SI.com Home
Get SI's Duke Championship Package Free  Subscribe to SI Give the Gift of SI
  • PRINT PRINT
  • EMAIL EMAIL
  • RSS RSS
  • BOOKMARK SHARE
Posted: Wednesday December 3, 2008 5:04PM; Updated: Wednesday December 3, 2008 5:04PM
Kevin Armstrong Kevin Armstrong >
INSIDE HIGH SCHOOL

Grayson County takes down Valdosta in Ga.

The eyes of Texas will be upon top-ranked Trinity (Euless) this weekend as the Trojans put their unbeaten record on the line against one-loss Allen, which is No. 23 this week. Meanwhile, in Louisville the heated rivalry between St. Xavier and Trinity will be renewed, and No. 5 Don Bosco (Ramsey, N.J.) will face familiar foe Bergen Catholic in the Non-Public, Group 1 state title game.
High School Football Power Rankings
1
Last Week: 1
Trinity (Euless, Texas) (13-0)
The Trojans collected their 27th consecutive victory with a 48-14 win over Arlington (Texas) in the Class 5A Division I region semifinals.
Next: vs. No. 13 Allen at Texas Stadium Saturday.
 
2
Last Week: 3
St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) (12-0)
In bullying Dillard, 49-8, the Raiders proved to be the beasts of Broward County as quarterback Ryan Becker threw four touchdown passes.
Next: Friday vs. South Fork (Stuart, Fla.).
 
3
Last Week: 4
Poly (Long Beach, Calif.) (12-0)

Tight end Julian Camper (6-foot-5, 270 pounds) took a short pass on third-and-six to the house for a 62-yard touchdown.
Next: Friday at Lakewood (Calif.).
 
4
Last Week: 5
Armwood (Seffner, Fla.) (12-0)
The defense never rested as the Hawks forced six turnovers and returned two fumbles for touchdowns in a 50-20 win over Tampa Bay (Fla.) Tech in the Class 4A region semifinal.
Next: Friday at Plant (Tampa, Fla.).
 
5
Last Week: 6
Don Bosco (Ramsey, N.J.) (10-1)
Senior tailback Dillon Romain rushed for 101 yards and three touchdowns as the Ironmen beat Paramus (N.J.) Catholic 57-0 on Thanksgiving.
Next: Non-Public, Group 1 state championship vs. Bergen Catholic at Giants Stadium Saturday.
 
6
Last Week: 7
Lake Travis (Austin, Texas) (13-0)
He can do it in the air or on the ground, but last weekend Texas-bound quarterback Garrett Gilbert rushed for 125 yards and five touchdowns and threw for 234 yards and a score in the Cavs' 55-32 win over Alice (Texas).
Next: vs. Killeen (Texas) at Royal-Memorial Stadium in Austin Saturday.
 
7
Last Week: 8
De La Salle (Concord, Calif.) (10-1)
The Spartans charged past Deer Valley (Antioch, Calif.) as Kylan Butler rushed for three touchdowns in a 52-7 win.
Next: Friday vs. Foothill (Pleasanton, Calif.).
 
8
Last Week: 9
St. Xavier (Louisville, Ky.) (12-0)
Deuce Finch was omnipresent as he returned a punt 66 yards for a touchdown and rushed for 133 yards and two scores in a 53-0 playoff victory over Manual (Louisville).
Next: Class 6A semifinal vs. Trinity (Louisville) Saturday.
 
9
Last Week: 10
South Panola (Batesville, Miss.) (14-0)
Quarterback David Renfroe threw two touchdown passes and kicked a 29-yard field goal for the Tigers as they rallied from a 14-10 third-quarter deficit to beat Central (Madison, Miss.) 24-21.
Next: Class 5A state championship vs. Meridian Friday.
 
10
Last Week: 11
Maryville (Tenn.) (14-0)
The Rebels extended their winning streak to 74 games with a 33-6 win over Greeneville (Tenn.).
Next: Class 4A championship vs. Hillsboro (Tenn.) Saturday.
 
11
Last Week: 12
Lakeland (Fla.) (12-0)
As they have proven throughout the season, the Dreadnaughts fear no deficit, and tailback Aaron Truedell (90 rushing yards, three touchdowns) capped a comeback in a 20-16 win over Osceola (Kissimmee, Fla.).
Next: vs. Chamberlain (Tampa) Friday.
 
