|Manatee (8-0) Bradenton, FL
We knew Palmetto's 7-1 record was in serious jeopardy, but this is
getting ridiculous. Manatee sends Palmetto home with a 62-0 loss.
Sarasota won't fare much better this week either.
Last: Def Palmetto 62-0
Next: 11/2 Sarasota (3-5)
|John Curtis (8-0) River Ridge, LA
Curtis took it relatively easy on Clark, only beating them 55-0. South
Plaquemines brings a 7-1 record into its game with the Patriots, but
really, they're no match for John Curtis.
Last: Def Clark 55-0
Next: 11/2 @ South Plaquemines (7-1)
|Vista Murrieta (9-0) Murrieta, CA
The last two opponents Vista Murrieta faced came into the games with a
combined 13-2 record. The Broncos sent them packing with a combined
score of 97-17. Vista Murrieta may be the hottest team in the country
Last: Def Murrieta Mesa 52-0
Next: 11/2 Chaparral (6-3)
|St. Edward (10-0)
St. Edward saw its lofty ranking go up in smoke last year, and the Eagles
came in a little more under the radar this season. St. Edward finished off
an amazing run of regular season victories with a win over No. 6 St.
Ignatius. Now it's playoff time.
Last: Def No. 6 St. Ignatius 20-13
Next: 11/3 Mayfield (6-4)
|Katy (8-0) Katy, TX
Katy's string of easy wins is over. It's time to tighten up the chin
straps, because the rest of the way gets tougher starting with Cinco
Ranch this week.
Last: Def Strake Jesuit 62-7
Next: 11/3 Cinco Ranch (6-2)
|Bellevue (9-0) Bellevue, WA
Bellevue had little trouble with its trip to Mercer Island. The playoffs
Last: Def Mercer Island 42-0
|DeSoto (8-0) DeSoto, TX
Duncanville lived up to its 2-5 record as DeSoto flew past them. Grand
Prairie isn't going to be much of a game this week either.
Last: Def Duncanville 60-27
Next: 11/2 Grand Prairie (2-6)
|University (7-0) Ft. Lauderdale
University's game against Edison was pushed back due to weather related
concerns. The Suns have a quick turnaround to play Eagle's View on
Thursday. No matter, University will wrap up its regular season 9-0 on
Next: 10/29 Edison (3-3)
|North Allegheny (9-0) Wexford, PA
North Allegheny put the cap on an undefeated regular season with a
convincing win over North Hills who entered the game 6-2.
Last: Def North Hills 42-0
|Butler (10-0) Matthews, NC
Independence ruled the '00s in North Carolina, but their lofty 9-1
record was no match for Butler in a 33-14 win for the Bulldogs. Butler
will ease into the playoffs with a win over West Forsyth this week.
Last: Def Independence 33-13
Next: 11/2 West Forsyth (5-5)
|St. Ignatius (9-1) Cleveland, OH
It would be tough to call their loss to No. 18 St. Edward an upset. St.
Edward has an argument of being the best team in the nation right now.
Ignatius can't lick its wounds for long. 9-1 Austintown-Finch is capable
of hanging a second loss on the Wildcats.
Last: Lost to No. 18 St. Edward 20-13
Next: 11/3 Austintown-Finch (9-1)
|Good Counsel (8-1) Olney, MD
Bishop O'Connell posed no threat to Good Counsel last week, and
Archbishop Carroll poses even less of one this week.
Last: Def Bishop O'Connell 30-0
Next: 11/3 @ Archbishop Carroll (2-6)
|De La Salle (9-0) Concord, CA
De La Salle's annual spot representing the North in the Open Division
Bowl game will remain unchallenged another year, though this week's game
with California, no not Cal, looks intriguing on paper.
Last: Def San Ramon Valley 34-9
Next: 11/2 @ California (8-1)
|Lincoln (7-0) Tallahassee, FL
Godby kept up its end of the bargain as they moved to 8-0. Lincoln was
off as both teams get ready for their 11/8 showdown.
Next: 11/2 @ Forest (3-5)
Colerain (10-0) Cincinnati, OH
Colerain got a bit of a breather last week against Oak Hills, but it's
back to the grind against a tough St. Xavier team who the Cardinals beat
31-28 on September 7th. St. Xavier's four losses, including Colerain are
to four teams ranked in the Top 20, Colerain, St. Edward, St. Ignatius,
Last: Def Oak Hills 48-29
Next: 11/3 St. Xavier (6-4)
|Camden County (8-0) Kingsland, GA
New Region, no problem. Camden County has been blowing out teams with
regularity, but back to back road trips to Lowndes and Coquitt County
will be tougher tests than the Wildcats have ever had to face during the
Last: Def Brunswick 42-8
Next: 11/2 @ Lowndes (9-0)
|Steele (8-0) Cibolo, Texas
There wasn't much doubt that Steele would have little trouble with East
Central, but it was still a closer game than usual. This week, it's back
to blowout city.
