|Manatee (5-0) Bradenton, FL
Manatee had a week off to prepare for Southeast, and the Hurricanes took care
of business. Braden River should pose no challenge to the nation's No. 1 team.
Last: Def Southeast 52-13
Next: 10/5 @ Braden River (1-5)
|John Curtis (5-0) River Ridge, LA
Curtis took it easy on a winless Riverside squad only hanging 59 on them in
a shutout win. This week brings Carver who seems to have played West
Virginia last week in a 72-68 loss.
Last: Def Riverside 59-0
Next: 10/6 @ Carver (3-1)
|Trinity (6-0) Louisville, KY
Trinity took care of an improving St. Xavier team in a 34-7 win at Papa John's
Stadium. The Shamrocks should roll this week in an away game against DuPont
Last: Def St. Xavier (KY) 34-7
Next: 10/5 @ DuPont Manual (2-4)
|Bellevue (5-0) Bellevue, WA
Bellevue won big again last week against Juanita and should blow out
Interlake this week. Maybe the only one standing in their way is a 10/12
trip to Mount Si.
Last: Def Juanita 49-0
Next: 10/5 @
|Katy (4-0) Katy, TX
Morton Ranch brought an unbeaten record to Katy. They left beaten. Katy
should record another big win at Mayde Creek on Saturday.
Last: Def Morton Ranch 62-24
Next: 10/6 @ Mayde Creek (3-1)
|Byrnes (6-0) Duncan, SC
Byrnes jumped to an early lead against Spartanburg and let off before
winning 49-7. A contest against Riverside should be an opportunity to get a
lot of younger player some snaps.
Last: Def Spartanburg 49-7
Next: 10/5 Riverside (1-5)
|St. Ignatius (6-0) Cleveland, OH
St. Ignatius put up an impressive 35-7 win on Glenville. The Wildcats were
happy to be home after back to back trips to Pennsylvania. John Adams has won
three in a row, but that streak should end on Saturday.
Last: Def Glenville 35-7
Next: 10/6 John Adams (3-3)
|Vista Murrieta (5-0) Murrieta, CA
The Broncos jumped to a 42-0 lead before getting some younger players in the
game to coast to a 42-6 win over Palisades last week. Vista Murrieta likely
won't be challenged this week either.
Last: Def Palisades 42-6
Next: 10/5 @ Temecula Valley (1-4)
|DeSoto (5-0) DeSoto, TX
DeSoto had little trouble with South Grand Prairie and will get this week off
before resuming play against Mansfield Timberview.
Last: Def South Grand Prairie 40-7
@ Mansfield Timberview (3-2)
|University (4-0) Ft. Lauderdale
University has had two weeks off after a cancelled game before a scheduled off
week. Chaminade-Madonna should be well rested as well having had last week
Next: 10/4 Chaminade-Madonna
|De La Salle (5-0) Concord, CA
De La Salle blows out another regular season opponent. This is a recording.
Last: Def Livermore 57-0
Next: 10/5 Foothill (3-2)
|Butler (6-0) Matthews, NC
Butler trampled an outmatched East Mecklenburg team 60-0. A trip to Ardrey
Kell should provide a better game, but a game Butler should handle without
Last: Def East Mecklenburg 60-0
Next: 10/5 @ Ardrey Kell
|Good Counsel (3-1) Olney, MD
The Falcons were off last week in preparation for one of its biggest games of
the year against DeMatha.
Next: 10/5 @ DeMatha (5-0)
|Bergen Catholic (3-1) Oradell, NJ
Bergen Catholic bounced back from its loss against St. Joseph Regional in fine
fashion with a big win over Passaic County Tech. The Crusaders are likely to
have an easy go of it this week against DePaul.
Last: Def Passaic County 62-20
Next: 10/6 DePaul (1-3)
|Bishop Gorman (4-1) Las Vegas, NV
Last week I said if anyone played within 20 points of Bishop Gorman the rest
of the way I'd consider it an upset. Legacy didn't.
Last: Def Legacy 70-0
Next: 10/5 @ Cimarron-Memorial
|Lincoln (4-0) Tallahassee, FL
Lincoln posted one of the most impressive outings in the Top 20 with a big
win over a solid Rickards team. The Trojans should handle a trip to Buchholz
Last: Def Rickards 39-3
Next: 10/5 @ Buchholz (2-3)
|North Allegheny (5-0) Wexford, PA
The Tigers weren't likely to be challenged by Butler, and they weren't.
North Allegheny has likely had 10/5 circled on its calendar all year in
preparation with its showdown with Gateway.
