Scout Top 50 High School Football Rankings

There were only a few teams in action this week, but action there was. There are already four new teams in the Scout Top 50 as well as some big movers.

Most of the country hasn't started play yet, but those that did provided some early fireworks with Buford (Ga.) making a big leap in the rankings, and perennial powers once again establishing their dominance to jump back into the Scout Top 50.

Most states are in action this week, and that includes several big match ups all over the country.

No. 2 Allen (Texas) vs. No. 9 Denton Guyer (Texas)
No. 14 Centreville (Va.) vs. No. 22 Gonzaga (D.C.)
No. 30 Servite (Calif.) vs. No. 34 Bishop Gorman (Nev.)


Rank (Last) Team (Record) City, ST

1 (1)

St. Thomas Aquinas (0-0) Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Even by Aquinas standards, this team is loaded. The Raiders have averaged 8.5 D1 signees the last 10 years, and they'll probably beat that number this year. Aquinas will need to replace quarterback Wade Freeback (Vanderbilt), but newcomer Jordan Scarlett (Miami), Scout's No. 4 running back nationally, will pick up the slack and then some. Aquinas always plays a difficult schedule and 2014 is no exception with regular season games against in state powers Miramar and a first game against American Heritage as well as a date with East power Don Bosco (N.J.).

Last: 10-3, Lost to Dwyer, State Quarterfinals
Next: 8/29 American Heritage

2 (2)
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Allen (0-0) Allen, Texas

Allen must replace just about everyone on defense, but the Eagles are going to be able to put up a ton of points. Kyler Murray (Texas A&M), Scout's No. 5 ranked college prospect at quarterback, might be the best high school player in the nation. As Allen led his team to a State Championship, he accounted for nearly 5,000 yards of offense (3,669 passing, 1,328 rushing) and 64 touchdowns (46 passing, 18 rushing). As long as Murray is playing, Allen can beat anyone in the country, but the young defense is going to have to grow up fast. Allen hits the ground running with a big test against Denton Guyer.

Last: 16-0 State Champions
Next: 8/29 No. 9 Denton Guyer
3 (3)
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St. John Bosco (1-0) Bellflower, CA 

St. Louis made the trip West and survived the jet lag to blitz St. Louis into submission. It took less than a minute for the Braves to get on the board as they returned a blocked punt for a touchdown and never looked back. There was enough good for the Braves to win comfortably and enough bad for the coaching staff to keep the team motivated through the week off.

Last
: Def St. Louis (Hawaii) 63-14
Next: 9/5 @ Norwalk (0-0)
4 (6)
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Washington (1-0) Miami, Fla.

The defending National Champions took on an always tough Oscar Smith team on Saturday and answered any questions about a big dropoff from the 2013 season. There isn't going to be one. The Tornadoes built a 34-7 lead before cruising to a comfortable 57-21 victory. Washington is back on the road this week to take on a good Tucker team in Georgia who lost a heartbreaker to Norcross last week.

Last: Def Oscar Smith (Va.) 57-21
Next: 8/29 @ Tucker (Ga.) 0-1
5 (4)

St. Edward (0-0) Lakewood, Ohio

St. Edward has seen their season ended two years in a row by Mentor by a combined score for 98-94. 2014 might be the year the Eagles get over the hump, but the schedule is going to be brutal. Moeller, St. Ignatius, and Glenville highlight the in state slate, and the Eagles take on Gilman (Md.), St. Joseph (N.J.), and Bergen Catholic (N.J.) among others out of state. The Eagles should be dynamic on offense with USF commitment Brett Kean leading the offense and his favorite target in Alex Stump (Kentucky) returning.

Last: 11-2, Lost to Mentor, State Semi-Finals
Next: 8/31 vs Gilman (Md.)
6 (5)
Cedar Hill (0-0) Cedar Hill, Texas

High scores have become more and more common in high school football these days, and the trend will continue as Cedar Hill is another State Champion who returns a ton of offense, but graduated a lot of defense.  The Longhorns stunned Katy in the State Championship, and they return nearly everyone on offense including quarterback Justin McMillan (LSU), receiver DaMarkus Lodge (Texas A&M), and running back Aca'cedric Ware (USC). With games against De Soto, Coppell and Skyline, the Longhorns will once again enter the playoffs well tested.

Last: 14-2 State Champions
Next: 8/29 @ South Oak Cliff
7 (7)
Archbishop Wood (0-0) Warminster, Pa.

