How the Super 25 Football Teams Fared: Week 9

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How the Super 25 Football Teams Fared: Week 9


How the Super 25 Football Teams Fared: Week 9


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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. 18-19.

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1. Mater Dei, Santa Ana, California 8-0)

Result: Won 45-0 at Santa Margarita (California)

Takeaway: Mater Dei did not get caught up in next week’s game and forget to play this one. The Monarchs blocked a field goal to help them keep Santa Margarita off the board in the first quarter, and two running backs scored the first two touchdowns for Mater Dei. Quarterback Bryce Young scored four total touchdowns and wide receiver Kody Epps had two as Mater Dei scored all 45 points in just three quarters. Now, it’s time for St. John Bosco.

Next: Friday, Oct. 25 at St. John Bosco (Bellflower, California), 10 p.m. ET

2. St. Thomas Aquinas, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (7-0)

Result: Won 28-7 vs. Deerfield Beach (Florida)

Takeaway: St. Thomas Aquinas held off South Florida challenger Deerfield Beach using touchdowns in all three phases of the game and seven total sacks — including three by Florida commit Derek Wingo — to rally for a win. The Raiders scored their two offensive touchdowns on the ground but first got on the board with a blocked punt return and later padded their lead with an interception returned for a touchdown. What We Learned >>>

Next: Oct. 25 vs. Fort Lauderdale (Florida), 7 p.m. ET

3. St. John Bosco, Bellflower, California (8-0)

Result: Won 63-6 vs. Orange (California) Lutheran

Takeaway: Think Orange Lutheran misses wide receiver Logan Loya? Now on St. John Bosco, Loya reminded the Lancers of his talents with an 81-yard touchdown. Bosco scored 56 points before Orange Lutheran could get on board, and after the starting unit with quarterback DJ Uiagalelei inflicted all the damage necessary, backup quarterback Isaiah Saldana impressed with a 35-yard touchdown to Beaux Collins and a 49-yard pass while getting hit to Kris Hutson. St. John Bosco and Mater Dei will officially go into their game week undefeated.

Next: Friday, Oct. 25 vs. Mater Dei (Santa Ana, California), 10 p.m. ET

4. Duncanville, Texas (7-0)

Result: Won at 39-7 at Pearce (Richardson, Texas)

Takeaway: The Panthers had to claw their way to a 14-0 halftime lead before turning on the afterburners after the break in what could be among their biggest tests before the state playoffs. Running back Trysten Smith carried for four touchdowns and 159 yards and four-star Texas quarterback commit Ja’Quinden Jackson added a fifth while orchestrating offensive dominance in the second half. One bright spot for Pearce: They became the first in-state team — and only one outside of Washington D.C. power St. John’s College — to score a touchdown on the Panthers.

Next: Thursday, Oct. 24 at White (Dallas, Texas), 8 p.m. ET

5. IMG Academy, Bradenton, Florida (7-1)

Result: Lost 35-7 at St. Frances Academy (Baltimore)

Takeaway: IMG was thoroughly outplayed by St. Frances Academy, suffering its worst loss since 2014. Yes, it’s been five years since a team took down the Ascenders so thoroughly. St. Frances proved its one of the national powerhouses with this win over a team that has ruled the high school ranks for so long. What We Learned >>>

Next: Oct. 26 vs. Norland (Miami, Florida),  3 p.m. ET

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

Next: Saturday, Nov. 2 vs. Punahou (Honolulu), 1:30 a.m. PT

7. Katy, Texas (7-0)

Result: Won 47-0 vs. Seven Lakes (Katy, Texas)

Next: Friday, Oct. 25 vs. Cinco Ranch (Katy, Texas), 7:30 p.m. ET

8. St. Frances Academy, Baltimore, Maryland (7-1)

Result: Won 35-7 vs IMG Academy (Bradenton, Florida)

Takeaway: St. Frances made up for its loss to Mater Dei earlier this season by beating up IMG Academy, the quintessential powerhouse with the facilities and fields that St. Frances lacks. Blake Corum has established himself as one of the top running backs in the country, again breaking the 200-yard mark, and the team gave IMG Academy its worse loss since 2014. St. Frances has experienced a massive turnaround over the last two-and-a-half seasons, and this game will be the one the Panthers remember for years to come. What We Learned >>>

Next: Oct. 25 vs. St. Thomas More (Oakdale, Connecticut), 7 p.m. ET

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

Result: Won 52-0 vs. San Ramon Valley (Danville, California)

Takeaway: De La Salle picked up its third shutout of the year Friday and scored 31 points in the first half, erasing any hope San Ramon might have of winning. The Spartans have now scored 49 points or more in four consecutive weeks and have 40-plus in seven of the nine games this year.

