3 AAA Football Teams Still Unbeaten

And then there were three.

Archbishop Stepinac, Kellenberg and St. Anthony’s were all winners, improving to 3-0 in the AAA Catholic High School Football League. St. Anthony’s defeated defending Catholic high school state champ Iona Prep, 48-42, in New Rochelle.

Iona Prep (3-2 overall) meets rival Archbishop Stepinac (5-0 overall) in White Plains at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Catholic High School Football League’s featured game of the week.

Week 4 Results

Kennedy Catholic 47, St. Dominic’s 7

Archbishop Stepinac 40, Moore Catholic 0

St. Anthony’s 48, Iona Prep 42

Holy Trinity 39, Fordham Prep 0

Kellenberg 27, St. John the Baptist 7

Msgr. Farrell 49, St. Peter’s 0

Xavier 46, Holy Cross 20

St. Francis Prep 41, Cardinal Spellman 0

St. Joseph by-the-Sea 22, Christ the King 12

Chaminade 36, Cardinal Hayes 20

Xaverian 14, Mount St. Michael 6

Week 5 Schedule

Saturday, Oct. 8

Chaminade at Fordham Prep, 1 p.m.

Iona Prep at Archbishop Stepinac, 1:30 p.m.

Xaverian at St. Peter’s, 1:30 p.m.

Holy Cross at Cardinal Spellman, 1:30 p.m.

St. Dominic’s at Mount St. Michael, 1:30 p.m.

St. Francis Xavier at Christ the King, 1:30 p.m.

Xavier at St. Joseph by-the-Sea, 2 p.m.

Msgr. Farrell at Moore Catholic, 2 p.m.

St. Anthony’s at Cardinal Hayes, 3 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 9

Holy Trinity at Kellenberg, 1:30 p.m.

Kennedy Catholic at St. John the Baptist, 1:30 p.m.

St. Anthony’s Next for Iona Prep

There’s no doubt Iona Prep may have the toughest schedule in 2022.

And so far, the Gaels have done quite well to start the season with a 3-1 record.

Iona Prep, the defending Catholic high school state champion, now enters its most challenging portion of its Catholic High School Football League schedule with St. Anthony’s, Archbishop Stepinac and Kellenberg in the next three weeks. All four teams are 2-0 in league play.

Iona Prep is ranked first in the most recent Class AA poll compiled by the New York State Sportswriters Association. Stepinac is third, St. Anthony’s is fourth and Kellenberg is 18th.

On Saturday, the Gaels host a St. Anthony’s team, which is coming off an impressive victory over state-ranked Msgr. Farrell.

Week 3 Results

St. Anthony’s 35, Msgr. Farrell 23

Moore Catholic 28, Fordham Prep 13

Xavier 26, Kennedy Catholic 6

St. Dominic’s 10, Ramapo 8

Archbishop 34, Chaminade 3

St. John the Baptist 44, St. Peter’s 20

Mount St. Michael 27, Cardinal Spellman 0

Iona Prep 56, Christ the King 28

Holy Trinity 34, Holy Cross 8

Kellenberg 36, Cardinal Hayes 35

St. Joseph by-the-Sea 34, St. Francis Prep 28

Week 4 Schedule

Thursday, Sept. 29

St. Dominic’s at Kennedy Catholic, 7 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 30

Archbishop Stepinac at Moore Catholic, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 1

St. Anthony’s at Iona Prep, 4 p.m.

Fordham Prep at Holy Trinity, 3 p.m.

Kellenberg at St. John the Baptist, 3:30 p.m.

St. Peter’s at Msgr. Farrell, 4 p.m.

Christ the King at St. Joseph by-the-Sea, 5 p.m.

Cardinal Spellman at St. Francis Prep, 7 p.m.

Holy Cross at Xavier, 7 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 2

Mount St. Michael at Xaverian, 1:30 p.m.

Cardinal Hayes at Chaminade, 1:30 p.m.

PHOTO BY CHRIS SHERIDAN

Iona Prep is No. 1 in State Poll

Iona Prep is ranked first in the first state Class AA football poll released by the New York State Sportswriters Association.

The Gaels, the defending state Catholic high school champion, has won two in a row after losing its season opener.

Iona Prep will host Christ the King on Saturday before having three big weekends of football against St. Anthony’s, Archbishop Stepinac and Kellenberg. Stepinac and St. Anthony’s are ranked third and fourth in the state, respectively, and Kellenberg is 18th.

Also in Class AA, Msgr. Farrell is 14th.

In Class A, Our Lady of Lourdes is sixth, and Moore Catholic is 16th.

In Class B, John S. Burke Catholic and Xavier are 23rd and 24th, respectively.

New Jersey Wins Battle for the Bridge

New Jersey won the Battle for the Bridge.

New Jersey Catholic schools were winners in six of the nine football games against Catholic high school opponents from New York.

Winning their games from the archdiocese were Westchester County rivals Archbishop Stepinac and Iona Prep, which recorded a 42-35 win over New Jersey State power Don Bosco Prep. Stepinac defeated DePaul, 24-3.

