Monday, October 13, 2008

Across the PrepNation: Weekend Rewind 10-13-2008

Some regional news, notes and rankings that just missed the cut when compiling this week's National Prep Football Poll.

Week 8 National Prep Football Poll Reax

1. St. Thomas Aquinas 55, Cooper City 0: Raiders now sufficiently warmed up for Deerfield Beach showdown
2. Byrnes 39, Spartanburg 3: Rebels avoid letdown 
3. Euless Trinity 35, Colleyville Heritage 28: Trojans get it done against high-power Heritage offense
4. Lowndes 14, Valdosta 7: Vikings survive another high-intensity slugmatch 
5. South Panola 31, Columbus 0: 82 and counting, with no end in sight
6. Corona Centennial 38, Roosevelt 7: Huskies figure to cruise through league slate
7. Armwood 45, Tampa Tech 6: Hawks allow just second TD of year
8. Gateway 30, McDowell 18: Gators pass first tough test of season
9. Oscar Smith 55, King's Fork 0: Another mismatch for the Tigers
10. Long Beach Poly 12, No. 18 St. Bonaventure 7: Dominant D and ball control wins again for Jackrabbits 
11. North Shore 66, Port Arthur Memorial 7: 'Stangs score three straight non-offensive TDs in first quarter 
12. Bastrop 46, Franklin Parish 6: 49 straight on-field wins 
13. Glenville 56, Collinwood 0: Another week, another easy Senate League win
14. Skyline 42, Eastlake 0: Zero offensive TDs allowed this season
15. Louisville St. Xavier 63, Butler 0: Tigers could have won 163-0
16. Camden County 42, Groves 21: 'Cats' D uncharacteristically gives up 3 TDs
17. Lakeland 15, Lake Gibson 14: Third straight nailbiter for 'Naughts 
18. St. Bonaventure 7, No. 10 Poly 12: Seraphs just miss statement victory 
19.  St. Ignatius 50, LaSalle 0: Wildcats clicking on all 8 as defending Prep Poll champ St. X awaits
20. Quince Orchard 47, Whitman 6: Defending 4A champ rolls again
21. Good Counsel 42, O'Connell 14: Falcons still soaring after DeMatha win
22. Stone Bridge 38, Langley 0: First time Bulldogs fail to score 42 or more
23. Carmel 35, Terre Haute North 7: Greyhounds clinch share of first league crown since 2000
24. Maryville 30, West 7: Only led 9-7 after 3 quarters 
25. Maine South 30, Glenbrook South 27: Hawks beat previously unbeaten foe


The region's longest winning streak still belongs to Wayne Hills (N.J.). Senior QB Mike Quinn passed for a school-record 326 yards with four touchdowns as the Patriots rolled Old Tappan, 48-7, for their 45th straight victory . . . Haverford School in suburban Philadelphia broke a 17-game losing streak to Inter-Academic League rival Penn Charter. The Fords opened a 26-7 halftime lead and held on to defeat the Quakers, 32-22 . . . Long Island power Floyd (N.Y.) extended its state-best winning streak to 38 with a 34-0 shutout of Brentwood. It was win No. 100 for Colonials coach Paul Longo, who is 100-29 in 14 seasons at Floyd. 

Five teams knocking on the regional rankings door: Wayne Hills (N.J.), McKeesport (Pa.), Floyd (N.Y.), Dartmouth (Mass.), Ansonia (Conn.)

Regionally ranked Independence (N.C.) routed Ardrey Kell,
42-14, while racking up more than 500 yards of total offense. It was the third game the Patriots played in the span of only eight days due to a previous weather postponement . . . Mount Hope (W.Va.) RB Da'Von Marion had 338 all-purpose yards and five touchdowns in his team's 44-0 rout of Valley . . . Defending Maryland 2A champ River Hill continues to make its case for a regional ranking despite not playing a top-level schedule. The Hawks blasted Reservoir, 55-0, on Friday to improve to 6-0 this season. Led by Wake Forest-bound RB Mike Campanaro, River Hill has defeated opponents by a combined 319-22 this season and an amazing 870-43 combined during its 20-game winning streak the last two seasons. 

Five teams knocking on the regional rankings door: River Hill (Md.), South Charleston (W.Va.), Oakton (Va.), Westfield (Va.), Loyola (Md.) 

