2019 Super 25 Preseason High School Football Rankings released... Who's No. 1?

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2019 Super 25 Preseason High School Football Rankings released... Who's No. 1?

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2019 Super 25 Preseason High School Football Rankings released... Who's No. 1?

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16. Pickerington Central

Pickerington (Ohio) Central quarterback Demeatric Crenshaw (Photo: Scott Olmstead Photography)

Location: Pickerington, Ohio
18-19 Record:11-3
Final Super 25 Rank: Unranked

Why them: Last season, three-star quarterback Demeatric Crenshaw threw 23 touchdowns and improved his career record to 25-4. He and four-star wide receiver Lorenzo Styles will test their connection for one more year as Crenshaw plays his final high school season and Styles tries to assert himself as a top 2021 WR.

A pair of three-star 2020 defenders will be key to replacing last year’s graduates including four-star TCU signee Karter Johnson and three-star Duke signee DeWayne Carter. This year’s seniors include defensive end Ty Hamilton and defensive tackle Abraham Alabi.

The defense, as is the case for so many high school teams, will be key. Last year, the offense put up 30+ points in seven of 14 games, but even when that side of the ball couldn’t get going, the defense held strong: In games the Tigers scored 21 points or fewer, they still went 4-1, including an overtime victory and a one-point win.

Can the defense remain strong and the offense continue its strong play? If both sides click Pickerington Central could be a force.

SCHEDULE:

8/30 Winter Park (Fla.)
9/6 at Columbus East (Ind.)
9/13 Naperville Central (Ill.)
9/20 at Groveport-Madison
9/27 Hilliard Davidson
10/4 at Lincoln
10/11 Lancaster
10/18 at Pickerington North
10/25 Reynoldsburg
11/1 at Grove City

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