Holy Trinity of Long Island defeated Immaculata of New Jersey for New York’s third win.

Week 2 Results

Mount St. Michael 54, St. Francis Prep 48

Holy Trinity 45, Immaculata 42

Kellenberg 38, Fordham Prep 14

Iona Prep 42, Don Bosco Prep 35

Paramus Catholic 21, Chaminade 20

St. John the Baptist 22, Christ the King 18

Archbishop Stepinac 24, DePaul 3

Morris Catholic 52, St. Peter’s 28

Kennedy Catholic 42, Cardinal Spellman 7

Hudson Catholic 33, Msgr. Farrell 14

Moore Catholic 28, Xavier 17

St. Joseph 63, St. Anthony’s 49

Immaculate Conception 14, St. Joseph by-the-Sea 7

Pope John 40, Cardinal Hayes 36

Week 3 Schedule

Friday, Sept. 23

St. Anthony’s at Msgr. Farrell, 7 p.m.

Xavier at Kennedy Catholic, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Sept.24

Ramapo at St. Dominic’s, 1 p.m.

Archbishop Stepinac at Chaminade, 1:30 p.m.

St. Peter’s at St. John the Baptist, 1:30 p.m.

Mount St. Michael at Cardinal Spellman, 1:30 p.m.

Christ the King at Iona Prep, 1:30 p.m.

Holy Trinity at Holy Cross, 1:30 p.m.

Kellenberg at Cardinal Hayes, 3 p.m.

St. Joseph by-the-Sea at St. Francis Prep, 7 p.m.

Moore Catholic at Fordham Prep, 7 p.m.

CHSFL Teams Travelling to Garden State for Week 2 Football Games

New York vs. New Jersey best sums up this weekend’s Catholic high school football action.

Nine of the 16 games on the schedule have New York Catholic high schools competing against New Jersey Catholic high schools in New Jersey with five of the games being played at Rutgers University.

In one of the games, defending New York State Catholic school state champion Iona Prep plays at New Jersey state power Don Bosco on Friday night.

Here is the complete schedule:

Week 2 Schedule

Friday, Sept. 16

Holy Trinity vs. Immaculata, at Rutgers, 5 p.m.

Fordham Prep at Kellenberg, 7 p.m.

Iona Prep at Don Bosco, 7 p.m.

Chaminade at Paramus Catholic, 7 p.m.

St. Peter’s at Morris Catholic, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 17

Msgr. Farrell vs. Hudson Catholic, at Rutgers, 11 a.m.

Christ the King at St. John the Baptist, 1:30 p.m.

Xavier at Moore Catholic, 1:30 p.m.

St. Francis Prep at Mount St. Michael, 1:30 p.m.

Kennedy Catholic at Cardinal Spellman, 1:30 p.m.

Xaverian at Holy Cross, 1:30 p.m.

St. Joseph by-the-Sea at Immaculate Conception, 2 p.m.

Archbishop Stepinac vs. DePaul Catholic, at Rutgers, 5 p.m.

St. Anthony’s vs. St. Joseph’s, at Rutgers, 8 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 18

Pope John vs. Cardinal Hayes, at Rutgers, noon

Week 1 Results

St. Anthony’s 35, Chaminade 10

Mount St. Michael 27, Kennedy Catholic 21

Kellenberg 21, St. Francis (Buffalo) 18

Xavier 34, Xaverian 6

St. Joseph by-the-Sea 28, St. Peter’s 21

Archbishop Stepinac 45, Msgr. Farrell 11

Moore Catholic 27, Conwell Egan (Pa.) 10

St. John the Baptist 51, Cardinal Spellman 0

Holy Trinity 64, St. Francis Prep 8

Iona Prep 27, Cardinal Hayes 0

Fordham Prep 47, Holy Cross 14

HS Football Starts Next Week

The Catholic High School Football League will begin its season in eight days with a full weekend of the best Catholic high school football action in New York City, Westchester County and Long Island.

Two Bronx rivals – Mount St. Michael Academy and Fordham Prep – will get things going with a 4 p.m. game on Friday, Sept. 2.

The next day, defending state champion Iona Prep plays Ohio State finalist Archbishop Hoban in Akron, Ohio, at noon, and Msgr. Farrell welcomes Bishop Hendrickson of Rhode Island to Staten Island for a 4 p.m. game.

Here is the first weekend’s complete schedule:

Friday, Sept. 2

Fordham Prep at Mount St. Michael Academy, 4 p.m.

St. John the Baptist at Avon, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 3

Moore Catholic at St. Peter’s, 10 a.m.

Iona Prep at Archbishop Hoban, noon

Holy Trinity at Kennedy Catholic, noon

St. Dominic’s at Yonkers Force, 1 p.m.

Xaverian at Long Island Lutheran, 1 p.m.

Arlington at Kellenberg, 1:30 p.m.

Christ the King at Archbishop Stepinac, 1:30 p.m.

Albertus Magnus at St. Joseph by-the-Sea, 2 p.m.

