After 55 straight wins, defending High School Football America national champ Bishop Gorman (Nevada) has lost two in a row. The Gaels, who are currently ranked No. 7 in the High School Football America Top 100, lost to No. 34 Miami Central (Florida) 24-20 Friday night in Las Vegas.
For the State of Florida, which basically shutdown high school football for this week and maybe next, it was a huge win. The Rockets, who will spend extra days out west because of the storm, left Miami on Wednesday.
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“I’m so proud of Central nation and they did a tremendous job representing South Florida tonight,” said Central head coach Roland Smith on ESPNU, which broadcast the game to the nation . “Our hearts and our prayers are with everyone back home and we hope they can weather the storm well like we were able to here in Vegas against these guys.”
No 3 Allen (Texas) beat No. 41 Evangel Christian (Louisiana) 28-7. The Eagles were led by Arizona State-recruit Brock Sturges, who rushed for 175 yards and three scores. Allen (2-0) has now won 47 straight regular season games.
Friday night in Allen pic.twitter.com/IICWhrwtr5
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No. 8 St. John Bosco (2-1) beat No. 46 Chaminade (2-1) 31-17 in a non-league battle in Southern California. Iowa State-bound Re-Al Mitchell completed 19 of 29 passes for 239 yards and a touchdown, plus he ran for 69 yards.
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In Arizona, No. 59 Mountain Pointe, which lost to Chaminade last week, beat No. 24 Chandler. Mountain Pointe got out to a 21-0 lead, but needed a pair of interceptions by Delano Salgado in the final 90 seconds sealed the win against the defending 6A champs.
LATEST PREP VIDEO: Nick Wallerstedt on Mountain Pointe’s upset win over Chandler pic.twitter.com/VcJKBtqNIw
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No. 89 DePaul Catholic stunned No. 26 Paramus Catholic 35-14 in northern New Jersey Friday night. Junior quarterback Ta’Quan Roberson threw for 266 yards and had his hand in three touchdowns in the victory.
No. 29 Ben Davis improved to 4-0 with a big win over No. 45 Center Grove in Indiana. Quarterback Reese Taylor, who has given his verbal commitment to Indiana, was nearly perfect — 28 of 31 for 217 yards and four touchdowns.
Ben Davis 40 – 7 over Center Grove! That was fun, now on to Warren Central! pic.twitter.com/ReFZTmOjmc
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Next-up for Ben Davis is No. 19 Warren Central, which will fall in Sunday’s new Top 100 because the Warriors lost to Lawrence Central 35-26 Friday night.
In Texas, No. 62 Lake Travis rebounded from its 65-45 loss to Judson, beating No. 47 Cibolo Steele 34-31. The defending 6A Division I state champs needed a 37-yard field goal from Cameron Dicker with three seconds left to pick-up the win.
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In Louisiana, No. 95 Edna Karr beat No. 91 Landry-Walker 24-0. Junior running back Ronnie Jackson ran for 109 yards and four touchdowns.