How the Super 25 Football Teams Fared: Week 14

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How the Super 25 Football Teams Fared: Week 14


How the Super 25 Football Teams Fared: Week 14


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Now that the high school football season is in full swing, here’s how the Super 25 ranked football teams fared for games Nov. 22-23.

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1. Mater Dei, Santa Ana, California (12-0)

Result: Won 49-24 vs. Mission Viejo (California)

Takeaway: Quarterback Bryce Young continued his demolition tour, throwing for 520 yards and seven touchdowns against Mission Viejo, a team that had been undefeated entering Friday. He now has 20 total touchdowns in the three Mater Dei playoff games. Not only is he on fire — wide receiver Kody Epps had 339 receiving yards and five touchdowns, according to Steve Fryer, giving him 507 yards and 10 touchdowns in the last two games.

Next: Saturday, Nov. 30 vs. St. John Bosco (Bellflower, California), 10:30 p.m. ET

2. St. Thomas Aquinas, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (12-0)

Result: Won 26-0 vs. Atlantic (Delray Beach, Florida)

Next: Friday, Nov. 29 vs. Venice (Florida), 7:30 p.m. ET

3. Duncanville, Texas (12-0)

Result: Won 59-13 vs. Flower Mound (Texas)

Next: Friday, Nov. 29 vs. Martin (Arlington, Texas), 8 p.m. ET

4. St. John Bosco, Bellflower, California (11-1)

Result: Won 52-14 vs. Centennial (Corona, California)

Next: Friday, Nov. 29 at Mater Dei (Santa Ana, California), 10:30 p.m. ET

5. St. Frances Academy, Baltimore, Maryland (11-1)

Next: Season Complete. Eligible for GEICO State Champions Bowl Series, Dec. 20-21

6. St. Louis, Honolulu, Hawaii (11-0)

Result: Won 35-0 vs. Mililani (Hawaii)

Next: Saturday, Nov. 30 vs. Kahuku (Hawaii), 1 a.m. ET

7. Katy, Texas (12-0)

Result: Won 27-14 vs. Cy-Fair (Cypress, Texas)

Takeaway: Katy used a late interception return for a touchdown to seal a come from behind, 27-14 victory against fellow undefeated Cy Fair in a Houston-area playoff battle royale. The Tigers trailed 7-3 in the closing moments of the first half, but rattled off 17 unanswered points in the third quarter to take a strong lead. When Cy Fair closed within six, Bryan Massey intervened, taking back an interception 40 yards to the end zone to cap a victory that sends the Tigers on to a highly anticipated rematch with Super 25 No. 17 North Shore in the Class 5A D1 Region III Semifinals.

Next: Friday, Nov. 29 vs. North Shore (Houston, Texas), 8 p.m. ET

8. De La Salle, Concord, California (11-1)

Result: Won 49-13 vs. Monte Vista (Danville, California)

Next: Friday, Nov. 29 vs. Pittsburg (Pittsburg, California), 10 p.m. ET

9. Allen, Texas (11-1)

Result: Lost 60-59 vs. Rockwall (Texas)

Takeaway: After four quarters of explosive offense and little resistance from the defense, Rockwall went for a crazy two-point conversion to take the 60-59 lead. It then made its defensive stand, defeating the Texas powerhouse. Jaxon Smith-Njiba had six touchdowns, four in the first quarter alone, to help Rockwall keep pace and eventually win. What We Learned >>>

Next: Season complete.

10. Lakeland, Florida (12-1)

Result: Lost 23-10 vs. Armwood (Seffner, Florida)

Next: Season complete.

11. IMG Academy, Bradenton, Florida (9-1)

Next: Season Complete

12. Chandler, Arizona (12-0)

Result: Won 24-16 vs. Salpointe Catholic (Tucson, Arizona)

Takeaway: Star running back Dae Dae Hunter could only get on the field for one play due to injury, but the player who was the assumed starter coming into the year stepped up. Jaheim Brown-Taylor’s big runs set up two touchdowns as the Wolves got passed Salpointe Catholic and its stars Bijan Robinson and Lathan Ransom. What We Learned >>>

Next: Saturday, Dec. 7 vs. Saguaro (Scottsdale, Arizona), 6 p.m. ET

13. Bishop Gorman, Las Vegas, Nevada (11-2)

Result: Lost 30-24 in OT vs. Liberty (Henderson, Nevada)

Takeaway: The 10-year streak is over. For the first time since 2008, Bishop Gorman will not be the Nevada state champions. The Gaels took a 17-3 lead in the first half, but that was primarily due to Liberty mistakes. Once the Patriots corrected those in the second half, they came roaring back. Bishop Gorman gave up a pair of touchdowns unanswered in the third quarter, and then both teams scored in the fourth, to send it to overtime. A missed field goal by the Gaels gave Liberty the ball with the chance for the walk-off. That’s just what happened. Bishop Gorman suffered its second loss of the season and first playoff loss in a decade. What We Learned >>>

Next: Season complete.

