Lousiana power John Curtis finishes No. 1 in the 2012 MaxPreps Xcellent 25 National Football Rankings presented by the Army.
The Patriots dominated from start to finish and were remarkably
consistent, especially in the playoffs. Curtis jumped on opponents
early, scoring touchdowns on 36 of 41 first half possessions in the
While Curtis did not play the nation's most difficult
schedule, it dismantled Florida's defending Class 8A champion Plant
33-3 in September and outscored opponents 677-60 on the season.
It was perhaps the finest team in J.T. Curtis' 43-year career, one that has seen the coaching giant amass 520 career wins
, second only to John McKissick's total of 601.
which enjoyed a remarkable season punctuated by its seventh state
title, finishes a close second with talent-laden Norcross, Georgia's
undefeated AAAAAA state champion, checking in at No. 3.
Xcellent 25 National Football Rankings presented by the Army National Guard
1. (1) Curtis (River Ridge, La.), 14-0
Season complete. Class 2A champion.2. (2) Katy (Texas), 16-0
Katy capped off a perfect season, winning its seventh state title in a 35-24 victory over Cedar Hill. Story3. (3) Norcross (Ga.), 15-0
Season complete. Class AAAAA champion.4. (4) De La Salle (Concord, Calif.), 15-0
Season complete. CIF Open Division Bowl champion.
5. (6) Allen (Texas), 14-1
Lamar put up a valiant effort, but Allen prevailed with a 35-21 victory. Story