Sunday, December 21, 2008

Liberty Sweeps Pennsylvania Associated Press Class AAAA Awards

By Jeff Fisher
The High School Football Huddle


One week after winning the school's first-ever Pennsylvania high school football championship, the two most responsible for Liberty's (#21 USA Today Super 25) title won Associated Press individual honors. Head coach Tim Moncman was named Coach of the Year, while junior quarterback Anthony Gonzalez was player of the year and first team all-state. To read more about the AP's AAAA all-state team, click here.

Click here to go to the Pennsylvania High School Football Huddle to see the entire first team.

#4 Allen Wins First Texas Title

By Jeff Fisher
The High School Football Huddle


Allen's run to the Texas Class 5A Division I title ended in high-style Saturday as the Eagles beat their third undefeated team in the postseason. Allen beat Fort Bend Hightower 21-14 to win the school's first football championship. During the playoffs, the Eagles beat Euless Trinity, Odessa Permian and Hightower...three teams that entered unbeaten. Trinity was ranked #1 by USA Today. Click here for game story.

Katy Nabs Another Texas Championship

By Jeff Fisher
The High School Football Huddle


Katy won its sixth Texas high school football championship and second in a row defeating Wylie 17-3 Saturday in the Class 5A Division II title game. Click here for game story

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Lake Travis Rolls To Texas Title Behind Garrett Gilbert

By Jeff Fisher
The High School Football Huddle


Texas-bound Garrett Gilbert closed out his high school career at Lake Austin (#8 USA Today Super 25) with a state championship and a state passing record. Gilbert threw five touchdown passes to lead his team to a 48-23 win over Longview for the Texas Class 4A Division I title. Gilbert also surpassed Texas Tech QB Graham Harrell as the state's career passing yardage leader. Gilbert finished his career with 12,534, which is two yards more than Harrell when he was at Ennis. Click here for game story.

Texas High School Football Scoreboard - Championships

Texas High School Football Scores
Saturday, December 20, 2008

USA Today Super 25
#4 Allen 21 Hightower 14
#8 Lake Austin 48 Longview 23

Championships

Class 5A Division I

Allen 21 Hightower 14

Class 5A Division II
Katy 17 Wylie 3

Class 4A Division I
Lake Travis 48 Longview 23

Class 4A Division II
Sulpher Springs 69 Dayton 49

Class 3A Division II
Carthage 49 Celina 37

Class 2A Division II
Daingerfield 26 Cisco 8

Class A Division II
Stratford 24 Cayuga 13

Florida High School Football Scoreboard - Championships

Florida High School Football Scores
Saturday, December 20, 2008

USA Today Super 25
#11 Plant 34 Lincoln 14

Championships

Class 6A

Seminole 28 Northwestern 21

Class 4A
Tampa Plant 34 Tallahassee Lincoln 14

St. Thomas Aquinas Proves It's Why It's #1

By Jeff Fisher
The High School Football Huddle


If there was any doubt if St. Thomas Aquinas was worthy of it's #1 ranking in most national high school football polls, they were all erased Friday night. STA pounded #6 Lakeland 56-7 to capture Florida's 5A state title. It was the Raiders fifth state title and the first time that Lakeland lost in a state final in seven tries. Click here for game story.

Cocoa Captures Florida 3A Title In OT

By Jeff Fisher
The High School Football Huddle


Cocoa beat Godby 7-6 in overtime Friday to win Florida's 3A title. The difference...Cocoa blocked Godby's extra-point try after it scored first in OT. Click here for game story.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Florida High School Football Scoreboard - Championships

Florida High School Football Scores
Friday, December 19, 2008

USA Today Super 25
#1 St. Thomas Aquinas 56 #6 Lakeland 7

Championships

Class 5A

St. Thomas Aquinas 56 Lakeland 7

Class 3A
Cocoa 7 Godby 6 (OT)

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

USA Today Super 25

By Jeff Fisher
The High School Football Huddle


This Friday and Saturday marks the end of the 2008 high school football season, and with California, Florida and Texas staging its state championships, a lot will be decided.

When it comes to USA Today's mythical national championship, it will come down to four big games. #1 St. Thomas Aquinas controls its destiny. The Raiders will play #6 Lakeland Friday for the state's 5A title. Waiting in the wings are #2 Centennial, which will play #16 De La Salle in the California Division I title, # 3 Long Beach Poly, which plays Sacramento Grant for the California Open Division title, and #4 Allen, which plays Hightower for the Class 5A Division I in Texas.

Last weekend #13 Trinity (KY) and #17 Camden County (GA) claimed state titles. Liberty, which beat former #17 Bethel Park for the Pennsylvania AAAA title, is the only new team in the Super 25.

Here are the rankings...

1. St. Thomas Aquinas (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) 14-0, LW: #1
2. Centennial (Corona, CA) 14-0, LW: #2
3. Long Beach Poly (CA) 14-0, LW: #3
4. Allen (TX) 14-1, LW: #4
5. Skyline (Issaquah, WA) 14-0, LW: #5
6. Lakeland (FL) 14-0, LW: #6
7. Oscar Smith (Chesapeake, VA) 15-0, LW: #7
8. Lake Travis (Austin, TX) 15-0, LW: #8
9. Byrnes (Duncan, SC) 14-1, LW: #9
10. Trinity (Euless, TX) 13-1, LW: #10
11. Plant (Tampa, FL) 13-1, LW: #11
12. St. Ignatius (Cleveland, OH) 14-1, LW: #12
13. Trinity (Louisville, KY) 14-1, LW: #13
14. Center Grove (Greenwood, IN) 14-1, LW: #14
15. Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, NJ) 11-1, LW: #15
16. De La Salle (Concord, CA) 12-1, LW: #16
17. Camden County (Kingsland, GA) 15-0, LW: #21
18. Armwood (Seffner, FL) 12-1, LW: #18
19. River Hill (Clarksville, MD) 14-0, LW: #19
20. Oceanside (CA) 12-0-1, LW: #20
21. Liberty (Bethlehem, PA) 15-1, LW: NR
22. Maine South (Park Ridge, IL) 14-0, LW: #22
23. Timpview (Provo, UT) 13-0, LW: #23
24. Muskegon (MI) 14-0, LW: #24
25. Union (Tulsa, OK) 13-1, LW: #13

