Cherokee has finished No. 1 in the final Inquirer South Jersey rankings for the fifth time. That is the most No. 1 finishes since The Inquirer began its rankings in 1978. It was the Chiefs' first finish in the top spot since 1993.

Other schools since 1978 that have finished No. 1 more than once are Holy Spirit (3), Washington Township (3), Pennsauken (3), Shawnee (2), Delsea (2), Deptford (2), Mainland (2), Woodrow Wilson (2) and Holy Cross (2).

2009: Cherokee 11-1

2008: Shawnee 12-0

2007: Holy Sprit 12-0

2006: St. Joseph 11-0

2005: Delsea 12-0

2004: Shawnee 12-0

2003 Deptford 12-0

2002 Mainland 11-1

2001 Woodrow Wilson 12-0

2000: Moorestown 11-1

1999: Atlantic City 11-1

1998: Overbrook 12-0

1997: Mainland 10-1

1996: Ocean City 11-0

1995; Washington Township 10-1

1994: Holy Cross 8-2

1993: Cherokee 10-1

1992: Washington Township 11-0

1991: Holy Cross 10-1

1990 Holy Spirit 11-0

1989: Woodrow Wilson 11-1

1988: Holy Spirit 10-0

1987: Washington Township 10-1

1986 Pennsauken 11-0

1985 Cherokee 11-0

1984: Pennsauken 11-0

1983: Cherokee 9-1

1982: Cherokee 11-0

1981: Paul VI 10-0

1980: Pennsauken 10-1

1979: Delsea 11-0

1978: Deptford 11-0

   - Marc Narducci