Bishop Hendrickson at Msgr. Farrell, 4 p.m.

Six Earn All-State Softball Honors

The following archdiocesan Catholic high school softball players received all-state honors from the New York State Sportswriters and Coaches Organization for Girls Sports:

CLASS AA

Fourth team: Julia Harsche, St. Joseph by-the-Sea, senior, third base; Sixth team: Jordan Felci, Moore Catholic, freshman, pitcher; Seventh team: Julianna Martin, St. Joseph by-the-Sea, senior, pitcher.

CLASS A

Sixth team: Sophia DiDonna, Notre Dame Academy, senior, left field; Seventh team: Emily Duhaney, Ursuline, junior, pitcher.

CLASS B

Third team: Teagan Dwyer, Albertus Magnus, freshman, pitcher.

CHSAA Hall of Fame Induction Dinner Set for May 26 at Inwood

Tickets are available for the 2022 CHSAA Hall of Fame Induction Dinner being held May 26 at Inwood Country Club in Inwood.

Cocktails begin at 5 p.m. with dinner being served at 6 p.m.

This year’s inductees are Dan Anderson, CHSAA Basketball Official; Kenny Anderson, Archbishop Molloy; Andre Anselme, CHSAA, Regis, Power Memorial, St. Raymond’s; Edward Blackburn, St. Peter’s; Frank Gambino, Archbishop Molloy, Monsignor Scanlan; Tom Konchalski, Archbishop Molloy; Daniel McBride, St. Anthony’s; Richard Potter, Moore Catholic, Monsignor Farrell.

Cost is $150 per person.

Contact Kevin Pigott at pigottk@fordham.org for more information.

CHSAA Playoffs

Boys Basketball Playoffs

AA Division

First Round

Holy Cross 71, St. Peter’s 70

Second Round

Christ the King 66, Mount St. Michael 59

Molloy 71, Iona Prep 61

St. Raymond 67, Xaverian 59

Holy Cross 72, Msgr. Scanlan 66

Quarterfinals

St. Francis Prep 66, Molloy 50

Stepinac 86, St. Raymond 51

Cardinal Hayes 70, Christ the King 47

Bishop Loughlin 77, Holy Cross 61

Semifinals

Stepinac 73, Bishop Loughlin 57

Cardinal Hayes 73, St. Francis Prep 62

Final

Friday, March 11

MY No.2 Cardinal Hayes vs. No. 1 Stepinac, at Hofstra University, 8 p.m.

A Division

First Round

St. Edmund 58, Cardinal Spellman 50

All Hallows 49, Xavier 38

McClancy 58, LaSalle 52

Quarterfinals 

Nazareth 45, McClancy 39

Msgr. Farrell 42, St. Edmund 39

Fordham Prep 73, All Hallows 36

St. Joseph by-the-Sea 83, Salesian 59

Semifinals

Tuesday, March 1

at Molloy

Nazareth 52, Msgr. Farrell 47

Fordham prep 66, St Joseph 55

Final

Fordham Prep 42, Nazareth 38

B Division

First Round

Kennedy Catholic 78, Moore Catholic 61

Cristo Rey Brooklyn 46, Sacred Heart 39

St. John’s Prep 60, Regis 50

Semifinals

St. John’s Prep 66, Cristo Rey Brooklyn 60

Cathedral Prep 63, Kennedy Catholic 60

Final

Cathedral Prep 77, St. John’s Prep 64

PHOTO BY MARY DIBIASE BLAICH

CHSAA Girls Basketball

Playoffs

Tier 1

Play-in

St. Francis Prep 57, St. John’s Prep 34

Msgr. McClancy 39, Xaverian 36

Quarterfinals

Bishop Loughlin 74, St. Francis Prep 64

Msgr. Scanlan 67, Mary Louis Academy 60

Nazareth 45, Archbishop Molloy 41

Christ the King 68, Msgr. McClancy 32

Semifinals

Msgr. Scanlan 69, Bishop Loughlin 66

Nazareth 61, Christ the King 50

Final

Msgr. Scanlan 47, Nazareth 43

Tier 2

Quarterfinals

Notre Dame Academy 52, Maria Regina 38

St. Joseph by-the-Sea 80, St. Jean Baptiste 43

St. Joseph Hill 70, Cardinal Spellman 35

Moore Catholic 62, Kennedy Catholic 56

Semifinals

St. Joseph by-the-Sea 77, Moore Catholic 45

St. Joseph Hill 71, Notre Dame Academy 50

Final

St. Joseph by-the-Sea 72, St. Joseph HIll 59

Tier 3

Play-in

Cristo Rey Brooklyn 55, St. Vincent Ferrer 51

Semifinals

Cathedral 61, Notre Dame 56

St. Catharine’s Academy 46, Cristo Rey Brooklyn 28

Final

St. Catherine’s Academy 30, Cathedral 29

Tier 4

Semifinals

Sacred Heart 60, St. Barnabas 25

Dominican Academy 45, Academy of Mount St. Ursula 29

Friday, March 4

Sacred Heart 49, Dominican 31