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Camden County Rules Georgia AAAAA Class

By Jeff Fisher
The High School Football Huddle


Camden County returned to the Georgia winner's circle on Saturday. The Wildcats beat Peachtree Ridge 21-14 Saturday to win the state's AAAAA title. It's the school's second title since 2003. Click here for game story.

Cairo Captures Georgia AAA Crown

By Jeff Fisher
The High School Football Huddle


Ahh....victory is sweet for the Cairo Syrupmakers, who captured Georgia's AAA title Saturday beating Flowery Branch 28-14 at the Georgia Dome. Last year, Cairo lost in the championship game when Columbus-Carver scored a touchdown in the last minute of the game. Click here for game story.

Wesleyan Stops ECI's Run For Back-to-Back Georgia Titles

By Jeff Fisher
The High School Football Huddle


Emanuel County Institute's star running back Washaun Ealey couldn't close out his career with a second straight Georgia A high school football championship. Wesleyan held the Georgia recruit and the state's all-time touchdown leader to just 90-yards on its way to a 33-21 win for the state's A title Saturday at the Georgia Dome. Click here for game story.

Georgia High School Football Scoreboard - Championships

Georgia High School Football Scores
Saturday, December 13, 2008

USA Today Super 25
#21 Camden County 21 Peachtree Ridge 14

Finals

AAAAA

Camden County 21 Peachtree Ridge 14

AAA
Cairo 28 Flowery Branch 14

A
Wesleyan 33 Emanuel County Institute 21

Liberty Tops #17 Bethel Park for Pennsylvania 4A Title

By Jeff Fisher
The High School Football Huddle


Liberty traded in its bridesmaid outfits for the glass slipper Saturday night beating nationally-ranked Bethel Park (#17 USA Today Super 25) 28-21 in overtime for Pennsylvania's AAAA championship. Liberty, which lost finished runner-up in 2005 and 2006, eneded a streak of four straight AAAA championships from schools from the WPIAL. Click here for game story.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Wilmington Wins PA AA Title in Double OT

By Jeff Fisher
The High School Football Huddle

Wilmington captured Pennsylvania's AA state championship with a 35-34 double overtime win over heavily favored West Catholic from Philadelphia. The Greyhounds weren't given much a chance against the Burrs, who entered the game having beaten playoff opponents by an average of over 40 points a game. It was the third time in the last four games that Wilmington needed overtime to win. Click here for game story.

Pennsylvania High School Football Scoreboard - Championships

Pennsylvania High School Football Scores
Saturday, December 13, 2008

USA Today Super 25
Liberty 28 #17 Bethel Park 21 (OT)

Finals


AAAA
Liberty 28 Bethel Park 21 (OT)

AA
Wilmington 35 West Catholic 34 (2OTs)

Tucker Wins First-Ever Georgia High School Football Title

By Jeff Fisher
The High School Football Huddle


Tucker's first Georgia high school football championship was a sweet one for the team. On September 26th, the Tigers were beaten soundly by Marist 36-0. On Friday December 12th, Tucker turned the tables and beat the War Eagles 15-3 for the AAAA title. Click here for game story.

Florida High School Football Scoreboard - Championships and Semifinals

By Jeff Fisher
The High School Football Huddle


The Florida 5A showdown between national football powers St. Thomas Aquinas and Lakeland is set. The two will meet next week in Orlando for the state's 5A state championship. STA, ranked #1 by USA Today, advanced to the championship game with a 35-14 win over Largo Friday night, while Lakeland, ranked #6 by USA Today, moved into the finals with a hard fought 22-21 win over Pine Forest. Click here to read the Lakeland/Pine Forest game recap.

Florida High School Football Scores
Friday, December 12, 2008

Championships

1A

North Florida Christian 17 Fort Meade 7

1B
Jupiter Christian 49 Warner Christian 14

Semifinals

6A

Seminole 21 Boone 17
Miami Northwestern 42 Miramar 23

5A
Lakeland 22 Pine Forest 21
St. Thomas Aquinas 35 Largo 14

4A
Lincoln 30 Seabreeze 12
Plant 33 Dwyer 21

3A
Godby 28 Pasco 12
Cocoa 20 Monsignor Pace 17

Friday, December 12, 2008

Louisiana High School Football Scorebord - Finals

Louisiana High School Football Scores
Friday, December 12, 2008

Finals

3A

Lutcher 17 Notre Dame 0

2A
John Curtis 35 Evangel Christian 14

Georgia High School Football Scoreboard - Championships

Georgia High School Football Scores
Friday, December 12, 2008

Finals

AAAA

Tucker 15 Marist 3

AA
Buford 45 Calhoun 21

John Curtis Wins 5th Straight Louisiana Title

By Jeff Fisher
The High School Football Huddle


John Curtis will have to make room for another high school football trophy. Friday the Patriots beat Evangel Christian 35-14 for the Louisiana Class 2A state title. It was the fifth straight for John Curtis and 23rd overall. Click here for game story.

