USA Today Super 25 Week 13 Preview: 3 teams playing for state titles

USA Today Super 25 Week 13 Preview: 3 teams playing for state titles

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USA Today Super 25 Week 13 Preview: 3 teams playing for state titles

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Buckle up, high school football fans. It could be a wild weekend for teams ranked in the USA Today Super 25.

No. 3 St. Joseph’s Prep, No. 11 Center Grove and No. 24 Cathedral are all slated to play for state championships, while No. 5 Grayson, No. 6 Chandler and No. 11 Colquitt County begin their quests for hardware.

RELATED: USA Today Super 25 Recap: No. 12 Corner Canyon wins third straight state title

With that being said, let’s see what’s in store for each team in USA Today’s Super 25 this weekend.

No. 1 IMG Academy (Fla.) — Season Complete

Photo by Casey Brooke Lawson

No. 2 Duncanville (Texas) — BYE

Photo: Dallas Morning News

No. 3 St. Joseph's Prep (Pa.) vs. Central York

Gil McGlynn/St. Joseph’s Prep

St. Joseph’s Prep will play for its third consecutive Pennsylvania 6A state title and 16th straight win overall against Central York High School on Saturday night.

No. 4 North Shore (Texas) vs. Atascocita

Godofredo A Vásquez/Houston Chronicle

North Shore goes for its 25th consecutive win and a district title against Atascocita on Friday afternoon.

No. 5 Grayson (Ga.) vs. Tift County

Photo: Magic Moment Photography

Grayson begins its quest for a state championship against 2-6 Tift County High School on Friday night.

No. 6 Chandler (Ariz.) vs. Desert Edge

Photo: Darryl Webb/Special for the Republic

Chandler begins postseason play in Arizona’s eight-team Open Division field against 8-0 Desert Ridge High School on Friday night.

No. 7 Thompson (Ala.) — BYE

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No. 8 St. Thomas Aquinas (Fla.) vs. Manatee

Chuck Bethel/Football Hotbed

St. Thomas Aquinas takes on 9-1 Manatee High School in the Florida Class 7A semifinals on Friday night.

No. 9 Corner Canyon (Utah) — Season Complete

Corner Canyon - Team Home Corner Canyon Chargers Sports

Photo: Corner Canyon Athletics

No. 10 Ryan (Texas) vs. Independence

Jeff Woo/Denton Record-Chronicle

Next up for Ryan is 3-3 Independence High School on Friday night.

No. 11 Center Grove (Ind.) vs. Westfield

Syndication: Indianapolis

An Indiana 6A state title is on the line when Center Grove takes on Westfield High School on Friday night.

No. 12 Austin Westlake (Texas) — BYE

Photo: Dallas Morning News

No. 13 Miami Columbus (Fla.) — BYE

Columbus defensive end Josh Uche decommitted from Miami two weeks after coach Al Golden's departure (Photo: Twitter)

No. 14 Colquitt County (Ga.) vs. Brookwood

Photo: Alan Staci

Colquitt County kicks off the state playoffs against 8-2 Brookwood High School on Friday night.

No. 15 American Heritage (Fla.) vs. Rockledge

Photo: Kayla Rubenstein

Back in the USA Today Super 25 after defeating Miami Northwestern last week, American Heritage takes on Rockledge High School in the Florida Region 4 state semifinals.

No. 16 Trinity (Ky.) vs. Eastern

Matt Stone/Courier Journal

Trinity returns to the field after nearly a month on the sideline due to COVID-19 to take on 1-6 Eastern High School on Friday night.

No. 17 Orlando Jones (Fla.) vs. Zephyrhills

Photo: HUDL

Next up for Orlando Jones in the Florida State playoffs is 8-2 Zephyrhills High School on Friday night.

No. 18 De Smet Jesuit (Mo.) vs Raymore-Peculiar

Allen Trieu/247Sports

De Smet Jesuit will look to repeat as Missouri 6A state champions against Raymore-Peculiar High School on Saturday night.

No. 19 Oakland (Tenn.) vs. Maryville

Photo: Helen Comer/DNJ

Two Tennessee powerhouses are set to do battle in the state playoffs on Friday night, as 14-0 Oakland takes on 13-0 Maryville High School.

No. 20 Allen (Texas) vs. Prosper

Vernon Bryant/Dallas Morning News

Allen hosts 4-2 Prosper High School on Friday afternoon.

No. 21 Dutch Fork (S.C.) @ Sumter

Photo: GoFlashWin

Two of the best teams in South Carolina will do battle on Friday night, as Dutch Fork travels to 8-0 Sumter High School.

No. 22 Cherry Creek (Colo.) vs. Pomona

Cherry Creek Touchdown Club

Photo: Cherry Creek Touchdown Club

Cherry Creek takes on 7-0 Pomona High School in the second round of the Colorado state playoffs on Friday night.

No. 23 Bixby (Okla.) vs. Midwest City

Photo: Bixby Athletics

8-2 Midwest City is next on the docket for Bixby in the Oklahoma state playoffs.

No. 24 Cathedral (Ind.) vs. Zionsville

Syndication: Indianapolis

An Indiana 5A state title is on the line when Cathedral takes on Zionsville High School on Friday night.

No. 25 St. Xavier (Ohio) — Season Complete

Photo: Tony Tribble

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