Here are this week’s Times-Union’s high school boys soccer Power Rankings, highlighting the leading teams from across Northeast Florida. The rankings are released each Tuesday through the end of the regular season. Records are through Dec. 4 games. The girls soccer rankings appear each Monday.

 

1. Fleming Island (7-0-1, 4A). Last week: 1.

Quality wins: Mandarin, Oakleaf, Stanton.

This week: It’s been demolition mode for that Fleming Island offense. The sensational attacking triangle of Reed Davis, Marcus Murphy and Lucas Hauth has been scoring at astronomical rates, powering six goals apiece past a pair of opponents (Oakleaf and Nease) that rarely go down heavily. Hauth scored a hat trick against the Knights and Davis followed with his own hat trick against the Panthers, wins by 6-1 and 6-0 scores. Then, the three combined to hammer Gainesville Eastside 8-0 on Monday. Davis has already netted a staggering 25 goals, with Hauth close behind at 19, and Murphy keeps steadily providing assists for both. Fleming Island plays Wednesday at Gainesville Buchholz and Friday at home against Creekside in a big-time district contest.

2. Fletcher (6-0-1, 4A). Last week: 3.

Quality wins: Bishop Kenny, Columbia, Englewood.

This week: The Senators just got their most impressive victory of the season, a 5-0 shutout of a Bishop Kenny squad that reached the Class 2A semifinals last year. James Schaefer started the goals after 21 seconds, and the Senators kept up the tempo on the way to a 31-shot night. Physical strength is nothing new for Fletcher soccer. This year, though, the Senators have the creativity - particularly inventive midfielder Brian Schaefer - to keep opponents off balance. Schaefer set up a pair of goals against BK, one of them with a sensational 30-yard through ball for Seth Donelan, and his nifty dribbles left grounded defenders dizzy. Bryce Deighan, a constant threat from wide, scored twice and Travis Moore finished off an elite-class back-heel goal. As usual, Fletcher also showed the muscle - Grant Patton solidified the back line, Brayden James ranged across midfield and Patrick Wendell staked out space in the target forward position and practically blocked opponents from taking the ball off him. The Senators next take on Fernandina Beach Thursday and Lee Friday.

3. Bolles (3-1-1, 2A). Last week: 2.

Quality wins: Bartram Trail, Bishop Kenny, Nease.

This week: This looks like the best Bulldogs team in three seasons. Bolles split a pair of games against its traditional foes, defeating Bishop Kenny Wednesday before absorbing their first loss of the season Saturday against Episcopal. The Bulldogs’ defense, commanded by four-year starter Alex Salvador, kept out the Bishop Kenny attack and made an early goal from midfielder Nick Garas hold up in the 1-0 win against the Crusaders. Bolles then lost 1-0 to Episcopal over the weekend, a result that might have implications for the district tournament down the road. They’ll play Bishop Snyder Tuesday and Paxon Thursday before the start of a month-long winter break.

4. Bartram Trail (3-1-1, 4A). Last week: Not ranked.

Quality wins: Gainesville Buchholz, Creekside.

This week: Since dropping their opener to Bolles, the Bears have been pretty tough to beat. Bartram Trail netted a total of seven goals this week in beating a pair of county foes in Creekside, which went down 2-1, and St. Augustine, beaten 5-1. That win against a tough Knights squad extended Bartram Trail’s mark to three games without a loss in the series against their rivals from northern St. Johns County. They’ll play on Tuesday against Stanton.

5. Sandalwood (5-2-1, 5A). Last week: 5.

Quality wins: Atlantic Coast, Mandarin.

This week: The Saints continue to march in Class 5A, although this week was a bit bumpier than some with a loss to traditionally-strong Gainesville Buchholz. Still, Sandalwood picked up two wins against Gateway Conference opposition, downing White 8-0 and Lee 6-1. On the schedule this week: A whole lot of soccer. Sandalwood plays First Coast Tuesday, travels to an unbeaten Yulee squad Wednesday and heads out to Ocala West Port for a Friday matchup.

On the bubble: Episcopal (3-3-0, 2A); Mandarin (2-2-3, 5A); Ponte Vedra (3-2-0, 3A); Yulee (5-0-1, 2A).