Thomas Jefferson Grabs Back-to-Back Pennsylvania AAA Titles

By Jeff Fisher
The High School Football Huddle


Thomas Jefferson won its 31st straight in-state game Friday night and claimed its second straight Pennsylvania Class AAA football championship. TJ beat Archbishop Wood 34-7 at Hershey Park Stadium. Wood's appearance in the state title game marked the first time a school from the Philadelphia Catholic League played for a state championship. This is the first year that a PCL school was eligible for the state playoffs. Click here for game story.

Pennsylvania High School Football Scoreboard - Championships

Pennsylvania High School Football Scores
Friday, December 12, 2008

Finals

AAA

Thomas Jefferson 34 Archbishop Wood 7

A
Steelton-Highspire 35 Clairton 16

Buford Wins Another Georgia Championship

By Jeff Fisher
The High School Football Huddle


Buford had no trouble winning back-to-back Georgia AA titles on Friday. The Wolves beat Calhoun 45-21 in the championship game at the Georgia Dome. It was Buford's 6th championship. Click here for game story.

Newton-Conover Goes for First North Carolina Title

By Jeff Fisher
The High School Football Huddle


Eight North Carolina high school football champs will be crowned this weekend. The first trophy will be handed out Friday night when Newton-Conover faces Tarboro in Chapel Hill for the state's 2A crown. Click here for a preview.



Friday's game

2-A

Newton-Conover (14-1) vs. Tarboro (14-1)

Saturday's games

3-A
West Craven (15-0) vs. West Rowan (14-1)

3-AA
James B. Dudley (15-0) vs. A.L. Brown (13-2)

2-AA
Reidsville Sr. (15-0) vs. East Lincoln (14-1)

1-A
Williamston (10-5) vs. Mount Airy (15-0)

1-AA
East Bladen (14-1) vs. Thomasville (15-0)

4-A
Douglas Byrd (12-3) vs. Seventy-First (13-2)

Sunday's game

4-AA
Jack Britt (14-1) vs. Richmond Sr. (11-3-1)

Central Wins Kentucky 3-A Crown

By Jeff Fisher
The High School Football Huddle


Central won Kentucky's Class 3-A title Friday afternoon with a 40-19 win against Breathitt County. Click here for game story.

Beechwood Wins Another Kentucky High School Football Championship

By Jeff Fisher
The High School Football Huddle


Beechwood beat Hazard 14-7 Friday afternoon to capture its second straight Kentucky Class A state football championship. The title for the Tigers was the third in last five years and 11th overall. Click here for game story.

Jupiter Christian Defends Its Florida 1B Title

By Jeff Fisher
The High School Football Huddle


Jupiter Christian beat Warner Christian Friday at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando to claim the school's second straight Florida Class 1B title. It's the first time since the classification was created four years ago that a school has won back-to-back titles. Click here for game recap.

Steelton-Highspire Wins Back-to-Back Pennsylvania Class A Titles

By Jeff Fisher
The High School Football Huddle

Steelton-Highspire (16-0) captured its second straight Pennsylvania Class A title Friday with a 35-16 win over Clairton (15-1) at Hershey Park Stadium. The game marked the end of the the state's all-time leading rusher Jeremiah White, who was held to 81-yards on 20-carries. White ended his career with 9,027 yards rushing and two state titles. Click here for game story.

Monday, December 08, 2008

Piscataway Wins North Jersey 2 Group 4 Title

By Jeff Fisher
The High School Football Huddle

Piscataway got revenge on Hunterdon Central Sunday in the NJSIAA North Jersey 2 Group IV championship game. Piscataway beat the Red Devils 38-0 avenging last year's championship loss. Click here for game story.

Piscataway vs. Hunterdon Central football championship

Phillipsburg Wins New Jersey Title

By Jeff Fisher
The High School Football Huddle


Phillipsburg, New Jersey's winningest football program. won its fourth state sectional championship Sunday beating Rahway 20-6 for the NJSIAA North 2 Group 3 title. Click here for game story.

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Exeter/Greenwich Wins Rhode Island Division IV Title

By Jeff Fisher
The High School Football Huddle


Exeter/West Greenwich defeated Middletown for the second time on Sunday, but this win was more important. The 26-6 win in the Super Bowl gave Exeter/West Greenwich the Division IV state title. Click here for game story.

Glastonbury Closes Out Perfect Season With Connecticut Title

By Jeff Fisher
The High School Football Huddle


Glastonbury beat Cheshire 28-14 in the Class LL title game on Saturday for its first Connecticut football championship since 1989. Click here for game story.

Masuk Cruises to Connecticut Class L Title

By Jeff Fisher
The High School Football Huddle


Masuk won the Connecticut Class L title on Saturday beating Newington 56-13. Click here for game story

New Canaan Three-Peats in Connecticut

By Jeff Fisher
The High School Football Huddle


New Canaan won its third straight Connecticut Class MM title Saturday beating Darien for the second time in ten days. The Rams beat Darien 26-7 giving New Canaan head coach Lou Marinelli his first undefeated season in 27-years of coaching. Click here for game story.

Brookfield Squeaks By Ledyard for Connecticut Class M Title

By Jeff Fisher
The High School Football Huddle

Defending Connecticut Class M champ Ledyard came-up short in its title. The Colonels lost to Brookfield 16-14 Saturday. The win gave Brookfield its first title since 1995. Click here for game story.

