Bishop Gorman holds onto No. 1, Loyola Academy cracks Super 25

Bishop Gorman holds onto No. 1, Loyola Academy cracks Super 25

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Bishop Gorman holds onto No. 1, Loyola Academy cracks Super 25

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Sep 30, 2016; Las Vegas , NV, USA; Bishop Gorman Gaels quarterback Tate Martell (18) runs with the ball as St. Thomas Aquinas Raiders defensive lineman Lashawn Paulino (8) defends during the second quarter at Fertitta Field. Mandatory Credit: Joshua Dahl-USA TODAY Sports ORG XMIT: USATSI-326694 ORIG FILE ID: 20160930_gma_db9_229.jpg

Bishop Gorman Gaels quarterback Tate Martell (18) runs with the ball as St. Thomas Aquinas Raiders defensive lineman Lashawn Paulino (8) defends during the second quarter at Fertitta Field. (Photo: Joshua Dahl/USA TODAY Sports).

It was an odd week for the Super 25. Two of the three teams that lost actually improved their positions because they played so well against higher-ranked teams.

No. 1 Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas) won its 45th game in a row, defeating then-No. 9 St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale) 25-24 in three overtimes on Friday as safety Bubba Bolden blocked a field goal try and had two interceptions.

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The Gaels are 6-0 and with the most difficult part of their schedule over, have a chance to be the first team to win three consecutive Super 25 titles since De La Salle (Concord, Calif.) won four in a row from 2000 to 2003.

Aquinas, however, moved up to No. 8 despite the loss because it came the closest any team has in the past three years of beating Bishop Gorman.

The other team that lost but helped itself was St. John’s College (Washington, D.C.), which lost 14-13 to then-No. DeMatha (Hyattsville, Md.) on Friday. The Cadets moved up from No. 22 to No. 21 despite the loss. The Stags, who improved to 6-0 as running back Khory Spruill ran for 103 yards and a touchdown, moved down a spot to No. 5 despite the win.

Former No. 21 Miami Central (Miami, Fla.) is the lone Super 25 team to drop out as the Rockets lost 35-7 on Friday to unranked Carol City (Miami).

The lone new Super 25 team is No. 25 Loyola Academy (Wilmette, Ill.). The Ramblers, who won the 2015 state 8A title, improved to 6-0 with a 35-3 defeat of St. Rita (Chicago) as Kyle Rock ran for 103 yards and two touchdowns on Saturday.

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