High School Football America Top 25 – Week 2

by Jeff Fisher

Booker T. Washington footballThe Florida showdown between Booker T. Washington and Miami Central lived-up to its hype with BTW taking a narrow 21-20 victory Friday.  That victory by the Tornadoes strengthen their hold on the #3 spot in the latest High School Football America Top 25, and moved them a little closer to the top spot.

Allen (Texas) remains #1, but the Eagles need to find a defense to go along with their offense that can score at will, if they want to hang-on to the top spot.  Allen beat a stubborn Dutch Fork team from South Carolina 58-53.  The Eagles have now allowed 94 points in its first two wins over Denton Guyer (Texas) and Dutch Fork.  But remember, both of those teams are defending state champs.

Aside from Miami Central’s loss, which dropped the Rockets from #7 to #9, #18 Centreville (Virginia) and St. Joseph’s Prep (Pennsylvania) were Top 25 teams to taste defeat this weekend.  Centreville lost to Gonzaga from Washington D.C. and St. Joe’s lost to Don Bosco Prep from New Jersey.  Both Don Bosco (#23) and Gonzaga (#24) move into the national rankings.

DBP’s ranking will be put to the test Saturday when it takes-on #2 St. Thomas Aquinas at West Point.  When those two powerhouses met in 2012, Don Bosco beat the Raiders 20-10.

High School Football America Top 25

1. (1) Allen Eagles (Texas)

Overall: 2-0

Rewind: defeated Dutch Fork (South Carolina) 58-53

Fast Forward: at Boyd (Texas), Friday

2. (2) St. Thomas Aquinas Raiders (Florida)

Overall: 1-0

Rewind: Idle

Fast Forward: #23 Don Bosco Prep (New Jersey), Saturday

3. (3) Booker T. Washington Tornadoes (Florida)

Overall: 3-0

Rewind: defeated #7 Miami Central (Florida) 21-20

Fast Forward: at Carol City (Florida), Friday

4. (4) De La Salle Spartans (California)

Overall: 2-0

Rewind: defeated Serra (San Mateo, CA) 41-13

Fast Forward: vs. Byrnes (South Carolina), Friday

5. (5) DeSoto Eagles (Texas)

Overall: 2-0

Rewind: defeated Eastern Christian Academy 54-34

Fast Forward: vs. South Oak Cliff (Texas), Saturday

6. (6) St. John Bosco Braves (California)

Overall: 2-0

Rewind: defeated Norwalk (California) 48-3

Fast Forward: Central Catholic (Oregon), Friday

7. (8) Bishop Gorman Gaels (Nevada)

Overall: 3-0

Rewind: defeated Bingham (Utah) 23-20 (OT)

Fast Forward: at Corona Centennial (California), Friday

8. (9) Cedar Hill Longhorns (Texas)

Overall: 2-0

Rewind: defeated Arlington Bowie (Texas) 48-30

Fast Forward: at Skyline (Texas), Friday

9. (7) Miami Central Rockets (Florida)

Overall: 2-1

Rewind: lost to #3 Booker T. Washington (Florida) 21-20

Fast Forward: at Coral Reef (Florida), Friday

10. (11) Folsom Bulldogs (California)

Overall: 2-0

Rewind: defeated Clovis North (California) 49-13

Fast Forward: at Pleasant Grove (California), Friday

11. (12) Archbishop Moeller Crusaders (Ohio)

Overall: 2-0

Rewind: defeated Covington Catholic (Kentucky) 39-0

Fast Forward: at Xenia (Friday), Friday

12. (13) Katy Tigers (Texas)

Overall: 2-0

Rewind: defeated Fort Bend Travis (Texas) 55-0

Fast Forward: at The Woodlands (Texas), Friday

13. (14) St. Edward Eagles (Ohio)

Overall: 2-0

Rewind: defeated Glenville (Ohio) 47-7

Fast Forward: vs. St. Joseph Regional (Montvale, New Jersey), Saturday

14. (16) Bellevue Wolverines (Washington)

Overall: 1-0

Rewind: defeated Serra (Gardena, CA) 31-14

Fast Forward: vs. Alta (Utah), Saturday

15. (15) Jenks Trojans (Oklahoma)

Overall: 1-0

Rewind: beat Bixby (Oklahoma) 66-20

Fast Forward: vs. Union (Oklahoma), Friday

16. (17) Buford Wolves (Georgia)

Overall: 3-0

Rewind: defeated McEachern (Georgia) 27-20

Fast Forward: Idle

17. (22) Mater Dei Monarchs (California)

Overall: 2-0

Rewind: defeated Villa Park (California) 63-0

Fast Forward: Idle

18. (19) St. Peter’s Prep Marauders (New Jersey)

Overall: 1-0

Rewind: defeated Wise (Maryland) 35-9

Fast Forward: vs. Bergen Catholic (New Jersey), Thursday

19. (20) Southlake Carroll Dragons (Texas)

Overall: 2-0

Rewind: defeated Union (Oklahoma) 42-41 (OT)

Fast Forward: at Midland Lee (Texas), Friday

20. (21) South Panola Tigers (Mississippi)

Overall: 3-0

Rewind: defeated Meridian (Mississippi) 42-13

Fast Forward: Idle

21. (23) Archbishop Wood Vikings (Pennsylvania)

Overall: 2-0

Rewind: defeated Martin Luther King (Pennsylvania) 46-7

Fast Forward: at North Penn (Pennsylvania), Friday

22. (24) Colquitt County Packers (Georgia)

Overall: 3-0

Rewind: defeated Crisp County (Georgia) 55-0

Fast Forward: at Enterprise (Alabama), Friday

23. (NR) Don Bosco Prep Ironmen (New Jersey)

Overall: 1-0

Rewind: defeated then #10 St. Joseph’s Prep (Pennsylvania) 35-7

Fast Forward: at #2 St. Thomas Aquinas (Florida), Saturday

24. (NR) Gonzaga Eagles (Washington, D.C.)

Overall: 2-0

Rewind: defeated then #18 Centreville (Virginia) 31-14

Fast Forward: at Georgetown Prep (Maryland), Saturday

25. (25) Acadiana Wreckin’ Rams (Louisiana)

Overall: 1-0

Rewind: defeated Northside (Louisiana) 55-6

Fast Forward: Shades Valley (Alabama), Saturday

Knocking on the Top 25 Door (alphabetical order): American Heritage (Florida), Ben Davis (Indiana), Bingham (Utah), Centreville (Virginia), Chaminade (California), Cibolo Steele (Texas), Ensworth (Tennessee), Euless Trinity (Texas) Long Beach Poly (California), Loyola (Illinois), Manvel (Texas), Maryville (Tennessee), Servite (California), St. Joseph’s Prep (Pennsylvania), Starkville (Mississippi), Trinity Christian (Florida), Warren Central (Indiana)

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Jeff Fisher
Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America.Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet.Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.