First, it was the defense’s turn, now we’re looking at some of the best offenses in the Big Central Conference. And, little surprise, two of the top three teams in scoring defense are right up in the top three again when it comes to points scored per game.
St. Thomas Aquinas has the highest scoring average in the Big Central through games of Week Four, putting up 158 points in four games for an average of 39.5 points per game. The Trojans are 5-0 and have scored no fewer than 35 points in a game. They’ve scored 40 or more points three times, including their highest offensive output, coming in a 44-20 win at Summit two weeks ago.
Bernards is also up there. The Mountaineers had the third best scoring defense in the league after Week Three, and are the third best scoring offense in the conference through Week Four, averaging 35.4 points per game through five, and they’re undefeated at 5-0. The Mounties scored a season-high 47 points in their opener, a win at Jefferson, and have scored no fewer than 28 this season, that in a come-from-behind win over Hillside.
In between the two is Summit, which is 3-1 and has scored in the 40s in all three victories this year, with a peak of 46 in a season-opening ten-point home win over Woodbridge, which ranks 13th in the league in scoring at 29.2 points per game. Their low was 20 in the aforementioned loss to St. Thomas Aquinas.
Spotswood had the best scoring defense after Week Three, at 5.5 points per game, but after adding another shutout this week, they improved it even further to 4.4 per contest. Meanwhile, they rank 20th in the 59-team league in scoring average, tied with Colonia at 23.6 points per game, with both teams having played five games. The Chargers are 5-0.
Below are some of the top scoring averages in the Big Central Conference through Week 4: