St. John Bosco holds at #6 in HSFA Top 25, Mater Dei enters at #22

by Jeff Fisher

St. John Bosco BravesAfter an impressive victory and a week off, St. John Bosco held firm to its preseason position in the High School Football America’s National Top 25 Poll that was released on Sunday.  The poll is HSFA’s first in-season poll since the preseason Top 25 was released on August 1st.

The Braves are #6 in the country, while Mater Dei, coming off its impressive win over Corona Centennial enters the poll at #22 where Servite began the season.  The Friars are now in the Knocking on the Door category, along with Chaminade, Long Beach Poly and Serra (Gardena).

High School Football America Top 25 (Week 1)

1. (1) Allen Eagles (Texas)

Overall: 1-0

Rewind: defeated 2013 Texas 4A Division I champ Denton Guyer 55-41

Fast Forward: vs. Dutch Fork (South Carolina), Friday

2. (3) St. Thomas Aquinas Raiders (Florida)

Overall: 1-0

Rewind: defeated former #11 American Heritage (Florida) 38-7

Fast Forward: Idle

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

Overall: 2-0

Rewind: defeated Tucker (Georgia) 19-7 on Saturday, Oscar Smith (Virginia) 57-21 on August 23rd

Fast Forward: vs. #7 Miami Central (Florida), Friday

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

Overall: 1-0

Rewind: defeated Jesuit 63-0

Fast Forward: vs. Serra (San Mateo, CA), Friday

5. (5) DeSoto (Texas)

Overall: 1-0

Rewind: defeated Arlington Martin (Texas) 55-30

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

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

Overall: 1-0

Rewind: defeated St. Louis (Hawaii) 63-14 on August 22nd

Fast Forward: at Norwalk (California), Friday

7. (14) Miami Central Rockets (Florida)

Overall: 2-0

Rewind: defeated Stephenson (Georgia) 21-20, #2 Hoover (Alabama) 24-21 on August 23rd

Fast Forward: at #3 Booker T. Washington (Florida), Friday

8. (8) Bishop Gorman Gaels (Nevada)

Overall: 2-0

Rewind: defeated #22 Servite (California) 48-27, Brophy Prep (California) 44-0 on August 22nd

Fast Forward: vs. Bingham (Utah), Friday

9. (9) Cedar Hill Longhorns (Texas)

Overall: 1-0

Rewind: defeated South Oak Cliff (Texas) 56-34

Fast Forward: vs. Arlington Bowie (Texas), Friday

10. St. Joseph’s Prep Hawks (Pennsylvania)

Overall: 1-0

Rewind: defeated Mount Carmel (Illinois) 28-27

Fast Forward: at Don Bosco Prep (New Jersey), Saturday

11. (17) Folsom Bulldogs (California)

Overall: 1-0

Rewind: defeated Cathedral Catholic (California) 55-10

Fast Forward: vs. Clovis North (California), Friday

12. (12) Archbishop Moeller Crusaders (Ohio)

Overall: 1-0

Rewind: defeated Pickerington North (Ohio) 21-6

Fast Forward: vs. Covington Catholic (Kentucky), Friday

13. (13) Katy Tigers (Texas)

Overall: 1-0

Rewind: defeated Kingwood (Texas) 31-0

Fast Forward: Fort Bend Travis (Texas), Thursday

14. (NR) St. Edward Eagles (Ohio)

Overall: 1-0

Rewind: defeated Gilman (Maryland) 38-7

Fast Forward: vs. Glenville (Ohio), Saturday

15. (15) Jenks Trojans (Oklahoma)

Overall: 0-0

Rewind: Idle

Fast Forward: vs. Bixby, Friday

16. (16) Bellevue Wolverines (Washington)

Overall: 0-0

Rewind: Idle

Fast Forward: vs. Serra (Gardena, CA), Saturday at The Honor Bowl, Oceanside HS, California

17. (NR) Buford Wolves (Georgia)

Overall: 2-0

Rewind: defeated Berkmar (Georgia) 56-0, former #23 Trinity Christian (Florida) 17-0 on August 23rd

18. (18) Centreville Wildcats (Virginia)

Overall: 0-0

Rewind: Idle

Fast Forward: Gonzaga (Washington DC), Friday

19. (19) St. Peter’s Prep Marauders (New Jersey)

Overall: 0-0

Rewind: Idle

Fast Forward: vs. Wise (Maryland), Saturday)

20. (20) Southlake Carroll Dragons (Texas)

Overall: 1-0

Rewind: defeated Westlake 17-14

Fast Forward: vs. Union (Oklahoma), Friday

21. (21) South Panola Tigers (Mississippi)

Overall: 2-0

Rewind: defeated West Point 14-10, defeated White Station (Tennessee) 62-27

Fast Forward: vs. Meridian (Mississippi), Friday

22. (NR) Mater Dei Monarchs (California)

Overall: 1-0

Rewind: defeated Corona Centennial (California) 38-18

Fast Forward: vs. Villa Park (California), Friday

23 (NR) Archbishop Wood Vikings (Pennsylvania)

Overall: 1-0

Rewind: defeated DeMatha (Maryland)

Fast Forward: Martin Luther King (Pennsylvania), Saturday

24. (NR) Colquitt County Packers (Georgia)

Overall: 2-0

Rewind: defeated former #2 Hoover (Alabama) 35-14, Mill Creek (Georgia) 31-14 on August 23rd

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

25. (25) Acadiana Rams (Louisiana)

Overall: 0-0

Rewind: Idle

Fast Forward: at Northside (Louisiana), Friday

Knocking on the Top 25 Door (alphabetical): American Heritage (Florida), Bakersfield (California), Chaminade (California), Ben Davis (Indiana), Coppell (Texas), Ensworth (Tennessee), Euless Trinity (Texas), Gonzaga (Washington DC), Lee’s Summit West (Missouri), Long Beach Poly (California) Loyola (Illinois), Maryville (Tennessee), Serra (Gardena, CA), Servite (California), Trinity Christian (Florida), Warren Central (Indiana)

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.