Next: Friday, Nov. 1 vs. Clayton Valley Charter (Concord, California), 10 p.m. ET

10. Lakeland, Florida (9-0)

Result: Won 36-0 at Bloomingdale (Valrico, Florida)

Next: Friday, Oct. 25 vs. Kathleen (Lakeland, Florida), 7 p.m. ET

11. John Curtis, River Ridge, Louisiana (7-0)

Result: Won 35-14 vs. Jesuit (New Orleans, Louisiana)

Next: Friday, Oct. 25 at Holy Cross (New Orleans, Louisiana), 8 p.m. ET

12. Allen, Texas (7-0)

Result: Won 58-33 vs. Jesuit (Dallas, Texas)

Takeaway: The Eagles showed just how explosive they can be, racking up 489 yards in the first half alone en route to a 51-7 lead and, eventually, the 25-point victory following some garbage time touchdowns from Jesuit. Allen receiver Blaine Green had four receptions for 182 yards and a touchdown for the Eagles in a breakout performance.

Next: Friday, Oct. 25 at Boyd (McKinney, Texas), 8 p.m. ET

13. Chandler, Arizona (8-0)

Result: Won 49-0 vs. Basha (Chandler, Arizona)

Next: Friday, Oct. 25 at Tucson High Magnet School (Arizona)

14. Bishop Gorman, Las Vegas, Nevada (7-1)

Result: Won 71-0 vs. Durango (Las Vegas)

Next: Thursday, Oct. 24 at Spring Valley (Las Vegas), 10 p.m. ET

15. Male, Louisville, Kentucky (8-0)

Result: Won 34-21 at Fern Creek (Louisville, Kentucky)

Next: Friday, Oct. 25 vs Bullitt East (Mt. Washington, Kentucky), 7:30 p.m. ET

16. Mentor, Ohio (8-0)

Result: Won 45-7 at Shaker Heights (Shaker Heights, Ohio)

Next: Friday, Oct. 25 vs. Euclid (Ohio), 7 p.. ET

17. Good Counsel, Olney, Maryland (6-2)

Result: Lost 34-31 vs. St. John’s (Washington, D.C.)

Takeaway: St. John’s College used another trademark big game performance from 5-star LSU commit Rakim Jarrett to edge past Washington D.C. metro area foe Our Lady of Good Counsel. In particular, Jarrett had both a monstrous 70-yard catch and run and a big fourth-down reception on a game-winning drive that finished with just more than a minute remaining.

Next: Friday, Oct. 25 vs. DeMatha (Hyattsville, Maryland), 7 p.m. ET

18. Marietta, Georgia (5-2)

Result: Lost 14-12 vs. McEachern (Powder Hills, Georgia)

Takeaway: Last year, Marietta beat McEachern for the first time since 2007. The Blue Devils couldn’t make it two in a row. McEachern’s defense limited their offense and Indians quarterback Carlos Del Rio-Wilson’s scrambling in the fourth quarter helped McEachern score twice to take a 14-12 lead. Marietta quarterback Harrison Bailey mounted a comeback in which he rushed for a touchdown, but his throw to Arik Gilbert on the two-point conversion was knocked out of Gilbert’s hands. Marietta lost its second game and will likely need a deep playoff run to get back into the Super 25. What We Learned >>>

Next: Friday, Oct. 25 at North Cobb (Kennesaw, Georgia), 7:30 p.m. ET

19. Gonzaga, Washington, District of Columbia (7-1)

Result: Won 28-26 vs. DeMatha (Hyattsville, Md.)

Takeaway: Caleb Williams was once again a machine, scoring four touchdowns including an 80-yard run to help propel Gonzaga over DeMatha in a rematch of last year’s championship game. DeMatha freshman quarterback Cam Edge came in during the third quarter and gave the Stags a spark, but Gonzaga stopped a two-point conversion attempt in the final minute of the game to escape with the win. What We Learned >>>

Next: Saturday, Oct. 26 vs. Bishop McNamara (Forestville, Maryland), 2 p.m. ET

20. Muskegon, Michigan (8-0)

Result: Won 53-0 vs. Mona Shores (Norton Shores, Michigan)

Next: Oct. 25 vs. Reeths-Puffer (Muskegon, Michigan), 7 p.m. ET

21. Highland Springs, Virginia (7-0)

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

22. North Shore, Galena Park, Texas (6-1)

Result: Won 63-0 vs. Sterling (Baytown, Texas)

Next: Thursday, Oct. 24 at West Brook (Beaumont, Texas), 8 p.m. ET

23. Carroll, Southlake, Texas (7-0)

Result: Won 62-7 at Fossil Ridge (Keller, Texas)

Next: Oct. 25 vs. Keller (Texas) Central, 8 p.m. ET

24. Owasso, Oklahoma (7-0)

Result: Won 55-3 vs. Southmoore (Moore, Oklahoma)

Next: Oct. 25 at. Mustang (Oklahoma), 8 p.m. ET

25. Dutch Fork, Irmo, South Carolina (8-0-1)

Result: Won 43-7 vs. Lexington (South Carolina)

Next: Friday, Nov. 1 at White Knoll (Lexington, South Carolina), 7:30 p.m. ET


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