Oakland (Murfreesboro, Tenn.) and Mission Viejo, Calif., are the new teams in this week’s Super 25 high school football rankings.
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Oakland’s Patriots improved to 12-0 to move to No. 24 in the rankings as running back Lazarius Patterson ran for 207 yards and two touchdowns in a 49-7 second-round 6A playoff defeat of Science Hill (Johnson City) on Friday. It was the Patriots’ 11th mercy-rule win of the season.
Mission Viejo is the new No. 25 as the Diablos won their 39th game in a row, defeating Servite (Anaheim, Calif.) 49-28 in a first-round CIF Southern Section Division I game. Mission Viejo (11-0) was led by quarterback Matt McDonald, who threw five touchdown passes.
Two Midwestern teams fell out of the Super 25 with playoff losses Friday to teams they had beaten earlier in the season. Previous No. 14 Colerain (Cincinnati) lost 29-23 in overtime to St. Xavier (Cincinnati) and previous No. 20 Warren Central (Indianapolis) lost 28-7 to Center Grove (Greenwood, Ind.).