14. Mentor, Ohio (13-0)

Result: Won 36-35 in OT vs. St. Edward (Lakewood, Ohio)

Takeaway: It took a rally. Mentor trailed by two touchdowns with four minutes left in the third quarter, but the Cardinals scored on a trick play and then scored another in the final minute of the game. Then, in overtime, Mentor answered the St. Edward touchdown with one of its own. But the Cardinals pulled another risky move out of its repertoire, going for a two-point conversion. Quarterback Ian Kipp and wide receiver Luke Floriea connected, saving the Mentor season and sending them to the Final Four. What We Learned >>>

Next: Friday, Nov. 29 vs. Pickerington Central (Ohio), 7 p.m. ET

15. Male, Louisville, Kentucky (13-0)

Result: Won 33-7 vs. St. Xavier (Louisville, Kentucky)

Next: Friday, Nov. 29 vs. North Hardin (Radcliff, Kentucky), time TBA

16. Muskegon, Michigan (13-0)

Result: Won 28-21 vs. DeWitt (Michigan)

Takeaway: DeWitt did not go down easily in its game against Muskegon. On fourth down, Muskegon quarterback Cameron Martinez delivered the dagger, scampering for a 21-yard touchdown that would put his team ahead for good. Not only that, but Martinez also played on defense, putting pressure on DeWitt quarterback Andrew Schorfhaar and forcing a turnover on downs late in the fourth quarter. Muskegon advanced to the state championship game with the victory.

Next: Saturday, Nov. 30 vs. River Rouge (River Rouge, Michigan), 7:30 p.m. ET

17. North Shore, Galena Park, Texas (11-1)

Result: Won 58-35 vs. Dawson (Pearland, Texas)

Next: Friday, Nov. 29 vs. Katy (Texas),  8 p.m. ET

18. Carroll, Southlake, Texas (12-0)

Result: Won 37-15 vs. DeSoto (Texas)

Next: Friday, Nov. 29 vs. Midland Lee (Texas), 8 p.m. ET

19. Archbishop Rummel, Metairie, Louisiana (11-0)

Result: Won 35-34 vs. St. Augustine (New Orleans, Louisiana)

Takeaway: Rummel completed a late rally to take a lead inside the game’s final two minutes, then fended off one final St. Augustine drive to advance in the Louisiana state playoffs. St. Augustine took a fourth quarter lead in the back-and-forth tussle before Rummel used a late 11-yard touchdown pass from Kyle Wickersham to Logan Diggs to sneak out the narrow victory. Rummel advances to semifinals of the state Division I playoffs, where it will play the winner of the game between Scotlandville and Brother Martin.

Next: Friday, Nov. 29 vs. Brother Martin (New Orleans), 8 p.m. ET

20. Owasso, Oklahoma (12-0)

Result: Won 42-27 vs. Broken Arrow (Oklahoma)

Takeaway: It was the Cole Dugger show in the Class 6AI semifinal game between two Oklahoma powers. The Owasso quarterback was responsible for five touchdowns. He went 19-of-24 passing for 354 yards, too.  The Rams moved to 12-0. The team will face Jenks, a team that is 8-4, on Dec. 7 for the state title.

Next: Friday, Dec. 6 vs. Jenks (Oklahoma), 8 p.m. ET

21. Dutch Fork, Irmo, South Carolina (12-0-1)

Result: Won 48-0 vs. Fort Dorchester (North Charleston, South Carolina)

Next: Friday, Nov. 29 vs. Carolina Forest (Myrtle Beach, South Carolina), 7:30 p.m. ET

22. Lowndes, Valdosta, Georgia (12-0)

Result: Won 44-14 vs. Norcross (Georgia)

Next: Friday, Nov. 29 vs. Grayson (Loganville, Georgia), 8 p.m. ET

23. Corner Canyon, Draper, Utah (14-0)

Result: Won 49-14 vs. American Fork (Utah)

Takeaway: Corner Canyon completed its dominant run with its second straight undefeated season and second straight championship. Quarterback Cole Hagen, who ends his career with a starting record of 28-0, according to Deseret News, finished the game with 349 passing yards and 82 rushing yards. Wide receiver Noah Kjar had 91 yards and three touchdowns. On defense, the Chargers dominated, allowing 14 points or fewer in its third playoff game in a row. Linebacker Josh Wilson had 16 tackles and the team had four total interceptions, two of which were courtesy of cornerback Dustin Millich. American Fork had no chance. No Utah team has stood a chance for the last two years. Corner Canyon won again.

Next: Season Complete. Eligible for GEICO State Champions Bowl Series, Dec. 20-21

24. McEachern, Powder Springs, Georgia (12-0)

Result: Won 42-14 vs. North Forsyth (Cumming, Georgia)

Next: Date and time TBA vs. North Gwinnett (Suwanee, Geogia)

25. St. Joseph’s Prep, Philadelphia (10-2)

Result: Won 45-24 vs. Nazareth (Pennsylvania)

Next: Friday, Nov. 29 vs. Central Catholic (Pittsburgh), 7 p.m.


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