12
Last Week: 13
John Curtis (River Ridge, La.) (12-1)
The Patriots stormed out to a 19-0 first-quarter lead and never looked back in beating St. Thomas Aquinas (New Orleans) 36-13.
Next: Friday vs. Calvary Baptist.
 
13
Last Week: 14
Skyline (Issaquah, Wash.) (13-0)
Jake Heaps (252 passing yards, two touchdowns) rushed for a 15-yard score to lift Skyline to a 24-21 victory over Ferris (Spokane) in the Class 4A semis.
Next: Class 4A state championship vs. Issaquah at the Tacoma Dome Friday.
 
14
Last Week: NR
Grayson County (Loganville, Ga.) (13-0)
In rushing for 188 yards and two touchdowns, Ean Pemberton helped the Rams oust previously No. 2-ranked Lowndes (Valdosta, Ga.) 17-7.
Next: Class 5A semifinal at Peachtree Ridge (Suwanee) Friday.
 
15
Last Week: 15
Centennial (Corona, Calif.) (12-0)
Taylor Martinez threw three touchdown passes and rushed for two more scores as the Huskies beat Vista Murrieta 41-14 Friday night in a CIF Southern Section Inland Division quarterfinal.
Next: Friday vs.Murrietta (Calif.) Valley.
 
16
Last Week: 19
St. Ignatius (Cleveland) (14-1)
Andrew Holland threw for 208 yards and three touchdowns in a 28-20 win over previously-ranked Elder (Cincinnati) for the state Division I title
Next: Season complete.
 
17
Last Week: 17
Madison (Fla.) County (11-0)
Quarterback Kelvin Singletary's 10-yard touchdown run gave Madison County a 35-28 win over Pensacola (Fla.) Catholic.
Next: vs. Bolles (Jacksonville, Fla.) Friday.
 
18
Last Week: 18
Oscar Smith (Chesapeake, Va.) (14-0)
It was a squeaker but Phillip Sims (237 passing yards, one touchdown) was the difference in a 10-7 playoff win over Oakton (Vienna).
Next: Class 3A Division 6 championship vs. Osbourn (Manassas) in Blacksburg Saturday.
 
19
Last Week: 16
River Hill (Clarksville, Md.) (12-0)
Tailback Malek Redd rushed for 283 yards and two touchdowns in a 48-14 win over Century (Eldersburg).
Next: Class 2A state championship vs. Eastern Tech (Baltimore) Saturday.
 
20
Last Week: 20
Bethel Park (Pa.) (14-0)
Tailback Lyle Marsh rushed for 125 yards and a touchdown in a 17-14 playoff win over State College
Next: Class 4A semifinal vs. Wilson (West Lawn, Pa.) Saturday.
 
21
Last Week: NR
Byrnes (Duncan, S.C.) (13-1)
Tailback Marcus Lattimore (268 rushing yards, two touchdowns) helped the Rebels avenge an earlier loss by beating Dorman (Roebuck, S.C.) 24-13.
Next: Class 4A Division I state championship vs. Sumter (S.C.) Saturday.
 
22
Last Week: 24
Valdosta (Lowndes, Ga.) (12-1)
Lost 17-7 to upstart Grayson County (Loganville, Ga.) Friday night in the Class AAAAA state playoffs.
Next: Season complete.
 
23
Last Week: 22
Allen (Texas) (12-1)
Reserve quarterback Tucker Carter threw for 199 yards and two touchdowns in a 28-22 playoff win over Permian (Odessa).
Next:vs. top-ranked Trinity (Euless) at Texas Stadium.
 
24
Last Week: NR
Timpview (Provo, Utah) (13-0)
Season complete.
 
25
Last Week: 25
Gateway (Monroeville, Pa.) (12-1)
Season complete.

 
  • PRINT PRINT
  • EMAIL EMAIL
  • RSS RSS
  • BOOKMARK SHARE
ADVERTISEMENT
SI.com
Hot Topics: NBA Playoffs NHL Playoffs Golden State Warriors Bryce Harper Paul Pierce Masai Ujiri
TM & © 2013 Time Inc. A Time Warner Company. All Rights Reserved. Terms under which this service is provided to you. Read our privacy guidelines and ad choices.
SI CoverRead All ArticlesBuy Cover Reprint