New London Beats Seymour for Connecticut SS Title

By Jeff Fisher
The High School Football Huddle


New London captured its first Connecticut football championship Saturday with a 27-18 win over Seymour. Running back Richie Vitale was the star of the show for the Whalers with 43-carries for 303 yards and two touchdowns. Click here for game story.

Cromwell Storms Back To Win Connecticut Class S Title

By Jeff Fisher
The High School Football Huddle

Two-time Class S champ Ansonia lost to Cromwell 14-12 Saturday night giving the Panthers their first-ever Connecticut state championship. Ansonia, which was looking for its 17th overall title, got out to a 12-0 lead in the first quarter. Click here for game story.

Connecticut High School Football Scoreboard - Championships

Connecticut High School Football Scores
Saturday, December 7, 2008

Finals

Class LL

Glastonbury 28 Cheshire 14

Class L
Masuk 56 Newington 13

Class MM
New Canaan 26 Darien 7

Class M
Brookfield 16 Ledyard 14

Class SS
New London 27 Seymour 18

Class S
Cromwell 14 Ansonia 12

Pennsylvania High School Football Scoreboard - Semifinals

By Jeff Fisher
The High School Football Huddle

The western Pennsylvania AAAA semifinal might still be going if it weren't for a roughing the kicker call in the third overtime of Bethel Park's 38-35 win over Wilson West Lawn. After missing a 23-yard attempt, Patrick Lyndon was able to redeem himself with a 25-yard boot to put the Black Hawks in their first-ever state championship game next Saturday.

Bethel Park (#21 USA Today) will face Liberty, which beat North Penn 21-14 Saturday to avenge its only loss of the season, which came during the first week of the season. Liberty will playing in its third state championship game in four years. The Hurricanes are 0-2 in title tilts.

Click here for the Bethel Park-Wilson West Lawn game summary. Click here to read about Liberty's win over North Penn.

Pennsylvania High School Football Scores
Saturday, December 6, 2008

Semifinals

USA Today Top 25
#21 Bethel Park 38 Wilson West Lawn 35 (3 OTs)

AAAA

Liberty 21 North Penn 14
Bethel Park 38 Wilson West Lawn 35 (3 OTs)

Saturday, December 06, 2008

Texas High School Football Scoreboard -Quarterfinals

Texas High School Football Scores
Friday, December 5, 2008

Class 5A Division 1

Copperas Cove 45, Klein Oak 7
Smithson Valley 19, SA Reagan 14

Class 4A Division II
Sulphur Springs 52, Rockwall Heath 47

Class 3A Division II
Celina 50, Kaufman 6
Giddings 21, Bellville 20, 2OT

Class 2A Division I
Semifinals

Kirbyville 61, Altair Rice 42

Class 1A Division II
Albany 14, Archer City 7
Ganado 14, Falls City 7

Six-Man Division I
Semifinals

Follett 64, Fort Davis 42
Strawn 102, Abbott 70

Six-Man Division II
Semifinals
Woodson 101, Walnut Springs 63

Louisiana High School Football Scorebord - Semifinals

By Jeff Fisher
The High School Football Huddle


Louisiana's defending 4A champ Bastrop will not be returning to the Superdome next weekend to defend its title. Friday night 12th Belle Chase beat the Rams 35-34 to advance to the title game where it will face Archbishop Shaw. Belle Chase's only loss of the season was a 28-27 loss to Shaw back on October 17th. Click here for last night's game summary

Louiisiana High School Football Scores
Friday, December 5, 2008

Semifinals

Class 5A

Destrehan 21, Central 14 Click here for game story
West Monroe 47, Barbe 12

Class 4A
Belle Chasse 35, Bastrop 34
Archbishop Shaw 14, Salmen 10 Click here for game story

Class 3A
Lutcher 58, Cecilia 26
Notre Dame 17, Redemptorist 10

Class 2A
Evangel Christian Academy 31, St. James 7 Click here for game story
John Curtis Christian 48, Calvary Baptist Academy 0 Click here for game story

Class 1A
Christian Life Academy 25, Delhi Charter 13
South Plaquemines 46, Haynesville 14 Click here for game story

Friday, December 05, 2008

New Jersey High School Football Scoreboard - Championships

New Jersey High School Football Scores
Friday, December 5, 2008

Championships

North Jersey 1 Group 2

Jefferson 21 West Essex 6

North Jersey 1 Group 1
Mountain Lakes 35 Glen Rock 21

North Jersey 2 Group 2
Caldwell 22 Governor Livingston 7

South Jersey Group 3
Shawnee 28 Hammonton 7

South Jersey Group 2
Delsea 17 West Deptford 14

Non-Public Group 3
St. Joseph 27 Immaculata 6

Pennsylvania High School Football Scoreboard - Semifinals

Pennsylvania High School Football Scores
Friday, December 5, 2008

Semfinals

AAA

Archbishop Wood 13 Selinsgrove 7
Thomas Jefferson 49 West York 21

AA
West Catholic 37 Lancaster Catholic 14
Wilmington 29 Aliquippa 28

A
Steelton-Highspire 20 Schuylkill Haven 9
Clairton 24 Farrell 21

Georgia High School Football Scoreboard - Semifinals

By Jeff Fisher
The High School Football Huddle


One week after knocking defending AAAAA champ Lowndes from the state tournament and national rankings, Grayson is on the outside looking in. Peachtree Ridge knocked off the Rams 13-10 in double overtime to advance to its second state title game in three years. Peachtree Ridge is now 12-2 after starting the season with two straight losses. Click here for game story.