The Vikings return virtually their entire 2013 State Championship team, a scary proposition for opponents. Penn State is well represented by the Vikings with a pair of commitments in offensive lineman Ryan Bates and linebacker Jake Cooper. Running back Jarrett McClenton returns to lead the offense. The Vikings' regular season schedule isn't among the nation's toughest, but an opening tilt with DeMatha (Md.) is no walk in the park. 

Last: State Champions
Next: 8/29 DeMatha (Md.)
8 (15)
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Miami Central (1-0) Miami, Fla.

Miami Central and Hoover battled in arguably the most interesting game of the early opening week. Central lost a lot of players from their 2013 State Championship team, but the Rockets have reloaded and kicked off the 2014 campaign with a statement win over perennial Alabama power Hoover. There will be no rest for the weary though as the Rockets travel to Georgia to take on another tough team in Stephenson.

Last: Def No. 12 Hoover 24-21
Next
: 8/30 @ Stephenson
9 (10)
Guyer (0-0) Denton, Texas

While everyone else seems to be returning loads of offense, Guyer and Trinity Christian may be the only teams in the Top 10 capable of stopping anyone. The Wildcats gave up just over two touchdowns per game in 2013 and return Carl Thompson (Kansas), Jordan Wallace (Iowa State), and Derek Watson on defense. Jerrod Heard (Texas) left huge shoes to fill at quarterback, but transfer Kevin Dillman (Nebraska) doesn't need to be Heard for Guyer and their defense to win and win big. That defense is going to be tested right away with a Top 10 matchup with Kyler Murray and No. 2 Allen.

Last: State Champions
Next: 8/29 No. 2 Allen
10 (13)
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De La Salle (0-0) Concord, Calif.

De La Salle was finally beaten in the Open Division by St. John Bosco last year in their Bowl Game (California doesn't do State Championships), but the Spartans will return strong, they always do. De La Salle lost a lot to graduation, and the No. 1 prospect in the country Kahlil McKenzie to a transfer, but the Spartans are always strong on their front seven on defense. Linebacker Simba Short (Northwestern) will be asked to spearhead the defense.  De La Salle will challenge themselves with their out of league schedule with tilts against SoCal power Servite and southern power Byrnes (S.C.).

Last: Lost to St. John Bosco, Open Bowl
Next: 8/29 Jesuit
11 (11)


Archbishop Moeller (0-0) Cincinnati, Ohio

Moeller ran the gauntlet last year with one of the nation's toughest schedules to claim their State Championship in Ohio's largest division with an epic 55-52 win over Mentor. Moeller will have to find a replacement for their offensive leader in quarterback Gus Ragland (Miami (OH)), but scoring points has rarely been a problem for the Fighting Crusaders. Elijah Taylor (Notre Dame) anchors the defensive line. Moeller plays another bone crushing schedule with games lined up against St. Xavier, St. Edward, St. Ignatius, and Louisville Trinity.

Last: State Champions
Next: 8/29 Pickerington North
12 (46)


Buford (1-0) Buford, Ga.

Can't say we're surprised Buford knocked off No. 8 Trinity Christian at home on Saturday. The Wolves have been making meals of teams for the last two decades. But are we surprised at the 17-0 shutout? Yes, that's impressive. Buford should whip Berkmar this week ahead of their showdown with McEachern on 9/5.

Last: Def No. 8 Trinity Christian (Fla.)
Next: 8/29 Berkmar
13 (14)
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DeSoto (0-0) De Soto, Texas

DeSoto saw a magical 2013 season come to an end with a Kyler Murray led comeback by Allen to knock them out of the playoffs in what was a de facto State Championship game. Quarterback Desmon White (TCU)  and his 5,000 yards of offense must be replaced. Junior Tristen Wallace has a big future at quarterback, and running back Jatory Sparks-Brown looks ready to take on a bigger load. The schedule backs off a little from the 2013 campaign, but the Eagles still must contend with Cedar Hill and Cibolo Steele.

Last
: Lost to Allen, State Semi-Finals
Next: 8/29 James Martin

14 (16)
Centreville (0-0) Clifton, Va.

The Wildcats return the bulk of their 15-0 State Championship team including a duo of 1200 yard running backs in A.J. Turner (South Carolina) and Taylor Boose (Cincinnati). Quarterback Scott Walter must be replaced, but Joe Ferrick returns with some experience. Centreville opens their schedule with their toughest opponent in Gonzaga of D.C.

