Another week, another tough out-of-state opponent for New Jersey's Don Bosco Prep.
Don Bosco and its army of Division I recruits will face St. Edward, last year's Division I champion in Ohio, Saturday night at Fordham Stadium in the Bronx. St. Edward is 6-0 this year and owns a 21-game winning streak.
Don Bosco (4-0) has already beaten Mission Viejo (Calif.) and Manatee (Bradenton, Fla.) this season, and will enter the contest with a 39-game winning streak. Don Bosco running back/defensive back Jabrill Peppers carried the ball 14 times for 133 yards in last weekend's 33-22 triumph over Bergen Catholic. Peppers will be among the top recruits in the Class of 2014.
Lakewood also has a roster stocked with future Division I players. Boston College-bound tight end Sam Grant is one of five Lakewood linemen who have committed to Division I schools. The others are tackle Kyle Kalis (Michigan), guard Tyler Orlosky (West Virfinia), defensive end Darryl Render (Pittsburgh) and defensive tackle Greg Kuhar (Northwestern).
Quarterback Tim Boyle (Middletown, Conn./Xavier) returned from a shoulder injury suffered in a season-opening win against Notre Dame-West Haven to throw a touchdown pass in Xavier's 49-7 victory over Amity on Thursday night. Boyle has scholarship offers from Boston College and Syracuse.
Xavier, which improved its record to 4-0, is the top-ranked team in Connecticut.
Peele's on the run
Ruhann Peele (Linden, N.J./Linden) committed to Rutgers as a wide receiver, but is being used as a running back during his senior season.
Peele rushed for 154 yards and a touchdown on 24 carries in Thursday night's 13-7 victory over Watchung Hills. Peele's TD helped tie the game, 7-7, late in the fourth quarter.