How Top 25 Fared – Byrnes Rebels (SC) tops #7 Mallard Creek (NC)

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Mallard Creek (North Carolina) became the fourth High School Football America Preseason Top 10 team to lose in the last two weeks.

The #7 ranked Mavericks, who beat seven-time North Carolina state champ Independence and three-time champ Butler on back-to-back weekends to start the season, lost to South Carolina-power Byrnes 31-29 Friday night.  Thomas Cook‘s 19-yard field goal with two seconds gave the Rebels the victory after they blew a 21-point fourth quarter lead.

The only other Top 25 team to lose was #16 Good Counsel (Maryland) in overtime to Gilman (Maryland).

High School Football America Top 25

#1 De La Salle (CA) beat Serra (San Mateo, CA) 37-21

#2 Allen (TX) beat Vierra (FL) 56-20

#3 Bishop Gorman (NV) beat Bingham (UT) 38-20

#4 Miami Central (FL) beat Killian 35-0

#5 DeSoto (TX) lost #20 IMG Academy (FL) 47-29

#6 Corona Centennial (CA) beat Serra (Gardena, CA) 52-13

#7 Mallard Creek (NC) lost to Byrnes (SC) 31-29

#8 St. Thomas Aquinas (FL) beat Miramar (FL) 48-14

#9 Colquitt County (GA) beat Crisp County (GA) 37-7

#10 St. John Bosco (CA) beat Norwalks (CA) 67-7

#11 Katy (TX) beat Fort Bend Travis (TX) 57-0

#12 La Salle (OH) beat East Central (IN) 43-20

#13 Cedar Hill (TX) beat Arlington Bowie (TX) 28-17

#14. South Panola (MS) – Idle

#15 Archer (GA) – Idle

#16 Good Counsel (MD) lost to Gilman (MD) 36-29 (OT)

#17 Mainland (FL) beat Bartram Trail (FL) 56-24

#18 Mater Dei (CA) beat Tesoro (CA) 35-14

#19 Clay-Chalkville (AL) beat Hillcrest (AL) 41-40

#20 IMG Academy (FL) beat #5 DeSoto (TX) 47-29

#21 DeMatha (MD) beat American Heritage (Plantation, FL) 23-22

#22 Pittsburgh Central Catholic (PA) beat Bethel Park (PA) 28-12

#23 Euless Trinity (TX) beat Rockwall (TX) 41-16

#24 Spartanburg (SC) beat Union County (SC) 49-20

#25 Bingham (UT) lost to #3 Bishop Gorman (NV) 38-20


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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.