Last: Def East Central 28-0
Next: 11/2 @ Carroll (Corpus Christi) 0-8
|Trinity (8-1) Louisville, KY
Trinity hadn't looked like the juggernaut it did last season, and they
finally were tripped up in a shootout with Archbishop Moeller (OH). Now,
it's simply the inevitable as Trinity will waltz to a State Championship
in Kentucky. How does a 1-10 team even make the playoffs anyway? Does
everyone get a medal?
Last: Lost to Archbishop Moeller (OH) 42-45
Next: 11/2 Clark (1-10)
|Grayson (7-1) Loganville, GA
Grayson is peaking at the right time and should have little trouble
moving to 8-1 this week against Archer.
Next: 11/2 @ Archer (6-2)
|Bishop Gorman (8-1) Las Vegas, NV
Bishop Gorman's season was essentially over on September 14th with a
loss to Bergen Catholic. No one else on the schedule will keep it within
four touchdowns, including the playoffs.
Last: Def Desert Oasis 72-21
Next: 11/2 Shadow Ridge (4-5)
|Don Bosco Prep (6-1) Ramsey, NJ
Don Bosco pulled off a 20-17 win over a dangerous Bergen Catholic team
who already had one Top 50 pelt after beating Bishop Gorman. This week's
trip to Hackensack will be a good tune up for its 11-22 showdown with
St. Joseph Regional.
Last: Def Bergen Catholic 20-17
Next: 11/2 @ Hackensack (5-2)
American Heritage (8-0) Delray Beach, FL
American Heritage is a strong nominee for performer of the week
with its 31-7 win at West Monroe, a powerhouse program in Louisiana. The
Stallions should have little trouble dispatching Calvary Christian at
home this week.
Last: Def West Monroe (LA) 31-7
Next: 11/2 Calvary Christian (3-4)
|Byrnes (9-1) Duncan, SC
We put Byrnes on the upset watch last week, but the Rebels avoided the
loss with a tough game against Dorman. Wade Hampton should be no trouble
Last: Def Dorman 51-41
Next: 11/2 Wade Hampton (7-5)
|Miami Central (5-2) Miami, FL
Northwestern is a good team, but Central is on a different level in Dade
County this year. Belen Jesuit is in for a beatdown this week.
Last: Def Northwestern 35-17
Next: 11/4 @ Belen Jesuit (2-5)
Allen had an impressive win against a good Boyd team. The road warrior
Eagles hit the road to play McKinney this week, concluding four of five
games on the road.
Def Boyd 34-7
@ McKinney (5-3)
|McGill-Toolen (9-0) Mobile, AL
Murphy was no match for McGill-Toolen. Sumter Central won't be this week
Last: Def Murphy 43-14
Next: 11/2 Sumter Central (1-8)
|Washington (7-1) Miami, FL
Gulliver Prep is down this year; Washington isn't. Monsignor Pace is
Washington's next victim.
Last: Def Gulliver Prep 49-6
Next: 11/2 @ Monsignor Pace (4-4)
|Maine South (10-0) Park Ridge, IL
Being a No. 1 seed has its advantages and Main South hammered Lane in
the opening round of the state playoffs. Lane should be a better
opponent, but Maine South should prevail.
Last: Def Lane 42-7
Next: 11/2 Conant (7-3)
|Hoover (9-0) Hoover, AL
A trip to Tuscaloosa County is never easy, and the Bucs slugged out a
28-10 win on the road. Opelika is a good team that visits Hoover this
Last: Def Hillcrest 31-17
Next: 11/1 Opelika (6-3)
|Mission Viejo (9-0) Mission Viejo, CA
Mission Viejo took a half to get cranked up, only leading 7-5, but the
Diablos took care of business to set up a league showdown with undefeated
Last: Def Trabuco Hills 35-12
Next: 11/2 El Toro (9-0)
|Skyline (9-0) Sammamish, WA
Another week, another blowout win as Skyline handled Bothell as the
Spartans head for the playoffs.
