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Archive for November 8, 2022

Nov. 8, 2022 — Top 10 for the week of Nov. 1

This week, we don’t have very much movement in the Top 10. mostly because every one of these teams embark on their playoff runs starting today. Indeed, the road will end this week in many states including New York, California, and New Jersey, and some of these high-performance contents could change things around by next Tuesday.

For this week’s RightToRightIsRight.com No. 11 Team of the Week, we’re making a small change. This week’s No. 11 is not honorary; Lewes Cape Henlopen (Del.) was the team that likely to be our No. 11 team if this feature of the site expanded to 15, 20 or even 25 teams. But we’ve kept our weekly listing to 10 teams for a reason, expanding to 50 teams in December once the domestic season is over.

1. Delmar (Del.) 16-0
The Wildcats will meet the winner of Felton Lake Forest (Del.) and Woodbridge (Va.) in the quarterfinal round of the DIAA Division II tournament. This side will be tournament-tested, especially in the wake of a thrilling 3-2 OT win over Lewes Cape Henlopen (Del.) last weekend

2. Emmaus (Pa.) 23-0
Your 34-time District 11 champion is in search of a third consecutive PIAA Class AAA tournament title, and will take on Fairview Village Methacton (Pa.) today in the opening round

3. San Diego Canyon Hills (Calif.) 23-0
The Rattlers host a good La Jolla (Calif.) side in the CIF Open Division Tournament quarterfinal today

4. Cherry Hill Camden Catholic (N.J.) 18-1
Irish play Newfield Our Lady of Mercy Academy (N.J.) in the NJSIAA Non-Public South semifinals today

5. Pottstown Hill School (Pa.) 17-1
Blues meet Philadelphia Penn Charter (Pa.) in the PAISAA quarterfinals today

6. Northport (N.Y.) 21-0
Tigers thumped Kingston (N.Y.) in the state quarterfinal round; to meet Scarsdale in the NYSPHSAA Class A semifinals this Saturday

7. Norfolk (Va.) Academy 15-2
NA takes on McLean Potomac School (Va.) in the quarterfinals of the VISAA Division I Tournament today

8. Palmyra (Pa.) 17-2-2
Cougars will have to play out of a loaded lower half of the PIAA Class AA bracket; a first-round game with Merion (Pa.) Mercy is today; a potential game with 2021 champion Elverson Twin Valley (Pa.) could be on Saturday

9. Woolwich Kingsway (N.J.) 17-2-1
The Dragons take on Sewell Washington Township (N.J.), a team they beat 8-0 three weeks ago

10. Watertown (Mass.) 18-0
The Raiders take on Ashland (Mass.) in the second round of the MIAA Division 3 Tournament

11. Lewes Cape Henlopen (Del..) 14-2
Morgan Newcomb and Hannah Maney were particularly successful for the Vikings last weekend and are launching in to DIAA Division I Tournament play Thursday against Milford (Del.)

Who’s out: None

And bear in mind: Denver Colorado Academy (Colo.) 18-1, Darien (Conn.) 18-0, Winnetka New Trier (Ill.) 25-4, Louisville Assumption (Ky.) 22-5-1, Skowhegan (Maine) Area 18-0, Annapolis Broadneck (Md.) 18-0, Ann Arbor Pioneer (Mich,) 12-1-1, North Caldwell West Essex (N.J.) 17-3-1, Summit Oak Knoll (N.J.) 15-5, South Glens Falls (N.Y.) 19-0, Mechanicsburg (Pa.) 16-4-1, Hershey (Pa.) 16-3-1, Hummelstown Lower Dauphin (Pa.) 18-3-1, West Lawn Wilson (Pa.) 21-2-1, Houston St. John’s (Tex.) 18-2