The No. 1 and No. 3 teams in the 2017 High School Football America Top 100 will square-off in Southern California in September. Defending national champ Mater Dei will face IMG Academy on September 21.
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Mater Dei finished a perfect 15-0 last season, winning the CIF Open Division championship. IMG finished 8-0 with seven of those wins coming against teams in our national rankings. The Ascenders bring a 37-game win streak into this season.
This may be the only time these two teams meet because California’s governing body will vote on a new rule that will prohibit California high schools from playing schools like IMG.