Four Top 25 vs. Top 25 match-ups highlight weekend schedule

Top 25

I’ve been a high school football journalist for over 40 years and  during that time I can’t remember an opening weekend like we’re about experience.  There are four games featuring Top 25 vs. Top 25 match-ups, plus two other teams in the High School Football America Top 25 presented by Krossover will face teams ranked in our Top 50.

The top of our next poll that will be released on Sunday could be dramatically affected as a result of #2 IMG Academy (Florida) playing at #8 Grayson (Georgia) and #3 Cedar Hill (Texas) hosting #5 Bishop Gorman (Nevada).  Both of those games will be played on Saturday and will be on national television.

Related: Listen to IMG head coach Kevin Wright and Cedar Hill HC Joey McGuire on High School Football America radio show

In Texas, #6 Katy opens on the road against #17 Westlake, which means that five of the top eight teams in the nation are playing in an all-Top 25 game.  Katy is coming-off winning the Class 6A Division II title, while Westlake was runner-up in Class 6A Division I.

The fourth all-Top 25 match-up will be in Cincinnati where #19 Colerain opens the season against #24 Warren Central (Indiana).  WC is coming-off a 21-16 win against former #22 Center Grove (Indiana).

You can keep-up with all of these game by going to our Top 25 Scoreboard powered by Scorestream.

High School Football America Top 25 
Presented by Krossover Intelligence

#1 St. John Bosco Braves (California) at St. Xavier (Ohio), Saturday

#2 IMG Academy Ascenders (Florida) at #8 Grayson (Georgia), Saturday

#3 Cedar Hill Longhorns (Texas) vs. #5 Bishop Gorman (Nevada), Saturday

#4 Mater Dei Monarchs (California) at Bishop Amat (California), Friday

#5 Bishop Gorman Gaels (Nevada)   at #3 Cedar Hill (Texas), Saturday

#6 Katy Tigers (Texas) at #17 Westlake (Texas), Friday

#7 St Thomas Aquinas Raiders (Florida) at #37 Booker T. Washington (Florida), Friday

#8 Grayson Rams (Georgia) vs. #2 IMG Academy (Florida), Saturday

#9 Cibolo Steele Knights (Texas) at San Antonio Madison (Texas), Saturday

#10 DeMatha Stags (Maryland) at Oscar Smith (Virginia), Friday

#11 Pittsburgh Central Catholic Vikings (Pennsylvania) vs. #39 St. John’s College High School (Washington D.C.), Saturday

#12 Miami Central Rockets (Florida) at East Ridge (Florida), Friday

#13 St. Joseph Regional Green Knights (New Jersey) – Idle

#14 Allen Eagles (Texas) vs. Hoover (Alabama), Friday

#15 Roswell Hornets (Georgia) – Idle

#16 Don Bosco Prep Ironmen (New Jersey) – Idle

#17 Westlake Chaparrals (Texas) vs. #6 Katy (Texas), Friday

#18 Mallard Creek Mavericks (North Carolina) vs. Butler (North Carolina), Friday

#19 Colerain Cardinals (Ohio) vs. #24 Warren Central (Indiana), Saturday

#20 Lake Travis Cavaliers (Texas) vs. Judson (Texas), Friday

#21 McGill-Toolen Yellowjackets (Alabama) vs. Davidson (Alabama), Friday

#22 Mill Creek Hawks (Georgia) vs. Stephenson (Georgia), Friday

#23 Good Counsel Falcons (Maryland) – Idle

#24 Warren Central Warriors (Indiana) at #19 Colerain (Ohio), Saturday

#25 Trinity Christian Academy Conquerors (Jacksonville, Florida) at Cocoa (Florida), Sunday

About the Author

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.

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