How the Super 25 Football Teams Fared: Week 3

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How the Super 25 Football Teams Fared: Week 3


How the Super 25 Football Teams Fared: Week 3


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As the football season gets underway for most states across the country, here’s how the Super 25 ranked football teams fared for games Aug. 29-31.

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1. St. Thomas Aquinas, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (1-0)

Next: Saturday, Sept. 13 vs. South (Florida) Plantation, 7 p.m.

2. Mater Dei, Santa Ana, California (3-0)

Result: Won 71-21 at Centennial (Peoria, Ariz.)

Takeaway: Centennial is one of the best teams in Arizona. But Mater Dei proves time and time again it’s one of the best teams in the country. Bryce Young threw for 528 yards and had seven touchdowns, three to Kody Epps and three to Kyron Ware-Hudson, as the Monarchs destroyed the Coyotes. Could this offense be even better than last year’s? What We Learned >>

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

Result: Won 49-7 vs. Liberty (Henderson, Nev.)

Takeaway: DJ Uiagalelei has put different receivers on display each game so far. This week, it was Beaux Collins, who had four touchdowns, including an 80-yard score on the first play of offense. Uiagalelei finished with six touchdowns as Bosco stampeded Liberty.

4. St. John’s College, Washington, District of Columbia (2-1)

Result: Lost 34-30 at 13 St. Joseph’s Prep (Philadelphia)

Takeaway: 4-star Class of 2021 QB Kyle McCord sparked two of St. Joseph’s three first quarter touchdowns to pace St. Joe’s to an early lead, then helped his team hold on in a win in one of the top game’s of the early-season face off. What We Learned >>

5. St. Frances Academy, Baltimore, Maryland (3-0)

Result: Won 64-0 vs. American Collegiate Academy (Clearwater, Fla.)

Takeaway: A week after winning 55-0, St. Frances Academy put up 58 points in the first half alone against American Collegiate Academy. The Panthers are undoubtedly among the best teams in the country… but how high is their ceiling? We’ll see next week when they take on Mater Dei.

6. Marietta, Georgia (3-0)

Result: Won 28-9 at Collins Hill (Suwanee, Ga.)

Takeaway: Tennessee commit Harrison Bailey ran for a touchdown and threw for two more as the Blue Devils cruised past the Eagles. Ricky White and Taji Johnson accounted for the touchdown catches, and Kimani Vidal added a 5-yard touchdown run for Marietta. The game was delayed nearly a half-hour during the fourth quarter due to a power outage.

7. Duncanville, Texas (2-0)

Result: Won 59-3 vs. South Oak Cliff (Dallas, Texas)

Takeaway: How do you like your scores? Duncanville can do it any style. Whether a 99-yard kickoff return, 42-yard fumble recovery, 62-yard pass or 53-yard run, Duncanville can put the ball in the end zone. They had no trouble taking down a South Oak Cliff team that went 11-1 last season.

8. IMG Academy, Bradenton, Florida (2-0)

Result: Won 24-7 vs. Northwestern (Miami, Fla.)

Takeaway: OJ Burroughs recorded three interceptions, returning one for a 57-yard touchdown, to lead the Ascenders past the Bulls. IMG capitalized on special teams as Ari Allen scored on a 95-yard kickoff return, and Kaytron Allen added a 2-yard touchdown run following a blocked punt deep in Northwestern territory. Kahlil Brantley scored on a 76-yard touchdown reception for the Bulls. What We Learned >>

9. St. Louis, Honolulu, Hawaii (3-0)

Result: Won 42-7 vs. Kamehameha Kapalama (Honolulu)

Takeaway: St. Louis scored 40 points in the first half and the defense didn’t allow a single point (Kamehameha’s touchdown came off an interception). That defense held Kamehameha running backs to just six yards on 16 carries and only 50 yards of net offense. One highlight for Kamehameha: Paliku Kamaka had two interceptions, returned one for touchdown, and had a fumble recovery.

10. Katy, Texas (2-0)

Result: Won 56-14 at Atascocita (Humble, Texas)

Takeaway: If there were any doubts that No. 10 Katy is for real after its upset of then No. 2 North Shore, consider them answered. The Tigers rocked and rolled a tough Atascocita squad by a final scored of 56-14 in a game that wasn’t even that close. Running back Ron Hoff scored another two touchdowns as Katy sent another message to rivals across the state.

11. Gonzaga, Washington, District of Columbia (2-0)

Result: Won 35-21 at Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, N.J.)

Takeaway: Caleb Williams, Gonzaga’s junior quarterback, showed why he’s one of the nation’s most exciting players, passing for three touchdowns and running for two more as he led Gonzaga College High School past traditional New Jersey power Don Bosco Prep. What We Learned >>

12. Pickerington (Ohio) Central (2-0)

Result: Won 20-14 at Columbus East (Ind.)

Takeaway: East knew coming in that they would need to stop Pickerington Central three-star quarterback Demeatric Crenshaw and considering they had a chance to win the game late I’d say they did their job. The Olympians needed to employ some trickery (two onside kicks) to get back in the game but behind Crenshaw, the Tigers were able to stave off East to stay undefeated on the season.

13. Archbishop Hoban, Akron, Ohio (2-0)

Result: Won 49-0 vs. Cardinal Mooney (Youngstown, Ohio)

Takeaway: DeaMonte Trayanum is a bad man. At the end the first quarter, the Arizona State commit had the Knights up 14-0 on two rushing touchdowns and it was over. Hoban’s dominance will surely be considered as they make a strong case for the top spot in the Super 25 Midwest Rankings. Have they done enough to jump Pickerington Central? We will see Monday.

