Monday, October 12, 2009

Independence No. 19 in National Prep Poll

The National Prep Football Poll is compiled by high school sports journalist Jamie DeMoney with input from sportswriters, experts, and coaches. The national Top 25 and regional Top 10's follow with won-loss-tie records:

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#1. Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Aquinas (5-0-0), extended win streak to 29

#2. Duncan, S.C., Byrnes (6-1-0), seeks seventh state title in eight years

#3. Ramsey, N.J., Don Bosco (4-0-0), blasted Clifton, 71-0

#4. Cedar Hill, Texas (6-0-0), averaging 42 points per game

#5. Cleveland, St. Ignatius (7-0-0), nipped Warren Harding, 10-7

#6. Westlake Village, Calif., Oaks Christian (5-0-0), RB Malcolm Jones committed to UCLA

#7. Lakeland, Fla. (5-0-0), six state crowns since 1986

#8. Dallas, Skyline (6-0-0), nine players committed to FBS colleges

#9. Loganville, Ga., Grayson (7-0-0), DT Shawn Green headed to Georgia Tech

#10. Peoria, Ariz., Centennial (7-0-0), 34-point average win margin

#11. Huntington Beach, Calif., Edison (5-0-0), OL Roman Sapolu will play at Oregon St.

#12. Round Rock, Texas, Stony Point (6-0-0), only 31 points allowed this year

#13. Hyattsville, Md., DeMatha (6-0-0), beat regionally ranked Good Counsel, 24-21

#14. Chesapeake, Va., Smith (6-0-0), QB Phillip Sims became state all-time leader in passing yards

#15. Warner Robins, Ga., Northside (6-0-0), 60-3-0 since ’05 season

#16. Miami, Washington (6-0-0), DE Lynden Trail is Florida-bound

#17. Jenks, Okla. (6-0-0), handled state-ranked Broken Arrow, 42-24

#18. River Ridge, La., John Curtis (5-0-0), 24 straight wins against La. foes

#19. Charlotte, N.C., Independence (8-0-0), came from behind to beat Providence, 31-27

