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Temperatures are supposed to creep up to 113F in Concord Friday with gametime temps hoovering near triple digits. De La Salle comes off a season many considered a down year that saw them lose to East (UT) and surrender 56 points in a lopsided victory for St. John Bosco. St. John's, meanwhile, comes to Concord with a transfer QB and something to prove as it takes on one of the most audacious schedules. Both teams have much to gain with a win, so who do you got?
Lot of chatter for this game already on another thread:
Let' get the votes in, though. Who do you think wins? As a side note, these schools both have subpar team names.
Rankings based on PrepGridiron.com Reader Poll as of 8/23/17.
PrepGridiron posted a post in a topic,The PrepGridiron.com Reader poll has fluidity this week demonstrating that the voters are not bound by the rules that once you earn your spot you stay there until you lose. Several teams that had games, including Chandler, American Heritage and East, jumped up positions. Two of the exits from the poll were from Florida as Carol City got thumped by PrepGridiron.com Number 1, IMG Academy, and Miami Central's 35-6 win over Dwyer in the KOC was not enough to keep it in at 22. The other exit, St. Joseph's Regional, were replaced by another New Jersey team, St. Peter's Prep. Also coming into the poll this week are bubble teams St. Frances Academy riding a number of transfers and St. Xavier who squeezed by Indy Cathedral.
Week 1 Top 25 Rankings. Updated 8/23/2017. First place votes in parentheses.
IMG Academy (FL) (5) 1-0 defeated Carol City 41-22; next up @ No. 11 Chandler (AZ) on 8/26
Mater Dei (CA) (3) 0-0 bye; next up @ Bishop Amat on 8/25
St. John Bosco (CA) (1) 0-0 bye; next up @ No. 5 St. Thomas Aquinas (FL) on 8/25
Bishop Gorman (NV) (2) 0-0 bye; next up No. 8 Dematha (MD) on 8/25
St. Thomas Aquinas (FL) 0-0 defeated Dillard 39-0 in KOC; next up No. 3 St. John Bosco (CA) on 8/25
Allen (TX) 0-0 bye; next up Cedar Hill on 9/1
Grayson (GA) 0-0 bye; next up No. 23 Hoover (AL) on 8/25
Dematha (MD) 0-0 bye; next up @ No. 4 Bishop Gorman (NV) on 8/25
Centennial (CA) 0-0 bye; next up Pittsburg on 8/25
American Heritage (FL) 0-0 defeated Booker T. Washington 42-27 in KOC; next up @ Bishop Sullivan (VA) on 8/26
Chandler (AZ) 1-0 defeated Red Mountain 42-14; next up No. 1 IMG Academy (FL) on 8/26
De La Salle (CA) 0-0 bye; next up @ Amador Valley on 8/25
East (UT) 1-0 defeated Timpview 42-10; next up @ Bingham on 8/25
Katy (TX) 0-0 bye; next up Westlake on 9/1
Trinity (KY) 1-0 defeated Carmel (IN) 31-3; next up @ No. 18 Warren Central (IN) on 8/25
DeSoto (TX) 1-0 bye; next up @ Dallas Jesuit on 9/1
Bergen Catholic (NJ) 0-0 bye; next up DePaul Catholic on 9/2
Warren Central (IN) 1-0 defeated Center Grove 27-24; next up No. 15 Trinity (KY) on 8/25
Colerain (OH) 1-0 bye; next up @ LaSalle on 8/25
St. John's College (DC) 0-0 bye; next up Jones (FL) on 8/26
St. Peter's Prep (NJ) 0-0 bye; next up Union City on 9/1
Lake Travis (TX) 0-0 bye; next up @ Converse Judson on 9/1
Hoover (AL) 0-0 bye; next up @ No. 7 Grayson on 8/25
St. Xavier (OH) 1-0 defeated Indy Catholic 35-28; next up @ Bowling Green (KY) on 9/1
St. Frances Academy (MD) 0-0 bye; next up @ Canada Prep on 8/26
Bubble Teams: Converse Judson (TX), Carol City (FL), Miami Central (FL), Colquitt County (GA)
Let us know what you think!
The highly anticipated game between two of the best programs in the country is set for this Friday. Who do you got? Who will win the line of scrimmage? How will new STA QB, Curt Casteel, fair in his first start? How will the heat and humidity affect the Braves? What are the keys to the game?
PrepGridiron.com, the premier website for discussing national high school football, is launching its first ever reader poll. PrepGridiron.com believes it has some of the most knowledgeable people when it comes to high school football teams across the country, so a top 25 poll that takes advantage of our members input only makes sense. Enjoy and, as always, feel free to add your comments.
IMG Academy (FL) (5)
Mater Dei (CA) (3)
Bishop Gorman (NV) (2)
St. John Bosco (CA) (1)
St. Thomas Aquinas (FL)
De La Salle (CA)
American Heritage (FL)
Lake Travis (TX)
Bergen Catholic (NJ)
Carol City (FL)
Warren Central (IN)
St. John's College (DC)
Miami Central (FL)
St. Joseph Regional (NJ)
On the bubble: Mountain Pointe (AZ), St. Xavier (OH), St. Frances Academy (MD), Converse Judson (TX), Colquitt County (GA)