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Northeast regional high school football rankings: Bergen Catholic finishes No. 1 (12/21/2023)

Crusaders won third straight New Jersey football state championship

Bergen Catholic proved itself king of the Northeast region by winning a third consecutive New Jersey Non-Public A high school football title, becoming the first Garden State school to accomplish the feat since Don Bosco Prep won the last of six in a row in 2011.

SBLive's Northeast regional high school football rankings include teams from New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island and Maine.

These are the final rankings of the 2023 season.


1, Bergen Catholic (Oradell, N.J.) (11-1; National No. 9)

2, Red Bank Catholic (N.J.) (10-1)

3, Delbarton (Morristown, N.J.) (10-2)

4, Bedford (N.H.) (12-0)

5, Toms River North (N.J.) (12-2)

6, Leavitt (Turner, Maine) (11-0)

7, Cardinal Hayes (Bronx, N.Y.) (12-2)

8, King Philip Regional (Wrentham, Mass.) (13-0)

9, Mainland Regional (Linwood, N.J.) (14-0)

10, St. John’s Prep (Danvers, Mass.) (11-1)

Honorable mention: Choate Rosemary Hall School (Wallingford, Ct.) (9-0), Iona Prep (New Rochelle, N.Y.) (8-4), Londonderry (N.H.) (11-2), Passaic Tech (Wayne, N.J.) (13-1), Xaverian Brothers (Westwood, Mass.) (10-2)