High School Football America’s Sea to Shining Sea Tour

by Jeff Fisher

Jeff Fisher and Trisha Hoffman High School Football America Grand CanyonGreetings from Flagstaff, Arizona!

Trisha Hoffman and I are one day or 500 or so miles into our Sea to Shining Sea high school football tour that will also encompass a lot more, including a stop in Atlanta for Trish’ youngest daughter’s wedding.

We left Los Angeles yesterday and arrived just in-time for the sunset at the Grand Canyon.  It definitely checked-off a Bucket List item for both of us. Continue Reading →

Where the High School Football America Top 25 plays – October 30-November 1, 2014

High School Football America Top 25

1. Allen Eagles (Texas) at Plano (Texas), Friday

2. De La Salle Spartans (California) at Amador Valley (California), Friday

3. Booker T. Washington Tornadoes (Florida) vs. Edison (Florida), Saturday

4. Paramus Catholic Paladins (New Jersey) at DePaul (New Jersey), Friday

5. Bishop Gorman Gaels (Nevada) at Palo Verde (Nevada), Thursday

6. St. John Bosco Braves (California) vs. Servite (California), Friday

7. Folsom Bulldogs (California) vs. Oak Ridge (California), Friday

8. Miami Central Rockets (Florida) vs. Jackson (Florida), Friday

9. Colquitt County Packers (Georgia) at Tift County (Georgia), Friday

10. Bellevue Wolverines (Washington) at Lake Washington (Washington), Friday

11. Bergen Catholic Crusaders (New Jersey) – Idle

12. St. Thomas Aquinas Raiders (Florida) vs. Plantation (Florida), Friday

13. Southlake Carroll Dragons (Texas) vs. Haltom (Texas), Friday

14. Buford Wolves (Georgia) vs. Madison County (Georgia), Friday

15. South Panola Tigers (Mississippi) at Grenada (Mississippi), Friday

16. Euless Trinity Trojans (Texas) at Richland (Texas), Thursday

17. Carmel Greyhounds (Indiana) vs. Fishers (Indiana), Friday – 6A Playoffs, 2nd Round

18. Starkville Yellowjackets (Mississippi) vs. Warren Central (Mississippi), Friday

19. Good Counsel Falcons (Maryland) at Bishop O’Connell (Virginia), Friday

20. Skyline Raiders (Texas) vs. Turner (Texas), Friday

21. Maryville Rebels (Tennessee) at Farragut (Tennessee), Friday

22. Cedar Hill Longhorns (Texas) vs. Mansfield (Texas), Friday

23. Mainland Buccaneers (Florida) vs. Seabreeze (Florida), Friday

24. DeSoto Eagles (Texas) vs. Midlothian (Texas), Friday

25. Brentwood Academy Eagles (Tennessee) at Ensworth (Tennessee), Friday

Bishop Gorman (Nevada) & De La Salle (California) closing-in on Allen in Compilation Top 25

by Jeff Fisher

Allen High School football logoAllen‘s (Texas) lead in the High School Football America Top 25 Compilation Poll has shrunk to one point as Bishop Gorman (Nevada) and De La Salle (California) both picked-up a point this week.  Gorman is #1 in the MaxPreps Xcellent 25 and USA Today’s Super 25.  We combine those two polls with our national Top 25 to formulate the Compilation Top 25.

High School Football America Compilation Poll

1. (1) Allen (Texas) – 72 pts.

T2 (T2) Bishop Gorman (Nevada) – 71 pts

T2 (T2) De La Salle (California) – 71 pts.

4. (5) Paramus Catholic (New Jersey) – 65 pts.

5. (4) Booker T. Washington (Florida) – 64 pts.

6. (10) Colquitt County (Georgia) – 55 pts.

7. (6) St. John Bosco (California) – 54 pts.

8. (9) Bellevue (Washington) – 51 pts.

9. (8) Miami Central (Florida) – 49 pts.

10. (11) Folsom (California) – 45 pts

11. (T13) Buford (Georgia) – 40 pts.

T12. (15) Bingham (Utah) – 29 pts.

T12. (17) Starkville (Mississippi) – 29 pts.

14. (20) Skyline (Texas) – 26 pts.

15. (21) Southlake Carroll (Texas) – 24 pts.

16. (19 Archbishop Rummel (Louisiana) – 22 pts.

16. (18) Carmel (Indiana) – 20 pts.

17. (NR) Cedar Hill (Texas) – 19 pts.

18. (16) St. Thomas Aquinas (Florida) – 16 pts.

19. (NR) Bergen Catholic (New Jersey) – 15 pts.

20. (T23) South Panola (Mississippi) – 14 pts.

T21. (T23) Webb City (Missouri) – 13 pts.

T21. (NR) Mainland (Florida) – 13 pts.

T23 (NR) Maryville (Tennessee) – 11 pts.

T23. (T24) – Manvel (Texas) – 11 pts.

T23. (NR) – Ocean Lakes (Virginia) – 11 pts.