Last: State Champions
Next
: 9/5 No. 22 Gonzaga (D.C.)
15 (17)
St. Joseph's Prep (0-0) Philadelphia, Pa.

They might be the Hawks, but big offensive lineman John Runyan (Michigan) will make sure St. Joseph's Prep does the bulk of their damage on the ground. The Hawks went 13-3 in 2013 before claiming a State Championship over Central Catholic. Runyan will open up the holes for running back Olamide Zaccheaus (Virginia). The Hawks have a schedule that will crisscross a lot of states including Mount Carmel (Ill.), Don Bosco (N.J.), and St. Ignatius (Ohio). Mt. Carmel will test the Hawks early.

Last: State Champions
Next
: 8/31 @ Mount Carmel (Ill.)
16 (12)
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Hoover (0-1) Hoover, Ala.

Hoover dropped a hard fought game to another Scout Top 50 team in Miami Central. There's no shame in getting beat by a team that finished Top 5 last year, and the Bucs still have to be considered a favorite to win the Championship in Alabama's largest classification. They'll get another out of state power this week in the game that takes on a little extra meaning against former coach Rush Propst. Propst helped built Hoover in a national power and brought a lot of attention to the program... both good and bad. While the teams met last year (Hoover won), this one still deserves national attention.

Last: Lost to No. 15 Miami Central 21-24
Next: 8/29 @ Colquitt County
17 (18)

Punahou (0-0) Honolulu, Hawaii

Punahou had one of the best defenses I saw all last season, and that was when star defensive lineman Canton Kaumatule was injured. Kaumatule is back in 2014 along with most of the starters from the unit that gave up less than 10 points per game in 2013. We may not find out just how good Punahou is this season as they're not scheduled to play anyone outside of fellow Hawaiians, a group they dominated in '13.

Last: State Champions
Next: 8/29 St. Louis
18 (19)
Male (1-0) Louisville, Ky.

Male traveled to Floyd Central (Ind.) and proved to be less than hospitable guests as they trounced the Highlanders. Male quarterback Davis Mattingly had a big game as the Bulldogs cruised to a 49-3 win after field issues and lightning delays wreaked havoc on the schedule.

Last: Def Floyd Central (Ind.) 49-3
Next: 8/29 @ Butler
19 (20)
St. Peter's Prep (0-0) Jersey City, N.J.

The Marauders were a dangerous squad in 2013 advancing to the Non-Public Group 4 Championship before falling to Paramus Catholic. St. Peter's Prep returns a lot of talent including dynamic quarterback Brandon Wimbush (Penn State) and do-everything athlete Minkah Fitzpatrick (Alabama). A trip to IMG Academy (Fla.) in September looms large along with an always tough regulars season slate that includes Bergen Catholic.

Last: Non-Public Group 4 runner up
Next: 9/6 Wise (Md.)
20 (21)
Franklin (0-0) Reisterstown, Md.

The Indians make their debut in the Scout Top 50 with their 2014 team. Franklin put up a ton of offense in 2013, rushing and passing for nearly 3,000 yards... each. Most of those players are back including quarterback Jacquez Adams (West Virginia) and running back Darius Hinton. Steven Smothers is only a junior, yet he had over 1,000 yards receiving last year. Anchoring the lines of scrimmage is Pat Allen (Georgia). 

Last: State Champions
Next: 8/29 Governor Thomas Johnson
21 (34)
Ben Davis (1-0) Indianapolis, Ind.

Call this a statement game. Indianapolis Cathedral is a solid opponent, and Ben Davis manhandled them. The Giants opened the 2014 campaign with a 44-14 win, sending a message to the rest of the state. Ben Davis still has the likes of Center Grove, Avon, Warren Central, and Carmel on the schedule, and to be sure, they saw what the Giants did to Cathedral last weekend.

Last: Def Indianpolis Cathedral 44-14
Next: 8/29 @ Avon
22 (22)
Gonzaga (0-0) Washington, D.C.

The Eagles are another team to make their first ever appearance in the Scout Top 50 on the strength of 17 returning starters. The 2013 squad finished a mediocre 6-5, but several of the losses were to perennial powerhouses like DeMatha and St. Peter's Prep. The young Eagles also had key wins against Good Counsel and Cocoa (Fla.). Quarterback Nick Johns (Virginia) is one of the key returners as is big offensive lineman Richie Petitbon (Alabama). Gonzaga warms up with Neshaminy before their second game showdown with Centreville (Va.).

