Teams that are in High School Football America’s The Other 25 presented by Krossover are hoping for big performances this weekend, which could them a graduate to our National Top 25 when our new rankings are released on Sunday. Let’s take a look at who has the best shot at making the leap over the next week or so.
#26 Jenks would seem to have the best champ as the Trojans have back-to-back big games. Jenks will play defending Class 6A_II champ Bixby on Friday and then on September 9th, the Trojans play their annual Backyard Bowl against crosstown rival Union, which is currently ranked #38 in the nation.
In Kentucky, the Trinity Shamrocks have a similar scenario to Jenks. #27 Trinity is on the road this week to play Lafayette (2-0), last season’s Class 6A runner-up. That is followed by a game against Male, the defending 6A champs, who finished #11 in the nation last year. Male is off to an a 2-0 even though it lost almost all of its starters from last year’s championship team. Trinity is coming-off back-to-back wins against Tennessee-powers Brentwood Academy and Ensworth. Brentwood is ranked #44 this week.
In Florida, #32 American Heritage (Plantation, Florida) can also make a huge move if it beats #18 Don Bosco Prep (New Jersey). Speaking of Florida, #42 Cocoa can continue its drive for the Top 25. After beating former #25 Trinity Christian Academy (Jacksonville, Florida) on Sunday, Cocoa travels to #2 Bishop Gorman (Nevada) on Friday on a very short week for the Tigers.
In Texas, former Top 25’er Lake Travis is hoping to make a push back to the Top 25 when it faces #8 Cibolo Steele.
In Ohio, #48 Archbishop Hoban, the state’s defending Division III champ, faces #23 St. Edward, the two-time defending Division I champs.
Below is the rest of this weekend’s The Other 25 schedule.
High School Football America’s The Other 25 (teams #26 through #50)
Presented by Krossover Intelligence
#26 Jenks Trojans (Oklahoma) 1-0 vs. Bixby (Oklahoma) 0-0, Friday
#27 Trinity Shamrocks (Kentucky) 2-0 vs. Lafayette (Kentucky) 2-0, Friday
#28 St. John’s College High School Cadets (Washington, D.C.) 1-0 vs. American Heritage (Delray Beach, Florida) 0-1, Saturday
#29 De La Salle Spartans (California) 1-0 vs. Serra (San Mateo, California) 0-1, Friday
#30 La Salle Lancers (Ohio) 1-0 vs. East Central (Ohio) 2-0, Friday
#31 South Pointe Stallions (South Carolina) 2-0 vs. Rock Hill (South Carolina) 1-1, Friday
#32 American Heritage Patriots (Plantation, Florida) 1-0 vs. #18 Don Bosco Prep (New Jersey) 0-0, Friday
#33 St. Joseph’s Prep Hawks (Philadelphia) 0-0 vs. Oaks Christian (California) 1-0, Friday at Mission Viejo, California
#34 Bergen Catholic Crusaders (New Jersey) 0-0, LW: #36
#35 Clinton Arrows (Mississippi) 2-0 at Brandon (Mississippi) 2-0, Friday
#36 Euless Trinity Trojans (Texas) 1-0 at Westfield (Texas) 0-1, Friday
#37 DeSoto Eagles (Texas) 1-0 vs. Denton Guyer (Texas) 1-0, Friday
#38 Union Redskins (Oklahoma) vs. Broken Arrow (Oklahoma) 0-1, Friday
#39 Judson (Texas) 1-0 vs. San Antonio Brennan (Texas) 0-1, Friday
#40 Lake Travis (Texas) 0-1 at #8 Cibolo Steele (Texas) 1-0, Friday
#41 Cocoa (Florida) 1-0 at #2 Bishop Gorman (Nevada) 1-0, Friday
#42 Cass Tech Technicians (Michigan) 1-0 at Edison Academy (Michigan) 1-0, Friday
#43 Trinity Christian Academy (Florida) 0-1 at Ribault (Florida) 0-1, Friday
#44 Brentwood Academy Eagles (Tennessee) 1-1 at Pope John Paul II (Tennessee) 2-0, Friday
#45 Center Grove Trojans (Indiana) 1-1 vs. Carmel (Indiana) 1-1, Friday
#46 Fayetteville Bulldogs (Arkansas) 0-0 vs. Blue Springs (Missouri) 2-0, Friday
#47 Armwood Hawks (Florida) 1-0 vs. Bloomingdale (Florida) 1-0, Friday
#48 Archbishop Hoban (Ohio) 1-0 vs. #23 St. Edward (Ohio) 1-0, Friday
#49 Northwestern Trojans (South Carolina) 1-1 at South Mecklenburg (North Carolina) 2-0, Friday
#50 Pittsburgh Central Catholic (Pennsylvania) 0-1 vs. Shaler Area (Pennsylvania) 0-1, Friday