Video: Xcellent 25 high school football rankingsNorth Shore, Archbishop Hoban and Oaks Christian are the three new teams in this week's Top 25.
The Vito Campanile era at Bergen Catholic (Oradell, N.J.)
started with a big-time 34-22 statement win in Georgia against Grayson (Loganville, Ga.)
. The victory moved the defending state champs to No. 14, from 19th, and the loss dropped the Rams 18 spots to No. 22. Rahmir Johnson
, the 2019 Nebraska commit, finished the night with 129 yards and two scores on 28 carries in the Crusaders' win.
In the other Top 25 matchup, No. 4 St. John's (Washington, D.C.)
rolled 42-14 ovre back-to-back 7A Alabama state champs Hoover (Ala.)
. The loss dropped Hoover out of the Top 25 and the next two weeks will be huge for the D.C. power as they take on No. 11 Central (Miami.)
and No. 5 IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.)
. Sol-Jay Maiava
showed he belongs on the big stage finishing the game with over 250 total yards and three touchdowns. See the video above for a complete look at this week's Xcellent 25 rankings presented by the Army National Guard.
Texas got started this past week and the defending 6A-Division 1 state champs, Allen (Texas)
rolled to a 40-0 shutout win over Horn (Mesquite, Texas). 2019 Ole Miss commit Grant Tisdale
threw for three scores and two of them went to 5-star wide receiver Theo Wease
. Andrew Henry
shined in his Allen debut rushing for 75 yards and two scores on only four carries. The No. 3 team in the country held Horn to 117 total yards and only allowed six first downs. Lake Travis (Austin, Texas)
will be a serious factor in the state title picture and they cruised to a 35-14 win over Martin (Arlington, Texas). 2020 Texas commit Hudson Card
and 2019 Ohio State commit Garrett Wilson
are one of the best duos in high school football and that was on full display in their season opener.
No. 20 Duncanville (Texas)
started the year looking sharp on both sides of the ball in their 34-0 shutout win over Lancaster (Texas). It was the worst loss for Lancaster in 13 years. North Shore (Houston)
went from unranked to No. 21 after getting some payback on Katy (Texas), knocking off the Texas power 35-21. The Tigers ended North Shore's playoff hopes last year with a 31-3 loss in the 6A-Division 1 quarterfinals and the Mustangs were happy to return the favor 265 days later. Zachary Evans
totaled over 150 yards and four scores and showed why he's the top ranked running back from the Class of 2020.