Where “The Other 25” plays this weekend

The Other 25
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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


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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.