Minor shifts in the latest High School Football America Top 25

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by Jeff Fisher

Southlake Carroll High School footballWith three of the top four teams idle and only two losses within the Top 25 this past weekend, there isn’t a whole lot of movement in the latest national rankings.

There are no changes until we get to #13 where Southlake Carroll (Texas) moves-up one spot after being #17 Euless Trinity (Texas) 10-6 on Friday.  Trinity drops only a spot in our rankings.

Also sliding-up a spot is Colquitt County (Georgia) after an impressive win over previously undefeated Valdosta.

Aside from Trinity’s loss, only #23 Archbishop Moeller (Ohio) was the only Top 25 team to lose this weekend. Moving into the poll is Brentwood Academy of Tennessee at #25.

The biggest game on the horizon this coming weekend is on Thursday when #5 DeSoto takes over defending Texas 5A Division II champ Cedar Hill that began the season ranked in the High School Football America, but dropped-out after an early season 40-30 loss to #22 Skyline (Texas).

In northern California, #2 De La Salle and #9 Folsom will face undefeated opponents Friday night.

High School Football America Top 25

1. (1) Allen Eagles (Texas)

Overall: 7-0

Rewind: Idle

Fast Forward: vs. Flower Mound (Texas), Friday

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

Overall: 7-0

Rewind: Idle

Fast Forward: vs. Foothill (California), Friday

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

Overall: 8-0

Rewind: defeated Gulliver Prep (Florida) 42-8

Fast Forward: Norland (Florida), Friday

4. (4) Paramus Catholic Paladins (New Jersey)

Overall: 6-0

Rewind: Idle

Fast Forward: vs. Eastern Christian Academy (Maryland), Friday

5. (5) DeSoto Eagles (Texas)

Overall: 7-0

Rewind: defeated South Grand Prairie (Texas) 41-10

Fast Forward: vs. Cedar Hill (Texas), Thursday

6. (6) Bishop Gorman Gaels (Nevada)

Overall: 9-0

Rewind: defeated Legacy (Nevada) 70-13

Fast Forward: Idle

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

Overall: 6-1

Rewind: defeated JSerra (California) 49-44

Fast Forward: vs. Orange Lutheran (California), Friday

8. (8) Miami Central Rockets (Florida)

Overall: 7-1

Rewind: defeated Northwestern (Florida) 56-21

Fast Forward: vs. Carol City (Florida), Friday

9. (9) Folsom Bulldogs (California)

Overall: 7-0

Rewind: Idle

Fast Forward: at Rocklin (California), Friday

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

Overall: 4-1

Rewind: defeated Passaic County Vo-Tech (New Jersey) 38-0

Fast Forward: at Bergen Catholic (New Jersey), Saturday

11. (11) Bellevue Wolverines (Washington)

Overall: 7-0

Rewind: defeated Liberty (Washington) 37-0

Fast Forward: Interlake (Washington), Friday

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

Overall: 6-1

Rewind: defeated Cypress Bay (Florida) 34-7

Fast Forward: at Hollywood Hills (Florida), Friday

13. (14) Southlake Carroll Dragons (Texas)

Overall: 7-0

Rewind: defeated #17 Euless Trinity (Texas) 10-6

Fast Forward: at Heritage (Texas), Friday

14. (15) Colquitt County Packers (Georgia)

Overall: 8-0

Rewind: defeated Valdosta (Georgia) 48-20

Fast Forward: Idle

15. (13) Buford Wolves (Georgia)

Overall: 7-0

Rewind: defeated Monroe Area (Georgia) 51-12

Fast Forward: at North Oconee (Georgia), Friday

16. (16) South Panola Tigers (Mississippi)

Overall: 8-0

Rewind: defeated Tupelo (Mississippi) 27-10

Fast Forward: vs. Southhaven (Mississippi), Friday

17. (18) Mater Dei Monarchs (California)

Overall: 6-1

Rewind: defeated Servite (California) 20-17

Fast Forward: vs. JSerra (California), Friday

18. (17) Euless Trinity Trojans (Texas)

Overall: 7-1

Rewind: lost to #14 Southlake Carroll (Texas) 10-6

Fast Forward: vs. Coppell (Texas), Friday

19. (19) Carmel Greyhounds (Indiana)

Overall: 9-0

Rewind: defeated  Lawrence Central (Indiana) 27-20

Fast Forward: at Noblesville (Indiana), Friday – 6A Playoffs

20. (20) Starkville Yellowjackets (Mississippi)

Overall: 8-0

Rewind: defeated Madison Central  (Mississippi) 28-0

Fast Forward: vs. Murrah (Mississippi), Friday

21. (22) Good Counsel Falcons (Maryland)

Overall: 7-1

Rewind: defeated St. John’s (Washington DC) 20-19 in OT

Fast Forward: at Archbsihop Carroll (Washington DC), Saturday

22. (21) Skyline Raiders (Texas)

Overall: 7-0

Rewind: defeated White (Texas) 42-0

Fast Forward: at MacArthur (Texas), Thursday

23. (24) Maryville Rebels (Tennessee)

Overall: 8-0

Rewind: defeated William Blount (Tennessee) 38-0

Fast Forward: at Bearden (Tennessee), Friday

24. (25)  Mainland Buccaneers (Florida)

Overall: 8-0

Rewind: defeated New Smyrna Beach (Florida) 43-0

Fast Forward: Idle

25. (NR) Brentwood Academy Eagles (Tennessee)

Overall: 8-1

Rewind: defeated Baylor (Tennessee) 38-31

Fast Forward: Idle

Knocking on the Top 25 Door (alphabetical order): Alemany (California), Archbishop Moeller (Ohio) Archbishop Rummel (Louisiana), Archbishop Wood (Pennsylvania), Bergen Catholic (New Jersey), Bingham (Utah), Blackman (Tennessee), Bothell (Washington), Brother Rice (Michigan), Cedar Hill (Texas), Chandler (Arizona), Cibolo Steele (Texas), Clay-Chalkville (Alabama), Corona Centennial (California), Denton Guyer (Texas), First Coast (Florida), Fort Osage (Missouri), Gonzaga (Washington, DC), IMG Academy (Florida),  JSerra (California), Katy (Texas), Loyola (Illinois), Male (Kentucky), Manvel (Texas), Midway (Texas), Mentor (Ohio), Oak Grove (Mississippi), St. Edward (Ohio), St. Ignatius (Ohio), St. Joseph Regional (New Jersey), St. Peter’s Prep (New Jersey), St. Xavier (Ohio), Union (Oklahoma), Webb City (Missouri)

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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.