Last: 6-5, Lost in Playoffs to St. John's 
Next: 9/5 No. 14 Centreville (Va.)
23 (23)
Jenks (0-0) Jenks, Okla.

Quarterback Cooper Nunley led his team to an undefeated season and State Championship as a sophomore last year. He's back along with personal protector Marquise Overton (Oklahoma) on the offensive line. Jenks usually plays a solid out of state schedule, but this year the Trojans will be content to stay home and take care of business.

Last: State Champions
Next: 9/5 Bixby
24 (24)
Lee's Summit West (1-0) Lee's Summit, Mo.

No returning quarterback? Not problem for Lee's Summit as Brenner Clemons had a huge night accounting for six touchdowns, running for four, passing for another, and caught another. He'll get another chance to put up some big numbers against an overmatched Park Hill South team this week.

Last: Def Liberty 44-14
Next: 8/29 @ Park Hill South (1-0)
25 (25)
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Katy (0-0) Katy, TX

Katy destroyed much of their schedule in 2013, and by the time they faced another top team, they were overwhelmed in the State Championship by Cedar Hill. The Tigers are still bringing back a lot of firepower including running back Rodney Anderson (Oklahoma). It will be a big surprise if the Tigers don't finish the regular season undefeated again.

Last: State Champion - runner up
Next: 8/29 @ Kingwood
26 (26)
Ensworth (1-0) Nashville, Tenn.

Ensworth got off to a good start by knocking off always dangerous Louisville Trinity. Trinity was Scout's 2011 National Champion and a team capable of winning any night. A tie game into the fourth quarter, the Tigers gutted out a big win. Ensworth might be poised for a letdown after a big win, but it won't matter against Brainerd.

Last: Def Louisville Trinity 21-14
Next: 8/29 Brainerd (0-1)
27 (27)
Oak Grove (0-0) Hattiesburg, Miss.

The 2013 State Champions are poised for another run with running back Mikel Anderson ready to assume a leadership role. Junior receiver Jordan Duncan is a big play waiting to happen, and Cameron Myers (Mississippi State) is another receiver who will give the new quarterback a lot of dynamic weapons.

Last: State Champions
Next: 8/29 @ Wayne County
28 (28)

Aledo (0-0) Aledo, TX

The bad news, Aledo loses 16 starters. The good news, with an average score of 64 to 9, the backups are quite experienced. The 2013 team was in dire need of a challenge and never got one. This year the Tigers will get several teams better than anyone they played last year including Cedar Park and Bishop Amat of California.   

Last: State Champions
Next: 8/29 @ Cedar Park
29 (29)
Coppell (9-2) Coppell, TX

As far as we know, Coppell could have been a Top 10 team in the nation last year. The Cowboys' only two losses came to team ranked in the Top 10, DeSoto and Allen. The Cowboys are going to put up a lot of points this year with Connor Williams returning to lead the offensive line. With games against Hebron, Eastern Christian Football Academy (Md.), Cedar Hill, Southlake Carroll, and Euless Trinity, Coppell doesn't have many weeks off.

Last: 9-2
Next: 8/29 Hebron
30 (30)
Servite (0-0) Anaheim, Calif.

A young Servite team played arguably the toughest schedule in the country last year. Including the Trinity League gauntlet of Bosco, Mater Dei, Santa Margarita, and JSerra, the Friars added De La Salle and Bishop Gorman to their non-league slate. It's a big jump from 6-6 to Top 50, but quarterback Travis Waller (Oregon) looks ready to take his team to the next level. We'll find out quickly as the Friars take on Bishop Gorman next week.

Last: 6-6
Next: 8/29 No. 34 Bishop Gorman (Nev.)
31 (31)
Pearland (0-0) Pearland, Texas

There are some teams in Texas who return a lot on offense and some who return a lot on defense. Pearland is one of the few who bring nearly everyone back on both sides of the ball. Of the nine returning starters on offense though, the Oilers must find a replacement for quarterback Kalen Johnson. With every skill player back and four of five offensive linemen, the Oilers shouldn't have trouble putting up points.

