High School Football America East Region Top 25 – Week 1

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Imhotep Charter’s (Pennsylvania) surprising 12-6 defeat of Pittsburgh Central Catholic at the Western PA vs. Everyone football weekend shakes-up the latest High School Football America East Region Top 25 powered by NFL Play Football. Imhotep Charter enters the rankings at No. 15, while the Vikings fall from No. 8 to No. 16.

This week, Imhotep will play DeMatha (Maryland), ranked No. 27 in the HSFA 100. It will be the second week in a row that the Panthers will be facing a nationally-ranked team. Pittsburgh Central Catholic entered Saturday’s game ranked No. 159 in the nation.

Headlining this weekend’s schedule will be a showdown between No. 5 Don Bosco Prep (New Jersey) and No. 8 Iona Prep (New York) on Saturday. Bosco, ranked No. 121 in the High School Football America national rankings, is coming-off a 26-7 loss to No. 62 St. John’s College High School (Washington, DC). Iona Prep is currently ranked No. 160 in our national rankings.

The DBP/Iona Prep game is part of the Rumble on the Raritan at Rutgers University. It’s a three-day, 12-game event presented by the New Jersey Football Coaches Association.

In all, five of the teams at the Rumble on the Raritan are in our Top 300 teams in the nation. Three others are ranked regionally by HSFA.

The nightcap on Saturday’s card will be No. 9 DePaul Catholic (New Jersey) facing No. 14 Cardinal Hayes of New York.

A big inter-region matchup between No. 4 St. Joseph Regional (Montvale, New Jersey) and St. Frances Academy (Maryland) has been cancelled due to COVID-19 protocols.

The East Region is made-up of schools from Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont.

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High School Football America East Top 25 powered by NFL Play Football

No. 1 St. Joseph’s Prep (Pennsylvania) (1-0), LW: #1

No. 2 Bergen Cathollic (New Jersey) (1-0), LW: #2

No. 3 St. Peter’s Prep (New Jersey) (1-0), LW: #3

No. 4 St. Joseph Regional (Montvale, New Jersey) (0-1), LW: #4

No. 5 Don Bosco Prep (New Jersey) (0-1), LW: #5

No. 6 Delbarton (New Jersey) (0-0), LW: #6

No. 7 Harrisburg (Pennsylvania) (1-0), LW: #7

No. 8 Iona Prep (New York) (0-0), LW: #9

No. 9 DePaul Catholic (New Jersey) (0-0), LW: #10

No. 10 North Allegheny (Pennsylvania) (1-0), LW: #11

No. 11 La Salle College HS (Pennsylvania) (1-0), LW: #12

No. 12 Central York (Pennsylvania) (1-0), LW: #13

No. 13 Pine-Richland (Pennsylvania) (0-1), LW: #14

No. 14 Cardinal Hayes (New York) (0-0), LW: #15

No. 15 Imhotep Charter (Pennsylvania) (1-0), LW: NR

No. 16 Pittsburgh Central Catholic (Pennsylvania) (0-1), LW: #8

No. 17 Cathedral Prep (Erie, Pennsylvania) (1-0), LW: #16

No. 18 Southern Columbia (Pennsylvania) (1-0), LW: #17

No. 19 Seton Hall Prep (New Jersey) (1-0), LW: #19

No. 20 McDowell (Pennsylvania) (1-0), LW: #20

No. 21 Thomas Jefferson (Pennsylvania) (0-0), LW: #18

No. 22 Governor Mifflin (Pennsylvania) (1-0), LW: #22

No. 23 Springfield Central (Massachusetts) (0-0), LW: #23

No. 24 Wall Township (New Jersey) (0-0), LW: #24

No. 25 Holy Spirit (New Jersey) (0-1), LW: #25

Dropped-out: No. 21 St. Augustine (New Jersey)

Editor’s Note: The High School Football America national, regional and state rankings are developed using our proprietary algorithm.

2021 East Region Top 25’s


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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.