Seven Top 25 teams are on their bye week, but there are two huge games this week that will shape the national championship chase.
In Nevada on Friday, #1 Bishop Gorman will take-on #10 St. Thomas Aquinas (Florida). Gorman is currently riding a 44-game win streak, which is the fourth longest active win streak in the nation. STA began the season ranked #1 by USA TODAY, MaxPreps and Prepnation.com in their preseason polls. High School Football America had the Raiders at #7 in our preseason Top 25.
In Maryland, #4 DeMatha, winner of three straight Washington Catholic Athletic Conference titles, will host #9 St. John’s College High School (Washington, D.C.). DeMatha beat SJC twice last year. Friday night’s game will mark the fifth time in its first six games that St. John’s is playing a team that began the season in the High School Football America Top 25.
Another game that shouldn’t be overlooked is in New Jersey on Saturday when #24 St. Joseph Regional (Montvale) takes-on #27 Bergen Catholic.
High School Football America Top 25 Schedule
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#1 Bishop Gorman Gaels (Nevada) vs. #10 St. Thomas Aquinas (Florida), Friday
#2 IMG Academy Ascenders (Florida) – Idle
#3 Mater Dei Monarchs (California) – Idle
#4 DeMatha Stags (Maryland) vs. #9 St. John’s College High School (Washington, D.C.), Friday
#5 Allen Eagles (Texas) vs. Plano West (Texas), Friday
#6 Miami Central Rockets (Florida) vs. Carol City (Florida), Saturday
#7 St. John Bosco Braves (California) – Idle
#8 Colerain Cardinals (Ohio) vs. Mason (Ohio), Friday
#9 St. John’s College HS Cadets (Washington, D.C.) at #4 DeMatha (Maryland), Friday
#10 St. Thomas Aquinas Raiders (Florida) at #1 Bishop Gorman (Nevada), Friday
#11 Grayson Rams (Georgia) at Rockdale County (Georgia), Friday
#12 Roswell Hornets (Georgia) at Milton (Georgia), Friday
#13 Mill Creek Hawks (Georgia) vs. North Gwinnett (Georgia), Friday
#14 McGill-Toolen Yellowjackets (Alabama) vs. Bryant (Alabama), Friday
#15 Corona Centennial Huskies (California) – Idle
#16 Jenks Trojans (Oklahoma) vs. Broken Arrow (Oklahoma), Friday
#17 Warren Central Warriors (Indiana) vs. Lawrence North (Indiana), Friday
#18 St. Joseph’s Prep Hawks (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) – Idle
#19 Trinity Shamrocks (Kentucky) vs. St. Xavier (Kentucky), Friday
#20 American Heritage Patriots (Plantation, Florida) vs. Stranahan (Florida), Friday
#21 Lake Travis Cavaliers (Texas) – Idle
#22 Cibolo Steele Knights (Texas) – Idle
#23 South Pointe Stallions (South Carolina) vs. Ridge View (South Carolina), Friday
#24 St. Joseph Regional Green Knights (New Jersey) vs. #27 Bergen Catholic (New Jersey), Saturday
#25 Mallard Creek Mavericks (North Carolina) vs. Hopewell (North Carolina), Friday