Georgia High School Football Scores
Friday, December 5, 2008

Semifinals

USA Today Super 25
Peachtree Ridge 13 #14 Grayson 10 (2OT)

AAAAA

Camden County 27 Newnan 7
Peachtree Ridge 13 Grayson 10 (2OT)

AAAA
Tucker 34 Griffin 0
Marist 19 Rome 17

AAA
Flowery Branch 28 LaGrange 0
Cairo 42 Carver-Columbus 13

AA
Buford 44 Fitzgerald 21
Calhoun 38 Brooks County 35

A
Emmanuel County Institute 15 Wilkinson County 7
Wesleyan 20 Lincoln County 12

Sweet Water Makes It Three Straight Alabama 1A Titles

By Jeff Fisher
The High School Football Huddle

Sweet Water got the three-peat on Friday beating Speake 42-0 for the Alabama 1A high school football championship. Sweet Water running back Johnny Lockett was the game MVP with 171 yards rushing and three touchdowns. Sweet Water has now won 40 of its last 41 games. Click here for game summary.

Sweet Water's Johnny Lockett with a 45-yard touchdown

Alabama High School Football Scoreboard - Championships

Alabama High School Football Scores
Friday, December 5, 2008

Championships


5A
Vigor 50 Russellville 30

4A
UMS-Wright 41 Cherokee County 7

Leeds Prevents Cordova From Alabama 3A Back-to-Back

By Jeff Fisher
The High School Football Huddle


Leeds capped a perfect season Thursday beating defending Alabama 3A champ Cordova 38-21. The title is the first for the Blue Devils since the 1995 season. Click here for game story.

Thursday, December 04, 2008

UMS-Wright Makes History in Alabama Class 4A

By Jeff Fisher
The High School Football Huddle


UMS-Wright became the first Alabama school to win four Class 4A titles Thursday with a 41-7 win over Cherokee County. After winning Super Six crowns in 2001, 2002, 2005, the Bulldogs spent two years in 5A before returning to 4A this season. Click here for game story.

Alabama High School Football Scoreboard - Championships

Alabama High School Football Scores
Thursday, December 4, 2008

Championships

3A
Leeds 38 Cordova 21

1A
Sweet Water 42 Speake 0

After Avoiding Forfeit, Mansfield Advances to Massachusetts Super Bowl

By Jeff Fisher
The High School Football Huddle


One day after beating the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association off-the-field for the right to play in the Eastern Mass Division 2 semifinals, Mansfield beat Bishop Feehan 22-6 to advance to Saturday's Super Bowl. Originally, Mansfield was forced to forfeit the game by MIAA for using an ineligible player earlier this season, but less than an hour before the game on Tuesday, the school won an injunction in Superior Court. Next week, the MIAA will another hearing on the matter that could still result in Mansfield having to forfeit its post-season wins. Click here for a Mansfield-Bishop Feehan game recap.

Massachusetts High School Football Scores
Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Division 2 Semifinal

Mansfield 22 Bishop Feehan 6

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Pennsylvania Semifinal Previews

By Jeff Fisher
The High School Football Huddle


Pennsylvania's down to the Final Four in all four classification and two 2007 champs (Thomas Jefferson-AAA & Steelton Highspire-A) are still in the running to defend their titles.

In the AAA semis, Thomas Jefferson needs to beat West York to return to the state title game in Hershey. West York is hoping to build on last week's confidence builder against Manheim Central. The Bulldogs beat Manheim Central in the District 3 title game, which was Manheim's first district loss since 1988.

For a preview of how Thomas Jefferson is approaching the defense of its state crown, click here.

In the other AAA semifinal, Archbishop Wood is one of two Philadelphia Catholic League schools still alive for state titles. This is the first year that PCL teams are eligible for PIAA titles. West Catholic is the other PCL team. The two-time defending Catholic League Blue champs, who play Lancaster Catholic in the semis, have outscored opponents 704-173 this year.

Click here on some fun facts on the 21st year of PIAA state football playoffs.

To read more Pennsylvania semifinal previews, click on the games below...

AAAA
North Penn vs. Liberty
Bethel Park vs. Wilson West Lawn

AAA
Archbishop Wood vs. Selinsgrove
Thomas Jefferson vs. West York

AA
Philadelphia West Catholic vs. Lancaster Catholic Click here for game story
Aliquippa vs. Wilmington

A
Steelton-Highspire vs. Schuylkill Haven
Clairton vs. Farrell

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Connecticut High School Football Scoreboard - Semifinals

Connecticut High School Football Scores
Tuesday, December 2, 2008


Class LL
Cheshire 28 Hamden 21 Click here for game story
Glastonbury 42 Newtown 28 Click here for game story

Class L
Masuk 50 Windsor 15 Click here for game story
Newington 28 Simsbury 7

Class MM
New Canaan 34 Weaver 0 Click here for game story
Darien 35 Hillhouse 32

Class M
Ledyard 43 Cheney Tech-Manchester 0 Click here for game story
Brookfield 36 Avon 19 Click here for game story

Class SS
Seymour 42 Rocky Hill 7 Click here for game story
New London 27 Montville 13

Class S
Cromwell 34 Hyde 9 Click here for game story
Ansonia 28 North Branford 0

Massachusetts High School Football Scoreboard - Semifinals

By Jeff Fisher
The High School Football Huddle


They say the second time is the charm and that's the case for BC High, which shocked three-time defending state champ Everett in the Eastern Mass Division 1 semifinals Tuesday night. The Eagles, who lost 26-0 to Everett during the regular season, moved-on to Saturday's Super Bowl with a 9-0 victory at Manning Field in Lynn. BC High will play Brockton in the Super Bowl at Gillette Stadium. Click here for game story.

