Four new teams enter High School Football America Top 25

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High School Football Americaby Jeff Fisher

Four loses by Top 25 teams this past weekend, four new teams entering this week’s High School Football America Top 25.

A couple of La Salle’s enter the poll after each knocked-off Top 25 teams. La Salle College High School (Pennsylvania) enters at #19 after coming-from-behind Friday to knock-off former #16 Archbishop Wood. The Explorers also own impressive wins over DeMatha and McDonough from Maryland and Malvern Prep and North Penn from Pennsylvania.

In Cincinnati, the always tough Great Catholic League South Division makes it tough to stay unbeaten. Friday, new #23 La Salle knocked-off former #7 Archbishop Moeller in a battle of unbeatens.

In northern New Jersey, Paramus Catholic is back in the national rankings after an impressive 44-7 win over Bergen Catholic Saturday.  No breathers for the #18 Paladins as they face #2 Don Bosco Prep on Saturday.

There aren’t any cupcakes in the Trinity League in Southern California. League play opens this weekend with a marquee match-up between #7 St. John Bosco and #13 Mater Dei on Friday.

All of the above mentioned are private school leagues, but in Indiana Friday, public school powers #20 Warren Central and #24 Carmel will square-off.  Both teams are 7-0 overall and sit atop the Metropolitan Interscholastic Conference. If Warren Central wins Friday, they’ll claim the title. If Carmel wins, they will have a chance to capture the conference title the following week with a win against Lawrence Central.

High School Football America Top 25

1. (1) Allen Eagles (Texas)

Overall: 6-0

Rewind: defeated Lewisville (Texas) 49-13

Fast Forward: at Hebron (Texas), Friday

2. (2) Don Bosco Prep Ironmen (New Jersey)

Overall: 3-0

Rewind: Idle

Fast Forward: at #18 Paramus Catholic (New Jersey), Saturday

3. (3) Booker T. Washington Tornadoes (Florida)

Overall: 6-0

Rewind: Idle

Fast Forward: at Northwestern (Florida), Friday

4. (4) De La Salle Spartans (California)

Overall: 6-0

Rewind: defeated San Ramon Valley (California) 70-14

Fast Forward: vs. James Logan (California), Saturday

5. (5) DeSoto Eagles (Texas)

Overall: 5-0

Rewind: Idle

Fast Forward: vs. Mansfield (Texas), Friday

6. (6) Bishop Gorman Gaels (Nevada)

Overall: 7-0

Rewind: defeated Shadow Ridge (Nevada) 56-0

Fast Forward: at Durango (Nevada), Friday

7. (8) St. John Bosco Braves (California)

Overall: 4-1

Rewind: defeated Crenshaw (California) 65-7

Fast Forward: vs. #13 Mater Dei (California), Friday

8. (9) Miami Central Rockets (Florida)

Overall: 5-1

Rewind: defeated Homestead (Florida) 49-0

Fast Forward: at Norland (Florida), Saturday

9. (10) Folsom Bulldogs (California)

Overall: 6-0

Rewind: defeated Del Oro (California) 42-7

Fast Forward: at Nevada Union (California), Friday

10. (11) Bellevue Wolverines (Washington)

Overall: 5-0

Rewind: defeated Glacier Lake (Washington) 30-0

Fast Forward: vs. Juanita (Washington), Friday

11. (12) St. Thomas Aquinas Raiders (Florida)

Overall: 4-1

Rewind: defeated South Broward (Florida) 70-0

Fast Forward: vs. Northeast (Florida), Friday

12. (13) Buford Wolves (Georgia)

Overall: 5-0

Rewind: defeated Chestatee (Georgia) 54-7

Fast Forward: vs. North Hall (Georgia), Friday

13. (14) Mater Dei Monarchs (California)

Overall: 5-0

Rewind: defeated Westlake (California) 28-27

Fast Forward: at #7 St. John Bosco (California), Friday

14. (15) Southlake Carroll Dragons (Texas)

Overall: 5-0

Rewind: defeated Coppell (Texas) 28-24

Fast Forward: at Richland (Texas), Friday

15. (17) Colquitt County Packers (Georgia)

Overall: 6-0

Rewind: defated Lowndes (Georgia) 45-27

Fast Forward: vs. Lee County (Georgia), Friday

16. (18) South Panola Tigers (Mississippi)

Overall: 6-0

Rewind: defeated Olive Branch (Mississippi) 46-7

Fast Forward: at Hernando (Mississippi), Friday

17. (19) Euless Trinity Trojans (Texas)

Overall: 6-0

Rewind: defeated Haltom (Texas) 41-0

Fast Forward: Bell (Texas), Thursday

18. (NR) Paramus Catholic Paladins (New Jersey)

Overall: 5-0

Rewind: defeated Bergen Catholic (New Jersey) 44-7

Fast Forward: vs. #2 Don Bosco Prep (New Jersey), Saturday

19. (NR) La Salle College Explorers (Pennsylvania)

Overall: 5-1

Rewind: defeated #16 Archbishop Wood (Pennsylvania) 35-31

Fast Forward: at St. Joseph’s Prep (Pennsylvania), Friday

20. (22) Warren Central Warriors (Indiana)

Overall: 7-0

Rewind: defeated Lawrence North (Indiana) 31-7

Fast Forward: vs. #24 Carmel (Indiana), Friday

21. (24) Starkville Yellowjackets (Mississippi)

Overall: 6-0

Rewind: defeated Northwest Rankin (Mississippi) 42-0

Fast Forward: vs. Greenville (Mississippi), Friday

22. (23) Skyline Raiders (Texas)

Overall: 5-0

Rewind: defeated Dallas Jesuit (Texas) 56-30

Fast Forward: at Nimitz (Texas), Thursday

23. (NR) La Salle Lancers (Ohio)

Overall: 6-0

Rewind: defeated #7 Archbishop Moeller (Ohio) 34-9

Fast Forward: vs. St. Xavier (Ohio), Friday

24. (NR) Carmel Greyhounds (Indiana)

Overall: 7-0

Rewind: defeated Ben Davis (Indiana) 37-14

Fast Forward: at #20 Warren Central (Indiana), Friday

25. (25) Maryville Rebels (Tennessee)

Overall: 6-0

Rewind: defeated Heritage (Tennessee) 45-14

Fast Forward: vs. Lenior City (Tennessee), Friday

Knocking on the Top 25 Door (alphabetical order): Alemany (California), Archbishop Moeller (Ohio), Archbishop Rummel (Louisiana), Archbishop Wood (Pennsylvania), Bingham (Utah), Blackman (Tennessee), Brother Rice (Michigan), Cedar Hill (Texas), Centreville (Virginia), Chandler (Arizona), Cibolo Steele (Texas), Corona Centennial (California), Fort Osage (Missouri), Gonzaga (Washington, DC), Good Counsel (Maryland),  JSerra (California),  Katy (Texas), Loyola (Illinois), Manvel (Texas), Mainland (Florida), McCallie (Tennessee), Midway (Texas), Oak Grove (Mississippi), Providence Catholic (Illinois), St. Joseph Regional (New Jersey), St. Peter’s Prep (New Jersey), Trinity Christian (Florida), Union (Oklahoma), Webb City (Missouri)

Dropping out: #7 Archbishop Moeller (Ohio), #16 Archbishop Wood (Pennsylvania), #20 Hamilton (Arizona), #21 Elder (Ohio)

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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.