#20. Denver, Mullen (6-0-0), only 21 points allowed all year

#21. Hampton, Va., Phoebus (6-0-0), defending Division 5 titlist

#22. Park Ridge, Ill., Maine South (7-0-0), scoring 48 points per game

#23. Fort Thomas, Ky., Highlands (7-0-0), seven state titles last 13 years

#24. Sammamish, Wash., Skyline (5-1-0), led by BYU-bound QB Jake Heaps

#25. Cincinnati, Moeller (7-0-0), thumped state-ranked Elder, 35-13

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^Northeast=

#1. Ramsey, N.J., Don Bosco, 4-0-0

#2. Lansdale, Pa., North Penn 6-0-0

#3. Harrisburg, Pa., McDevitt, 6-0-0

#4. Monroeville, Pa., Gateway, 6-0-0

#5. Philadelphia, St. Joseph’s, 5-1-0

#6. Montvale, N.J., St. Joseph’s, 4-0-0

#7. McKeesport, Pa., 5-1-0

#8. Jersey City, N.J., St. Peter’s, 3-1-0

#9. Oradell, N.J., Bergen Catholic, 4-1-0

#10. Central Valley, N.Y., Monroe-Woodbury, 6-0-0

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^East Coast=

#1. Duncan, S.C., Byrnes, 6-1-0

#2. Hyattsville, Md., DeMatha, 6-0-0

#3. Chesapeake, Va., Oscar Smith, 6—0-0

#4. Charlotte, N.C., Independence, 8-0-0

#5. Hampton, Va., Phoebus, 6-0-0

#6. Matthews, N.C., Butler, 6-0-0

#7. Rock Hill, S.C., 7-0-0

#8. Frederick, Md., Linganore, 6-0-0

#9. Olney, Md., Good Counsel, 5-1-0

#10. Fairfax, Va., Robinson, 6-0-0

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^Southeast=

#1. Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Aquinas, 5-0-0

#2. Lakeland, Fla., 5-0-0

#3. Loganville, Ga., Grayson, 7-0-0

#4. Warner Robins, Ga., Northside, 6-0-0

#5. Miami, Washington, 6-0-0

#6. River Ridge, La., John Curtis, 5-0-0

#7. Miami, Northwestern, 4-1-0

#8. Jacksonville, Fla., Bolles, 5-0-0

#9. Madison, Miss., Madison Central, 7-0-0

#10. Memphis, Tenn., University, 6-0-0

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^Midwest=

#1. Cleveland, St. Ignatius, 7-0-0

#2. Park Ridge, Ill., Maine South, 7-0-0

#3. Fort Thomas, Ky., Highlands, 7-0-0

#4. Cincinnati, Moeller, 7-0-0

#5. Cincinnati, St. Xavier, 6-1-0

#6. Cleveland, Glenville, 6-1-0

#7. Steubenville, Ohio, 7-0-0

#8. Indianapolis, Cathedral, 7-1-0

#9. Dublin, Ohio, Coffman, 7-0-0

#10. Novi, Mich., Catholic Central, 7-0-0

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^Midlands=

#1. Denver, Mullen, 6-0-0

#2. Hutchinson, Kan., 6-0-0

#3. Plymouth, Minn., Wayzata, 6-0-0

#4. South Jordan, Utah, Bingham, 7-1-0

#5. Eden Prairie, Minn., 6-0-0

#6. Florissant, Mo., Hazelwood Central, 7-0-0

#7. Omaha, Neb., Millard South, 7-0-0

#8. West Des Moines, Iowa, Dowling, 7-0-0

#9. Iowa City, Iowa, 7-0-0

#10. Kansas City, Mo., Rockhurst, 5-2-0

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^Southwest=

#1. Cedar Hill, Texas, 6-0-0

#2. Dallas, Skyline, 6-0-0

#3. Peoria, Ariz., Centennial, 7-0-0

#4. Round Rock, Texas, Stony Point, 6-0-0

#5. Jenks, Okla., 6-0-0

#6. The Woodlands, Texas, 6-0-0

#7. Katy, Texas, 5-1-0

#8. Tulsa, Okla., Union, 5-1-0

#9. Tyler, Texas, John Tyler, 6-0-0

#10. DeSoto, Texas, 5-1-0

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^West Coast=

#1. Westlake Village, Calif., Oaks Christian, 5-0-0

#2. Huntington Beach, Calif., Edison, 5-0-0

#3. Sammamish, Wash., Skyline, 5-1-0

#4. Anaheim, Calif., Servite, 4-1-0

#5. Mission Viejo, Calif., 5-0-0

#6. Sacramento, Calif., Grant, 6-0-0

#7. Oceanside, Calif., 5-0-0

#8. Los Angeles, Crenshaw, 5-0-0

#9. Kahuku, Hawaii, 7-0-0

#10. Lakewood, Calif., 5-1-0

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FEATS OF THE WEEK: For the eighth time in his prep career, senior quarterback Billy Cosh of Gambrills, Md., Arundel set a state record. Cosh (Kansas St.) has a Maryland all-time best 85 career touchdown passes after throwing for seven scores -- all in the first half -- in his team’s 75-19 blowout ofGlen Burnie. Cosh also set seven single-season and single-game state records last season . . . Senior Phillip Sims became Virginia’s all-time leader in passing yards as No. 14 Chesapeake, Va., Smith blasted Chesapeake, Deep Creek, 42-0. Sims (Alabama) threw for 253 yards in the game, giving him 9,179 for his career . . . A pair of traditional national powers had long-standing winning streaks in league play come to an end. Regionally ranked Lakewood,Calif., became the first Moore League rival in 80 games to beat Long Beach, Poly. Quarterback Jesse Scroggins (Southern Cal) threw two second-half touchdown passes as the Lancers beat the Jackrabbits, 21-14. It was Lakewood’s first win against Poly since 1982 and Poly’s first loss in league play since 1994 . . . Houston, North Shore’s 52-game streak of district wins was ended when the Mustangs were upset, 7-6, by Port Arthur, Memorial.


-- Observer staff reports

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

NC needs 6 divisions. Ther also needs to be a national playoff system or more logically have high school bowl games played in pro or big college venues telvised nationally.

Anonymous said...

Yawn....play somebody first, then you can brag about Indy.