Massachusetts High School Football Scores
Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Eastern Mass
Semifinals

Division 1

Brockton 20 Dartmouth 13 Click here for game story
BC High 9 Everett 0

Division 1A
Marshfield 14 Framingham 7
Dracut 28 Acton-Boxboro 21 Click here for game story

Division 2
Walpole 20 Reading 12 Click here for game story
Mansfield vs. Bishop Feehan (Wednesday Night)

Division 2A
Duxbury 26 Apponequet 13 Click here for game story
Gloucester 26 Masconomet 7 Click here for game story

Divison 3
Arlington Catholic 22 Swampscott 9 Click here for game story
Norton 14 Abington 6 Click here for game story

Divison 3A
Amesbury 34 Whittier 0 Click here for game story
Martha's Vineyard 42 Monument 14 Click here for game story

Division 4
Tri-County 20 Pope John 18 Click here for a story
Manchester Essex 29 O'Bryant 21 Click here for game story

Western and Central Mass
Semifinals

Division 1

Longmeadow 24 Holyoke 7 Click here for game story
Fitchburg 33 Shrewsbury 6

Longmeadow moves to Division I Super Bowl


Division 1A
Westfield 38 Minnechaug 25
Holy Name 16 Wachusett 10

Bombers advance to Division IA Super Bowl


Westfield vs. Minnechaug




Division 2
South Hadley 21 East Longmeadow 14 Click here for game story
Tantasqua 14 Millbury 7

East Longmeadow v. South Hadley


Division 2A
Auburn 22 Northbridge 18

Division 3
Putnam 59 Springfield Sci-Tech 22 Click here for game story
Littleton 33 Lunenburg 14

Division III Football Playoff: Putnam 59, Sci-Tech 22


Division 3A
Easthampton 56 Pathfinder 28 Click here for game story
Assabet 38 Groton-Dunstable 7

Easthampton rolls to Div. IIIA Super Bowl

USA Today Super 25

By Jeff Fisher
The High School Football Huddle


Center Grove (IN), Maine South (IL) and Muskegon (MI) all won state championships last weekend, and in addition to the shiny trophies, all three are in the new USA Today Super 25 released on Tuesday. Joining that trio is Grayson (GA), which hops into the rankings at #14 after taking down defending Georgia champ and former #4 Lowndes in the GHSA quarterfinals on Friday.

Here are the new rankings...

1. Trinity (Euless, TX) 13-0, LW: #1
2. St. Thomas Aquinas (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) 12-0, LW: #2
3. Armwood (Seffner, FL) 12-0, LW: #3
4. Centennial (Corona, CA) 12-0, LW: #5
5. Long Beach Poly (CA) 12-0, LW: #6
6. Skyline (Issaquah, WA) 13-0, LW: #7
7. Madison County (Madison, FL) 11-0, LW: #8
8. Lakeland (FL) 12-0, LW: #9
9. South Panola (Batesville, MS) 14-0, LW: #10
10. Oscar Smith (Chesapeake, VA) 14-0, LW: #11
11. Lake Travis (Austin, TX) 13-0, LW: #13
12. Byrnes (Duncan, SC) 13-1, LW: #22
13. Allen (TX) 12-1, LW: #14
14. Grayson (Loganville, GA) 13-0, LW: NR
15. St. Ignatius (Cleveland, OH) 14-1, LW: #16
16. St. Xavier (Louisville, KY) 12-0, LW: #17
17. Center Grove (Greenwood, IN) 14-1, LW: NR
18. Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, NJ) 10-1, LW: #19
19. River Hill (Clarksville, MD) 13-0, LW: #20
20. De La Salle (Concord, CA) 10-1, LW: #21
21. Bethel Park (PA) 14-0, LW: #23
22. Oceanside (CA) 10-0-1, LW: #25
23. Maine South (Park Ridge, IL) 14-0, LW: NR
24. Timpview (Provo, UT) 13-0, LW: #24
25. Muskegon (MI) 14-0, LW: NR

Monday, December 01, 2008

Massachusetts Post-Season Begins Tuesday

By Jeff Fisher
The High School Football Huddle


The craziness that is Massachusetts high school football playoff begins Tuesday night. The eastern Mass semis are set for tomorrow night and then the winners have to bounce back and play in the Super Bowls on Saturday.

In Division 1, the semifinals are rematches for '07 with BC High (9-1) taking-on two-time defending champ Everett (9-1). The winner of that gets the Brockton-Dartmouth winner. Top-ranked Dartmouth won last year's semifinal and then lost to Everett 36-28 in overtime in the Super Bowl.

Here are the match-ups...

Eastern Mass
Semifinals

Division 1

BC High vs. Everett at Lynn, 7:45 p.m.
Dartmouth at Brockton, 7:45 p.m.

Division 1A
Dracut vs. Acton-Boxboro at Lowell, 7:45 p.m.
Framingham vs. Marshfield at Brockton, 5:15 p.m.