Last: 12-2
Next: 8/29 @ College Park
32 (33)
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John Curtis (0-0) River Ridge, La.

Curtis suffered losses to some key positions last year including receiver Malachi Dupre (LSU), but Myles Washington looks ready to be the team leader at quarterback. As always there will be talent on defense including defensive back Hunter Dale and linebacker Bo Wallace. 

Last: State Champions
Next: 9/5 @ Mansfield
33 (36)
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Bellevue (0-0) Bellevue, Wash.

Bellevue was another team in dire need of a scheduling upgrade last year. It's too late to challenge the 2013 team, but the 2014 team will at least get two games this year when they take on Serra (Calif.) and Alta (Utah) to open the season. Bellevue's closest game in '13 was a 21 point playoff game at Peninsula. 

Last: State Champions
Next: 9/6 @ Serra (Calif.)
34 (37)
Bishop Gorman (1-0) Las Vegas, Nev.

Brophy Prep was 5-7 in 2013, and Bishop Gorman wanted to make sure the 2014 version didn't get any early confidence going. The Gaels hammered Brophy Prep into submission 44-0. The game should be a good warm up for Bishop Gorman as they take on No. Servite this week on Fox Sports West.

Last: Def Brophy Prep 44-0
Next: 8/29 @ No. 30 Servite
35 (NR)
North Gwinnett (1-0) Suwanee, Ga.

North Gwinnett is no stranger to the Scout Top 50, and they're no stranger to playing high octane football either. The Bulldogs needed every point they could muster in a 52-49 shootout victory over  McEachern. The Indians must take on a dangerous North Cobb team this week.

Last: Def No. 9 McEachern 52-49
Next: 8/29 North Cobb
36 (38)
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Mentor (0-0) Mentor, Ohio

Mentor lost a heartbreaker to Archbishop Moeller in the State Championship 55-52. They'll have to replace their leader on offense in Conner Krizancic (Minnesota), but the Cardinals rarely have trouble putting up points. Big defensive tackle Nico Lautanen (Bowling Green) is hoping to shore up a defense that gave up half a hundred in the State Final.



Last: State Runner-Up: Archbishop Moeller 55-52
Next: 8/29 @ Boardman

37 (39)
Chandler (0-0) Chandler, Ariz.

A young Chandler team came up short in the State Semi-Finals against Hamilton, but the Wolves are bringing back a lot of experience including big play threat Bryce Perkins at quarterback. Perkins ran for over 800 yards and 18 touchdowns and passed for over 2200 and 24 touchdowns. Leading rusher Chase Lucas is back after a terrific sophomore season. Chandler has an incredibly tough road schedule early in the season with September dates at State Champion Valor Christian (Colo.), at State Champion Mountain Pointe, and at State runner up Hamilton. 

Last: Lost Semi-Finals to Hamilton
Next: 8/29 @ Centennial
38 (NR)

Byrnes (1-0) Duncan, S.C.

In what might have been the early game to decide who the top team in South Carolina is, Byrnes knocked off No. 35 Northwestern 30-22. It was an impressive road trip for the Rebels. Hannah is up next, a perfect opponent that Byrnes can beat handily even if there's an emotional let down after a big win and looking forward to a huge road trip to No. 10 De La Salle on 9/12.

Last:
Def No. 35 Northwestern 30-22
Next: 8/29 Hannah

39 (40)
Blue Springs (1-0) Blue Springs, MO

No one played Blue Springs within 17 points in 2013, and so far, no one has in 2014 either. The Wildcats posted a comfortable 39-13 win over Staley, but should find Fort Osage to be a stiffer challenge this week.

Last: Def Staley 39-13
Next: 8/29 @ Fort Osage (1-0)
40 (41)
Brother Rice (0-0) Bloomfield Hills, MI

Brother Rice has to survive heavy losses to graduation from their 2013 State Championship squad, but the Warriors haven't won three straight State Championships without knowing how to reload. A good start is quarterback Alex Malzone (Michigan) looking to get his third ring. They'll kick off their 2014 campaign against fellow Brother Rice out of Chicago.

Last: State Champions
Next: 8/30 Brother Rice (Ill.)
41 (42)
Maryville (1-0) Maryville, TN

Maryville didn't show much in their 28-7 win over Webb, doing what they needed to do to post the victory. The Rebels know the much more dangerous opponent Alcoa looms this week.