Last: Def Butler 49-0
Next: 10/5 @ No. 42 Gateway (5-0)
|Steele (5-0) Cibolo, Texas
Steele took care of San Marcos without breaking a sweat and will get this
Last: Def San Marcos 42-14
Next: 10/12 @ King (3-2)
Colerain (6-0) Cincinnati, OH
After a tough trip to Sycamore two weeks ago, the Cardinals enjoyed an
easier slate at Mason. Middletown is down some this year and Colerain should
handle them at home.
Last: Def Mason 35-0
Next: 10/5 Middletown (2-4)
|Camden County (5-0) Kingsland, GA
Those cupcakes Camden County had been feasting on must have been low cal,
because the Wildcats stayed lean and mean as they opened up region play with a
blowout at Valdosta. Camden stays home against a good Coffee team this week.
Last: Def Valdosta 43-6
Next: 10/5 Coffee (4-1)
|Don Bosco Prep (3-1) Ramsey, NJ
Alta came to visit from the slopes in Utah, and like most out of state
visitors to Ramsey, Don Bosco sent them home with a loss. The Ironmen should
win big this week against Fair Lawn.
Last: Def Alta (UT) 52-24
|Grayson (4-1) Loganville, GA
Grayson has used a softer part of their schedule to get right after a 22-7
loss to Parkview. The Rams have back to back wins and face a good Central
Gwinnett team this week.
Last: Def Shiloh 45-27
Next: 10/5 Central Gwinnett (3-1)
|Miami Central (2-2) Miami, FL
Miami Central handled a good Columbus team as the Rockets continued the
nation's toughest schedule. A trip to Homestead is a relative breather, and
Homestead is a dangerous team at 4-0.
Last: Def Columbus 28-17
Next: 10/5 @ Homestead (4-0)
|St. Joseph's Regional (3-1) Montvale, NJ
St. Joseph's stayed focused after its big win against Bergen Catholic by
blowing out Wayne Hills. The Green Knights will need to stay sharp when they
take on St. Peter's Prep in two weeks.
Last: Def Wayne Hills 42-14
Next: 10/13 St. Peter's Prep (4-0)
|McGill-Toolen (6-0) Mobile, AL
McGill-Toolen took on the challenge of back to back tough road games. First
with a win against Davidson, and last week handling Daphne. No rest for the
weary though as Blount brings a 4-1 record to the Yellow Jackets this week.
Last: Def Daphne 38-21
Next: 10/5 Blount (4-1)
|Washington (4-1) Miami, FL
Washington is rolling after an early loss to Miami Central, and the
Tornadoes should roll to the playoffs with their toughest games seemingly
Last: Def Edison
Next: 10/12 Jackson (4-1)
|Maine South (6-0) Park Ridge, IL
Niles West brought a 5-0 record into the game against Maine South, but they
were clearly in a different league as the Hawks won big. Maine South's trip
to Evanston should produce a similar result.
Last: Def Niles West 51-14
Next: 10/5 Evanston (4-2)
|Dwyer (5-0) Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Biggest news of the weekend for Dwyer, someone finally got on the board. The
Panthers need to beef up their schedule.
Last: Def West Boca Raton 42-7
Next: 10/12 Santa Luces (2-2)
|Hoover (5-0) Hoover, AL
Hoover took on and took out its biggest challenge to date with an impressive
35-15 win over rival Vestavia Hills. A home date with Bessemer City should
provide an easier game for the Bucs.
Last: Def Vestavia Hills
Next: 10/5 Bessemer City (3-2)
|Mission Viejo (6-0) Mission Viejo, CA
Mission Viejo handled a dangerous Redlands East Valley team, never letting the
Wildcats into the game. The Diablos have a week off to prepare for League play
against a reeling San Clemente team.
Last: Def Redlands East Valley 52-21
Next: 10/12 @ San Clemente (4-2)
|Skyline (5-0) Sammamish, WA
Garfield was no match for Skyline, and Ballard won't be either.
Last: Def Garfield 67-16
Next: 10/5 Ballard (1-4)
American Heritage (5-0) Delray Beach, FL
We knew American Heritage was good and Pahokee was struggling, but
60-6? The Stallions have the week off before traveling to Gulliver
Last: Def Pahokee 60-6
Next: 10/12 @ Gulliver Prep (2-2)
|St. Xavier (4-2) Cincinnati, OH
The Bombers are going to be one of the scariest teams come playoff time in
Ohio. St. Xavier beat a good Elder team last week and has another tough game
coming against La Salle.
Last: Def King's Academy 59-0
Next: 10/ 5 @ La Salle (4-2)
|Bentonville (5-0) Bentonville, AR
Bentonville didn't need much of an effort to defeat Siloam Springs. A trip
to Rogers this week should at least make the Tigers play into the fourth
Last: Def Siloam Springs 56-0
Next: 10/5 @ Rogers (5-0)
|Coppell (5-0) Coppell, TX
Coppell continued its perfect season by beating No. 12 Allen at home. The
Cowboys have a week off to let that victory sink in before getting back to
work with a trip to Hebron.