Division 2
Reading vs. Walpole at Reading, 7:45 p.m. Click here for preview
Bishop Feehan vs. Mansfield at Bridgewater-Raynham, 5:15 p.m. Click here for preview

Division 2A
Masconomet vs. Gloucester at Lynn, 5:15 p.m.
Apponequet vs. Duxbury at Durfee, 7:15 p.m.
Click here for previews

Division 3
Arlington Catholic vs. Swampscott at Arlington, 7:15 p.m.
Abington vs. Norton at Bridgewater-Raynham, 7:45 p.m.
Click here for previews

Division 3A
Whittier vs. Amesbury at Lowell, 5:15 p.m.
South Boston vs. Martha's Vineyard at Taunton, 4:45 p.m.
Click here for previews

Division 4
O'Bryant vs. Manchester-Essex at Reading, 5:15 p.m.
Tri-County vs. Pope John at Taunton, 7:15 p.m.
Click here for previews

Central/Western Mass
Semifinals


DIVISION I
Longmeadow vs Holyoke, 7:30pm at Westfield
Fitchburg vs Shrewsbury, 7:45pm at Oakmont

DIVISION IA
Westfield vs Minnechaug, 5:30pm at Westfield
Holy Name vs Wachusett, 7:45pm at Wachusett

DIVISION II
East Longmeadow vs South Hadley, 7:00pm at Holyoke
Tantasqua vs Millbury, 7:45pm at Foley - Worcester

DIVISION IIA
Northbridge vs Auburn, 5:15pm at Wachusett

DIVISION III
Springfield High School of Science & Tech vs Putnam, 5:00pm at Holyoke
Lunenburg vs Littleton, 5:15pm at Oakmont

Division IIIA
Easthampton vs Pathfinder, 3:30pm at Westfield
Assabet vs Groton Dunstable, 5:15pm at Foley - Worcester

Rye Defends New York Class B Title

PrepNation.com National Prep Poll

By Jeff Fisher
The High School Football Huddle


The are five new teams in this week's National Prep Poll released by PrepNation.com. North Penn (Lansdale, PA) bolts into the poll at #11. This week the Knights will play Liberty for Pennsylvania's eastern championship and the right to go to Hershey for the AAAA championship. North Penn is the only team to beat Liberty this year in the opening week of the season 23-15.

Phoebus (Hampton, VA) moves into the poll at #16 after knocking-off former #24 Stone Bridge to advance to Virginia's Division 5 title game next week. West Monroe (LA) joins the party at #18 followed by Central Grove (Greenwood, IN) at #22 and Glenville (Cleveland, OH) re-entering the poll at #23 on the strength of its 1-1 record against Ohio's Division I champ St. Ignatius, which moves up five spots to #8.

Here's the latest Top 25...

1. St. Thomas Aquinas (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) 12-0, LW: #1
2. Trinity (Euless, TX) 13-0, LW: #2
3. Long Beach Poly (CA) 12-0, LW: #5
4. Centennial (Corona, CA) 12-0, LW: #4
5. Armwood (Seffner, FL) 12-0, LW: #7
6. South Panola (Batesville, MS) 14-0, LW: #6
7. Hightower (Missouri City, TX) 11-0, LW: #8
8. St. Ignatius (Cleveland, OH) 14-1, LW: #13
9. Byrnes (Duncan, SC) 13-1, LW: #16
10. St. Xavier (Louisville, KY) 12-0, LW: #14
11. North Penn (Lansdale, PA) 14-0, LW: NR
12. Oscar Smith (Chesapeake, VA) 14-0, LW: #11
13. Skyline (Sammanish, WA) 13-0, LW: #9
14. Camden County (Kingsland, GA) 13-0, LW: #17
15. Bethel Park (PA) 14-0, LW: #15
16. Phoebus (Hampton, VA) 14-0, LW: NR
17. Maine South (Park Ridge, IL) 14-0, LW: #21
18. West Monroe (LA) 12-0, LW: NR
19. Allen (TX) 12-1, LW: #19
20. Lakeland (FL) 12-0, LW: #20
21. Centennial (Peoria, AZ) 12-0, LW: #22
22. Center Grove (Greenwood, IN) 14-1, LW: NR
23. Glenville (Cleveland, OH) 11-1, LW: NR
24. Timpview (Provo, UT) 13-0, LW: #23
25. Maryville (TN) 14-0, LW: #25

New York High School Football Scoreboard - Championships

New York High School Football Scores
Sunday, November 30, 2008

Championships

Class AA

Orchard Park 21 Monroe-Woodbury 17

Class B
Rye 16 Oneida 12

Sunday, November 30, 2008

California High School Football Scoreboard - 2nd Round Playoffs

By Jeff Fisher
The High School Football Huddle

Long Beach Poly (#6 USA Today) had another close call Saturday. One week after surviving by four points in the opening round of the PAC-5 playoffs, the Jackrabbits just got by Esperanza. Poly's 17-10 win moves them into the semifinals where it will face Lakewood. Click here for a game story.



California High School Football Scores
Saturday, November 29, 2008

SOUTHERN SECTION
Quarterfinals

PAC-5 (I)

Long Beach Poly 17, Esperanza 10

MID-VALLEY (XI)
Paraclete 14, Northview 0

EAST VALLEY (XII)
Maranatha 23, Big Bear 22 (OT)

NORTHEAST (XIII)
Riverside Christian 49, St. Genevieve 28
Linfield Christian 26, Bell-Jeff 0

8 MAN DIVISION I
Semifinals

Faith Baptist 18, Thacher 14
Santa Clarita Christian 26, Windward 21

8 MAN DIVISION II
Semifinal
Desert Chapel 42, North County Christian 38

Virginia High School Football Scoreboard - Semifinals

By Jeff Fisher
The High School Football Huddle


Phoebus made quick work of defending Division 5 champ Stone Bridge (#15 USA Today) 38-8 on Saturday in the Virginia state semifinals on Saturday. Coming into the game, Stone Bridge had a 26-game win streak and had outscored opponents by an average of 47 points this year. The Phantoms will play Dinwiddle for the state championship next week. Click here for game story.

