Monday, October 22, 2012

Manatee Remains #1 in latest High School Football America Top 25

by Jeff Fisher
High School Football America
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Only minor changes this week with four of the High School Football America Top 25 teams on a bye week and only #23 Mater Dei (California) losing this past weekend.

Mater Dei’s loss to St. John Bosco opens a hole for Coppell from Texas to enter the rankings at #24. The Cowboys are a perfect 7-0 this season with an 27-24 overtime win over previously ranked Allen.

It was a tough week for Coppell as the team played with heavy hearts on Friday. Last weekend, the senior wide receiver Jacob Logan died during a swimming accident.

High School Football America Top 25

1. Manatee (Bradenton, FL) 7-0
Hurricanes had a tussle for a while with Venice before pulling away for a 56-27 win. QB Cord Sandberg (Mississippi St. verbal) 13-of-14 for 253 yards and 3 TDs. Sandberg also ran for two scores. Next up: Palmetto (7-0) on Friday. Last Week: #1

2. DeSoto (Texas) 7-0
Dontre Wilson scored six touchdowns to lead the Eagles to a 52-24 win over Midlothian. Next up: Duncan (2-5) on Friday Last week #2

3. John Curtis (River Ridge, LA) 7-0
Bye Week. Next up: Clark (1-7) on Friday. Last Week: #3

4. Bellevue (Washington) 8-0
The Wolverines win streak reaches 34 straight with 49-11 win over Liberty. Next up: Mercer Island (5-3) on Friday. Next Week: #4

5. St. Ignatius (Cleveland, OH) 8-0

Wildcats avenged last year’s regular season loss to St. Xavier with 32-21 win Saturday. St. Ignatius won its 15th straight behind four touchdowns from Tim McVey. Next up: St. Edward (9-0) on Saturday Last Week: #5

6. Trinity (Louisville, KY) 8-0
Bye Week. Next up: Archbishop Moeller (Ohio) (6-3) on Saturday. Last week: #6

7. De La Salle (Concord, CA) 7-0
Running back Tiapepe Vitale rushed for 202 yards and three TDs in 41-9 win over Monte Vista. Next up: San Ramon Valley (4-4) on Friday. Last Week: #7

8. Camden County (Kingsland, GA) 7-0
Bye Week. Next up: Brunswick (3-4) on Friday. Last Week: #8

9. Vista Murrieta (Murrieta, CA) 8-0

USC recruit Su’a Cravens scored the Broncos first three TDs on a punt return, a pass reception and 100-yard interception return in 45-17 win over previously undefeated Murrieta Valley. Next up: Murrieta Mesa (6-2) on Friday Last Week: #9

10. Hoover (Alabama) 9-0
Bucs defense continues to look strong in 14-0 win over Minor. Hoover has only allowed 66 points this year. Next up: Tuscaloosa County (7-1) on Friday Last Week: #10

11. Ensworth (Nashville, TN) 9-0

Tigers win their showdown with once-beaten Brentwood Academy 20-0. Corn Elder rushed for 296 yards and 2 TDs. Next up: Father Ryan (3-6) on Friday. Last Week: #11

12. Katy (Texas) 7-0
The Tigers fell behind 7-0 and 10-7 before taking control in a 38-13 win over Seven Lakes. Next up: Strake Jesuit (1-6) on Saturday. Last Week: #12

13. Narbonne (Harbor City, CA) 8-0
The Gauchos avenged two straight losses to San Pedro with a 28-7 victory Friday. Next up: George Washington Prep (4-4) on Friday. Last Week: #13

14. Butler (Matthews, NC) 9-0
Bulldogs pitched their third shutout in the last four games in 58-0 victory over South Mecklenberg. Next up: Independence (9-1) on Friday. Last Week: #14

15. University (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) 7-0

Suns shutout Westminster Christian 27-0. Next up: Edison (3-3) on Thursday Last Week: #15

16. Colerain (Cincinnati, OH) 0-0
QB Alfred Ramsey brought the Cardinals back from a 17-0 deficit in the battle of unbeatens. Ramsey rushed for 230 yards and three touchdowns and passed for 158 yards and one score in 57-44 win. Next up: Oak Hill (5-4) on Friday. Last Week: #16

17. Bishop Gorman (Nevada) 7-1
First the first-time in his tenure as head coach of the Gaels, a Tony Sanchez coached team gave-up more than a touchdown against a Nevada opponent. BG beat Centennial 49-20 to win the school’s fourth straight Southwest division title. Next up: Desert Oasis (2-6) on Thursday. Last Week: #17

18. North Allegheny (Wexford, PA) 8-0
Tigers showed no let-up after big back-to-back games in beating Shaler 55-7. Next up: North Hills (6-2) on Friday. Last Week: #18

19. Good Counsel (Maryland) 7-1
Dorian O’Daniel rushed for two TD as the Falcons beat St. John’s 41-17. Next up: Bishop O’Connell (5-3) on Saturday. Last Week: #19

20. Steele (Cibolo, TX) 7-0
The Knights scored 35 first quarter points on the way to a 63-0 shuout of South San Antonio. Next up: East Central (5-2) Last Week: #20

21. Grayson (Loganville, GA) 7-1
Third straight shutout for the Rams in 41-0 win over South Gwinnett. Grayson have outscored last three opponents 155-0. Next up: Bye Week. Last Week: #21

22. Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, NY) 5-1
Bye Week. Next up: Bergen Catholic (4-2) on Saturday. Last Week: #22

23. St. Joseph’s Prep (Philadelphia, PA) 7-0

Hawks continue to impress with 42-3 win over Father Judge. Next up: Archbishop Ryan (5-3) on Saturday. Last Week: #24

24. Coppell (Texas) 7-0
On the first play of the game against Flower Mound, the Cowboys only used 10 players. It was a tribute to senior wide receiver Jacob Logan, who died last week during a swimming accident. Next up: Marcus (2-5). Last Week: NR

25. Byrnes (Duncan, SC) 7-1
Rebels bounce back from loss to Gaffney putting 72 points on board in 72-27 win over Mauldin. Next up: Mauldin (4-4) on Friday. Last Week: #25

Dropped-out: #23 Mater Dei (CA)

Others receiving consideration in alphabetical order:

Allen (Texas), Abilene (Texas), American Heritage (Florida), Bentonville (Arkansas), Goose Creek (South Carolina), Lassiter (Georgia), Mission Viejo (California), St. Edward (Ohio), St. John Bosco (California), Southlake Carroll (Texas)

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