Top 10s after the middle of September because there were some teams which didn’t get started until well after Labor Day. That time is past; wonder if it’s because of the NFHS common calendar?

In any case, we’ll be doing this weekly until late November, mostly on a back-of-the-envelope basis, with the occasional guess. We’ve been doing this for a decade and a half and it’s been a pretty good feature of this site thus far.

Our No. 11 Team of the Week is the Kent State football team, which is the reason why the Temple-Maine field hockey game never reached its conclusion last Saturday.

1. Voorhees Eastern (N.J.) 2-0
Vikings enter an absolute minefield of a schedule this week, starting with a Saturday showdown against Summit Oak Knoll (N.J.)

2. Summit Oak Knoll (N.J.) 2-0
The Royals have two clean sheets in two games this season, and have a pair of good matches before the Saturday home game with Eastern

3. Oley (Pa.) Valley 3-0
Lynx have a showdown Saturday with Pennsburg Upper Perkiomen (Pa.)

4. Virginia Beach Frank W. Cox (Va.) 1-0
Opened season with 7-0 win over Norfolk (Va.) Academy, but the season was interrupted by Hurricane Dorian last week

5. Emmaus (Pa.) 4-0
Hornets won their first four games handily with a margin of 45-0

6. Gloucester (Va.) 4-0
The Dukes have been playing some supremely good hockey to start off the season and meet up with Menchville (Va.) today

7. Delmar (Del.) 1-0
The Wildcats won their delayed seasson opener 6-0 against Towson Notre Dame Prep (Md.) and will have a tough Kent Island (Md.) side later this week

8. Somerset-Berkley (Mass.) 2-0
Next game for the Raiders is Friday against Mattaposett Old Rochester Regional (Mass.)

9. Hummelstown Lower Dauphin (Pa.) 3-0-1
Falcons were held to a goalless draw by Plymouth Wyoming Valley West (Pa.), but have bounced back to dominate two opponents in the Keystone Cup

10. Millerstown Greenwood (Pa.) 5-0
As one paper put it, “No Paityn Wirth? No problem.” Team has a number of freshmen coming in who helped the team win its fifth straight Perry County Tournament

11. Kent State football 1-1
The Flashes’ reward for beating Kennesaw State in overtime (presumably, several hours after a noontime fireworks display) is a Week 3 clash with Auburn

And bear in mind: San Diego Canyon Crest Academy (Calif.) 3-0, Westport Staples (Conn.) 0-0, Louisville DuPont Manual (Ky.) 6-1-2, Shrub Oak Lakeland (N.Y.) 3-0, Hershey (Pa.) 1-1, Palmyra (Pa.) 2-1, Newtown Square Episcopal Academy (Pa.) 1-1

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