No. 44 St. Joseph Regional knocks-off No. 10 DePaul in Jersey showdown

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The New Jersey Top 10 shake-up is complete. Friday, No. 3 St. Peter’s Prep dismantled No. 1 Bergen Catholic. Saturday, No. 2 DePaul was beaten by St. Joseph Regional (Montvale) 24-17.  The results will also have a big impact on our new national rankings that will be released Sunday.

DePaul, the defending Non-Public Group 3 state champs, entered the game ranked No. 10 in the nation, while St. Joe’s was No. 44.

St. Joe’s had tons of motivation with head coach Augie Hoffmann back on the sidelines after serving a two-game suspension and the fact that DePaul defeated SJR for the Group 3 title last year.

After falling behind 7-0 in the first quarter, St. Joe’s came back to tie the game up, taking a 10-7 lead at the half that they never gave up.

The Green Knights defense held Penn State-recruit Ta’Quan Roberson to 8-of-24 passing for 180 yards and 30 yards rushing.

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