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RIHS Football Poll – Week 5

The Johnston Panthers held steady at number 5 with another convincing win.

 

Johnston High School stayed at number 5 in the latest Rhode Island High School Football Media Poll following a 26-6 victory on the road at Coventry on Oct. 5.

Evan Hopson caught a 20-yard TD pass from Michael Caparco, and three Panthers scored rushing touchdowns, on the way to Johnston's fifth straight win, the Providence Journal reported.

So far this year, Johnston has outscored its opposition 173-18 on the way to a one-game lead in Division II-A.

Johnston's next game is scheduled for Friday night, Oct. 19 at Chariho, followed by JHS Homecoming, Oct. 27, at 1:30 pm against Warwick Veterans High School.

The rest of the top five — La Salle, Hendricken, Cranston East, Portsmouth and Johnston — also remained unchanged this week.

Cumberland moved up one spot, to No. 6, following a convincing 41-6 win against unranked North Kingstown. Division III squad East Greenwich moved up to No. 11 with a 39-21 win against No. 19 Moses Brown.

The full poll:

Rank Team Points Last Week Patch # 1 La Salle (8) 274 1 2 2 Hendricken (5) 268 2 1 3 Cranston East (1) 254 3 4 4 Portsmouth 240 4 3 5 Johnston 217 5 5 6 Cumberland 202 7 11 7 Barrington 194 6 12 8 Westerly 175 8 6 9 Middletown 155 11 13 10 West Warwick 153 12 7 11 East Greenwich 134 14 14 12 Tolman 127 9 8 13 Cranston West 97 13 9 14 Woonsocket 85 10 10 15 St. Ray's 56 NR 19 16 Mount Pleasant 41 NR NR 17 Shea 36 15 NR 18 East Providence 35 18 15 19 Moses Brown 34 16 17 20 Central 32 17 20

Dropped from the poll: South Kingstown (No. 19) and Coventry (No. 20).

Also receiving votes: Rogers 31, South Kingstown 29, Mt. Hope 26, Coventry 15, Warwick Vets 12, Hope 6, Smithfield 6, Classical 5, Central Falls 1.

PATCH BALLOT

There wasn’t much movement in Patch Editor Steve Greenwell's ballot either, except toward the bottom end. Chariho and Shea fell off the ballot after loses, with Rogers (No. 18) and St. Raphael (No. 19) back in the poll.

Rank Team Media Last Week 1 Hendricken 2 1 2 La Salle 1 2 3 Portsmouth 4 3 4 Cranston East 3 4 5 Johnston 5 5 6 Westerly 8 6 7 West Warwick 10 7 8 Tolman 12 8 9 Cranston West 13 9 10 Woonsocket 14 10 11 Cumberland 6 11 12 Barrington 7 12 13 Middletown 9 13 14 East Greenwich 11 14 15 East Providence 18 18 16 South Kingstown NR 20 17 Moses Brown 19 15 18 Rogers NR NR 19 St. Ray's 15 NR 20 Central 20 19

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