How the Super 25 Football Teams Fared: Week 8

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How the Super 25 Football Teams Fared: Week 8


How the Super 25 Football Teams Fared: Week 8


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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 Oct. 11-12.

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1. Mater Dei, Santa Ana, California (7-0)

Result: Won 56-11 vs. Servite (Anaheim, California)

TakeawayThe defense was impressive once again as the Monarchs got another strip-sack and returned it for a touchdown. Bryce Young had more than 400 total yards and five touchdowns, and Servite wasn’t able to withstand Mater Dei. So far, no team has. What We Learned >>>

Next: Friday, Oct. 18 at Santa Margarita (California), 10 p.m. ET

2. St. Thomas Aquinas, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (6-0)

Result: Won 35-0 vs Plantation (Florida)

Next: Friday, Oct. 18 vs. Deerfield Beach (Florida), 7 p.m. ET

3. St. John Bosco, Bellflower, California (7-0)

Result: Won 49-10 at JSerra Catholic (San Juan Capistrano, California)

Takeaway: Last week’s one-point win was more anomaly than trend. Quarterback DJ Uiagalelei scored six touchdowns, three on the ground and three through the air, and the defense didn’t allow a second-half point as St. John Bosco handled JSerra. However, Uiagalelei did throw his first interception of the season — time for him to start a new streak. What We Learned >>>

Next: Friday, Oct. 18 vs. Orange Lutheran (California), 10 p.m. ET

4. Duncanville, Texas (6-0)

Result: Won 28-6 vs. Lake Highlands (Dallas, Texas)

Next: Friday, Oct. 18 at Pearce (Richardson, Texas), 8:30 p.m. ET

5. IMG Academy, Bradenton, Florida (7-0)

Result: Won 43-16 vs. Life Christian Academy (Chester, Virginia)

Next: Friday, Oct. 18 at St. Frances Academy (Baltimore, Maryland), 7 p.m. ET

6. St. Louis, Honolulu, Hawaii (9-0)

Result: Won 56-26 vs. Waianae (Hawaii)

Takeaway: St. Louis used a three-pronged rushing attack of Kaohu Kamakawiwoole, Mason Taliulu and Jayden de Laura to wear out Waianae. The team finished with 185 rushing yards. However, it wouldn’t be a St. Louis game this season without some passing. And de Laura proved yet again that he can beat teams through the air, going for 381 yards, four touchdown passes and one interception. After the first quarter, the game wasn’t that close.

7. Katy, Texas (6-0)

Result: Won 45-3 at Morton Ranch (Katy, Texas)

Takeaway: No. 7 Katy used a dominant second half to push past a tight 10-0 halftime score and roll to a 45-3 victory. Senior running back Ron Hoff had more than 100 yards by halftime and added two critical touchdowns in the second half push as the Tigers found ways to overcome the absence of starting quarterback Bronson McClelland, who missed the first of a two game suspension following the use of a racial slur after a victory.

Next: Friday, Oct. 18 vs. Seven Lakes (Katy, Texas), 7:30 p.m. ET

8. Gonzaga, Washington, District of Columbia (6-1)

Result: Lost 42-35 vs. Our Lady of Good Counsel (Olney, Maryland)

Takeaway: No. 8 Gonzaga College’s undefeated run came to an end after one of the most dramatic contests of the season, with WCAC rival Good Counsel outlasting the Eagles in five overtimes, 42-35. After a tight 7-7 regulation, both teams traded touchdowns in a series of epic overtime periods until Good Counsel finally stopped Gonzaga at the fifth asking.

Next: Saturday, Oct. 19 vs. DeMatha (Hyattsville, Maryland), 7 p.m. ET

9. St. Frances Academy, Baltimore, Maryland (6-1)

Next: Friday, Oct. 18 vs IMG Academy (Bradenton, Florida), 7 p.m. ET

10. De La Salle, Concord, California (7-1)

Result: Won 70-7 vs California (San Ramon, California)

Next: Friday, Oct. 18 vs. San Ramon Valley (Danville, California), 10 p.m. ET

11. Lakeland, Florida (8-0)

Result: Won 27-0 at Durant (Plant City, Florida)

Next: Friday, Oct. 18 at Bloomingdale (Valrico, Florida), 7:30 p.m. ET

12. John Curtis, River Ridge, Louisiana (6-0)

Result: Won 55-21 at Archbishop Shaw (Marrero, Louisiana)