14. St Joseph’s Prep, Philadelphia (1-1)

Result: Won 34-30 vs. 4 St. John’s (Washington, D.C.)

Takeaway: 4-star Class of 2021 QB Kyle McCord sparked two of St. Joseph’s three first quarter touchdowns to pace St. Joe’s to an early lead, then helped his team hold on in a win in one of the top game’s of the early-season face off.  What We Learned >>

15. Lakeland, Florida (3-0)

Result: Won 38-6 at George Jenkins (Lakeland, Fla.)

Lakeland started slow, leading just 12-6 after the first half, but scored 26 points in the second half while shutting out George Jenkins the rest of the way to take the victory. Special teams was key in this win; near the beginning of the second half, Diamonte Baldwin returned a blocked punt 60 yards for the touchdown, and then Fenley Graham returned the punt to the house. Suddenly, without one offensive possession, Lakeland took a 24-7 lead and would not look back.

16. Hoover, Alabama (2-1)

Result: Lost 48-30 at Thompson (Alabaster, Ala.)

TakeawayQuarterback Robby Ashford fractured his foot in the fourth quarter, according to WBRC reporter Christina Chambers, and the Hoover offense was unable to score again. Thompson running back Jarrett Crockett had three touchdowns in the Warriors’ win.

17. De La Salle, Concord, California (2-1)

Result: Won 48-0 vs. Saint Francis (Mountain View, CA)

Takeaway: De La Salle wasted no time against Saint Francis, scoring 35 in the first half, which was all quarterback Dorian Hale played. The team rushed for 283 yards total as it took down the Lancers. De La Salle has moved past its Week One loss. Now, it’s looking forward to next week’s game against Folsom (California).

18. John Curtis, River Ridge, Louisiana (1-0)

Result: Won 42-39 at Edna Karr (New Orleans, Louisiana)

Takeaway: This was a matchup of Louisiana juggernauts and the 18th-ranked Patriots came out on top, ending Karr’s 27-game winning streak. Curtis quarterback Collin Guggenheim may not be one of the highest ranked recruits in the country but he is just as effective as some of the top signal callers in his class. The Patriots will need to lean heavily on him this year. What We Learned >>

19. Eastside Catholic, Sammamish, Washington (1-0)

Result: Won 47-20 vs. Grant (Sacramento, California)

Takeaway: Eastside, which won a GEICO Bowl Series game last year, started its 2019 campaign clicking on all facets. On special teams, four-star cornerback Ayden Hector blocked a field goal and Gio Ursino ran a kickoff to the house. On defense, Hector had a pick-six. On offense, Gee Scott had 13 receptions and a pair of scores. Strong win to start the season.

20. Allen, Texas (2-0)

Result: Won 38-24 vs. Dickinson (Dickinson, TX)

Takeaway: Allen and Dickinson were tied at 14, but then Allen rattled off three straight touchdowns — including one of 70 yards and one of 68 — to gain control and take home the win. Defensive end Elijah Fisher had three sacks for the Eagles.

21. Trinity, Louisville, Kentucky (3-0)

Result: Won 41-0 vs. Archbishop Moeller (Cincinnati, Ohio)

Takeaway: After exchanging punts on the first couple possessions, Trinity sophomore Armon Tucker took a hand-off 99 yards to the house and the Rocks didn’t look back. After a disappointing 2018 season (7-7), Trinity seems to be out to prove that was an anomaly. The Rocks are still a young team but seem to have found their quarterback and are poised to get revenge on whoever beat them last year, bringing them to 3-0 on their revenge tour so far this season.

22. Bishop Gorman, Las Vegas, Nevada (2-1)

Result: Won 42-21 vs. Servite (Anaheim, Calif.)

Takeaway: After a disappointing run game in Week Two, sophomore Cam Barfield was back with a vengeance, scoring Bishop Gorman’s first three touchdowns. Wide receiver Rome Odunze punched in three of his own, his second multi-touchdown game of the season, and the Gaels got back in the win column. What We Learned >>

23. Highland Springs, Virginia (2-0)

Result: Won 13-6 vs. Oscar Smith (Chesapeake, Va.)

Takeaway: After taking down Avalon with ease in the first game of the season, Highland Springs struggled to get anything going on offense in the second. The Springers trailed 6-0 at the end of the first half. But the defense kept them in the game against Oscar Smith and quarterback Jamareeh Jones scored two touchdowns — one passing and one rushing — as Highland Springs squeaked away with the win.

24. Highland Park, Dallas, Texas (2-0)

Result: Won 52-25 at Horn (Mesquite, Texas)

Takeaway: Quarterback Chandler Morris had three rushing touchdowns and threw for a fourth as Highland Park took down Horn. Three of his touchdowns came in the first quarter as the Fighting Scots grabbed a 21-6 lead and kept control throughout.

25. North Shore, Galena Park, Texas (1-1)

Result: Won 38-7 vs. Ridge Point (Missouri City, Texas)

Takeaway: The Mustangs are still not firing on all cylinders but were able to get their first win of the season after dropping the season opener last week to Katy (Texas). North Shore quarterback Dematrius Davis was forced to shoulder the load with ALL-USA First Team running back Zach Evans and four-star wide receiver Shadrach Banks were forced to sit out. What We Learned >>


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