Last: Def Bothell 34-7
(9-0) Bentonville, AR
Springdale is a shell of the team that was winning state championships
roughly a decade ago, and after playing Bentonville, those days must seem
like 100 years ago, not just 10.
Def Springdale 72-0
11/2 Fayetteville (7-2)
(7-1) Dallas, TX
Skyline continues to build momentum towards the playoffs with an easy
49-20 win over Richardson. White poses no threat this week.
Def Richardson 49-20
Next: 11/2 @ White (2-6)
(10-0) Nashville, TN
Ensworth earned a bye with its 10-0 record. Its latest win coming against
a poor Father Ryan team.
Def Father Ryan 41-24
Smith (8-1) Chesapeake, VA
Grassfield entered the game 7-1, but they were no match for a surging
Oscar Smith team. King's Fork has been playing better as the season wears
on and will get Oscar Smith's full attention.
Def Grassfield 27-0
Next: 11/2 King's Fork (7-2)
(7-1) Southlake, TX
Carroll's trip to Keller was a nice walk in the park and Fossil Ridge may
not even be that hard.
Def Keller 56-7
Next: 11/2 Fossil Ridge (3-5)
(9-0) Mesquite, TX
The Skeeters skewered Lee last week and will put Rockwall on the rack this
Def Lee 51-9
11/2 @ Rockwall (3-5)
(7-2) Baltimore, MD
Gilman had a tough turnaround with a game on Monday against a good Calvert
Hall team and Friday against McDonogh. Gilman handled both of them and now
gets ready for the playoffs.
Def McDonogh 48-12
(9-0) Harbor City, CA
Narbonne is the class of the City Section this year, and maybe the class
of Southern California. Expect a series of blowouts until the Gauchos meet
Crenshaw in the City Section Championship.
Def George Washington Prep 63-3
11/2 Gardena (7-2)
(8-0) Coppell, TX
Coppell won a convincing game against a bad Marcus squad. We may not find
out how good Coppell really is until the playoffs.
Def Marcus 31-0
11/1 @ Ryan (4-3)
Creek (10-0) Goose Creek, SC
Goose Creek looks to cap off a perfect regular season with a win over
Stratford. Stratford is Goose Creek's only real competition on an 11 week
Def West Ashley 52-7
11/2 Stratford (9-1)
East (10-0) Frankfort, IL
Lincoln-Way East breezed
through its playoff opener against Plainfield Central. Providence Catholic
will be a tougher game.
Def Plainfield Central 47-22
11/2 Providence Catholic (8-2)
|Norcross (9-0) Norcross, GA
Norcross will close out a perfect regular season with a win over
Meadowcreek next week as the Blue Devils take this week off.
Def Peachtree Ridge 36-3
11/9 Meadowcreek (0-8)
(8-1) Monroeville, PA
Gateway put a cap on a solid regular season with a 21-6 win over
McKeesport. The Gators' only blemish was an October 5th loss to North
Def McKeesport 21-6
|St. John Bosco (5-4) Bellflower, CA
Bosco heaped a little more misery on Servite's season and will face off
against Santa Margarita for the League Championship. Santa Margarita was
as high as No. 2 this year, and is starting to recover from the loss of
their quarterback Johnny Stanton.
Def Servite 39-13
11/2 Santa Margarits (8-1)
|Paramus Catholic (6-1) Paramus, NJ
Paramus Catholic beat a good Friendship team and should have a much easier
go of it against Northern Highlands this week.
Def Friendship 37-20
11/3 Northern Highlands (4-4)
|ThunderRidge (8-1) Highlands Ranch, CO
ThunderRidge enters the playoffs on a roll having won eight straight
games after a season opening loss to Top 10 Vista Murrieta on the road.
Def Mountain Vista 52-14
11/2 Westminster (5-4)
|New Bern (10-0)
New Bern, NC
Rose wasn't up to the challenge as New Bern mowed them over 48-7. Pine
Forest is a better team, but New Bern will handle them as well.
Def Rose 48-7
11/2 Pine Forest (7-4)
|Whitmer (10-0) Toledo, OH
Whitmer has been blowing teams out for much of the season. The Panthers
have held eight of its 10 opponents under 10 points and scored more than
40 seven times.
Def Central Catholic 42-0
11/2 Avon Lake (8-2)
(9-1) Muskegon, MI
Muskegon won its first round matchup with Kenowa Hills and faces a stiff
test from Lowell this week in round two.
Def Kenowa Hills 34-21
11/2 Lowell (8-3)