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Bishop Gorman strengthened its grip on the top spot in the nation by taking-down its fourth state in four weeks.  The Gaels beat Kahuku, the top team in Hawaii, 35-7 Saturday night.  Gorman has now beaten teams from California, Florida, Hawaii and Texas.

Ohio State-bound Tate Martell threw for four touchdowns and ran for another as Gorman pushed its win streak to 43 straight games.  In two weeks, the Gaels will square-off with St. Thomas Aquinas, which is ranked #11 heading into the release of Sunday’s national Top 25.

In the only Top 25 game, #2 IMG Academy (Florida) beat #9 St. John’s College High School (Washington, D.C.) 35-14.  The Ascenders have now beaten three Top 25 teams.  Aside from SJC, IMG has been #12 Grayson (Georgia) and #16 Corona Centennial (California).  St. John’s is now 3-1 with wins over former #11 Pittsburgh Central Catholic (Pennsylvania) and former #13 St. Joseph Regional (Montvale, New Jersey).  Next week, SJC will play its fourth Top 25 team in five weeks when it faces #23 Good Counsel (Maryland).

Aside from St. John’s,  two other Top 25 teams to tasted defeat this weekend.  #10 Mallard Creek (North Carolina) lost to #35 South Pointe (South Carolina), while #18 St. Edward (Ohio) lost to Elder (Ohio).

#3 Mater Dei (California) hit the 60 point mark for the third time in four weeks with a 62-7 win over Upland (California).  The Monarchs have outscored their opponents 236-21.

#4 DeMatha (Maryland) picked-up an impressive win over McDonogh, the #3 team in Maryland.  In Florida, #6 Miami Central survived a 29-27 scare from Norland.  #7 St. John Bosco (California) and #8 Colerain (Ohio) picked-up blowout wins.

Check-out the rest of the Top 25 scores from this weekend by clicking here.

A new National Top 50 will be release Sunday at Noon Pacific Time.

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Jeff Fisher
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