Last: Def Webb 28-7
Next: 8/29 Alcoa (1-0)
42 (43)
Warren Central (1-0) Indianapolis, Ind.

Warren Central didn't schedule an easy opening win either as they found themselves in a dog fight with Center Grove. The Warriors prevailed in a low scoring game of attrition 12-9. Next up is a wounded Indianoplis Cathedral who was just pole-axed by Ben Davis.

Last: Def Center Grove 12-9
Next: 8/29 Indianapolis Cathedral (0-1)
43 (44)
Mater Dei (0-0) Santa Ana, Calif.

The Monarchs have been on the verge of a Championship the last two seasons, and they might be ready to take the next step. Mater Dei must replace quarterback Chase Forrest (Cal) and play maker Jonathan Lockett (USC), but Jack Lowary has looked like a solid passer during the Spring and Summer Camp circuit. As always the schedule is brutal including Non League games with Corona Centennial, Upland, and Westlake.

Last: 11-3
Next: 8/30 Corona Centennial
44 (45)
Bentonville (0-0) Bentonville, Ark.

Kasey Ford took the reigns as a sophomore quarterback for one of the South's top programs and he led his team to a State Championship. He's back, but he has a young team surrounding him. Ean Pfeifer (Vanderbilt) will help protect Ford as he stretches the field with weapons like Cody Scroggins. Bentonville plays some interesting out of state games including Broken Arrow (Okla.) and Bergen Catholic (N.J.).

Last: State Champions
Next: 9/5 Rockhurst (Mo.)
45 (47)
First Coast (0-0) Jacksonville, Fla. 

First Coast had a terrific run in 2013 before falling to Apopka in the playoffs. The Bucs return Deandre Johnson (Florida State), one of the best high school quarterbacks in the country as well as linebacker Sherrod Pittman and offensive lineman William Sweet (North Carolina). First Coast has talent and experience in every key position.

Last: Lost in Quarter-Finals: Apopka 42-20
Next: 8/29 Ribault
46 (48)
Acadiana (0-0) Lafayette, LA

Acadiana returns eight starters on defense from their 2013 State Championship team that gave up a little less than 17 per game. The defense will need to carry the offense early with only three returning starters on the offensive side of the ball. One of the returning players on each side of the ball is tight end/defensive end Bry'Kiethon Mouton (LSU). 

Last: State Champions
Next: 9/5 @ Northside
47 (49)

Folsom (0-0) Folsom, CA

Folsom had a great season going, right up until they ran into De La Salle. Folsom wasn't the first and they won't be the last team to be humbled by the Spartans. With 14 returning starters including quarterback Jake Browning, the Bulldogs bring back a lot of experienced players who were humbled last season. An early out of section game with San Diego Cathedral has had Folsom's attention during the offseason.

Last: Lost to De La Salle
Next: 8/29 @ Cathedral (San Diego)
48 (NR)
Blackman (1-0) Blackman, Tenn.

Blackman knocked Oakland out of the playoffs last year before falling to Maryville in the State Championship. Blackman just knocked Oakland out of the Top 50, could a rematch with Maryville loom in the playoffs?

Last: Def No. 32 Oakland 28-21
Next: 8/29 Brentwood
49 (50)
Bothell (0-0) Bothell, Wash.

Bothell was eliminated by Bellarmine Prep in the playoffs last year, but with 16 starters returning, the Cougars are poised to make a run at a State Championship this year. Quarterback Ross Bowers (Cal) is a terrific athlete who can hurt a defense running or throwing. A 10/17 date with Skyline looms large.

Last: Lost in Quarterfinals: Bellarmine Prep
Next: 9/5 @ Eastlake

50 (NR)
Valor Christian (1-0) Highlands Ranch (Colo.)

Valor Christian has posted five straight State Championships, and they've kicked off the season right towards their sixth. The Eagles took a road trip to Idaho Falls (Idaho) and beat Bonneville handily. Pomona should be a good test for Valor Christian this week, but the Eagles will get to prove their mettle on 9/12 when Chandler (Ariz.) pays a visit.

Last: Lost in Quarterfinals: Bellarmine Prep
Next: 8/28 Pomona

In: North Gwinnett (Ga.), Blackman (Tenn.), Byrnes (S.C.), Valor Christian (Colo.)
Out: Trinity Christian (Fla.), McEachern (Ga.), Oakland (Tenn.), Northwestern (S.C.)

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