Where the Top 25 plays September 16th-17th

Top 25

#9 St. John’s College High School from Washington, D.C. will try to defeat its third High School Football America Top 25 team on Saturday when the Cadets face #2 IMG Academy in Florida.  SJC has already taken-down Pittsburgh Central Catholic (Pennsylvania), which came into the season ranked #11 in our national poll.  Last week, the Cadets dropped #13 St. Joseph Regional (Montvale, New Jersey).

St. John’s plays the toughest schedule in the nation, according to our proprietary algorithm that determines many things, including strength of schedule.  In the first six weeks of the season, SJC plays five teams that began the season ranked in our preseason National Top 25.  St. John’s has climbed 30 spots in in the national rankings after beginning the season ranked #39 in our National Top 50.

Bragging rights in the Carolinas will be up-for-grabs when #10 Mallard Creek (North Carolina) squares-off with #35 South Pointe (South Carolina).  These two defending state champs are ranked #1 in their respective state polls.

Below are the rest of the games involving teams in our Top 25.

High School Football America Top 25 
Presented by Krossover Intelligence

#1 Bishop Gorman Gaels (Nevada) vs. Kahuku (Hawaii), Friday

#2 IMG Academy Ascenders (Florida) vs. #9 St. John’s College High School (Washington, DC), Saturday

#3 Mater Dei Monarchs (California) vs. Upland (California), Friday

#4 DeMatha Stags (Maryland) at McDonogh (Maryland), Friday

#5 Allen Eagles (Texas) – Idle

#6 Miami Central Rockets (Florida) vs. Norland (Florida), Friday

#7 St. John Bosco Braves (California) at Crespi (California), Friday

#8 Colerain Cardinals (Ohio) at Princeton (Ohio), Friday

#9 St. John’s College HS Cadets (Washington, D.C.) at #2 IMG Academy (Florida), Saturday

#10 Mallard Creek Mavericks (North Carolina) at #35 South Pointe (South Carolina), Friday

#11 St. Thomas Aquinas Raiders (Florida) – Idle

#12 Grayson Rams (Georgia) vs. Deerfield Beach (Florida), Friday

#13 Roswell Hornets (Georgia) – Idle

#14 Mill Creek Hawks (Georgia) – Idle

#15 McGill-Toolen Yellowjackets (Alabama) at Foley (Alabama), Friday

#16 Corona Centennial Huskies (California) vs. Notre Dame (Sherman Oaks, California), Friday

#17 Warren Central Warriors (Indiana) vs. Ben Davis (Indiana), Friday

#18 St. Edward Eagles (Ohio) at Elder (Ohio), Saturday

#19 Jenks Trojans (Oklahoma) vs Har-Ber (Arkansas), Friday

#20 St. Joseph’s Prep Hawks (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) at Archbishop Wood (Pennsylvania), Friday

#21 American Heritage Patriots (Plantation, Florida) at Coconut Creek (Florida), Friday

#22 Trinity Shamrocks (Kentucky) at Pleasant Ridge Park (Kentucky), Friday

#23 Good Counsel Falcons (Maryland) at Gilman (Maryland), Saturday

#24 St. Joseph Regional Green Knights (New Jersey) at Delbarton (New Jersey), Saturday

#25 Judson Rockets (Texas) vs. New Braunfels (Texas), Friday

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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.

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