 

 

Bergen Catholic (NJ) and Cedar Hill (TX) enter High School Football America Top 25

High School Football America logoby Jeff Fisher

When you play in the Big North – United in New Jersey and the Trinity League in southern California, a “W” isn’t a given.  Just ask Don Bosco Prep (New Jersey) and Mater Dei (California), who tumble out of the this week’s Top 25 after close league loses.

DBP, which was #10 last week, lost to arch-rival Bergen Catholic 10-3 on Saturday, while #18 Mater Dei lost to JSerra 17-10. JSerra’s only loss this season was by five points to #6 St. John Bosco.

Bergen Catholic soars into the poll at #11, even with two losses.

Why, you might ask?

Well, our rankings algorithm shows that the Crusaders have played the toughest schedule in the country with victories against out-of-state foes Bentonville (Arkansas), La Salle College High School (Pennsylvania) and St. Edward (Ohio). Both loses came against in-state opponents – #4 Paramus Catholic (44-7) and St. Peter’s Prep (49-20).  St. Peter’s Prep was nationally-ranked at the time of that game.

Overall, Bergen Catholic’s opponents own a 45-15 record. No one team on the Crusaders’ 2014 schedule owns a sub-.500 record this year.

Re-entering the poll this week is Cedar Hill from Texas, which is coming off its very impressive win over former #5 DeSoto.  The Longhorns began the year ranked #9 in our preseason poll, but fell-out after its early season loss to Skyline, which climbed two spots to #20 this week.  DeSoto falls to #24 after the loss.

Aside from Bergen Catholic’s jump from our Knocking on the Door honorable mention category to #11, Colquitt County (Georgia) was our biggest climber, moving from #14 to #9. Like Bergen Catholic, the Packers are helped by playing in one of the the best leagues in the country.

High School Football America Top 25

1. (1) Allen Eagles (Texas)

Overall: 8-0

Rewind: defeated Flower Mound (Texas) 63-17

Fast Forward: at Plano (Texas), Friday

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

Overall: 8-0

Rewind: defeated Foothill (California) 56-21

Fast Forward: at Amador Valley (California), Friday

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

Overall: 9-0

Rewind: defeated Norland (Florida) 28-14

Fast Forward: Edison (Florida), Saturday

4. (4) Paramus Catholic Paladins (New Jersey)

Overall: 7-0

Rewind: defeated Eastern Christian Academy (Maryland) 63-28

Fast Forward: at DePaul (New Jersey), Friday

5. (6) Bishop Gorman Gaels (Nevada)

Overall: 9-0

Rewind: Idle

Fast Forward: at Palo Verde (Nevada), Thursday Continue Reading →

High School Football America Top 25 Scoreboard – October 23-25, 2014

High School Football America Top 25 Scoreboard

1. Allen Eagles (Texas) defeated Flower Mound (Texas) 63-17

2. De La Salle Spartans (California) defeated Foothill (California) 56-21

3. Booker T. Washington Tornadoes (Florida) defeated Norland (Florida) 28-14

4. Paramus Catholic Paladins (New Jersey) defeated Eastern Christian Academy (Maryland) 63-28

5. DeSoto Eagles (Texas) lost to Cedar Hill (Texas) 65-42

6. Bishop Gorman Gaels (Nevada) – Idle

7. St. John Bosco Braves (California) defeated Orange Lutheran (California) 54-43

8. Miami Central Rockets (Florida) defeated with Carol City (Florida) 23-15

9. Folsom Bulldogs (California) defeated Rocklin (California) 56-21

10. Don Bosco Prep Ironmen (New Jersey) lost to Bergen Catholic (New Jersey) 10-3

11. Bellevue Wolverines (Washington) defeated Interlake (Washington) 56-12

12. St. Thomas Aquinas Raiders (Florida) defeated Hollywood Hills (Florida) 42-0

13. Southlake Carroll Dragons (Texas) defeated Heritage (Texas) 42-23

14. Colquitt County Packers (Georgia) –  Idle

15. Buford Wolves (Georgia) defeated North Oconee (Georgia) 58-3

16. South Panola Tigers (Mississippi) defated Southhaven (Mississippi) 38-27

17. Mater Dei Monarchs (California) lost to JSerra (California) 17-10

18. Euless Trinity Trojans (Texas) defeated Coppell (Texas) 33-17

19. Carmel Greyhounds (Indiana) defeated Noblesville (Indiana) 28-6

20. Starkville Yellowjackets (Mississippi) defeated Murrah (Mississippi) 31-6

21. Good Counsel Falcons (Maryland) defeated Archbsihop Carroll (Washington DC) 55-12

22. Skyline Raiders (Texas) defeated MacArthur (Texas) 49-26

23. Maryville Rebels (Tennessee) defeated Bearden (Tennessee) 62-0

24. Mainland Buccaneers (Florida) – Idle

25. Brentwood Academy Eagles (Tennessee) – Idle