La Salle remains at No. 1 in the latest Rhode Island High School Football Media Poll, after taking care of Tolman, 42-20.
Barrington dropped from a tie for 4th in the poll to 8th after getting drubbed by Cranston East, 41-18, on the road. The win over the Eagles earned the 'Bolt a first-place vote.
The Eagles tangle with a back-yard rival tonight. The East Providence Townies, ranked 17th in this week's media poll after a loss, come to Victory Field.
The three teams after La Salle – Hendricken, Cranston East and Portsmouth – remained the same.
Westerly and Johnston moved up to No. 5 and No. 6, respectively, jumping over Barrington after the loss.
The rest of the poll:
|Rank||Team||Points||Last Week||Patch #|
|1||La Salle (11)||277||1||2|
|3||Cranston East (1)||255||3||4|
Dropped from poll: Shea (17).
Also receiving votes: Smithfield 27, Coventry 9, North Kingstown 8, Shea 6, North Smithfield 2, Tiverton 2, Mount Pleasant 1.
The Rhode Island Sports Media football poll is voted on by 13 local media members who regularly cover Rhode Island high school football. The poll is administrated and compiled by Eric Rueb of Southern Rhode Island Newspapers.
It wasn’t an especially tough week to vote for, given the loss by Barrington and most of the other teams holding serve.
The two last selections – Moses Brown and North Kingstown – were really more because of a lack of better options than anything else at this point. Both teams have losses, but also, at least one decent win, so it was either vote for them in the final two spots, or teams that had beat up on really poor programs instead.