Next: Friday, Oct. 18 vs. Jesuit (New Orleans, Louisiana), 8 p.m. ET

13. Allen, Texas (6-0)

Result: Won 45-14 at Plano (Texas) East

Next: Friday, Oct. 18 vs. Jesuit (Dallas, Texas), 8 p.m. ET

14. Eastside Catholic, Sammamish, Washington (5-1)

Result: Lost 28-6 vs O’Dea (Seattle)

Next: Friday, Oct. 18 at Seattle Prep (Washington), 10 p.m. ET

15. Highland Springs, Virginia (7-0)

Result: Won 26-16 at Manchester (Midlothian, Virginia)

Takeaway: After losing three fumbles in the first half and going into the locker room down 16-0, the Springers stormed back to score 26 unanswered points to take the victory. After Kerry King Jr. returned a punt for a touchdown late in the third quarter to pull Highland Springs within three, nothing was going to stop them at that point. Adjustments and cleaning up the turnovers was all the 15th-ranked team in the country needed to stay undefeated.

Next: Friday, Oct. 25 vs. Atlee (Mechanicsville, Virginia), 7 p.m. ET

16. Bishop Gorman, Las Vegas, Nevada (6-1)

Result: Won 68-0 at Sierra Vista (Las Vegas)

Next: Friday, Oct. 18 vs. Durango (Las Vegas), 10 p.m. ET

17. Chandler, Arizona (7-0)

Result: Won 49-0 at Brophy College Prep (Phoenix, Arizona)

Takeaway: It’s easy to talk about the Chandler offense, but the defense was special against undefeated Brophy Prep. Brophy quarterback Matt Winter came into the game without an interception on the year, but Chandler picked him off twice. Linebacker Brandon Buckner had five tackles and three sacks,  and Brophy failed to score once against the premier Arizona team. Of course, the offense was also impressive, as running backs Dae Dae Hunter and Eli Sanders had their second game together and quarterback Mikey Keene continues to be effective. It would be more surprising to see Chandler lose one of its final three games than finish the regular season undefeated. What We Learned>>>

Next: Friday, Oct. 18 vs. Basha (Chandler, Ariz.), 10 p.m. ET

18. Male, Louisville, Kentucky (7-0)

Result: Won 53-0 at Southern (Louisville, Kentucky)

Next: Friday, Oct. 18 at. Fern Creek (Louisville, Kentucky), 7 p.m. ET

19. Mentor, Ohio (7-0)

Result: Won 45-0 vs Brunswick (Brunswick, Ohio)

Next: Saturday, Oct. 19 at Shaker Heights (Shaker Heights, Ohio), 1 p.m. ET

20. Marietta, Georgia (5-1)

Next: Won 49-10 at North Paulding (Dallas, Georgia)

Next: Friday, Oct. 18 vs. McEachern (Powder Hills, Georgia), 7:30 p.m. ET

21. Muskegon, Michigan (7-0)

Result: Won 59-0 vs. Union (Grand Rapids, Michigan)

Next: Friday, Oct. 18 vs. Mona Shores (Norton Shores, Michigan), 7 p.m. ET

22. North Shore, Galena Park, Texas (5-1)

Result: Won 49-7 at Deer Park (Deer Park, Texas)

Next: Friday, Oct. 18 vs. Sterling (Baytown, Texas), 8 p.m. ET

23. Carroll, Southlake, Texas (6-0)

Result: Won 49-0 vs. Byron Nelson (Trophy Club, Texas)

Next: Thursday, Oct. 17 at Fossil Ridge (Keller, Texas), 8 p.m. ET

24. Owasso, Oklahoma (6-0)

Result: Won 52-13 vs Norman (Oklahoma) North

Takeaway: No. 24 Owasso left no doubt that it would march on undefeated by jumping out to a 52-13 rout of Norman North as the Rams used superior athleticism, depth and sheer talent to cruise past North. Quarterback Cole Duggar passed for five touchdowns as the Rams improved to 6-0.

Next: Thursday, Oct. 17 vs Southmoore (Moore, Oklahoma), 8 p.m. ET

25. Dutch Fork, Irmo, South Carolina (7-0-1)

Result: Won 48-14 vs River Bluff (Lexington, South Carolina)

Next: Friday, Oct. 18 vs. Lexington (South Carolina), 7:30 p.m. ET


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