Bishop Gorman finishes season on top of Super 25 as Lake Travis leads six new teams

Bishop Gorman finishes season on top of Super 25 as Lake Travis leads six new teams

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Bishop Gorman finishes season on top of Super 25 as Lake Travis leads six new teams

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Bishop Gorman coach Kenny Sanchez, center, is doused by players Tate Martell, left, and Alex Perry (4) at the end of the Class 4A state football championship game against Liberty on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, in Las Vegas. (Erik Verduzco/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP) ORG XMIT: NVLAS107

Bishop Gorman coach Kenny Sanchez, center, is doused by players Tate Martell, left, and Alex Perry (4) at the end of the Class 4A state football championship game against Liberty. (Photo: Erik Verduzco, Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)

Tate Martell passed for two touchdowns and ran for three on Saturday to lead No. 1 Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas) to an 84-8 defeat of then-No. 21 Liberty (Henderson) in the Nevada 4A state championship.

With the win, the Gaels (15-0) have won 54 consecutive games and eight consecutive state titles and have likely earned themselves a third consecutive title in the Super 25 rankings.

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St. John Bosco (Bellflower) moved up two spots to No. 7. The Braves (12-2) avenged an earlier loss to  Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.), defeating the Monarchs 42-28 Saturday for the California Southern Section Division I title as running back Terrance Beasley ran for 145 yards and a touchdown.

There are six new teams in the Super 25, led by No. 17 Lake Travis (Austin, Texas). Charlie Brewer passed for three touchdowns and ran for a touchdown to lead the Cavaliers (13-1) to a 51-3 defeat of Westlake (Austin) on Friday in a 6A-I quarterfinal. The other new teams: No. 20 Hoover, Ala., which toppled then-No. 5 McGill-Toolen (Mobile, Ala.) 17-7 in the 6A championship; No. 22 Edna Karr (New Orleans), which plays for a 4A state title this week; No. 23 Clinton, Miss., which won its state 6A title; No. 24 Dutch Fork (Irmo, S.C.), which is in the state 5A semifinals; and No. 25 Kimberly, Wis., which is its state Division I champion.

Besides Liberty and McGill-Toolen, four other ranked teams dropped out with losses in the state championship or semifinals: No. 14 Mill Creek, Hoschton, Ga.; No. 18 Oakland, Murfreesboro, Tenn.; No. 23 North Penn, Lansdale, Pa.; and No. 25 St. Ignatius, Cleveland.

The toughest decision was whether former No. 2 Mater Dei should be ranked above or below No. 11 Centennial (Corona, Calif.). Both teams have suffered playoff defeats to St. John Bosco. While Centennial played the Braves more closely, falling 49-47 two weeks ago, Mater Dei has a 26-21 regular-season defeat of St. John Bosco on its resume and a better overall record. Ultimately, Mater Dei was placed at No. 9 and Centennial at No. 11.

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