A new Broward County (Fla.) single-game rushing record was set by Frainy Alfrena of Sheridan Hills HS. The senior RB gained 405 yards on only 15 carries and scored five touchdowns in a 41-13 rout of Highlands Christian . . . Senior RB Washaun Ealey of Emanuel County Institute (Ga.) had 315 rushing yards and four touchdowns in his team's 49-22 defeat of Treutlen. The University of Georgia commit now has 110 career touchdowns, just one short of a new state record . . . Patrick Black of Forest Hill (Miss.) was a force to be reckoned with in his team's 40-6 blowout of Fort Gibson. The senior LB was all over the field, blocking two punts and forcing one fumble while recording 15 total tackles including two for losses and one sack. 

Five teams knocking on the regional rankings door: Wayne County (Miss.), Newnan (Ga.), Prattville (Ala.), Madison County (Fla.), Chamberlain (Fla.) 

Junior RB Mike Mansnerus of Avon Lake (Ohio) posted his second straight game with over 300 yards rushing in a 36-25 defeat of Berea. Mansnerus had a school-record 369 yards on 23 carries with four touchdowns. The week before, Mansnerus had 306 rushing yards in a 34-30 victory against Midpark . . . Detroit Cody improved to 7-0 on the season with a dominating defensive effort in its 15-0 shutout of Central. The Comets held Central to minus-39 total yards and scored one defensive touchdown . . .  Genesee (Mich.) blew past Burton Bentley by the eye-popping score of 77-40. According to the Flint Journal, it is the most combined points ever scored in a high school football game in Genesee County. It was the fourth most points scored in a regulation game in state history. 

Five teams knocking on the regional rankings door: Pickerington Central (Ohio), Bolingbrook (Ill.), Trinity (Ky.), Coldwater (Ohio), Muskegon (Mich.) 

Legendary coach Jack Johnson won his 300th game in 36 years at Great Falls (Mont.) CM Russell with a
28-14 defeat of Bozeman. Johnson is 300-89 at CMR and 322-96-1 overall, putting him in the top 10 active winningest coaches in the nation . . . The first major snowstorm of the season could not slow down senior RB Tom Early of Natrona County (Casper, Wyo.), who had 327 rushing yards in a 55-12 blowout of Riverton. Earl had four first-half touchdowns, all on runs of 30 yards or more . . . Regionally ranked Columbine (Colo.) improved to 7-0 on the season with a 35-34 defeat of Bear Creek, which started the season ranked No. 72 in the PrepNation 101 preseason rankings. The two teams combined to score touchdowns on each of the first 10 drives of the game.

Five teams knocking on the regional rankings door: Olathe East (Kan.), Mullen (Colo.), Alta (Utah), Johnston (Iowa), Bettendorf (Iowa)

No. 11 Houston North Shore won its state-record 74th consecutive regular season game with a 66-7 blowout of Port Arthur Memorial. The Mustangs put the game away early scoring an incredible three defensive touchdowns in the first quarter. It was the second straight game that North Shore scored three touchdowns on defense . . . Talk about a paradigm shift. Take a look at the Oklahoma state 6A rankings so far this season. For more than a decade, no team other than Jenks or Tulsa Union had ever held down the No. 1 spot in the polls. Then came the 2008 season. Both Union and Jenks have been No. 1 this year -- but for only one week apiece. Midwest City is ranked No. 1 in the new Daily Oklahoman poll -- becoming the fifth different team to hold the spot through only six weeks this season. (The other two were Broken Arrow and Norman North) . . . Las Vegas returned two fumbles for touchdowns during a span of 60 seconds, and those defensive scores proved to be the difference in a 28-21 defeat of Basic. 

Five teams knocking on the regional rankings door: Permian (Texas), Lake Travis (Texas), Bentonville (Ark.), Tulsa Union (Okla.), Longview (Texas)

Defending Oregon 6A champion Sheldon lost its first conference game in eight seasons. The Irish were beaten 42-41 in triple-overtime by Grants Pass, breaking a run of 57 straight Southwest Conference wins . . . It's only mid-October, but the Alaska state championship matchups are already set. Defending large-school champ Juneau-Douglas (6-4) will return to the final after upsetting Anchorage South (9-1), 28-27. The Crimson Bears will face Service (7-3), which upset North Pole (8-1), 27-12, in the other semifinal. The small-school division final will match Kodiak (6-3) against Soldotna (9-0), which extended its winning streak to 28 games . . . Despite his team's 19-13 loss to Kodiak in the small-school semifinals, Albert Gerke of Barrow broke the small schools single-season state record for passing yardage. Gerke had 163 yards in the defeat, giving him 1,806 for the season.

Five teams knocking on the regional rankings door: Lake Oswego (Ore.), Servite (Calif.), Huntington Beach Edison (Calif.), De La Salle (Calif.), Valley Christian (Calif.)

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