Virginia High School Football Scores
Saturday, November 29, 2008

USA Today Super 25
#11 Oscar Smith 10 Oakton 7
Phoebus 38 #15 Stone Bridge 8

GROUP AAA
DIVISION 6

Oscar Smith 10, Oakton 7 Click here for game story
Osbourn 47, Varina 28 Click here for game story

DIVISION 5
Phoebus 38, Stone Bridge 8
Dinwiddie 42, Liberty-Bealeton 21 Click here for game story

GROUP AA
DIVISION 4

Chancellor (12-0) at Broad Run (12-0)
Amherst 13 Pulaski County 7 Click here for game story

DIVISION 3
Brookville 47, Richlands 0
James Monroe 44, Monticello 41

GROUP A
DIVISION 2

Floyd County 14, Lebanon 13 Click here for game story
Gretna 45, Essex 40 Click here for game story

DIVISION 1
Franklin 22 William Campbell 21 Click here for game story
Clintwood 41 Holston 21

Texas High School Football Scoreboard - 3rd Round Playoffs

By Jeff Fisher
The High School Football Huddle


An 0-2 start may have been just what Katy needed to jump start the defense of its 2007 Texas Class 5A Division II championship. Saturday Katy beat Dickinson 38-7 to advance to next weekend's Region III semifinals against La Porte. Click here for game story

Texas High School Football Scores
Saturday, November 29, 2008

USA Today Super 25
#1 Trinity 48 Arlington 14

Class 5A Division I
Euless Trinity 48, Arlington High School 14
Dallas Skyline 35, Cypress Woods 21 Click here for game story
Round Rock Stony Point 38, Garland 6
Pearland 35, Katy Taylor 7
Austin Westlake 49, Harlingen 23 Click here for game story

Class 5A Division II
Cedar Hill 41, Mansfield 35 Click here for game story
Wylie 43, Arlington Bowie 20 Click here for game story
Klein Oak 34, Richardson Lake Highlands 10 Click here for game story
Katy 38, Dickinson 7
La Porte 27, Houston Madison 17
SA Reagan 28, Los Fresnos 11

Class 4A Division I
Denton Guyer 28, Abilene Cooper 7
Longview 35, Dallas Carter 20 Click here for game story
Beaumont Central 35, Angleton 34
Friendswood 49, Magnolia 21
Killeen 42, Gregory-Portland 21

Class 4A Division II
Dayton 28, Rosenberg Terry 13
Stephenville 51, EP Parkland 13
Pflugerville Hendrickson 31, Port Lavaca Calhoun 30

Class 3A Division I
Abilene Wylie 24, China Spring 21
Prosper 21, Van 7
Cuero 55, La Feria 13

Class 3A Division II
Liberty Hill 38, Sweetwater 7
Gilmer 35, West Orange-Stark 23

Class 2A Division I
Pilot Point 27, Winnsboro 24
Altair Rice 26, George West 13

Class 2A Division II
Daingerfield 61, New Waverly 14
Cisco 42, Lubbock Roosevelt 25
Idalou 26, Brady 9
Grandview 36, Gainesville Callisburg 21
Blanco 42, Vanderbilt Industrial 21
Refugio 21, East Bernard 7

Class 1A Division I
Mart 27, Alto 20

Class 1A Division II
Iraan 16, Sunray 6

Six-Man Division I
Strawn 89, Gordon 58

Six-Man Division II
Borden County 64, Sierra Blanca 36

Maine South Runs Its Way to Illinois 8A Title

By Jeff Fisher
The High School Football Huddle


Coming into Illinois 8A championship game, Maine South quarterback Charlie Gordo was known for winning games with his strong right arm. However, it was the Vanderbilt-bound QB's legs that carried the Hawks (14-0) to a 41-21 win over Hinsdale Central (11-3). Gordo, who entered the game with over 3,000 yards passing and 37 touchdowns, carried the ball 25 times for an 8A title game record 164 yards and a touchdown. HC held Gordo to just 132 yards and one touchdown on 9-of-14 completions. Click here for game story.

East St. Louis Captures First Illinois Title Since 1991

By Jeff Fisher
The High School Football Huddle

Illinois' winningest high school football team captured its 740th win and seventh state championship all in one game. East St. Louis beat Geneva 33-14 in the 7A championship game in Champaign. The victory capped a great season for the Flyers who lost their opening game in the Kirk Herbstreit Varsity Series and then reeled-off 13 straight victories. Click here for game story.

#16 St. Ignatius Wins Battle of Ohio Against #18 Elder

By Jeff Fisher
The High School Football Huddle


St. Ignatius (#16 USA Today) showed that it doesn't matter how you start the season, it's how you end it. Saturday the Wildcats, who lost its season opener to Glenville, finished with their 14th straight win to capture Ohio's Division I title with a 28-20 win over Elder (#18 USA Today) before 20,000 at Canton's Fawcett Stadium. The championship is the 10th for St. Ignatius. Click here for game story.

St. Ignatius wins Division I state football title

Aurora Wins First Ohio State Football Championship

By Jeff Fisher
The High School Football Huddle

After a 1-2 start, Aurora ripped-off twelve straight wins that catapulted the Greenmen to Ohio's Division III championship. Aurora beat Columbus Eastmoor Academy 21-10 Saturday for the championship on Saturday. Click here for the game story.