Liberty (Nev.), De La Salle (Calif.), Miami Central push their way into Super 25

Liberty (Nev.), De La Salle (Calif.), Miami Central push their way into Super 25

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Liberty (Nev.), De La Salle (Calif.), Miami Central push their way into Super 25


The state's top recruit Donovan Peoples-Jones (9) leads Cass Tech to a 45-27 win over Oak Park during the Prep KickOff Classic Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016 at Wayne State University's Tom Adams football field. Regina H. Boone/Detroit Free Press

Donovan Peoples-Jones (9) and Cass Tech rolled to a 60-0 defeat of Detroit Communication and Media Arts to improve to No. 21 in the Super 25 football rankings. (Photo: Regina H. Boone/Detroit Free Press).

Liberty (Henderson, Nev.), is the top new team in the Super 25 high school football rankings at No. 23.

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The Patriots (2-0) defeated then-No. 16 Westlake (Austin, Texas) 21-14 as Kenyon Oblad passed for 281 yards and three touchdowns. While Westlake did not have Texas quarterback commit Sam Ehlinger because of a knee injury, the win on the road was impressive enough to bring Liberty into the rankings.

The other new teams: No. 24 De La Salle (Concord, Calif.), which improved to 2-0 with a 47-13 defeat of Serra (Mateo) as Kairee Robinson ran for 123 yards and two touchdowns; and No. 25 Miami Central (2-0), which did not allow a first down in a 55-0 defeat of Killian (Miami).

The biggest gainer was Union (Tulsa), which climbed 10 spots to No. 15 as Grady Davenport threw four TD passes and ran for a touchdown in a 42-7 win Friday at Broken Arrow.

The only movement among the top teams was that Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.) climbed from No. 6 to the No. 4 after J.T. Daniels threw for 371 yards and six touchdowns in the first half of a 63-0 win Friday vs. Mayfair (Lakewood).

The biggest game on the Super 25 schedule this week features No. 1 Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas) facing No. 7 St. John Bosco on Friday in Long Beach.

Westlake and two other Super 25 teams dropped out. Previous No. 15 Fort Dorchester (North Charleston, S.C.), dealing with the death of a teammate, lost 35-22 to Dutch Fork (Irmo) and No. 21 Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, N.J.) dropped out when it lost at American Heritage (Plantation, Fla.) 21-0.


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