Cards, Tigers back in the mix after strong postseason showings
The National Prep Football
Poll is compiled by Jamie DeMoney of XOS Digital with input from sportswriters,
experts, and coaches. The Week 13 national Top 25 and regional Top 15's follow
with current won-loss records:
1. St. John Bosco HS (Bellflower,
Calif.), 11-0 (Last week: 1)
2. Bishop Gorman HS (Las Vegas), 12-0
3. Colquitt County HS (Moultrie, Ga.), 11-0
4. Centennial HS (Corona, Calif.), 11-0
5. Allen HS (Texas), 11-0 (5)
6. Katy HS (Texas), 11-0 (8)
7. De La Salle HS (Concord, Calif.), 9-1
8. Grayson HS (Loganville, Ga.), 11-0 (11)
9. Ocean Lakes HS (Virginia Beach, Va.),
10. IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.), 8-0 (10)
11. Chandler HS (Ariz.), 11-1 (14)
12. Clay-Chalkville HS (Pinson, Ala.), 12-0
13. St. Edward HS (Lakewood, Ohio), 11-1
14. Wayne HS (Huber Heights, Ohio), 12-0
15. Male HS (Louisville, Ky.), 12-0 (18)
16. Center Grove HS (Greenwood, Ind.), 13-0
17. Colerain HS (Cincinnati), 11-1 (NR)
18. DeMatha (Hyattsville, Md.), 10-1 (17)
19. Gilman School (Baltimore), 10-1 (19)
20. Steele HS (Cibolo, Texas), 11-0 (22)
21. Lake Travis HS (Austin, Texas), 11-0
22. Loyola Academy (Wilmette, Ill.),
23. American Heritage HS (Plantation,
Fla.), 9-1 (21)
24. Trinity Christian Academy
(Jacksonville, Fla.), 11-0 (25)
25. Archer HS (Lawrenceville, Ga.), 10-1
out: Euless Trinity
(Texas) 6, South Panola (Miss.) 13
first-round exit for Euless Trinity: The
biggest upset of the week – if not the entire season – was South Grand Prairie
knocking off then-No. 6 Euless Trinity, 24-21, in round one of the Texas 6A/I
playoffs. South Grand Prairie has four losses this season. Trinity was 10-1 and
owns a win against No. 7 De La Salle (Concord, Calif.).
returns to Top 25: Trinity’s
loss was Archer’s gain. The Tigers are back in the national poll after opening
the Georgia 6A playoffs with a 40-17 rout of Etowah. Archer’s only loss this
was by two points against No. 8 Grayson.
for Ohio in Top 25: A
42-14 rout of city rival St. Xavier ushered Colerain (Cincinnati) back into the
national rankings. Ohio joined California, Florida, Georgia and Texas as states
with at least three teams in the national poll.
air for Lone Peak: Utah’s
top-ranked squad took over the No. 1 position in the Midlands rankings – and
now sits just outside the national Top 25 -- after a dominant 26-9 win over
then-No. 2 Bingham in the 5A state semifinals. Bingham had won 36 in a row
versus in-state opponents.
back: Jenks (Okla.), Mainland
(Fla.), Mallard Creek (N.C.) and Manvel (Texas) – all of which were Top 25
teams at one point this season -- all reappeared in their respective regional
Top 15s this week after convincing playoff wins.
1. Colerain (Ohio)
2. Lone Peak (Utah)
3. Fort Osage (Mo.)
4. Osseo (Minn.)
5. The Woodlands (Texas)
Five Feats … plus one
Senior Anthony Johnson of Scio (Ore.) set his state’s single-season
rushing record during a 402-yard outburst in a 70-36 playoff win over Salem Academy. Johnson now has 3,485 rushing yards this season, breaking the previous
mark set by current University of Oregon back Thomas Tyner at Aloha in 2012.
Senior Mark Evanchick of Darien broke the Connecticut all-time state
record for sacks previous held by future Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive
end Dwight Freeney. Evanchick notched three sacks during a 27-0 win over Staples, giving him 62½ for his career.
Tate, a senior at Edgewood Academy,
set the single-season receiving yards record for the Alabama Independent
Schools Association. Tate caught seven passes for 200 yards in a 49-12 rout of Clarke Prep, sending his season total to 1,670 yards in 12 games. As an aside,
it was Edgewood’s 69th straight win, the longest current streak in
the nation among 11-man teams.
The North Carolina all-time record for
kickoff returns for touchdowns was set when senior Jamal Wheeler of Polk County returned the eighth of his career
during a 20-14 playoff loss to Thomasville.
Century captured its
first state football championship with a come-from-behind 28-21 win against top-ranked Minot in the North Dakota Class 3A final. Century, which trailed
21-14 late in the third quarter, was blown out by Minot, 35-7, when the teams met in
the regular season.
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