Last: Def No. 12 Allen 27-24
Next: 10/12 @ Hebron (3-2)
|Allen (4-1) Allen
Allen took it's unbeaten record on the road to face an unbeaten Coppell team,
and Allen went back home with a loss. Coppell was on the brink of the Top 50
before playing Allen,and the Cowboys are in it this week.
Last: Lost to Coppell 27-24
Next: 10/12 @ Plano East (4-0)
|Archbishop Moeller (5-1) Cincinnati, OH
Moeller responded to its first loss of the season well with a 37-22 win over
La Salle. Elder looms this week, but it's finally a home game for the road
warrior Moeller team.
Last: Def La Salle 37-22
Next: 10/5 Elder (3-3)
|Skyline (3-1) Dallas, TX
Skyline had the week off to seethe about its loss to Bowie two weeks ago, and
the Raiders took out its pent up frustration on a good Dallas Jesuit team. A
trip to Lake Highlands should show us if Skyline is getting close to the team
we knew they were all along.
Last: Def Dallas Jesuit 56-24
Next: 10/5 @ Lake Highlands (3-1)
|Ensworth (7-0) Nashville, TN
Another week, another blowout. Montgomery Bell Academy should be Ensworth's
toughest game to date, of course that's a relative statement as Ensworth
might have the weakest Top 50 schedule to date.
Last: Def Pope John Paul II 49-0
Next: 10/5 Montgomery Bell
|Oscar Smith (4-1) Chesapeake, VA
Oscar Smith handled its trip to Lakeland and should be at home against
Hickory in what is likely to be another easy win.
Last: Def Lakeland 38-9
Next: 10/5 Hickory (2-3)
|Armwood (4-1) Seffner, FL
Armwood got a good battle from Jefferson before prevailing 35-21. Sickles
isn't likely to put up much resistance.
Last: Def Jefferson 35-21
Next: 10/5 Sickles (3-1)
|Gateway (5-0) Monroeville, PA
Gateway has been blowing out opponents all season, and so has this week's
opponent North Allegheny. We're about to learn a lot about these two Top 50
Last: Def Hempfield Area 41-13
Next: 10/5 No. 17 North Allegheny (5-0)
|Narbonne (5-0) Harbor City, CA
Narbonne has knocked off two of the CIF-Southern Section's Top 10 teams in
back to back weeks. First it was Serra, and last week the Gauchos hung Mater
Dei's first loss on the Monarchs. Narbonne should cruise through the
City-Section until they face off with Crenshaw.
Last: Def Mater Dei 18-17
Next: 10/5 Mater Dei (4-0)
|Carroll (3-1) Southlake, TX
Carroll should have won big at Keller Central, and they did. Timber Creek
should be an easy game for the Dragons as well.
Last: Def Keller Central 59-0
Next: 10/5 Timber Creek (1-3)
|Mesquite (5-0) Mesquite, TX
Time to start moving Mesquite up the ladder. They beat a good Longview team
handily last week.
Last: Def Longview 31-7
Next: 10/5 @ Rockwall-Heath (4-1)
|Gilman (3-2) Baltimore, MD
Gilman had one of the toughest early season schedules in the nation, and
those early tests seem to be paying off as the Greyhounds laid the wood to a
good Mount St .Joseph team. A trip to Archbishop Spalding should
provide an easy game.
Last: Def Mount St. Joseph 37-7
Next: 10/5 @ Archbishop Spalding (3-2)
|Goose Creek (6-0) Goose Creek, SC
After its slugfest with Dutch Fork two weeks ago, Goose Creek welcomed
Beaufort with a 65-14 shellacking. Carolina Forest isn't likely to fare much
Last: Def Beaufort 65-14
Next: 10/5 Carolina Forest (1-5)
|Lincoln-Way East (6-0) Frankfort, IL
The Griffins vault into the Top 50 by knocking Bolingbrook out of it.
Lincoln-Way East sent Bolingbrook packing with authority in a 42-18 win to
remain perfect on the season.
Last: Def No. 25 Bolingbrook 42-18
Next: 10/5 Lincoln-Way Central (3-3)
|Muskegon (6-0) Muskegon, MI
Muskegon should beat every opponent handily until the Big Reds run into
Zeeland East on 10/19.
Last: Def Mona Shores 34-14
Next: 10/5 Union (1-5)
|Carmel (7-0) Carmel, IN
Carmel had been impressive much of the season but hadn't been tested in the
last month. A victory at Warren Central helped propel the Greyhounds into
the Top 50. A showdown on 10/12 with Ben Davis will help determine if they
get to stay.
Last: Def Warren Central 10-7
Next: 10/5 @ North Vigo (4-3)