Where the Top 25 plays September 2-3, 2016

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There are four big High School Football America Top 50 match-ups this weekend.  Maybe the biggest is in Southern California where 2015 CIF Open Division runner-up Corona Centennial, ranked #24 in this week’s High School Football America Top 25 presented by Krossover, will play #3 IMG Academy (Florida) in The Honor Bowl in Mission Viejo, California.

While the game is being played at a neutral site, it is in Southern California and three time zones away from Bradenton, Florida, the home of IMG, which could give the Huskies an advantage.  Is that enough?  We’ll see.  But, I can tell you from experience that Corona Centennial head coach Matt Logan always has his team prepared.

Both teams are coming-off wins against very good opponents.  IMG beat former #8 Grayson (Georgia) on the road, while Corona Centennial knocked-off Arizona-power Chandler.

In Las Vegas, #2 Bishop Gorman (Nevada) will prep for its big showdown with #1 St. John Bosco (California) next week with a home game against #42 Cocoa, which is coming-off an impressive overtime win over former #25 Trinity Christian Academy (Jacksonville, Florida).  The Gaels return home after a 30-point road win against former #3 Cedar Hill in Texas.

In Akron, Ohio, #23 St. Edward, the two-time defending Division I champs, will play #48 Archbishop Hoban, the defending Division III champs.

The final all-Top 50 match-up is in Texas where #8 Cibolo Steele squares-off with #41 Lake Travis, which lost to Judson last week.  LT opened the season ranked #21 in the High School Football America Preseason Top 25.

Below is the weekend’s entire Top 25 schedule.

High School Football America Top 25 
Presented by Krossover Intelligence

#1 St. John Bosco Braves (California) 1-0 at La Mirada (California) 1-0, Friday

#2 Bishop Gorman Gaels (Nevada) 1-0 vs. #42 Cocoa (Florida) 1-0, Friday

#3 IMG Academy Ascenders (Florida) 1-0 vs. Corona Centennial (California) 1-0, Saturday at The Honor Bowl in Mission Viejo, California

#4 Mater Dei Monarchs (California) 1-0 vs. Mayfair (California) 1-0, Friday

#5 DeMatha Stags (Maryland) 1-0 vs. Avalon (Maryland) 0-0, Friday

#6 Allen Eagles (Texas) 1-0 vs. Evangel Christian (Louisiana) 0-0, Friday

#7 Westlake Chaparrals (Texas) 1-0 vs. Liberty (Nevada) 1-0, Friday

#8 Cibolo Steele Knights (Texas) 1-0 vs. #41 Lake Travis (Texas) 0-1, Friday

#9 Colerain Cardinals (Ohio) 1-0 at St. Xavier (Ohio) 0-1, Friday

#10 Miami Central Rockets (Florida) 1-0 vs. Killian (Florida) 0-1, Friday

#11 Booker T. Washington Tornadoes (Florida) 1-0 vs. Monsignor Pace (Florida) 1-0, Friday

#12 Grayson Rams (Georgia) 0-1 at McEachern (Georgia) 1-0, Friday

#13 St. Thomas Aquinas Raiders (Florida) 0-1 at Miramar (Florida) 1-0, Friday

#14 Katy Tigers (Texas) 0-1 vs. Klein Collins (Texas) 1-0, Saturday

#15 St. Joseph Regional Green Knights (New Jersey) vs. Serra (Gardena, California), Saturday at The Honor Bowl in Mission Viejo, CA

#16 Roswell Hornets (Georgia) 1-0 vs. Central Gwinnett (Georgia) 0-2, Friday

#17 Mallard Creek Mavericks (North Carolina) 2-0 vs. Byrnes (South Carolina) 1-1, Friday

#18 Don Bosco Prep Ironmen (New Jersey) 0-0 at #33 American Heritage (Plantation, Florida) 1-0, Friday

#19 Mill Creek Hawks (Georgia) 2-0 vs. Dacula (Georgia) 1-0, Friday

#20 Cedar Hill Longhorns (Texas) 0-1 vs. Mansfield (Texas) 1-0, Friday

#21 McGill-Toolen Yellowjackets (Alabama) 2-0 at Murphy (Alabama) 2-0, Friday

#22 Warren Central Warriors (Indiana) 1-1 at North Central (Indiana) 0-2, Friday

#23 St. Edward Eagles (Ohio) 1-0 at #48 Archbishop Hoban (Ohio) 1-0, Friday

#24 Corona Centennial Huskies (California) 1-0 vs. #3 IMG Academy (Florida) 1-0, Saturday in The Honor Bowl in Mission Viejo, California

#25 Good Counsel Falcons (Maryland) 0-0 at Mount St. Joseph (Maryland) 0-0, Saturday

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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.