No. 1 Don Bosco Prep finally opened its season and did so with a resounding win.
The New Jersey power dominated Mission Viejo, one of Southern California's top programs, 35-7. Talented sophomore Jabrill Peppers on offense and an aggressive, persistent defense wore down Mission Viejo.
Down in Texas, DeSoto continued its hot streak and rode a 54-13 victory over Cedar Hill to the No. 10 spot.
Lake Travis, on the strength of its huge victory over Aledo, debuts this week, entering at No. 22.
After losing close games, Centennial and Gilman both dropped out.Xcellent 25 National Football Rankings presented by the Army National Guard1. (1) Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, N.J.), 1-0
In its season opener, Don Bosco Prep dominated one of Southern California's top teams, winning 35-7. Jabrill Peppers
and John Wilkins
each rushed for two touchdowns.2. (2) Armwood (Seffner, Fla.), 2-0
Bye. Next game: Sept. 16 vs. Tampa Bay Tech.3. (3) Allen (Texas), 3-0
Quarterback Alec Morris
threw for five touchdowns as Allen beat a very strong Longview team 42-23.4. (4) St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.), 2-0
Aquinas turned it on in the second half, scoring three touchdowns and kicking two field goals to pull away from Cypress Bay, winning 38-0. Fred Coppet
and Dami Ayoola
each scored twice.5. (5) Trinity (Louisville, Ky.), 3-0Travis Wright
and James Quick
once again led a powerful offensive attack, as Trinity downed Elder 56-7.