Florida’s Chaminade-Madonna 2021 Small Schools national champ

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After playing one of the toughest high school football schedules in the nation and winning Florida’s 3A championship, Chaminade-Madonna is the High School Football America Small Schools national champ for 2021.

Chaminade-Madonna, which has won four state titles in the last five years, beat seven teams ranked in the HSFA 200 national rankings during the 2021 season, including two state champs from other states. The Lions beat Georgia 7A champ Buford in mid-September and Arizona 6A champ Highland in the GEICO State Champions Bowl Series before the holidays.

C-M’s only loss in 2021 came at the hands of American Heritage (Plantation, Florida), a 6A school that finished No. 61 in the High School Football America 100 national rankings.

In our national Top 100, covering schools of all sizes, Chaminade-Madonna finished No. 18 in America.

Florida leads the way in the Small School national rankings with five teams. Joining Chaminade-Madonna is Trinity Christian Academy of Jacksonville (No. 4), Berkeley Prep (No. 6), Champagnat Catholic (No. 9) and Madison County (No. 18).

C-M beat Berkeley 21-0 for the 3A championship in September.

Below is the entire High School Football America Small Schools Top 25, powered by NFL Play Football.

All of our national rankings are created with our proprietary algorithm that we’ve been using since 2013.

High School Football America Small Schools Top 25 powered by NFL Play Football

Ranking/School/State2021 Record
No. 1 Chaminade-Madonna (Florida)(12-1)
No. 2 Greenville Christian (Mississippi)(12-1)
No. 3 Alcoa (Tennessee)(14-1)
No. 4 Trinity Christian Academy (Jacksonville, Florida)(10-4)
No. 5 St. Charles Catholic (Louisiana)(11-0)
No. 6 Berkeley Prep (Florida)(12-1)
No. 7 Lafayette Christian Academy (Louisiana)(10-2)
No. 8 Joliet Catholic (Illinois)(14-0)
No. 9 Champagnat Catholic (Florida)(10-3)
No. 10 Central Valley (Pennsylvania)(15-0)
No. 11 Shiner (Texas)(16-0)
No. 12 Aliquippa (Pennsylvania)(13-1)
No. 13 Gray Collegiate (South Carolina)(14-1)
No. 14 McClymonds (California)(12-1)
No. 15 Wyomissing (Pennsylvania)(15-1)
No. 16 Franklin (Texas)(16-0)
No. 17 Southern Columbia (Pennsylvania)(15-1)
No. 18 Madison County (Florida)(11-3)
No. 19 Trinity Christian (Sharpsburg, Georgia)(14-0)
No. 20 Marion Local (Ohio) (16-0)
No. 21 Brooks County (Georgia)(12-2)
No. 22 Stratford (Texas)(15-1)
No. 23 Lorena (Texas)(14-2)
No. 24 Riverheads (Virginia)(14-0)
No. 25 Versailles (Ohio)(14-1)

Editor’s Note: The High School Football America national, regional and state rankings are developed using our proprietary algorithm. The Small Schools rankings are based on enrollment numbers below 700 and can be affected by schools that “play up.”

Past High School Football America Small Schools National Champs

2021 – Chaminade-Madonna (Florida)

2020-21 (Fall & Spring Seasons) – Southern Columbia (Pennsylvania)

2019 – Southern Columbia (Pennsylvania)

2018 – Southern Columbia (Pennsylvania)

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